One of the things I never expected when I started this blog was all of the interesting people I would meet. A year ago or maybe more I received an email from a local filmmaker who was looking for a location for her film. Sara St Onge had seen my Hello! Neighbor house tours and wondered if any of the owners would be interested in loaning out their home for a week in exchange for a trip to Mexico. I sent out an email and left the rest in Sara and the homeowner's hands.
Fast forward to last night when I got to watch the final film - Molly Maxwell. It's amazing (really and truly) and featured prominently is Abi and John's house and a lot of other familiar looking places in Parkdale. I'd even go as far as to say that it is probably the best film I have seen in a long time. And I'm not the only one who thinks so - Molly Maxwell had a screening at MoMA in New York City last month. I take my hat off to filmmakers like Sara. The blood, sweat and tears that must go into making a feature length film is unfathomable to me.
The film has it's theatrical release on Friday, April 19th and runs until April 25th at the Carlton Cinema. If you're in Toronto I urge you to go see it. You won't be disappointed.
Before we go, it's also time to announce the winner of the Shopgirls giveaway. Congratulations Elle. You get to go shopping at one of Parkdale's finest. Thank you Shopgirls!