Trigger on DVD!!!

My favourite Canadian film of 2010 comes to DVD today! I caught the world premiere of Trigger when it opened the Bell Lightbox during TIFF last fall, and I fell in love with it instantly. I gave it a very enthusiastic five stars in my review from the festival, citing the excellent script by Daniel MacIvor, as well as Bruce McDonald’s loving rendering of Toronto and his pitch-perfect tribute to rock and roll. Trigger is most memorable, however, for the strength of its two female leads: as rockers Kat and Vic, Molly Parker and the late Tracy Wright are a flawless duo, not only in duelling with MacIvor’s snappy banter, but also in delivering raw, honest performances as the two fading friends.

Trigger made my Top Ten list for the year’s best films and Tracy Wright got the runner-up spot in my picks for the best performances of 2010. Shot in just a few days on a shoestring budget, Trigger is a little gem of a film worth adding to any collection of Canadian films.