Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Refocus #1 - DOWN TERRACE

Thank you for your patience! After a long wait, we've finally scheduled our first screening!

Refocus #1: DOWN TERRACE (Toronto Premiere)
Ben Wheatley | 2009 | 89 min | UK
Wednesday, September 29th
9:00PM - 11:00PM
at J.S.'s Living Room (285 1/2 College St.)

After serving time in prison, small-time gangsters, Big Bill and Karl (real life father and son, Robert and Robin Hill) head home to try and figure out who's responsible for their time away. Once home, tensions rise and paranoia takes over Bill, Karl, the family matriarch, Maggie (Spaced's Julia Deakin), and all of their friends/fiends. Shouting matches, bitter family resentment, an unwanted pregnancy, and bloody murders follow.

Heavily influenced by the kitchen sink films of Mike Leigh, with a pinch of the Coen Brothers, DOWN TERRACE is one of the most refreshing and enthralling entries into the gangster genre of the last decade.

Winner of:
Best UK Feature - Raindance Film Festival
Next Wave Best Feature - Fantastic Fest
Grand Jury Prize Narrative Feature - IFF Boston
Raindance Award - British Independent Film Awards

Official selection of:
New Directors/New Films - New York, USA
PIFAN Film Festival - Puchon, South Korea
Fantasia Festival - Montreal, Canada

Check out the trailer here:

Remember that all Refocus screenings are FREE with an unwritten contract that you'll spread the word about the films via mouth, print, interwebs, or any other form you have at your disposal.

Doors will open at 8:45, and the screening is at 9.
The venue is licensed and there will be wine and boozy hot chocolate.

Please invite all of your friends.


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