TIFF ups its CanCon

Tracy Wright and Molly Parker in Trigger. Photo from The Cultural Post
Today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced its selection of Canadian films. Among the group is Bruce McDonald's film Trigger, for which I'm most excited. One of my friends worked on the film, and my brother, friends, and I had a chance to be extras in the film. The opportunity to be "meat in the room" was a lot of fun, especially since they were filming a concert scene, as the film chronicles the reunion of a rock band. (After the filming, the extras were treated to a private show that included Carole Pope, who was amazing!) Trigger stars Molly Parker and the late Tracy Wright. It also features Sarah Polley, Callum Keith Rennie, and Don McKellar.

Other films in the line-up include Incendies by Denis Villeneuve (Polytechnique), Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, and Les amours imaginaires by Xavier Dolan...I'll admit, I caught I Killed My Mother at TIFF last year and was underwhelmed...it also had the worst Q&A afterwards...

Canadian films already included in the line-up are Barney's Version, Casino Jack, and the opening night selection Score: A Hockey Musical. Full list of the new additions here.