CINEWORKS AND PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE PRESENT: BACK DOWN THE HIGHWAY/ HIGHWAY 61

May 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

In 1991, then emerging Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald cemented his place in Canadian film history with his seminal road movie HIGHWAY 61, inspiring a generation to pick up a camera and shoot. In 2012, four teams of emerging Vancouver-based filmmakers were given a chance to reconsider the genre of road movies through Cinework’s first ever short film contest. The result: four new short films inspired by dialogue from HIGHWAY 61 plus a rare 35mm print screening of MacDonald’s film. Celebrations continue with an opportunity to meet the contest-winning filmmakers at the after-party.

ADMISSION:

$10.50 regular

$9 students/seniors

DOORS @ 6:30PM at Pacific Cinematheque

7PM | Screening of the 4 winning entries in Cineworks’ first ever short film contest! Followed by rare 35mm print screening of Bruce McDonald’s HIGHWAY 61 starring Don McKellar and Valerie Buhagiar at 8:30 PM and Post-Show Party at Cineworks Studio to Meet the filmmakers + cash bar and music by DJ RELIG!ON.

For more information, please contact Cineworks at programs (at) cineworks.ca or call 604 685 3841

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