Saint John Film Circuit to show TIFF films at Empire
05 Mar 2012 06:50PM
SAINT JOHN – Pauline Cronin and her new best friend Mary Buffett want southern New Brunswick to join them on a regular movie date.
They co-chair TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit Saint John which will show its first movie, Monsieur Lazhar, March 14 at Empire Theatres in Saint John. This drama directed by Philippe Falardeau won the prize as best Canadian movie at the Toronto festival last year. The movie, in French with English subtitles, earned a nomination for an Academy Award as best foreign language film. With tickets at $10 they expect to sell out the 167-seat theatre in east Saint John, they said in an interview on a rainy Saturday afternoon in an uptown restaurant/bar.