Actor and screenwriter Jonas Chernick has had an almost two-decade love affair with Calgary and, in particular, the Calgary International Film Festival.
In 2001, the festival’s second year, Chernick brought Inertia, a film he starred in and wrote from a series of improv sessions with the cast members.
“It was a small festival and a really welcoming one. I loved the festival and I got to love the city. I also found love with a local girl so it was a really memorable year for me. I vowed I would bring all my future films whether I wrote, produced or simply starred in them to Calgary and I have,” says Chernick, whose latest collaboration, James vs. His Future Self, will play at the Globe at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 and again at Eau Claire on Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m.