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Dream Horse at USAFF51
by Alex Bentley | Dallas Culturemap | April 7, 2021
The USA Film Festival will present its 51st edition in person at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, April 21-25, going back to its normal April dates after delaying until June in 2020. The festival will include 12 feature films and over 50 short films, starting with the opening night film, Johan von Sydow’s Tiny Tim: King For a Day, a documentary about the eccentric musician/performer. Other feature films will include the documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It; Dream Horse, starring Toni Collette and Homeland’s Damian Lewis; Riders of Justice starring Mads Mikkelsen; the stranger-than-fiction cyber-thriller documentary Enemies of the State; and more.
Dream Horse will air Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Central Standard Time
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Dream Horse at CIFF45
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 31, 2021
The 45th annual Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) will run from April 7 – April 20, 2021 via CIFF45 Streams, bringing film home. Online stream tickets are on sale now here for $10.00. The stream event is only available to those in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana. If you’re one of the lucky ones, here is the direct link to purchase your ticket.
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Dream Horse Rides Again at RiverRun
by Mark Burger | Yes Weekly | March 31, 2021
Around this time each year, the RiverRun International Film Festival traditionally hosts a launch party touting the films and special guests scheduled to be a part of the festival. Circumstances being what they are during the COVID-19 pandemic, the RiverRun International Film Festival’s traditional kick-off event will be virtual this year and will be broadcast on the festival’s website.
The 23rd annual RiverRun festival will be held May 6–16, 2021 in Winston-Salem, NC. Tickets will be available for purchase by members on April 8 and by the general public on April 12. The complete schedule will be accessible through the RiverRun website, as are ticket sales.
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And We’re Off to the Races!
by Isabel Shaw | Radio Times | March 9, 2020
Radio Times is giving away 5,000 tickets to see Dream Horse! Click here and enter code BDQ245 to download and print your free ticket(s) for the preview screening of the film on Monday, March 23, 2020. Doors open at 6:00 pm and movie begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so book now to avoid missing out!
Here is the list of participating Cineworld theatres below:
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Glasgow Renfrew Street
To gain admittance, tickets should be presented to the box office along with a copy of this page of Radio Times. ID’s may be requested.
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Fact or Fiction? A Comparison.
by Courtney Shea | Toronto Life | March 6, 2020
It’s been 10 years since Rob Ford rode his gravy train all the way into the mayor’s office. From the start, his reign was mired in scandals and stupors, but things reached international-talk-show-punchline levels with rumours of a video that showed him smoking crack. This regrettable slice of city lore is the basis of Run This Town, a new movie out Friday starring Damian Lewis (Homeland) as Ford, and co-starring Nina Dobrev and Mena Massoud. The drama centres around the hunt for the elusive video, and for those of us who lived through Crackgate, the story will feel familiar…sort of. Real-life events are the inspiration, but like a certain erstwhile mayor, writer and director Ricky Tollman has taken more than a few liberties with the truth. Here’s our (very spoilery) analysis of truths and post-truths in the film.
The protagonist Real life: The most significant deviation from actual events is the movie’s gender-swapped protagonist. In March 2013, Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle received an anonymous call from a source with access to the crack-smoking Ford video. She viewed the footage in an Etobicoke parking lot a month later.
Run This Town: In the movie, the hungry young reporter chasing the crack video is 20-something journalism grad Bram Shriver (Ben Platt). Doolittle tweeted about the surprising gender swap when the movie was first announced: “I’m glad they’re rewriting the fact that it was a female reporter who investigated Rob Ford. Why have a woman be a lead character when a man could do it? Ammaright?” In response, Tollman said that his movie tells a different story: one that uses the Ford crack scandal to explore millennial entitlement and male privilege. It was, per Tollman, inspired by his own brother’s post–journalism school experience.
The paper Real life: The Star was the paper at the centre of the Crackgate scandal, though the video was ultimately scooped by Gawker, which published a written account of the video in May 2013.
Run This Town: Bram works at a fictional paper called the Record, reporting to an extremely cranky mid-level editor named David (Scott Speedman). In the film, the Star and the Globe also exist. When the story finally comes out, it’s on an unnamed website—a stand-in for Gawker. It’s unclear what purpose the Record serves as a plot device, since Bram could have just as easily worked at one of the real papers. Maybe because it’s because most real newsroom editors don’t look like Scott Speedman.
The mayor Real life: Ford was famously scruffy and unkempt—it was part of his Average Joe persona, but also down to his penchant for after-hours (and during-hours) debauchery. And while he grew up posh in Etobicoke, his accent was curiously blue-collar Ontario.
Run This Town: Hunky Brit Damian Lewis is totally unrecognizable in a fat suit and extensive prosthetics. The result captures Ford’s signature dishevelment. Playing the mayor in party-mode is where Lewis does his best work. A scene where he hosts an after-party at his office will probably feel familiar to anyone who worked at City Hall during the Ford administration. As for the accent, Lewis worked with a voice coach to pull off a convincing hoser-lite, but at times it sounds more East Coast than outskirts of Toronto.