Cinefest Sudbury, Slow Summer in NS, MOVIEQU, Midlife Mirage

Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival has announced some of its lineup for this year, and Ryan Byrne, in The Sudbury Star, reports the festival will open with Beeba Boys by Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta. (The film is a Vancouver Sikh gangster story.) Workshops for aspiring filmmakers are also part of the festival, which runs September 19th through 27th.

Uncertainty still hangs over Nova Scotia’s film industry, the CBC says, as it feels the effects of reduced tax credits. This summer is apparently nowhere near as busy as summers were before the cuts.

(Via PRWeb) MOVIEQU, the first app to identify a movie trailer using sound-recognition, also shows you the film’s poster and Rotten Tomatoes synopsis, syncs the release date on your calendar, and finds out, through social media, which of your friends are interested in it, too. It was released yesterday, and you can sign up for early access.

Le Mirage tells the story of a discontented 40-year-old man, but it’s not about a mid-life crisis, says writer/producer/star Louis Morissette to The Montreal Gazette’s Brendan Kelly (via The Vancouver Sun): “It is a social critique. It’s just that I find it a bit pretentious to call it that.”

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