Monday, April 20, 2009

Atom Egoyan in Person with Cast from ADORATION

No, this isn't a film about how much the Cannes Film Festival loves Atom Egoyan's work, HOWEVER, on Friday, April 24th at 7:30 PM, critically acclaimed (and Cannes Film Festival Favorite) director Atom Egoyan will visit the Aero Theatre for a Sneak Preview with previously unannounced cast members from his new film ADORATION in tow. Tickets are still on sale on Fandango. Events like this tend to sell out at the Aero so buy your ticket early! Fans of Egoyan can catch up with two earlier award-winning films on Saturday, April 25th, THE SWEET HEREAFTER and FAMILY VIEWING.

ADORATION (2009, Sony Pictures Classics, 100 min.) is the latest film written, produced and directed by Atom Egoyan. It speaks to our connections with each other, with our family history, with technology and with the modern world. Sabine (Arsinée Khanjian), a high school French teacher, gives her class a translation exercise based on a real news story about a terrorist who plants a bomb in the airline luggage of his pregnant girlfriend. The assignment has a profound effect on one student, Simon (Devon Bostick), who lives with his uncle (Scott Speedman). In the course of translating, Simon reimagines that the news item is his own family's story, with the terrorist standing in for his father. Years ago, Simon's father (Noam Jenkins) crashed the family car, killing both himself and his wife (Rachel Blanchard), making Simon an orphan. Simon has always feared that the accident was intentional. Simon reads his version to the class and then takes it to the internet, creating a false identity that allows him to probe his family secret. As Simon uses his new persona to journey deeper into his past, the public reaction is swift and strong. When an exotic woman reveals her true identity, the truth about Simon's family emerges. The mystery is solved and a new family is formed.

Guests will include: Atom Egoyan (writer/producer/director)
Scott Speedman (Tom, the uncle in the film) Devon Bostick (Simon, the adolescent in the film) Rachel Blanchard (Rachel, the mother in the film).

See it first, at the Aero Theatre! Watch a trailer here.