Preview: Sept. 17 at the AFF
What’s happening on day three of the Atlantic Film Festival
As the sole AFF blogger for the Gazette, it’s safe to say I have a fairly action-packed week ahead of me: evenings chock-full of film screenings, galas and a whole lot of mingling, and days spent at conferences led by some of the industry’s top movers and shakers.
Now, although I wish I had the ability to be five places at once, alas, I am only human. But don’t be alarmed, fellow film fest fans. I’ve been working around the clock to put together an extensive festival schedule that covers a little bit of everything.
I’ll be bringing you previews each day, and every night I’ll follow up with a recap of the day’s festivities. If that’s not enough coverage for you, you can also follow me on twitter @gazette_arts.
Herewith, my lineup for Sept. 17:
The Highest Pass (Documentary)
Park Lane 3, 4:00 p.m.
What happens when a man meets a yogi and the two decide to take a motorcycle trip through the Himalayas in Northern India? I have no idea, but I’m dying to find out. Director/producer Jon Fitzgerald takes us there in his new documentary.
Take This Waltz (Drama)
Oxford Theatre, 7:00 p.m.
Any film that features a cast as diversely talented as Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams and Sarah Silverman has some serious potential in my books. In this new film from Canadian director Sarah Polley (Away from Her), audiences are taken to the streets of Toronto to witness a relationship between two young writers.
The Skin I Live In (Drama/Sci-fi)
Park Lane 4, 9:30 p.m.
Until now, my exposure to Antonio Banderas mostly included the Shrek and Spy Kids films. (Yeah, I just admitted to that.) Needless to say, I’ve always thought of him as a fairly tame character. But in Pedro Almodóvar’s newest film, Banderas plays a futuristic plastic surgeon obsessed with finding the perfect skin, as he practices repeatedly on his test subject (played by Elena Anaya). Sounds too wonderfully creepy to be true.