Algonquin (film)

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Algonquin
Directed byJonathan Hayes
Produced byJane Motz Hayes
Darren Portelli
Written byJonathan Hayes
StarringMark Rendall
Nicholas Campbell
Sheila McCarthy
Michael Levinson
Victoria Sanchez
Music byOhad Benchetrit & Justin Small
CinematographyCatherine Lutes
Edited byDuff Smith
Production
company
Berkeley Films
Spiral Entertainment
Distributed byA71 Entertainment
Release date
Running time
101 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish

Algonquin is a 2014 Canadian drama film written and directed by Jonathan Hayes.

Plot[edit]

Leif (Nicholas Campbell), a travel writer whose career has declined, visits his son Jake (Mark Rendall). The father plans to produce a book about Algonquin Park and invites his son to join him in its writing.[1] Leif also meets up with Rita (Sheila McCarthy), his former wife and Jake's mother.[2] Matters are complicated when they are joined by Carmen (Victoria Sanchez), Leif's young romantic partner, and her son Iggy (Michael Levinson).[3] Leif and Jake then proceed with a canoe trip through Algonquin Park to find a particular horseshoe.[2][3][4]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Algonquin marks the first time that Hayes has written and directed a feature film.[1]

Release[edit]

The film was first screened at the Montreal World Film Festival on 24 August 2013.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lacey, Liam (11 April 2014). "Algonquin: Adrift in the wilderness, typically Canadian". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 2.5/4 stars
  2. ^ a b Stone, Jay (1 May 2014). "Movie review: Algonquin a fractured drama in a lovely setting". Postmedia News. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b Barnard, Linda (10 April 2014). "Algonquin paddles through family's twist and turns: review". Toronto Star. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 2.5/4 stars
  4. ^ "TiP Feature Playing in Toronto". ACTRA Toronto. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Algonquin". Festival des Films du Monde / World Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  6. ^ Robb, Peter (1 May 2014). "All Canadian: Father-son film set in iconic Algonquin Park". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 1 May 2014.

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