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<Vancouver Film Festival Wraps Record Year>

(October 20, 2014 - Vancouver, BC) The 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) set a new box office record, seeing a 10% increase on 2013, the festival's previous benchmark year. Between September 25 and October 10, 2014, VIFF presented 549 public screenings of 349 films from more than 70 countries, confirming its status as one of the continent's largest film festivals.Arrow



<Subject of the documentary David & Me Released from Prison> (October 16, 2014 - Toronto, ON) There can be no greater sense of success for a documentary filmmaker than learning your work has had a positive impact on a situation, government, injustice or life. For the filmmakers behind the doc David & Me, the news yesterday that its subject, David McCallum, had been released almost 29 years to the day he was convicted for a murder he didn’t commit, must have been overwhelming. In a statement filmmakers Ray Klonsky and Marc Lamy said: “After filming with David and his family and following this case for almost ten years David's release began to feel like a dream that might never be realized.Arrow
<David Cronenberg © 2014 by R.A.Lucas> (October 14, 2014 - Toronto, ON) While far from a recluse, it is rare to see David Cronenberg in a public setting. It seems as if he has never sought the attention of the press and most would argue he has never needed to. Now with a new direction in his famed career, David Cronenberg the author will appear on stage in conversation about his new book, Consumed. At PEN Canada’s Benefit, which takes place on Thursday, October 23, the opening night of the International Festival of Authors, philosopher Mark Kingwell will discuss how these themes relate to Cronenberg’s decades-long engagement with writers like J.G. Ballard, William S. Burroughs and Vladimir Nabokov.Arrow
<The F Word is still playing> Still Playing:
The comedy The F Word continues playing. Directed by Michael Dowse, it stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver, Rafe Spall and Mackenzie Davis. When med school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and animator Chantry (Zoe Kazan) meet at a party, they both feel an instant attraction. The problem? She's already living with her boyfriend, Ben (Rafe Spall). They decide to just be friends but the chemistry they feel for each other makes it difficult. The screenplay is based on a play from Fringe Festival favourite T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi. Click here for more about The F Word, including a link to a trailer. Click here for more movies Now Playing.Arrow


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