Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival started in 1993, and has evolved and grown into one of the world’s leading festivals showcasing edgy, thought-provoking films, video, media installations, symposiums and panel discussions on Canadian and international perspectives of mental illness and addiction.
New to DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada comes the ultimate throwback to the cheesy science fiction of the 1980’s, from the likes of director Charles Band, and the newest from the film making collective that is fast becoming the genre standard for Canadian film, Astron 6, Manborg. Manborg’s retro style and lovingly cheesy effects laden production is refreshing in an age where film effects are striving to become more photorealistic. Director Kostanski revels in throwing his basement made concoctions at the audience and fills his tale with lots of heart and hilarity to boot.
Starring: Matthew Kennedy, Connor Sweeney, Adam Brooks, Jeremy Gillespie, Meredith Sweeney, Ludwig Lee and Mike Kostanski
Written by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie
Directed by Steven Kostanski
The armies of Hell have taken over the Earth, and all that stands in the way of the villainous Count Draculon and humanity’s total extinction is a motley crew of misfits led by the mighty Manborg: a warrior that’s half-man, half machine, but all hero. Manborg (Kennedy) (more…)
Starting at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, as a compliment to TIFF ‘s exhibition of Chris Marker’s photographs as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, is a mini-retrospective of the films from the heavily influential French Filmmaker himself entitled ‘Films in Remembrance of Things to Come: Works by Chris Marker’. Starting May 16 and running through the Sunday of the long weekend, May 19, the collection of films features a single screening for each and starts each night at 6:30. For some of these works the opportunity to see them on the big screen is extremely rare as some have only recently been restored after the passing of Marker last year.
Chris Marker Mini-Retrospective
Playing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
May 16 – 19