So proud to announce that Great Great great was the winner of three awards at the Canadian Film Festival:
*Best Performance* (Sarah Kolasky)
Thank you so much to the Canadian Film Festival and the jury. We can't tell you how much this means to all of us who worked on the film!
Some more CBC love, an awesome interview with our director (writer/producer) Adam Garnet Jones- talking about everything Great Great Great and his collaboration with Sarah Kolasky (writer/producer/star). Thanks to Oliver Skinner (and Peter Knegt) at CBC Arts. Still smiling from our world premiere the other night at the Canadian Film Fest.
Sean Kelly on Movies - 4 stars!
"Altogether, Great Great Great is a compelling look at the complexities of relationships."
For more on what Sean Kelly thought, please have a peek at his review.
Thank you to everyone at CBC's q for the amazing interview! Adam Garnet Jones and Sarah Kolasky chatted with Tom Power about all things Great Great Great and our World Premiere tonight at the Canadian Film Fest. In case you missed it or you would like to hear it again. 😊 Here's the link:
Charles Trapunski at Brief Take says: "Great performances all around, watch out for Meredith Cheesbrough’s stunning turn, with the standout being Kolasky in a vulnerable, intimate performance . . . ."
Bravo to Meredith Cheesbrough and Sarah Kolasky, under the brilliant direction of Adam Garnet Jones. Countdown to our World Premiere - tomorrow (Thursday, March 23) at the Canadian Film Fest, 7PM screening at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto.
Norm Wilner of NOW Magazine says:
“It’s a moody, occasionally piercing character study, and Kolasky – who co-wrote and co-produced the film with Jones – is terrific in a tricky role, keeping us on Lauren’s side as she acts out in increasingly risky ways by hinting at the panic driving those actions. It’s a tour de force performance, played in a minor key.”
I am delighted to announce the Upcoming World Premiere of Great Great Great at the Canadian Film Fest 2017!
Join us on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 PM at the Scotiabank Theatre. Writer/Director Adam Garnet Jones and Writer/Star Sarah Kolasky will be on hand with other cast and crew members for the intro and post Q&A.
In the span of Lauren and Tom’s five-year relationship, they have never had a fight. Their sex life is fine. They get along fine. Everything points to marriage, until Lauren suddenly sees a lifetime of “just fine” yawning ahead of her, and it immediately makes her hungry for a better, fuller future. She just needs to decide what “better” really means.
DIRECTOR: Adam Garnet Jones
WRITERS: Adam Garnet Jones and Sarah Kolasky
CAST: Sarah Kolasky, Daniel Beirne, Richard Clarkin, Meredith Cheesbrough, Lindsay Leese, John Jarvis
Running Time: 77 minutes
Online Screener available upon request.
I remember wanting to go to New York so badly as a teenager that I actually cried myself to sleep when I found out that there wasn't money to send me there on a school trip. I don't know how I even thought it was possible, but I let my teenaged dreams override my senses. When I final went to NYC for the first time in my early 20's, I slept on the couch of Reagan Tarbell, a wonderful filmmaker who worked at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). At the time, I remember being so intimidated by their massive stone building in lower Manhattan. It seemed like the centre of everything I've ever wanted.
Last week I flew into New York for a sold out screening of Fire Song at the NMAI. There cold not have been a better homecoming or a higher honour than arriving in the city with Harley and Andrew to a sold-out screening of the film.
In a couple of weeks, I am gearing up to fly to Los Angeles for the first time for a screening of Fire Song at Outfest. I've never been to the city, but obviously as a filmmaker it's another one of those cities that looms large in all of our imaginations. I can't wait.
And lastly, I just wanted to give a shout out to the folks at Frameline, who programmed Fire Song at their festival last week. I wish I could have been there, but I hear that the screening was a blast!!
Thank you so much to everyone who has come out to see Fire Song over the last couple of weeks at the Carlton Theatre. And if you haven't seen it yet, tonight is your last chance to see it on the big screen here in T.O!
We have had wonderful crowds, and the response all of us on the Fire Song team have received has been wonderful. I love how many Two-Spirited people and allies have been coming out to show their support, and spread the word within the community. Thank you, brothers and sisters!
Hey there, everyone. There are lots of things happening this week in my world. On the day that the extended theatrical run of Fire Song was announced, I was also awarded the Youth Role Model of the Year award from the Canadian Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity. It is a massive honour to receive an award from an organization that is doing the kind of work that so many of us would have benefitted from when we were young. Check them out and become a donor if you like what they do. Every little bit helps. My chin went on vacation, but I promise it is alive and well. I got a number of compliments on my tie, which is from Tammy Beauvais of Kahnawake. Check her out and buy her beautiful things!
And yesterday morning I learned that Fire Song won the People's Choice Award for Best Film at the Rainbow Reels Festival in Waterloo. It makes all of us proud to hear that the film is resonating with audiences, and encourages me to keep telling stories that scare me.
And last but not least... We're going to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian! If you happen to be in New York City on June 17th, you can catch me on stage with Andrew Martin and Harley Legarde to present the New York premiere of Fire Song. The NMAI is an incredible venue, and a wonderful opportunity to share the film with a new audience. There will also be shopping because... NYC, right?