Video Services Corp.
A film by Alex Pugsley
Kingston Film Festival
Friday, February 27
9:45 pm – Screening Room 1 (120 Princess St., Kingston, ON)
An official selection of the 2014 Calgary International Film Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Canadian Feature, Dirty Singles, directed by Alex Pugsley, is a candid and contemporary ensemble film about a close-knit circle of Toronto friends who, shaken by the breakup of a favourite couple, are forced over a winter to finally grow up.
A feature-length comedy-drama, Dirty Singles is about that time in your life when you’re in your first real job and your first real adult relationship—the one you think might just last forever. In this clique of friends, Jack and Megan, the perfect couple—perfect house, perfect jobs, perfect hair—turn out to be not so perfect. This revelation sends a shock through their little world, and soon the ‘break-up virus,’ and its after-effect, the ‘inappropriate hook up virus,’ make their way through the rest of the characters. But somewhere in this year of living ridiculously, playing grown-up must become being grown-up—and the same-old, same-old you thought would last forever proves to be as fleeting as the summer songs of three years ago.
“All of this happened—I lived through this story and saw its variations in the lives of my close friends,” recalls writer-director Alex Pugsley. “I remember all the commotion, the drama, the uncertain transitions.”
Dirty Singles is a naturalistic coming-of-age movie about twenty-somethings as they take their first faltering, glorious steps toward maturity.
About Video Services Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. (VSC) is a leading independent all-platform film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. VSC’s DVD catalogue includes “Corner Gas,” Sharknado, Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves, and Don Cherry’s Rock’em Sock’em Hockey series. Recent theatrical releases include Union Square, with Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, Alan Partridge, starring Steve Coogan, Israeli horror sensation Big Bad Wolves, and Cannes Selection Life Itself. VSC’s 2015 slate includes TIFF Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award winner What We Do In The Shadows, Cannes Un Certain Regard winner White God, and Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Script winner Stations of the Cross.