AGH film series presents the intelligent, provocative drama by Atom Egoyan
With film producers Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss in attendance
With its dramatic themes of family history, human psychology, terrorism and technology, the Fall 2009 AGH film series is pleased to screen Atom Agoyan’s acclaimed film Adoration on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm at the Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas, 2 King Street West, downtown Hamilton.
Special to this screening is the attendance of the film’s producers Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss in a post-screening question-and-answer session.
Tickets are $6.00 for AGH Members (including student e-Members), $8.00 for students and seniors and $10.00 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased online in advance at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, in person at the AGH’s Front Desk during Gallery hours or at the venue door the evening of the screening beginning at 6:30 pm.
In Adoration, Sabine (Arsinee Khanjian) is a high school French teacher who gives her class a translation exercise based on a real news story about a terrorist who plants a bomb in airline luggage. The assignment has a profound effect on one student, Simon (Devon Bostick), who lives with his uncle (Scott Speedman). In the course of translating, Simon re-imagines that the news item is his own family’s story, with the terrorist standing in for his father. Simon’s version makes it to the Internet, allowing him to journey deeper into his past, while the public reaction is swift and strong. 2008 TIFF Best Canadian Feature Film – Special Jury Citation.
Canadian producers Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss are partners in the production company Film Farm Productions. In 2008, they received the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture for the acclaimed film Away From Her.
AGH film series is generously sponsored by Turkstra Lumber.
The AGH gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Hamilton, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival. Media support provided by View Magazine.
Full-time students of Mohawk College, McMaster University, Redeemer College, Columbia College and the Canadian Institute for Dental Hygiene are student e-Members at the AGH, courtesy of the Gallery’s Audience Development partner, RBC.
For complete AGHfilm information, visit the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s website at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, call 905-527-6610, ext. 232, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org