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Wexford Plaza opens in Canada!
It's our homecoming! WEXFORD PLAZA opens theatrically in Canada on Friday Dec 1st for a week long run at Imagine Cinemas Carlton in Toronto and Landmark Cinemas in Vancouver, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Whitby and Edmonton!
Watch our trailer:
Cast and crew screening on the evening of Dec 2nd in Toronto!
The LA TIMES describes the film as an uncommonly empathetic approach to cinematic storytelling and Wong as "a major talent to watch". http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-capsule-wexford-plaza-review-20171026-story.html
Programmer Notes from SJIWFF:
This unconventional feature...charmed the festival programmers for its deft handling of its subjecta painfully awkward encounter between a security guard and the guy who serves the drinks at the bar at a shopping plaza. This is Scarborough, Ontario, where nothing ever happens. But the people who inhabit that world have hopes and dreams, just like the rest of us. Betty and Danny are as ordinary as it gets, but the film fleshes out their emerging characters in steady, revealing ways, exposing a vein of humanity we all recognize in ourselves...
Programmer Notes from Slamdance:
The modern world often seems to be set at the intersection of isolation and connection, and Wexford Plaza is the strip mall at that junction. Bringing characters front and center that are normally relegated to background players is the secret to this thoughtful coming of age tale, where meaningless jobs, loneliness and suburban ennui are the common denominators. Writer/director Joyce Wong lets us see the full hearts and messy realities of these underdogs, beautifully setting up a world as inescapable and awkward as the polyester uniforms their minimum wage jobs require them to wear.
Showtimes are currently TBA but will be posted by November 28th!