15 Reasons to Live
After running into a neighbourhood acquaintance at the local used record store who shared his list of 15 reasons to live, Alan Zweig felt a strong compulsion to make a film on the subject, despite his admission, "I didn't make lists and I never thought about reasons to live." From this inspiration begins a series of episodic chapters adapted to the themes of Ray Robertson's collection of essays. The participants are as eclectic as the list, sharing personal anecdotes related to (among other themes) work, love, intoxication, humour, solitude, duty, home and death. Humorous and sometimes heartbreaking, Zweig's compassion for his subjects and their stories, expressed through his conversational and candid interview style, ties these vignettes together in a visual essay that strikes deeper chords about finding meaning in our existence. Amongst his subjects' reasons to live Zweig finds a couple of his own in his touching, honest and endearing way.
Screening April 27, 29 and May 5
Co-Presented with TIFF
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Rue Morgue Magazine presents the 30th Anniversary Screening of
Richard Franklin’s PSYCHO II
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square, 350 King Street West
Thursday, April 25 at 9:00pm
Nearly 25 years after Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic original film, director Richard Franklin (Patrick, Road Games) teamed up with Psycho stars Anthony Perkins and Vera Miles to show us Norman Bates after he's released from the asylum. Written by Tom Holland (director of Fright Night and Child’s Play), Psycho II finds a seemingly cured Norman getting a job, meeting a girl (Meg Tilly) and returning to the Bates Motel. A series of murders place Norman as the prime suspect — is he still under Mother's grip? Tense, savage and full of twists, Psycho II still slays 30 years after its release. Come see it on 35mm!
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