New York's Museum of Modern Arts
(MoMA), in association with Telefilm Canada, will organize the seventh annual Canadian Front. This event will be held from March 17 to March 24, 2010. Moreover, New Yorkers will have the chance to see nine Canadian films.
Obviously, this event should help Canadian films to find a U.S. distributor and allow New Yorkers to see Canadian films that were completed over the last 18 months. As a matter of fact, it was the Canadian Front event that allowed Bruce McDonald's brilliant zombie film Pontypool to be distributed in the USA by IFC Films for instance.
This year, the Canadian Front has in store two comedies, two dramas, two coming-of-age stories, two documentaries and an old classic. Speaking about that classic, the film in question was directed by Allan King, a Canadian director who left us in June 2009 and whose work was the subject of a MoMA retrospective in 2007. So, here's the list of films, ladies and gentlemen:De père en flic (Fathers and Guns)
– Directed by Émile Gaudreault. Written by Gaudreault, Ian Lauzon. With Louis-José Houde, Michel Côté, Rémy Girard, Patrick Drolet, Caroline Dhavernas. From the whizz-bang opening credits to the happily satisfying ending, Fathers and Guns is a comic delight. A box office phenomenon in Quebec, the film is packed with Montreal cops, slimy gangsters and mob lawyers, and, last but not least, fathers and sons who (supposedly) hate one another. A Hollywood remake is in the works, and this is a rare chance to see the hilarious original.