Filmmakers and movie fans converge on Huntsville

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Film North, version 2.0, begins today

September 22nd, 2011


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Lights, cottage country, action! Guest post by Blair Eveleigh, senior associate editor.

The second edition of Film North, Huntsville International Film Festival, starts today, with 36 feature and short films of all genres from Canada and around the world (Israel, Japan, India, France, the US, etc.). Tonight at 8:30, the documentary West Wind: A Vision of Tom Thomson by directors Michele Hozer and Peter Raymont is being screened at the Algonquin Theatre (where all the films are being shown), followed by Burden of Dreams, a documentary by director Les Blank. The filmmakers will be there for a Q&A afterwards.

The festival continues on Friday and Saturday. There are a few films in the schedule with a cottage-country connection:
The Natural Brook Trout—Lakes of Algonquin Park, a short doc by Hugo Kitching
The Legend of Beaver Dam, a musical short by Jerome Sable (about a campfire song gone awry)
One Summer at Camp Winston, a doc by Karen Shopsowitz (about the camp at Severn Bridge for kids with complex neurological disorders)
Who Loves the Sun, a comedy/drama by Matt Bissonnette (set at a cottage)


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