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The Event

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112 minutes – Drama
Release date: October 3, 2003
DVD release date: April 20, 2004
Canadian Distributor: Th!nkFilm Canada

Set in Manhattan’s fashionable Chelsea district, among the neighbourhood’s large and varied gay population, The Event is an intricately structured inquiry into one man’s death that becomes a celebration of his life. The story opens as Assistant District Attorney Nicole “Nick” Devivo (Parker Posey) launches an investigation into the death of Matt Shapiro (Don McKellar), a young man whose apparent suicide bears striking similarities to a number of other recent cases. The speed with which Matt`s body was cremated, and the conspiratorial silence that enshrouds his friends and family, are more than enough to prompt Nick’s suspicions. Though she has recently lost her own father to a lingering and painful illness, she believes that assisted suicide is wrong. It is also against the law, and she is obliged to ferret out the facts. Her interviews with Matt’s loved ones trigger a series of flashbacks that bring memories of Matt back to life for them. The Event is a bittersweet drama of love, loss, and the amazing capacity we have to prevail in the face of tragedy.



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Crew:
Producer:Brian Hofbauer
Thom Fitzgerald
Executive Producer:

Robert Flutie
Vicki McCarty
Jeff Sackman
Chris Zimmer

Co-Producer:

Steven Hillyer
Tim Marback

Director:

Thom Fitzgerald

Screenwriter:

Tim Marback
Steven Hillyer
Thom Fitzgerald

Cinematographer:

Thomas M. Harting CSC

Editor:

Christopher Cooper

Composer:

Christophe Beck

Cast:Roles:

Parker Posey
Olympia Dukakis
Don McKellar
Sarah Polley
Brent Carver
Jane Leeves
Joanna P. Adler
Rejean Cournoyer
Christina Zorich
Richard Latessa
Cynthia Preston
Travis Ferris
Thom Fitzgerald
Don Bottomley
Chaz Thorne
Glen Grant
Gianna Marciante
Vicky McCarty
Ruth Moore
Joan Oreenstein
Lawrence Willett

Nicole “Nick” Devivo
Lila
Matt Shapiro
Dana
Brian
Mona
Gaby
Rory
Judy
Uncle Leo
Amy
NYPD Officer
Vagimar Commercial Director
Guy at an Aids Clinic
Chris Devivo
Andy
Lillian
Plate Dancer
Dr. Fisher
Angela Devivo
Lola