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Actor: Jessica Barden

VIFF: The New Romantic

VIFF: The New Romantic

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for
The Vancouver International Film Festival
The festival runs Sept 27th – Oct 12th, 2018
For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org
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Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through.
Please note All Pre-Festival tickets are available in person sales start Sept. 13 at Vancity Theatre Box office, 1181 Seymour St. noon – 7pm.
No Groupons or Rio passes are accepted for VIFF screenings
VIFF General Inquiries to info@viff.org
Box Office Helpline: 604.683.3456

Doors open half hour before doors

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True North | True North
Blake (The End of the F**cking World’s Jessica Barden) is in the awkward position of being a university sex columnist despite her limited experience in such realms. Idolizing Hunter S. Thompson and hoping to score a lucrative cash award, she goes full gonzo in a bid to see how the “sugar babies” live. Lavished with expensive gifts by Ian, an older suitor (Timm Sharp), she senses her own self-worth eroding. Influenced by Ephron, Bushenell and Austen, Carly Stone’s insightful comedy depicts the macabre fairy tale that modern dating has become.

“A charming little nugget of a romantic-comedy… a film that’s convincingly fluent in today’s youth culture… The New Romantic serves as a corrective to decades of rom-coms where everyone on campus is on the cusp of 30, and Blake’s youthfulness underlines the skeeziness of her scenes with Ian… This may be a quick and dirty debut, but there’s something ineffably pure about how it portrays someone learning the give-and-take of getting what she wants. In an age when there’s an app for everything, it’s nice to see such a comforting reminder that we’re ultimately all just dealing with ourselves.”—David Ehrlich, IndieWire

Special Jury Prize, SXSW 18

Director Carly Stone
Country of Origin: Canada
Year: 2018
Running Time: 82 mins
Format: DCP
Related Links: Trailer
Cast: Jessica Barden, Hayley Law, Brett Dier, Timm Sharp
Executive Producer: Rob Connolly
Producer: Jason Ross Jallet, Jonathan Bronfman, Michael Risley, Kyle Mann
Cinematographer: Mike McLaughlin
Editor: Christine Armstrong
Production Design: Melanie Garros
Production Company: Independent Edge, Jobro, Nortario
Distributor: Elevation Pictures

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