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Red Rover

This screening took place on
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

A Romcom for National Canadian Film Week!

Bullied at work by his oafish boss and humiliated at home where he lives below his ex and her new beau, Damon (Orphan Black scene-stealer Kristian Bruun) can’t help but feel like the butt of a cosmic joke. What better solution then than to leave this world behind and apply for a one-way televised mission to Mars? Of course, complications arise when Phoebe (Empire of Dirt’s Cara Gee), the free-spirited musician who lured him like a siren into this cockamamie scheme, gives him cause to stick around Earth. Writer/director Shane Belcourt’s high-concept romantic-comedy gem soars thanks to the charms of these complementary misfits. An endearing follow-up to Belcourt’s award-winning 2007 debut TKARONTO, RED ROVER is a welcome reminder of the surprising pathways that may open up when we feel like we couldn’t be more stuck.

"[A] consistently charming film. The humour is predominantly deadpan, emphasizing detachment and quiet frustration over easily telegraphed punchlines, and Belcourt has two perfect collaborators in Bruun and Gee, who strike just the right tone needed…" Andrew Parker, The Gate

Recommended for youth ages 15+. Matures themes, language and sexuality.

 

  • Directed by Shane Belcourt
  • 2018, Ontario
  • 95 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised

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