Published on Thursday, 10 September 2015 10:49
Written by Casey Hernandez
Father and Guns
Canada has given us so much in comedy, whether it is from writers, TV shows, and movies. Now on September 18 - 25, 2015 at Cinema Village (22 E 12th St, New York, NY), the Canada Cool - Comedy Tour, presented by Telefilm, celebrates the comedic legacy of the northern territories. A curated selection of ten Canadian films that have not yet reached American theaters, plus two classics.
- Being Canadian (opening night)
Robert Cohen’s (The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory) hilarious, insightful journey full of true patriot love from Canadian-turned-Hollywood comedy writing guru.
- Two 4 One
A bittersweet comedic drama that sees a transgender hero in an unimaginable predicament.
- Father and Guns
The highest grossing Québécois film in Canadian history about mobsters, sleazy lawyers, cops in hot pursuit, and dads with angry lads is a delightful firecracker of a comedy.
- Henri Henri
Orphaned and forgotten by all, shy and unassuming Henri has created the perfect job to suit his unique talent. He maintains the lamps and light fittings at the convent he has called home for his entire life. When he is forced to leave the protective walls of the institution, he is suddenly thrown into a foreign environment and the real world quickly overwhelms him.
- Relative Happiness
Plus–sized woman (Melissa Bergland, Best Actress Award, 2014 LA Comedy Festival) is a feisty B & B owner desperate for a date to her sister’s wedding.
- Sunflower Hour
Puppeteers audition for a children's TV program produced by a lapsed pornographer in this “cheerfully non-PC mockumentary“(Variety)
- Bang Bang Baby
A 1960s teen thinks her dreams of becoming a singer will come true when a famous musician (Justin Chatwin, Shameless) is stranded in town. But a chemical plant leak turns people into mutants and her dream turns into a nightmare.
- Asphalt Watches
Asphalt Watches is a true story. A feature-length animation based on a real-life hitchhiking trip taken by the two filmmakers, Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver, Asphalt Watches details the hilarious and harrowing journey of Bucktooth Cloud and Skeleton Hat as they travel eastward across Canada in the summer of 2000.
For more info and showtimes, visit: http://www.cinemavillage.com/
Canada Cool - Comedy Tour
September 18 - 25, 2015
22 E 12th St.
New York, NY 10003