Saturday, September 06, 2008

Two Public Screenings of Down to the Dirt at the Toronto International Film Festiva

Down to the Dirt at the Toronto International Film Festival

Tuesday September 09

Thursday September 11

Joel Thomas Hynes's celebrated novel about a wounded young Newfoundlander struggling to make sense of his drug-infused, not-terribly-promising existence has been given new life in one of the best page-to-screen adaptations of the year. Hynes himself stars as Keith Kavanagh, a bruised protagonist whose life is raw and cluttered with various strained relationships. He is hostile to his parents, yearns for his girlfriend and is eager to leave the Rock, believing his life would be much better elsewhere. This instantly recognizable “I'm outta here” wanderlust will ring familiar to Canadian film aficionados, evoking early classics like Nobody Waved Good-bye and Goin' Down the Road.
Country: Canada Year: 2008
Language: English
Runtime: 110 minutes
Format: Colour/35mm
Rating: 18A
Production Company: Newfound Films Inc./Darius Films Executive Producer: Nicholas D. Tabarrok, Jennice Ripley
Producer: Anna Petras, Justin Simms
Screenplay: Justin Simms, Sherry White, based on the novel by Joel Thomas Hynes
Cinematographer: Jordan Lynn
Editor: Justin Simms
Sound: Peter Clements, Harvey Hyslop
Principal Cast: Joel Thomas Hynes, Mylène Savoie, Robert Joy, Sherry White, Hugh Dillon
Canadian Distributor: Mongrel Media

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The unabridged audio book of Down to the Dirt narrated by Joel Thomas Hynes, Sherry White and Jonny Harris is available from Rattling Books.