CINEPHILE’S FIRST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER AND LAUNCH PARTY
Cinephile’s first annual fundraiser and launch event was an enormous success! At this special occasion, local filmmaker, Andrew Currie, presented his 2006 Genie winning film Fido. Coming from a background in experimental film, Currie spoke in a question and answer session about some of the benefits and challenges of working in the Canadian film industry as well as his love of film history and the inspiration for this film, in particular.
Fido stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, and Dylan Baker and exemplifies a clever balance of the light-hearted and perverse; it is a darkly comic zombie film layered with genre parody and political commentary about US Homeland security.
Cinephile wishes to give a special thanks to Andrew Currie, as well as all the generous sponsors that treated our guests to a fun and informative event, well supplied with hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, door prizes, and silent auction items. Special thanks also to our photographer, Oliver Millar, for his lovely photo coverage of the event.