105 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: September 8, 2017 (TIFF – World Premiere)
Release date: April 20, 2018 (Netflix)
Production companies: The Gotham Group, 21 Laps Entertainment, Blue Ice Pictures Ltd., Motion Picture Capital
Based on A.G. Sulzberger’s 2010 New York Times article “For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas” Jason Sudeikis co-stars as Matt Ryder, a struggling A&R executive for a boutique record label who is feeling more and more irrelevant as the music business grows more shallow and myopic. His world gets turned upside down when his estranged father’s nurse shows up unexpectedly in his office. Matt’s father (Ed Harris), a famed bad-boy photojournalist, is facing terminal cancer and his dying wish is for Matt to join him on a road trip from New York to Kansas to process his last rolls of Kodachrome film before the sole remaining lab closes and those captured moments are gone forever.
Kodachrome is a Canada/U.S. co-production and the second feature from Toronto director Mark Raso.
Also see: Mark Raso talks about the making of Kodachrome.