The Milton Film Festival has announced the nine feature films which will be screened at the seventh annual event over the weekend of January 24-26, 2020 at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton.
Kicking off the Festival’s three day schedule is the classic HIS GIRL FRIDAY, which is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary. Film Studies professor and Howard Hawks fan Kathleen Cummins of Sheridan College will be on hand to discuss the film.
The Festival’s Opening Night Gala Feature, AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN / IL PLEUVAIT DES OISEAUX, is a Quebec film based on the award-winning novel by Jocelyne Saucier. The Milton Public Library will be hosting a special Movie Book Club in connection with the book and the film on Jan 13th.
In addition to AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN, the Festival has programmed three more Canadian feature films:
The documentary THERE ARE NO FAKES follows a Canadian rock star on a journey into the strange and brutal world of art forgery in Canada’s far north after he purchases a painting he is told is by Norval Morrisseau. The screening will be followed by a discussion panel featuring Indigenous educator and speaker Eddy Robinson.
THE DANCING DOGS OF DOMBROVA is a dramedy about a pair of feuding siblings who travel to their grandmother’s native Poland to fulfill her dying wish. Toronto director Zack Bernbaum will be attending for an audience Q&A after the film.
WHITE LIE is a psychological thriller set and filmed in Hamilton about a college student who fakes a cancer diagnosis. Directors Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas will be in attendance for a Q&A.
The Festival’s Saturday Night Gala Feature is PARASITE – a genre-bending, satirical masterpiece by Korean director Bong Joon Ho (Okja, Snowpiercer) which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Other feature films include THE FAREWELL, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON, and WOMAN AT WAR.
The Festival has also announced its selection of ten short films by local and regional filmmakers which are screened with the features. Details on these, as well as other guests, showtimes and tickets, are available on the Milton Film Festival website at miltonfilmfest.com.
See you at the movies!