Film and TV stars Melissa Benoist, Matthew Gray Gubler, “Harry Potter” alum Timothy Spall, Eric Christian Olsen and more are headed to the American-Canadian border for the inaugural St. “We’re thrilled to be bringing such extraordinary independent film from all over the world, offering our audiences so many North American and U. premieres,” said Bears Fonte, director of programming.
Lawrence River Valley, the event will feature competitive screenings, galas and panels over four days from October 22-25.
Kristina’s reign becomes troubled when the nobles turn against her, her ‘modern’ ideas and her intimate relationship with her female lady in waiting and ‘bed-fellow.’ Canadian screenwriter and playwright Michel Marc Bouchard (Tom at the Farm) makes his English language debut.
Benoist and Gubler star with Hannibal Buress in “Band of Robbers,” which will have its marquee screening at the fest — a modern comedic take on Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn characters.“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” star Michael Nyqvist will also screen his period costume drama ‘The Girl King.” Notable panels include “SYNC: Music in Film and Film Music,” which will feature Joe Kraemer, composer for “Jack Reacher” and this summer’s hit “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.” The festival’s opening night will be a 35th anniversary screening of “The Blues Brothers,” followed by an honor for its star Dan Aykroyd, Read the full competitive lineup: Synopsis: A beautifully shot period costume drama, this Finnish-Swedish-German-Canadian co-production presents a fresh cinematic portrait of Kristina of Sweden, crowned queen at the age of six in 1633 and who sought to make Stockholm the Athens of the North.This gritty debut from acclaimed novelist Helen Walsh set amongst the industrial wasteland housing estates of northwest England follows two teen girls from radically different backgrounds who strike up a strange friendship, one based on jealousy, cynicism and deceit.They face the harsh world of adults together, but their struggle will leave one of them shattered, and the other re-born. Over several grueling days, a romance plays out as 100 actors audition for the chance to be MAN or WOMAN, all but two gradually eliminated based on the strength of their performances.
As they advance toward a terrifying final scene, the audience witnesses both the behind-the-scenes drama of the audition process, as well as a polished edit of the film using a combination of the best performances.Three Norwegian teenage girls end up in Bolivian prison after trying to smuggle 22 kg of cocaine out of the country.