COLLEGE STREET PICTURES kicks off the new year with “must-see films at The Royal, in Toronto, 608 College St.
College Street Pictures
Presents Upcoming Screenings in Toronto
at The Royal – 608 College St.
THE BASTARD SINGS THE SWEETEST SONG
directed by Christy Garland
opens January 18, 2013 at The Royal
**World Premiere Hot Docs 2012 | **Winner Best Caribbean Film by an International Filmmaker at the Trinidad Int’l Film Festival
Muscle ekes out a living in Georgetown, Guyana raising fighting cocks and songbirds, but he’s also trying to get his mother Mary off the booze. At 75, Mary’s had a number of falls wandering outside the family compound, looking for a drink. Mary drinks to forget but she’s still able to recite by heart some of her lost poems to her family who listen with love and admiration. But her determination to thwart Muscle and his attempts to control her drinking, have led her son to take a more drastic action. Sensitive and profound, tragic and life-affirming, this is a searching film about family, and a son’s flawed but brave attempts to care for his mother.
“one of the most melancholic and poignant true stories ever told.” – Film Threat
directed by Igor Drljaca
opens January 25, 2013
**International Premiere Rotterdam Film Festival 2013 | **World Premiere TIFF 2012
A Bosnian immigrant who fled to Toronto after the civil war returns to his homeland in search of a missing friend, in this quietly chilling and finely surreal meditation on confronting traumas of the past.
“original, languorous, distinctive” – Howard Feinstein, Screen Daily
directed by Kazik Radwanski
opens February 22, 2013
**World Premiere, Locarno Film Festival 2012 | **North American Premiere, TIFF 2012
Already well-known at the Festival for his signature short films, Toronto filmmaker Kazik Radwanski makes his feature debut with this off-kilter and slyly funny character study about a thirty-something loner who tries to keep the world at arm’s length.
“One of the year’s most jarring and accomplished debuts” – Mark Peranson, editor of Cinema Scope
About College Street Pictures
College Street Pictures is a newly created Toronto based boutique distribution company complimenting both The Royal Cinema and post-production company Theatre D Digital. Co-founded by veteran film programmer Stacey Donen, and Dan Peel and Carlos Herrera of Theatre D Digital, College Street Pictures offers a national platform for the best in art house, world cinema, independent feature films and documentaries, as well as some of the best films made in Canada.