After being closed for 13 years, Toronto's Paradise Theatre has renovated and reopened as a new cinema/performance venue/restaurant/bar. Its inaugural screening series will be "Toronto Plays Itself", a series of films shot and set in Toronto, including works by Allan King, Sarah Polley, and others. As part of this series, Paradise Theatre will be screening "Dim the Fluorescents" on Wednesday January 22nd at 8:30pm, followed by a Q&A with director Daniel Warth and actors Claire Armstrong and Naomi Skwarna. Tickets and all other information can be found here.
More Canadian screenings of "Dim the Fluorescents" are coming up, including the film's Vancouver and Sudbury premieres. First, it will screen Wednesday April 18th for Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op's Canadian Film Day in Sudbury, ON. This screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with the film's Director, Daniel Warth. Then, it will screen at Vancouver's Vancity Theatre on Saturday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 24 as part of VIFF's Canadian Film Week, an annual round-up of the previous year's best Canadian films.
After its successful Toronto run, "Dim the Fluorescents" is finally expanding to other cities on January 12th, including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Detroit, Minneapolis & Ottawa! For theatre info and ticket links, please visit our Screenings page.
Dim the Fluorescents opens Friday December 8th at Toronto's Carlton Cinema, and you can buy tickets here! We screen at 6:30pm and 9:25pm every night, plus there will be post-screening parties at Pogue Mahone Pub (777 Bay St) from 10pm-1am on both Friday December 8th and Saturday December 9th. Your movie ticket stub will be your ticket to the party, so hang onto that. The following screenings will also have special guests: - Friday December 8th at 6:30pm (Co-presented by First Weekend Club) - **SOLD OUT**
Introduction by comedian Todd Graham (Just for laughs, ALTdot Comedy Lounge), followed by First Weekend Club-moderated cast/crew Q&A - Saturday December 9th at 6:30pm **SOLD OUT**
Introduction by comedian Todd Graham (Just for laughs, @ALTDot Comedy Lounge), followed by a cast/crew Q&A moderated by Canadian Art's Merray Gerges - Sunday December 10th at 6:30pm (Co-presented by Bechdel Tested)
Followed by cast/crew Q&A moderated by Bechdel Tested's Erica Shi...
Dim the Fluorescents is one of ten films - and the only Canadian film - featured on The Globe and Mail's list of the films that could redefine the year in cinema, alongside Call Me By Your Name, Phantom Thread, The Shape of Water, The Disaster Artist, The Post and other highly anticipated titles. Critic Barry Hertz describes Dim the Fluorescents as "an intoxicating feature debut [that] cements [Daniel Warth's] status as one of this country's most exciting, raw voices". Read the full piece here.
Dim the Fluorescents opens at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto on December 8th.
On Friday December 8th, Dim the Fluorescents opens in Toronto at Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H5). There will be Q&As with cast/crew following the screenings on Fri Dec 8th, Sat Dec 9th & Sun Dec 10th. Tickets are not yet available for purchase, but we will definitely let you know as soon as they are. See our Facebook event for more info. Hope to see you there! For those of you in other parts of Canada or in the US, don't fret: we are coming to you, too. Stay tuned for more news on that soon.
"Dim the Fluorescents" will screen in competition at the 2017 Anchorage International Film Festival, which runs December 1-10, 2017 in Anchorage Alaska. We screen Friday, December 8 at 5:00pm at the Alaska Experience Theatre. Tickets are available here.
Our first review is in from St Louis International Film Festival, and it's a pretty glowing one courtesy of We Are Movie Geeks: "The last ten minutes are a daze, an acting tour de force that leaves you so numbed up in astonishment that there’s hardly any doubt [it's] one of the headlining acting moments of the year. If the Oscars even dared consider a film like Dim The Fluorescents, it’d be difficult to imagine any actresses other than Armstrong and Skwarna winning the top prize. They, along with a great script by Miles Barstead and Daniel Warth, pummel you into a sobbing mess." Read the full review here.