Oscar award winner to answer questions at Playhouse screening

34124297_2069510126409796_6544670976666238976_o (2)To wrap-up the 2017/18 North of 7 Film Festival season, Hospice North Hastings is excited to be offering a special event for film fans on June 12 featuring a screening of the film, Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle, followed-by a live Q&A with the film’s Oscar Award winning producer, Don Carmody.

Tulipani tells a delightfully fantastic and big-hearted tale that celebrates the art of storytelling and the deep need we all have as people to discover our roots. The film has been receiving exceptional reviews and audiences around the world have embraced this quirky quest tale.

Screening at 4:15 and at 7 pm on June 12, film fans will be treated to a special Q & A after each show with Tulipani’s producer, Don Carmody.

Don Carmody has been producing films for close to 40 years. He was vice-president of production for Canada’s Cinepix (now Lions Gate Films), when he co-produced David Cronenberg’s early shockers They Came from Within and Rabid as well as the popular comedy Meatballs.doncarmody-select-1

Starting his own production company in 1980, Carmody went on to produce the smash hits Porky’s and Porky’s II, as well as the classic A Christmas Story, the Weekend at Bernie’s series, and The Late Shift which was nominated for seven Emmy® Awards and three Cable Ace awards.

His credits include some 100 films thus far, including the Academy Award® nominated Good Will Hunting, 54, The Pledge, Wrong Turn, Gothika, the cult hit The Boondock Saints films, Assault on Precinct 13, Lucky Number Slevin, Orphan, and the Resident Evil films, the 4th installment of which grossed over 300 million dollars worldwide and has become Canada’s reigning Box office champion. In 2002, he was Co-Producer of Chicago starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere, which won 7 Academy Awards® including Best Picture and 3 Golden Globe Awards including Best Musical/Comedy.

Heather Brough programs the North of 7 Film Festival for Hospice North Hastings and she says this event is a great opportunity for film fans to connect with what happens behind the scenes in the film business.

“We’ve had some wonderful producers, directors and actors join us over the years for these events and our audience members always enjoy making a personal connection with the people that make the films that we watch in our small theatre, here in Bancroft,” Brough says. “This is a chance to celebrate independent film, to hear some insider-stories and to ask any questions you want!”

The special screening of Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle, followed-by a live Q&A with the film’s Oscar Award winning producer, Don Carmody, happens at the Bancroft Village Playhouse on June 12 at 4:15 and 7pm. Tickets are $10 with all proceeds to Hospice North Hastings as part of their caring through culture initiative. Hospice North Hastings is proudly a TIFF Film Circuit partner.

Tickets are available at Hospice House, online at www.boxofficebancroft.com or at the Playhouse on June 12. Doors and the bar open one hour before the screenings.

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