THE CORRIDOR AT FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL!
Great news to announce today: THE CORRIDOR will be included as part of one of the greatest film festivals in North America, Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal! The festival, which specializes in genre filmmaking, has been relentlessly showcasing the best in "off-kilter" cinema for the past fifteen years. Mr. Quentin Tarantino had this to say about INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS' inclusion in the 2009 lineup...
I was thrilled that my film, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, made its North American premiere at Montreal's Fantasia, as they are the most important and prestigious genre film festival on this continent.
THE CORRIDOR, a horror-thriller about male-bonding and miscommunication (THE BIG CHILL slammed into THE THING), is set to hit the Fantasia screens twice:
-Thursday July 21 - 7:25pm at JA De Seve Cinema & -Monday July 25 - 1:00pm, once again at JA De Seve Cinema! Tickets will be made available soon at the Fantastic Fest website.
Myself, along with co-stars Stephen Chambers, Jim Gilbert & David Patrick Flemming, as well as director Evan Kelly and writer Josh MacDonald will all be in attendance for the screening on the 21st, followed by a Q&A. I sadly won't be in Montreal for the screening on the 25th, and since I'm completely self-involved, I have no idea what's on slate for that screening.
President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Brent Simon gave THE CORRIDOR an A- rating in his review...
This a fabulously effective feature debut for Kelly, and a work that bodes well for all of the talent involved, both on screen and behind the camera.
I'm apparently going quote-crazy this blog entry, but I couldn't help but share HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN director, Jason Eisener's thoughts on THE CORRIDOR, stolen from his Tumblr page...
With director Evan Kelly, and the amazing cast, they created a beautiful suspense film. Each character has attributes we can all connect with, and when the pressure of the Corridor comes down hard on this group of friends, you can’t help but feel like you’re stuck in the middle of the suspense.
Please come out to our quaint, little cabin in the woods. We would love to have your company...
Also at the fest is Joseph Kahn's DETENTION, written by the spiteful-Haligonian (I kid, I kid), Mark Palermo! Check out the loaded Fantasia program over @ http://www.fantasiafestival.com/2011/en/
See you all in the city of love (?)!