Event type: All Ages
Director: George Kaczender
Featuring: David Selby, Maud Adams, Gay Rowan
English, 99 minutes, Rating Not Available
Released the same summer of 1973 as BETWEEN FRIENDS and PAPERBACK HERO, better-remembered, formative English-Canadian feature films, U-TURN fell unjustly into the margins of the margins. A young Montreal lawyer on a business trip spies a beautiful young woman on a ferry, as it pulls away, leaving him at the dock. Pursuing her, Scott (David Selby, then of TV’s Dark Shadows) risks his live-in relationship, his career, his comfortable life for a woman he’s never met (played by Maud Adams from THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN and OCTOPUSSY). Directed by George Kaczender (IN PRAISE OF OLDER WOMEN) from a script by Kingston writer Douglas Bowie (Empire, Inc.; Obsessed), with the Smiths Falls/Burritts Rapids area as the verdant location of the callow hero’s fantasy, U-TURN (released internationally as THE GIRL IN BLUE) veers from comedy to pathos in exploring the uncomfortable realm of male anxiety.
This special screening includes an extended Q+A with screenwriter Doug Bowie, filmmaker Clarke Mackey and Piers Handling, the newly retired, former CEO of TIFF to discuss U-TURN and the changing landscape of Canadian film since its initial release.
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February 28, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Cutoff is Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:44 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.