While The Bytowne awaits Monsieur Lazhar, it will fill its seats with the other two flicks. Also opening this week is the Holocaust drama In Darkness, which Canuck moviegoers can root for at the Oscars if they aren't as enthused about Monsieur Lazhar. A Polish-Canadian co-production, In Darkness is nominated for Poland, and it's up for some Genie awards as well.
The one I'm probably most excited for is the NFB doc Pink Ribbons, Inc. Directed by Lea Pool and based on the book by Samantha King, Pink Ribbons, Inc. is one film that slipped by me at TIFF. It received strong reviews and word of mouth, though, for its critique of the commercialization and bastardization of breast cancer by charities and corporations that aim to make the disease look "pretty" and "nice". Sounds provocative... a good start to reading week!