Film Fridays: Curiously Strong Film Openings
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Film Fridays: Curiously Strong Film Openings

– Is Altoids behind what is rumoured to be the summer comedy of the summer? If not, the mint manufacturer’s geekchic campaign of a few summer’s back and Carrell’s gradeschool portrait poster are a little too close for comfort. Which makes us wonder whether The 40 Year-Old Virgin will be better or worse than a curiously strong peppermint. Better we hope, and the reviews seem to give faith to that fragile hope.
– Not a fan of the comedian who eats Crisco for breakfast? Then there’s the Images Festival’s Best of the Fest 2005 screening. It features Diary, by Lithuanian Documentary filmmaker Oksana Buraja, and Genetic Admiration, a collage-based short, and “a dizzying critique of reproductive technologies,” by Canadian artist Frances Leeming. Tonight, 8pm at the Al Green Theatre.
– The Images Screening is part of the greater Festival of Festivals, a week of screenings sponsored by each of the city’s great film fests. On Saturday, they’ll offer up Shorts from all around the World, courtesy of the WSFF.
– We wish that Liane Balaban was related to Bob Balaban, but she cleared us of that erroneous supposition when she wrote a cheeky article about her non-relationship to B. Balaban in the Post a few years ago. You can see the non-spawn of Bob in New Waterford Girl, which screens Saturday noon at Harbourfront.