The Delicate Art of Parking

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The Delicate Art of Parking
Directed byTrent Carlson
Produced byBlake Corbet
Andrew Currie
Kevin Eastwood
Written byTrent Carlson
Blake Corbet
StarringFred Ewanuick
Dov Tiefenbach
Tony Conté
Diana Pavlovská
Gabrielle Rose
Richard Side
William MacDonald
Nancy Robertson
Music byJames Jandrisch
Daniel Séguin
Distributed byAnagram Pictures
Release date
  • May 14, 2003 (2003-05-14)
Running time
87 minutes

The Delicate Art of Parking is an 87-minute Canadian comedy/mockumentary film released on May 14, 2003 directed by Trent Carlson, and produced by Blake Corbet, Andrew Currie and Kevin Eastwood. It has received numerous awards including the Golden Zenith Award for Best Feature at the Montreal World Film Festival and Most Popular Canadian Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Fred Ewanuick and Nancy Robertson both star in this film. The next year, they would work together on Corner Gas, a sitcom that ran for 6 seasons, was acclaimed by critics and for which both actors won numerous accolades and awards.


Lonny Goosen (Dov Tiefenbach) is a documentary filmmaker whose car just got towed. Together with his friend Gus (Andrew McNee) as his camera-man and Gus' cousin Olena (Diana Pavlovská) as their sound person, Lonny sets out to make a film about what people think about parking enforcers.


The Delicate Art of Parking received positive reviews from film critics, with some calling the movie one of the best Canadian movies of 2003. The movie currently holds a 78% "Fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews. Ryan Cracknell of Movie Views gave the movie a positive review, stating "The Delicate Art of Parking is held together because of its strong characters. They're funny, they're quirky, and, most of all, they're realistic." Fred Ewanuick was praised by most critics for his acting and his chemistry with the rest of the cast. He won the Peniscola Comedy Film Festival Award for Best Actor.


The movie was nominated for a total of 14 awards, winning 5 of them. It won the Montreal World Film Festival Award for Best Film.

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