October 18-26, 2012 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!
LLOYD THE CONQUEROR - Tor. Premiere! - Sun, Oct 21, 3.45 PM w/actor Brian Posehn Live!
Directed by Michael Peterson, Canada, 2012, 96 mins **Actor Brian Posehn in Attendance for Q&A!**
Principal Cast: Brian Posehn, Mike Smith, Evan Williams
Toronto Premiere, One Screening Only
Sun, Oct 21, 3.45pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. at Bathurst. Door Tickets from: 12pm, Seating from: 3.15pm.
$14 Reg / $10 if come in LARP Costume, $24 Double Ticket w/ DOOMSDAY BOOK at 1 pm. Buy Adv. Tix Online until 11.59pm Day b4 show.
A very nerdy and very funny comedy about three male college students roped into taking part in their first Live Action Role-Playing tournament where they must defeat Derek the Unholy, a dark wizard, determined to hold onto his reigning championship crown by any devious means. Fantastic cast includes comedian Brian Posehn (SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM), Mike Smith (aka “Bubbles” from TRAILER PARK BOYS) and Harland Williams (DUMB & DUMBER)! UPDATE: Posehn will be in attendance at this screening to intro and take questions from fans!
“Thoroughly enjoyed every frame of this film….when I came out, I had a huge smile on my face!” - Ain’t It Cool News
“A lot of damn fun….one hell of an entertaining movie!” - Beyond Hollywood
“Follows the number one rule of comedy writing: it’s bloody funny.” - Press Plus One
Official Selection - 5 International Film Festivals including Fantasia
When community college student Lloyd and his two buddies, Patrick and Oswald face the prospect of a failing grade in their Medieval Literature class and losing their financial aid, their devious teacher Derek (Mike Smith better known as Bubbles from TRAILER PARK BOYS) forces them into a devil’s bargain. He’ll pass the students only if they take part in and win the upcoming Live Action Role Playing (LARP) tournament. With the dark lord Derek known for crushing his competition each year, and with no previous experience at LARPing the intrepid trio face many perils on their quest, and enlist the help of a wise sage in the form of a nerdy local game shop manager (a wickedly funny Brian Posehn from the SARAH SILVERMAN show) and a female martial arts fighter!
Together this unlikely band of misfits set out to defeat the forces of dark, in an ultimate battle of foam swords and cardboard armour. An endearing, well-acted and genuinely funny fantasy comedy, LLOYD THE CONQUEROR is a crowd-pleasing delight!
- Adam Lopez
Screens with Short Film:
THE MYTH OF ROBO WONDER KID
Joel MacKenzie, 3 min, Canada, 2012
Three mythological creatures tamper with the creation of life with initially delightful results in this endearing and cute animated romp. Then they have to pay for their hubris.
- Film Army, Cinema Canadiana, First Weekend Club, Nerd Mafia, Snakes & Lattes, Ontario's Live Action Role-Playing Community
Official Film Links
See Related Films at the Fest
- OCT. 18: GRABBERS (Sundance hit Irish monster comedy)
- OCT. 25: WRONG
- (hysterically absurd crime thriller from the director of RUBBER)
- OCT. 26: A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING (dark fantasy comedy with Simon Pegg)