Friday, April 26, 2013

15 Reasons to Live Hits Theatres this Weekend

It was hard to envision, when it was first proposed to us so long ago, but it's finally here: the film adaptation of Ray Robertson's Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live.

Fifteen Reasons to Live, directed by Toronto filmmaker Alan Zweig, debuts tomorrow at the city's Hot Docs documentary film festival.

Here's what The Globe and Mail has to say about the film:

"If this sounds inspiring, it is, and I say that as someone who is constitutionally suspicious of any triumphing of the human spirit on film. But 15 Reasons is a documentary, with that form’s inherent immediacy and humility. It homes in on small, human profundities."

Quill & Quire also ran an interview with Zweig yesterday, where he talks (amongst other things) about what it was like adapting essays into film. Last but not least, if you're in the T-dot, be sure to look for 15 Reasons to Live at these three venues:

Sat, Apr 27 6:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
Mon, Apr 29 1:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre
Sun, May 5 1:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3

Tickets are available online here.

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