Here's What You Should See at CIFF Today (Sun. 3/29)

1) This Isn’t Funny (9:30 a.m, 86 min.) Director: Paul Ashton.
Stars Katie Page and Paul Ashton co-wrote this movie about Eliot, a comedian (Page) who literally runs into a man (Ashton). Eliot proceeds to use their car accident for her comedic routines as the two fall for each other in this romantic comedy.
2) Eadweard (noon, 104 min.). Director: Kyle Rideout
First-time director Kyle Rideout portrays the magic of filmmaking in this biopic about one of cinema's earliest innovators, Eadweard Muybridge, a man whose name is almost as breathtaking as his experiments with motion photography. In a script that blends romance and 19th-century science, the story is a compelling one, dramatized by all sorts of cinematic tricks to capture the thrill of Muybridge's early work. Hell on Wheels' fans will recognize Christopher Heyerdahl in a supporting role.
3) Cut Bank (1:45 p.m., 92 min.). Director: Matt Shakman
Liam Hemsworth stars as a guy who’ll do whatever he can to get the hell out of Cut Bank, Montana. Yet, his boss (Billy Bob Thornton) doesn’t pay him enough so he can afford to leave town. When he accidentally videotapes a man’s murder, he might have punched his ticket to move to another city or he might just have set the wheels in motion for his own murder. 
4) Don’t Leave Me (3:35 p.m., 197 min.) Directors: Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koeverden.
Two old friends talk about their lives in this documentary from Belgium-born director Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Netherlands-born director Niels van Koeverden. The film documents two years in the lives of the aging men, who constantly joke with one another about what their last days will be like.
5) Danny Collins (7 p.m., 106 min.). Director: Dan Fogelman; Starring: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale ,Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer.
Inspired by a true story, the official closing night film stars Al Pacino as an aging rock star who decides to stop catering to his fans and follow his heart. The film features original songs by the likes of Ryan Adams, Don Was and Greg Agar.

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...

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