This Beautiful City

8

85 minutes – Drama, drugs
Language: English
Festival release date: September 2007 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Release date:
Production companies: 3 Legged Dog Films, Resolute Films
Canadian distributor: Seville Pictures

It’s Friday night in Toronto’s lower west end. Chatter from a dinner party in a nouveau riche condo drifts through an open balcony door, as two freebase cokeheads have a party on their own in the alley below. As the dinner guests leave, the hostess is nowhere to be found. Until, a wet thud and a sharp scream rise up to the balcony. Pretty (Kristen Booth) stares in horror at at the body of Carol (Caroline Cave), splayed on the alley floor, as screams for help are heard from above. The sharp burst of police sirens sends the cokeheads running as a middle aged police officer, sprints from his cruiser to check Carol’s vitals.
Three months later these five disparate lives begin to cataclysmically intersect through weaving multi-narrative story arcs that release spurts and geysers of long-suppressed sexuality and aggression. Turns out beautiful things can happen when you hit rock bottom.

This Beautiful City, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Lee Kim
Aaron Poole
Ed Gass-Donnelly

Director:

Ed Gass-Donnelly

Screenwriter:

Ed Gass-Donnelly

Cinematographer:

Micha Dahan

Editor:

Ed Gass-Donnelly

Composer:

FemBots (Music Supervisor)

Production Designer:

Rachel Ford

Costume Designer:

Rachel Ford

Cast: Roles:

Kristin Booth
Aaron Poole
Caroline Cave
Noam Jenkins
Stuart Hughes
Kat Germain
Tony Nappo
Jefferson Mappin

Pretty
Johnny
Carol
Harry
Peter