YFS Past Screenings & Events
Cas & Dylan
This screening took place on
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre
Life on the road has been the subject of some of the most poignant works in Canadian cinema history, from Goin’ Down the Road to Highway 61 to Hard Core Logo. Smart, funny and heartfelt, Cas & Dylan, the feature directorial debut from actor-turned-filmmaker Jason Priestley, can now be added to that collection of memorable films.
Screen legend Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz) stars as Dr. Cas Pepper, a curmudgeonly surgeon whose only companion in life is his small dog. Faced with some unexpected news, Cas makes the abrupt decision to leave Winnipeg and drive west to British Columbia—and to an uncertain future. Before departing, he meets an aspiring young writer named Dylan (rising star Tatiana Maslany - from Regina, SK!) who possesses a life-altering secret of her own, and wouldn’t mind coming along for the ride. The two unlikely companions hit the road, encountering a series of bizarre twists and turns along their cross-country journey. And it isn’t long before they realize that, in searching for an escape route, they may have found their place in the world.
Beautifully shot against the visually stunning backdrop of the Canadian Prairies and Rocky Mountains, Cas & Dylan is a breathtaking voyage of discovery. Priestley’s wealth of experience as an actor is obvious in the performances he extracts from his two leads. Boasting a terrific soundtrack featuring Canadian artists such as Jenn Grant and Old Man Luedecke, Cas & Dylan will appeal to audiences young and old.
- Directed by Jason Priestly
- 2013, British Columbia
- 90 minutes
Screening sponsor: Dirty Northern Public House