Last month, we discussed which 2017 features were unfairly excluded (as well as which ones were unfairly included) in this year’s iteration of the Canada’s Top Ten film festival.
And now that the festival is on, I take a closer look at the official program in this week’s NOW. (Bottom line? Go see Adventures in Public School, it’s delightful.)
Not screening this year: Ashley McKenzie’s Werewolf, which just won the TFCA’s $100,000 Canadian film prize. (I wrote about the award, and Tuesday night’s gala, here.) But that’s only because it was in last year’s Top Ten festival; TIFF considers festival playdates in its eligibility criteria, while the TFCA go by the Toronto opening date. But a great movie is a great movie, and if you haven’t seen Ashley’s knockout first feature, it’s available on iTunes right now. So see it.