I LIKE MOVIES
THURSDAY May 11th
4:15 and 7:15
Season ticket holders from 2019/2020 season admitted free
I Like Movies is a 2022 Canadian comedy drama film, written and directed by Chandler Levack. Set in the early 2000s, the film stars Isaiah Lehtinen as Lawrence, a socially inept 17-year-old cinephile who gets a job at a video store, where he forms a complicated friendship with his older female manager.
The film is produced by Lindsay Blair Goeldner with original score by Murray Lightburn from The Dears. Its cast also includes Dan Beirne, Krista Bridges, Romina D'Ugo, Percy Hynes White, Andy McQueen, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll and Alex Ateah.
Levack has described the film as being based in part on her own teenage job in a video store, although she has stated that she chose to write the central character as male out of a desire to push back against the popular notion that women filmmakers can only tell female-oriented stories.
The film has been picked up for worldwide distribution by Visit Films, and had its world premiere in the Discovery section at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2022.