Possible Worlds – Sydney Canadian Film Festival - By Kathleen Ryan

18 Aug 2010 9:33 PM | Anonymous member
What better place to catch a movie then with the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as a backdrop. So the club was off to the Dendy-Opera Quays to catch a great movie at the Sydney Canadian Film Festival.  With a great turn out of 23 people (and everyone showed up….yay!) we were treated to both an animation and a cross country documentary.

First we were treated to Higglety Pigglety Pop! an animation voiced by Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker. Though a bit abstract in concept, it was a very funny take on a dog’s view of how to gain “experience” in a Mother Goose world.

The feature film “Finding Farley”  tracked one family on their quest to follow the literary footsteps of Canadian author Farley Mowat (Never Cry Wolf, A Whale for the Killing). Their 5000 km trip including trekking, sailing, and canoeing  with 2 adults, a 2 year old and the indomitable family dog.  This movie touched on some of the move remote and beautiful areas of Saskatchewan, Northern Manitoba, and Newfoundland and I think most of us were impressed with the family’s dedication to pursue the journey in spite of the mosquitoes, black flies and turbulent sailing weather.

Group conscience….4 out of 5 stars!

I highly recommend that everyone gets out to see at least one movie at next year’s festival. Not only are there free drinks at some movies, but it’s so important to support the Canadian and Australian independent film industry.  Congratulations to all the volunteers and organizers of the festival, it was another successful year and we look forward to what you will bring us next year!

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