Kincardine film fest set to impress


By Barb McKay


Based on the line-up of films, the third annual Kincardine International Film Festival will be a great entertainment experience.


The film festival, organized by MyFM and sponsored by Bruce Telecom, will run Sept. 7 to 9 at the Aztec Theatre, in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs Sept. 6 to 16.


“There’s a lot happening, it should be a lot of fun,” said Dylan Bartlett, general manager of MyFM Kincardine.


Friday night’s movie is Edwin Boyd – Citizen Gangster, directed by Nathan Morlando and starring Scott Speedman, Brian Cox and Kelly Reilly. The film is based on the true story of Edwin Alonzo Boyd, a Second World War veteran with dreams of making it big in Hollywood. Unable to provide for his family, Boyd turns to crime and becomes one of Canada’s most notorious gangsters.


The film begins at 8 p.m. Tickets for Friday and Saturday viewings are $10 each and are available at the door one hour before showtime.


Saturday features a double header, beginning with Bernie, a comedy-drama about a small-town mortician who befriends a wealthy widow before killing her and going to great trouble to cover up her death. The film stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew MacConaughey and will play at 7 p.m.

At 9 p.m., the festival will show the Academy Award nominated film Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer, who won an Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance as an elderly widower who announces he is gay.


This year, the Kincardine International Film Festival will show a film in Goderich, also on Saturday, at 8 p.m. Billy Bishop Goes to War, starring Eric Peterson and John Gray, will be shown at the Park Theatre.


As with previous film festivals, Sunday is Kids Day, sponsored by the Kincardine Lions Club. Several short children’s films will be shown, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free.


“We want to encourage kids to get out there and enjoy it,” said Bartlett.


For more information about the Kincardine International Film Festival, visit