Screening I Like Movies at Big Film Fest in May 2023. On Monday, May 15 at 7:15 pm. At the Norgan Theatre in Palmerston. Admission $10.00.
Written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Chandler Levack, “I Like Movies” is set in the early 2000s in Burlington, Ontario. Teenage cinephile Lawrence Kweller (Isaiah Lehtinen) dreams of attending film school at NYU. Meanwhile, he gets his dream job at the local video store. Self- absorbed, he alienates his best friend and his single mother while developing a complicated friendship with his older female manager. He often proves to be his own worst enemy, leading to situations for which the teen is ill-prepared. Demonstrating tremendous understanding and affection for obsessives, Levack thoughtfully details his coming of age thanks to the women in his life.
We are pleased to have director, Chandler Levack on hand for a Q & A after the film. She grew up in Burlington, Ontario, and lives in Toronto where she studied cinema at the University of Toronto and screenwriting at the Canadian Film Centre. She has directed numerous music videos, earning two JUNO nominations. A veteran arts journalist and critic, she has contributed to such publications as The Globe & Mail and The Village Voice. I Like Movies is her feature debut and has already played at TIFF, the Vancouver Film Festival and is now in limited release.