TORONTO – The Pendance Film Festival‘s 2nd edition will take place January 31st – February 3rd in Toronto at the Regent Theatre. The full 49-film-lineup includes 8 feature films making premieres.
A.J. Edward’s Friday’s Child starring Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots, and Caleb Landry Jones will have its Canadian Premiere at Pendance following its world premiere at SXSW in 2018. To the Night starring Caleb Landry Jones and Eleonore Hendricks and directed by Austrian director Peter Brunner also makes its Canadian premiere at Pendance following its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
In Reality, directed by and starring Ann Lupo makes its Canadian premiere after winning the Jury Award and Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival. Lost Holiday starring Kate Lyn Sheil, Thomas Matthews, William Jackson Harper and Emily Mortimer will make its Canadian Premiere days after its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival.
Santiago Rizzo’s Quest starring Lakeith Stanfield, Gregory Kasyan, Dash Mihok, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Betsy Brandt makes its Canadian premiere following screenings at Slamdance, and major awards at Mill Valley, Napa Valley, and Gasparilla Film Festivals.
Curtiz by Tamas Yvan Topolanszky is a period piece about director Michael Curtiz and the production of Casablanca. The film won the Grand Prix des Ameriques (Best picture) at the 2018 Montreal World Film Festival and is making its Ontario premiere. We the Coyotes by Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via starring Morgan Saylor, McCaul Lombardiand Betsy Brandt makes its Ontario premiere following selections at Raindance Film Festival and the Warsaw Film Festival in 2018.
Among 41 short films selected for premieres, 31 are making their Canadian Premieres at Pendance. Among them are three standouts from the Cannes Cinefoundation; Rubber Dolphin, Equally Red & Blue, and ‘Inanimate’. Other Canadian premieres include: Piggy by Carlota Pereda, Ready by Melissa Farman, and Dear Chickens by Mauro Muellerwhich stars Philip Baker Hall and Kerris Dorsey. Pendance will also host the World Premiere of Canadian director Matthew Evans Landry’s Re: Possessed Homes, starring Natalie Lisinska and Jordan Gavaris.
EDITORS NOTE Full schedule for Pendance 2019 can be found at the Pendance website