7:15pm (TBC): Film Screening followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast
Cost: Use your Canada Screens Gift Card and receive two free tickets – one punch on your card, two free tickets (Friday March 16th screening only – see below). Canada Screens Gift Cards available for sale at http://www.firstweekendclub.ca
CANADA SCREENS CARD HOLDERS: If you are a Canada Screens Cardholder, you can use your pass to see the early evening screening on Friday March 16th and bring a friend at no extra cost. Please RSVP with the number of seats you require to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3pm Friday, March 16th. Find a FWC representative standing by the box office to claim your movie ticket. Your Canada Screen card will be punched at the venue. Note there are a limited number of Gift Card seats available so please RSVP early.
Doppleganger Paul is distributed in Canada by Films We Like
DOPPELGANGER PAUL (Or A Film About How Much I Hate Myself) tells the story of the unlikely relationship of Karl (Tygh Runyan, Snakes On A Plane, 15 Minutes, TV’s Battlestar Gallactica) and Paul (Brad Dryborough, The Cabin Movie, TIFF 2005; TV’s Battlestar Gallactica), two lonely men on the brink of middle age. Following a near death experience, Karl comes to believe that Paul, a stranger he sees on the street, is his doppelgänger. After stalking him for several weeks, Karl finally makes contact thus setting in motion a bizarre chain of events that will result in the loss of a thumb, the theft of a manuscript, rides on a miniature railroad, a trip to Portland in a 1984 Chevy VanDura and two appearances on a popular morning talk show. DOPPELGANGER PAUL (Or A Film About How Much I Hate Myself) plays out as a mind-bending human comedy that raises questions about the primacy of authorial ownership, intellectual piracy and man’s seemingly limitless ability to hate himself beyond all reason. DOPPELGANGER PAUL (Or A Film About How Much I Hate Myself) is directed by long-time collaborators Dylan Akio Smith (also DP/Editor) and Kris Elgstrand (also screenwriter). Co-directing for the first time, they are the award-winning team behind previous TIFF offerings Man Feel Pain (Winner, Short Cuts Canada Award, TIFF 2004), The Cabin Movie (TIFF 2005) and Big Head (TIFF 2009).