World Premiere of Great Great Great! by Adam Jones

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.
 

All the acronyms - NYC, LA, and SF! by Adam Jones

 Friends at the Barge Bar in Brooklyn

Friends at the Barge Bar in Brooklyn

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.  

 (from left) Adam Garnet Jones, Andrew Martin, Arianne Pinedo, Herley Legarde-Beacham

(from left) Adam Garnet Jones, Andrew Martin, Arianne Pinedo, Herley Legarde-Beacham

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.

 Andrew Martin and Harley Legarde Beacham in an ad for Outfest

Andrew Martin and Harley Legarde Beacham in an ad for Outfest

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 to Toronto audiences! by Adam Jones

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!

 Adam garnet Jones Fire Song

Adam garnet Jones Fire Song

BIG Update - Awards and screenings Galore! by Adam Jones

 Adam Garnet Jones Sarah Kolasky Fire Song

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?

 

 

Fire Song: "Emotionally involving and unpredictable... NNNN" - NOW Magazine by Adam Jones

Happy Friday the 13th! 

It's Fire Song release day here in Toronto, which has all of nervous and excited, like when you're throwing yourself a big birthday party and you don't know who (if anyone) is going to show up. 

If you haven't had a chance to check it out, take a look at our four star review in NOW magazine this week. It had from the opening sentence: "Remember the name Adam Garnet Jones."

And if you're wondering where to get tickets to see Fire Song at the Carleton Rainbow Cinemas, , click THIS LINK

 

 

Fire Song Theatrical Release! by Adam Jones

Hey there, everyone! 

I'm proud to say that Fire Song will begin its theatrical release with a premiere this Friday in Toronto. If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, or if you've seen it and want to come again, this weekend would be a great time to come. Getting tickets to the first weekend is a massive help for us, since the theatre determines how long a film plays in the theatre based on how many people show up in the first weekend. It'll also be more fun, since the cast and I will be there to answer all of your questions and take pictures during the evening screenings Friday-Sunday.

Essential Info:

What: Fire Song Theatrical run

When: May 13-19th (but may be held over longer)

Where: Carleton Cinema (20 Carleton) Toronto

How: Buy tickets at the box office, or get them online once they become available

Thank you all SO MUCH for your support! See you at the theatre:)