Jackie Boy, a gritty exploration of today’s hookup culture, is scheduled for its its Toronto premiere at the Royal Cinema on April 1st 2016 at 9:30pm as part of the 10th Canadian Film Festival. The first feature film from Ottawa filmmaker Cody Campanale, it’s “an unsettling portrait of
a broken young man living in an emotionally disconnected landscape” say its creators. “My generation
has a real problem with intimacy, which is reflected in our behaviour,” says Campanale.
For Jack, the centre of this story, that behaviour includes drugs, alcohol, and one-night stands, all just a cover for emotional insecurity. When he meets Jasmine, it looks as if that may be about to change. Jack attempts to distance himself from his self-destructive lifestyle. But is that as simple as being redeemed by love? And what kind of agenda does the fiery-spirited Jasmine have?
Based on the stage play Fragile Minds, Jackie Boy has screened at film festivals in Canada, the U.S., and Germany. The cast includes both actors and non-actors. We’re planning on bringing you more coverage shortly, including our own review of this hard-hitting work.