Hello Everyone! Thanksgiving weekend was bustling at THE NEON. Many thanks to everyone who came out to support our two award-winning films. Speaking of awards, we were very happy to read about MOONLIGHT cleaning up at the Gotham Awards this week (the first big awards of the season). Over the past two years, the Gotham Awards have predicted the Oscar for "Best Picture" (SPOTLIGHT and BIRDMAN)...thus we think MOONLIGHT will continue to be a major player this year. We will hold both LOVING and MOONLIGHT for another week. In addition, we have one more treat to rotate back into the mix - A … [Read more...] about MAN CALLED OVE Returns and LOVING & MOONLIGHT Stay at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone! We're going completely international this weekend with two exciting, new films - both of which we didn't think we'd be able to accommodate but many of you have been asking about. At last we're able to move forward with a film based on the beloved, international bestseller A MAN CALLED OVE as well as the new film from Park Chan-wook - THE HANDMAIDEN (based on the British novel FINGERSMITH). If you still need to see CHRISTINE, CERTAIN WOMEN or KING COBRA, Thursday will be your last chance to see them at THE NEON. Synopsis for A MAN CALLED OVE: "Stepping from the pages of … [Read more...] about Cleaning House – 2 New Films & MOONLIGHT (aka Oscar Season) News at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, I got the tickets I needed this morning (for Monday), so the day was off to a great start. I hightailed it to the Scotiabank multiplex for my first screening of the day - a movie I know we won't play (but I felt like I wanted something ridiculous) - Christopher Guest's MASCOTS (which will soon make its debut on Netflix). It's been a long time since we saw Guest and his crew, and I was delighted by the opening scenes. I thought "he's back!" The set-up is an competition for mascots from around the world - and it lends itself to some really fun material. Unfortunately, the … [Read more...] about TIFF 2016 – Day #3
Hello Everyone. With the pass that I have, I can screen as many "press/industry screenings" that I'd like during the festival. That said, those screenings are just screenings. It's awesome to have the opportunity to see so many films with an audience, but part of the reason I come to a festival (people come for a variety of reasons) is to hear filmmakers talk about their craft. Thus I have the opportunity to obtain two "public screening" tickets per day. Public screenings are the fun, glamorous screenings where they roll out the red carpet and hold Q&A's with directors, producers, … [Read more...] about TIFF 2016 – Day #1