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I Like Movies // THE GREAT ESCAPE

Dates with showtimes for I Like Movies // THE GREAT ESCAPE
  • Thu, Apr 18

Run Time: 99 min. Release Year: 2023

Doors at 6:30 p.m.; Film at 7 p.m. Tickets $15.
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THE EXPERIENCE

Finally making its way to the USA after the film’s TIFF premiere, I Like Movies transports us to the world of a movie-loving teenager working at a Canadian video rental store in the early 2000s. 

ON SCREEN: I Like Movies

2022. Directed by Chandler Levack. Runtime: 99 minutes. Not Rated. Starring: Isaiah Lehtinen, Romina D’Ugo, Krista Bridges, Percy Hynes White

In Burlington, Ontario, in 2003, hyper-ambitious teenage cinephile Lawrence Kweller (Isaiah Lehtinen) dreams of attending film school at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In order to raise the hefty tuition fee, he gets his dream job at the local video store, Sequels. Wracked with anxiety about his future, Lawrence begins alienating the most important people in his life—his best friend Matt Macarchuck (Percy Hynes White), his single mother Terri (Krista Bridges)—all while developing a complicated friendship with his older female manager, Alana (Romina D’Ugo). As graduation looms ever closer, a series of painful realizations force Lawrence to realize that he is a pretentious asshole.

Chandler Levack, Writer/Director, Producer
Chandler Levack grew up in Burlington, Ontario, and lives in Toronto where she studied cinema at the University of Toronto and screenwriting at the Canadian Film Centre. She has directed numerous music videos, earning two JUNO nominations, and is a veteran journalist and critic who has earned several National Magazine Awards for publications that include The Globe & Mail, The Village Voice and Maisonneuve. Her short film We Forgot to Break Up (2017) premiered at TIFF and SXSW. I Like Movies is her feature debut.

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