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Poster Premiere For Bruce McDonald's Hard Core Logo 2

Forming a sort of conclusion to his unofficial trilogy of road movies that began with 1989's Roadkill and continued with 1991's Highway 61, Bruce McDonald's Hard Core Logo became something of a cult sensation - one that firmly entrenched McDonald as one of Canada's most iconic indie filmmakers while also launching star Hugh Dillon's transformation from hard drinking rock singer to screen star.There had been rumblings of an in-the-works sequel for years before it actually came to be and, true to form, McDonald's Hard Core Logo 2 refused to play by the rules laid down by the original.In this long-awaited B-Side to Hard Core Logo, Bruce McDonald brings a new rock and roll persona to light: Care Failure of the band Die Mannequin, who...
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Line-Up of Canadian Films at Tiff 2011

Yesterday, the Toronto International Film Festival, which will take place between September 8 and 18, unveiled the list of Canadian films that will be screened.

Galas

A Dangerous Method Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Sarah Gadon

Starbuck

Director: Ken Scott

Cast: Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand and Patrick Labbé

Take This Waltz Director: Sarah Polley Cast: Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams and Sarah Silverman

Canada First

Marécages Director: Guy Édoin Cast: Pascale Bussières, Luc Picard, Gabriel Maillé and François Papineau

Amy George Directors: Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas Cast: Gabriel del Castillo Mullally, Claudia Dey, Don Kerr and Natasha Allan

Nuit #1 Director: Anne Émond Cast: Catherine de Léan and Dimitri Storoge

The Odds Directors: Simon Davidson Cast: Tyler Johnston, Calum Worthy and Julia Maxwell

The Patron Saints Directors: Melanie Shatzky and Brian M. Cassidy

Roméo Onze Director: Ivan Grbovic Cast: Ali Ammar, Joseph Bou Nassar, Eleonore Millier, May Hilal
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Hard Core Logo 2: In The Can And Coming Soon.

I have just finished up a round table interview with Bruce McDonald and Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew for their soon-to-be-released This Movie Is Broken but before we got to the meat and potatoes of that film - and I promise to have the interview transcribed and posted asap - I fired off a couple of unrelated questions about upcoming projects to McDonald.

On the matter of Lucky Ho, McDonald's upcoming women-in-prison exploitation throwback, he says he's just received the final script, he's very happy with it, and is hoping to shoot in the fall.

And on Hard Core Logo 2 - the long rumored sequel to his breakout slice of rock and roll nihilism - McDonald dropped this little nugget. Production is complete. They shot quick and quiet in Saskatchewan, the film has wrapped, and is now being edited. Here's how McDonald described the project to Toronto's Eye
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