Sunday, September 18, 2005

River King on the Coast

A journalist from the Coast Blog writes about his experience of the Atlantic Film Festival. Slight expletive alert if you click through - it was apparently a little stressful.

I see The River King. It's a murder mystery, starring Edward Burns and bunch of sterling Canadian character actors, set in rural, wintry Nova Scotia. Looks like Lunenburg. Lots of snow, lots of great exteriors. I feel for the actors, it must've been cold. Jennifer Ehle looks so much like a young Meryl Streep, it's distracting.

Don't worry, this is from the press screening. The public screening is tomorrow.

And just for the novelty factor, The River King has made it to the Canadian parliament, in a submission from the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for a study on the country's feature film industry. Also en français, bien sûr.

Feature film producer Christopher Zimmer of imX Communications has created many acclaimed feature films, such as Margaret's Museum, Love and Death on Long Island, New Waterford Girl, and the recent Edward Burns film entitled The River King, which will probably start the festival circuit in September 2005.

But wait, there's more: an account from a River King extra about seeing "Eddie" Burns and the absurdities of showbiz.

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