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Indie Film Series: “Firecrackers”
April 17 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Indie Film Series at Capitol 6 Presents “Firecrackers”
Indie Film Series @ Capitol 6 #18 – ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Presented on National Canadian Film Day
Wednesday, April 17th @ 7pm
Toronto International Film Festival – Official Selection
Vancouver International Film Festival – Official Selection
“Firecrackers is not nearly as casually joyful as its title suggests, but it is absolutely as incendiary.” — Barry Hertz, The Globe & Mail
“Mozzafari and her superb cinematographer Catherine Lutes keep flooding their mobile, off-centre frames with colour and movement, at once inscribing and defamiliarizing both their semi-impoverished environments and the people fixed within them.” — Adam Nayman, Cinema Scope
“While the story is a common one, Mozaffari beautifully encapsulates the devastating realities of living in rural Canada.” — Samantha Edwards, NOW Toronto
ABOUT: Lou and her best friend Chantal plan to get out of their isolated, run-down town and move to a city far, far away. When Chantal’s unstable and possessive ex violates her during a night of partying, the girls decide to exact their revenge on him through a night of vandalism and debauchery. The consequences of their actions are devastating, threatening the girls’ chances of ever leaving. The more Lou fights tooth-and-nail to save her friendship and hold onto her dreams, the more she spins out of control as she begins to realize that freedom will come at a high cost. (92 minutes, Rated 18a)
Presented with the short film WINDS OF SPRING presented by the National Film Board of Canada.
Unfolding with the rhythm of the seasons, WINDS OF SPRING tells the tender story of a young girl who, driven by the irrepressible need for self-fulfillment, decides to leave the family nest. Director Keyu Chen employs her signature style of fluid transitions and fine, spare lines inspired by Chinese ink painting in her delicately crafted first film. (7 minutes, Rated G)
After the film, stick around to check out the original FIRECRACKERS short on which the feature is based! A rare screening of the beloved short, also a festival favourite from TIFF and VIFF festivals.
Tickets are NOW available! Reserve your recliner online at the ticketing link or directly at www.capitol6.ca