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Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

Pontypool - National Canadian Film Day Screening

Canada, 2008 : National Canadian Film Day
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NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY SCREENING! (Free Admission)

Grant Mazzy (Stephen McHattie, WATCHMEN, A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE) is a big-city shock radio DJ who has lost his job and moves to the small Ontario town of Pontypool, where he frustrates his new station manager, Sydney (Lisa Houle, EJECTA). Nothing ever happens in Pontypool, so when Mazzy arrives at the station to start his show one wintry morning, he and his team are surprised by strange reports from town. The station’s tiny crew find themselves holed up in their church basement studio, trying to piece together what’s happening outside as disturbing details pour in. Callers are making very little sense, and it seems like the English language itself is infected with a strange virus.

Please join us for a super special National Canadian Film Day Screening, with Director Bruce McDonald and actor Stephen McHattie in attendance.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Toronto International Film Festival 2008
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009
SXSW 2009

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Bruce McDonald is a Canadian film and television director, best known for his award-winning cult films ROADKILL and HARD CORE LOGO.

press for Pontypool - National Canadian Film Day Screening

"McDonald knows it’s the things you don’t see, but only imagine, that best chill the blood."
- Toronto Star
"This unsettlingly quirky account of semiological breakdown and small-town apocalypse plays like MY WINNIPEG for fans of intellectual horror."
- Film4

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Comedy / Horror / Fantasy

18+ Licensed Screening
FREE SCREENING
93 minutes

special guest

Director Bruce McDonald in attendance and Actor Stephen McHattie in attendance

credits

Director
Bruce McDonald

Executive Producers
Henry Cole
J. Miles Dale
Jaspar Graham
Isabella Smejda

Producers
Jeffrey Coghlan
Ambrose Roche

Screenwriter
Tony Burgess

Editing
Jeremiah Munce

Cinematographer
Miroslaw Baszak

Cast
Stephen McHattie
Lisa Houle
Georgina Reilly
Hrant Alianak
Rick Roberts

Music
Claude Foisy

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awards

Nominated Genie Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted Tony Burgess 2010
Nominated Genie Awards Best Achievement in Direction Bruce McDonald 2010
Nominated Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Stephen McHattie 2010

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