It’s just over a week away now movie lovers! The Forest City Film Festival runs Oct. 26-29th at the Wolf Performance Hall and Rainbow Cinemas downtown London. This festival is totally unique because it’s meant ‘to celebrate and nurture the film industry in Southwestern Ontario honoring films and filmmakers from the area, showcasing new, compelling artists and inspiring future ones’.
There are so many amazing full length films, documentaryies and shorts to see and I know because I’ve been able to preview some of them for you. The most recent one I watched, which had me laughing and happy crying, was ‘Go Fish.’
‘Go Fish’ synopsis: While struggling with the death of her mother and the loss of a privileged life, a frustrated young woman attempts to reclaim her happiness which she believes is attached to a beloved unicorn paddleboat that her father was forced to sell to her nemesis. SWO Connection: Produced by Penny Eizenga, a long time London resident who now lives and works in the film industry in Toronto.
Liz’s Review: “Look deeper than your reflection” – Go Fish. I am already quoting this movie because of how it moved me and ultimately brought me to happy-tears. This film found the perfect balance between earnest moments and quirky playfulness. A grass is always greener tale that is all too relatable in a world where we place value on the type of car we drive and our cottage by the lake. Always feeling the need to “go fish” for something better.
Watch the official trailer below: