October 17-25, 2013 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

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THE DIRTIES - Toronto Premiere with Cast & Crew Q&A! - Thurs, Sep 26, 9.30PM Scotiabank Theatre

Box Office Alert: 80% Sold Out! (Oct 2)
Revenge / Comedy / Drama

Directed by Matt Johnson Canada, 2013, 83 min
Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Krista Madison, Josh Boles
Cast and Crew In Attendance for a Q&A!
Thurs, Sep 26, 9.30pm, Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond St. West. Restricted to 18+
Tickets: $13 General, $12 Students with Valid ID, $10 Multipack Saver (when buy 2 or More Festival Film Tickets Together Online) Tix Available Up Until Screening Start Time from Cineplex Online or At Venue
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Short Description

Kevin Smith (CLERKS) presents a dark, funny and groundbreaking new movie about two film-obsessed geeks planning a bloody revenge on the bullies at their high school. A deserved winner of numerous Festival Awards, do not miss THE DIRTIES!

The Buzz

“Something so fresh, so bizarre and just as sincere as it is unsettling” - Twitch

“Something you will not soon forget…a powerful film… truly one of a kind” - Examiner

“Original, hypnotic….an astonishingly great first film!” - Kevin Smith

Winner, Best Picture, Next Wave - Fantastic Fest

Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Best Feature Film - Slamdance Film Festival

Winner, Special Jury Prize - Dallas Film Festival

**SEPT 25** Update: Tickets to THE DIRTIES (SEPT 26, 9.30pm) now **80% Sold Out**, if you are interested in attending, to avoid disappointment please buy your tickets without delay at Cineplex here.


Best friends Matt and Owen are planing a movie about wreaking vengeance on their high-school’s bullies that they collectively refer to as “The Dirties” in a form of cinematic catharsis; an airing out of their teenage anxieties and pent-up rage against the individuals that seem to pick on them for simply being their awkward, geeky, movie-loving selves. The problem is Matt keeps claiming that he wants it to be real, that he literally wants to kill all the “bad guys” in his life, leaving Owen to worry that his friend may be on a terrible trajectory.

But THE DIRTIES remarkably balances this profound real-world darkness with an exuberant celebration of the infectious wonder of movie culture through a dizzying array of densely packed references and riffs, some endearingly familiar or ultra-contemporary (PULP FICTION, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES) and others hysterically eccentric (MALCOLM X, IRREVERSIBLE, BOY MEETS WORLD). For anyone who has ever obsessed over movies and endured high-school, it is hard not to relate to or at least recognize the passion and camaraderie of the protagonists, and director Matt Johnson’s aesthetic employment of a faux-documentary style that mixes improvisatory performances with the reactions of real people caught unawares (quite similar to his popular Toronto-based web series NIRVANA: THE BAND: THE SHOW) only further enhances the realism of this comic, but pitch black MAN BITES DOG-inspired coming of age story. 
- Peter Kuplowsky



See Related Films at the Fest

  • SEP 26, 7pm: EUROPA REPORT (Critically-acclaimed new sci-fi thriller, screens earlier the same night as THE DIRTIES)

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