Cinemanovels, a film by Terry Miles, opens in Toronto – July 18, Carlton Cinema

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a film by Terry Miles

Opens July 18
Toronto – Carlton Cinema – 20 Carlton St.

Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival

“Lauren Lee Smith is sensational in the lead role…dynamic and fully believable characters…a unique authentic energy” – Cinemablographer

“Recommended. The surprise in this feature is touching, and meaningful, and totally satisfying” – Reelscreenreviews

Lauren Lee Smith and Jennifer Beals
Lauren Lee Smith and Jennifer Beals in Cinamanovels opening Friday, July 18 at the Carlton

Cinemanovels, a slyly humorous family drama about what we inherit (and don’t inherit) from our parents, hits theatres in Canada, starting with Toronto, Friday, July 18. It screened to great success last year at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Grace (Lauren Lee Smith, Lie With Me, CSI) has not spoken to her recently deceased filmmaker father in years. She surprises her confidante (Jennifer Beals, Flashdance, The L Word) and herself when, on a trip to pick up some of her belongings, she offers to help put together a retrospective of his work and finds herself influenced in strange and significant ways.

The film was shot in Vancouver in a quick five-day shoot, but it’s not necessarily set there. Director/cinematographer Terry Miles (Dawn Rider, A Night for Dying Tigers) explains, “the city in the film is never stated. I wanted the location to play as a romanticized version of a Canadian city, almost as if Montreal and Vancouver had merged somehow and become someplace else entirely.”

It wasn’t Miles’ first time working with his leading actresses and he was happy to work with them again. “Working with Lauren and Jennifer on A Night for Dying Tigers was an inspiration, and I knew I wanted to work with them both again as soon as possible.”

Cinemanovels also stars Ben Cotton (Battlestar Galactica), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, Ginger Snaps) and Kett Turton (Wrath of the Titans).

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