MUN Cinema: I Like Movies
Wednesday, April 5, 7-8:45 p.m.
Cineplex Theatre, Avalon Mall
I Like Movies (Canada 2022) 99 min
Directed by Chandler Levack
With Isaiah Lehtinen, Alex Ateah, Dan Beirne et al.
This comic debut by the talented Toronto-based director opened the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival after glowing reviews at TIFF. Recently named one of Canada’s ten best of last year, I LIKE MOVIES is too much fun to miss. High-school nerd Lawrence is a movie nut. He lives and breathes film in his Ontario suburb, landing a dream job when he is hired by his local video rental store. Think Blockbuster in its heyday. Manager Alana, a complicated boss to say the least, has her own dreams. Her relationship with Lawrence is one of several that inform the young man’s emerging sense of self. Notable is ‘our very own’ Percy Hynes White who plays best friend Matt with whom Lawrence is supposed to be making the year-end film. There is so much going on here, but essentially this is another coming-of-age film set in a not-too-distant time and place. If you like movies you’ll love I LIKE MOVIES.
Presented by MUN Cinema