Torontoist loves local artists, and we love short films, so naturally we try to support local artists who make short films. This Tuesday, recent York film grad Nick Butler is organizing the Annex Film Party, a fundraising event for his new project, A Thing of the Past.
Butler has assembled an impressive lineup of performers, including thespian David Tomlinson, actress-singer Alsion Jutzi, and TVOKids host Nicole Stamp. Stamp is also remembered for her 2005 one-woman show, Better Parts, which received all sorts of acclaim (the Toronto Star called it “a delicious scoop of sorbet that dissolves on your tongue and leaves you wanting much more”––an odd use of metaphor, but a rave nonetheless).
The three of them will unleash their stand-up routines and “comedic song stylings” at the party, which takes place on Tuesday, October 16th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Central Bar and Restaurant, located at 603 Markham Street in Mirvish Village. Admission is $10. There will also be an art exhibit with works from six visual artists from Toronto, including Jack Sheperd and Hyein Lee (whose work is pictured on the right).
A Thing of the Past tells the story of a young man, Alex, who is shocked to discover that his ex-boyfriend, with whom he’s still in love, has gone hetero and is set to marry a high-strung businesswoman. The film reportedly culminates with an “awkward power struggle” unfolding at the dinner table, which sounds like a pretty accurate depiction of what happens when ex-lovers dine together.
Image courtesy of Hyein Lee.