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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:
Ashton Under Lyne
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.
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Hits Theatres, Digital Release and Video OnDemand Same Day
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 5, 2020
Damian’s new film Run This Town opens in select theaters across the US on Friday, March 6, 2020, in the following states: New York, Ohio, Michigan, California, Illinois, Texas, Minneapolis, and Washington. You can also view the movie digitally on iTunes for $12.99, Video OnDemand (VOD), and other usual digital suspects. If you search for it on an array of digital or VOD providers you normally use, even your local cable provider with VOD access, you’ll likely find it! For example, Contour with Cox Communications and Spectrum. All you lucky Canadians can see the film at your local movie theatre, so be sure to check showtimes!
Or as Director Ricky Tollman told us,
“BUT if people can catch it in the theater, where the sound is loud, the popcorn’s warm, and the room is dark, they’re in for a treat. Especially because the score by @AdrianYounge and @AliShaheed is THUMPING.”
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Dream Horse Screening at UNCSA
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 29, 2020
This year’s RiverRun International Film Festival will close with comedy-drama Dream Horse starring Damian Lewis and Toni Collette.
The RiverRun International Film Festival is a regional event based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is one of the premiere film festivals in the southeastern United States. The 22nd annual RiverRun will be held March 26 – April 5, 2020.
The closing night film Dream Horse will be screened at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on Sunday, April 5, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
RiverRun’s 11-day Festival programming regularly includes a selection of family-friendly, independent, international and celebrity driven films, attracting diverse audiences – which include local film aficionados, young families, niche audiences and cultural tourists.
In all, audiences will be able to choose among 77 feature films and 96 shorts from 42 countries, Most movies in the festival will be screened in Winston-Salem, including some screenings at a new location for the festival, Marketplace Cinema. Some movies will also be shown at RED Cinemas in Greensboro.
Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. March 4, 2020 at the Stevens Center box office. All regular screenings for the festival are $12 for adults and $10 for students, with $6 matinees Monday through Friday before 5 p.m. Ticket packages are also available.
For more information on films and tickets, go to riverrunfilm.com/ or call 336-721-1945.
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Two Chances To See Run This Town During Release
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 24, 2020
Run This Town will be screened at The Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) this year!
Saturday, March 14, 2020
6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
20 Princess Street, Kingston, ON
Sunday, March 15, 2020
9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9:00 a.m.)
The Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
390 King Street W, Kingston, ON
Film Screening Room
The festival will be in full force from March 11-15, 2020, celebrating its 20th anniversary, with a full schedule of films that can be found here. KCFF is the largest festival in the world dedicated exclusively to Canadian film and provides access to Canadian film in traditional and unconventional venues across Kingston’s historic downtown. KCFF is an annual whirlwind of movies and special events that spark curiosity, ignite discussion and provide a fresh experience of Canadian film for both long-time festival goers and first-time enthusiasts alike. You can explore screenings, Q+As, parties, workshops, networking events, live music, stand-up comedy, and exhibitions.
The Closing Night Awards and Reception will be held at the Delta Hotel at 5:30 PM.
For more information about the festival, visit KCFF here
Passes and movie tickets are on sale now, here