Wednesday, September 14, 2011

TIFF Picks - September 14, 2011


Generation P – Victor Ginzburg
TIFF synopsis: “After the fall of communism in Russia a young advertising executive seeks inspiration from hallucinogenic drugs and uses a ouija board to summon the spirit of Che Guevara for advice.

Why I want to see it: A social satire akin to How to Get Ahead in Advertising that features the spirit of Che Guevara.

Screening Times
Wednesday September 14
AMC 6
8:30pm

Thursday September 15
Scotiabank Theatre 2
6:30pm

Friday September 16
Scotiabank Theatre 11
10:00am



Dark Girls – Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry
TIFF synopsis: “In this emotional and heartfelt documentary, directors Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry set out to examine why skin-colour bias persists among people of African descent, and how it affects the lives of women on the receiving end.

Why I want to see it: I am always interested in documentaries that look at how a particular culture perceives themselves, as well as how they are perceived by others.

Screening Times
Wednesday September 14
Ryerson
9:15pm

Friday September 16
Scotiabank Theatre 1
6:30pm

Sunday September 18
AMC 10
4:00pm



The Student – Santiago Mitre
TIFF synopsis: “The graffitied halls, run down classrooms and surrounding streets of the University of Buenos Aires provides the ideal location for Santiago Mitre’s briskly paced debut, The Student. Mitre brilliantly exposes the backroom dealings and negotiations in the murky world of student politics, a microcosm for the world at large, in this fictional account of a young man’s discovery of his talent for politicking through his seduction of an assistant professor and activist.

Why I want to see it: The film uses school politics as commentary for the world at large. Reminds me of Election though I know the two films are vastly different.

Screening Times
Wednesday September 14
AMC 9
9:00pm

Saturday September 17
AMC 7
10:00am

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