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Festival Film Series: new film confirmed and a change in documentary schedule

Award-winning “The Kids Are Alright” confirmed and new date for doc “The Inside Job” 

Media Bulletin #1

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, February 7, 2011. . . . The most talked about movie at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, winner of two Golden Globes and Oscar nominee for Best Picture, The Kids Are All Right, will be screened at the Festival Film Series in place of The King’s Speech on February 12, 2011 at 3 p.m. Due to a scheduling change, the award-winning documentary The Inside Job will now be shown on February 25, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.

Nic and Jules (three-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore) are married and share a cozy suburban Southern California home with their teenage children, Joni and Laser (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson). As Joni prepares to leave for college, 15-year-old Laser presses her for a big favour. He wants Joni, now 18, to help him find their biological father; the two teenagers were conceived by donor insemination. Against her better judgment, Joni honours her brother’s request and manages to make contact with “bio-dad” Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an easygoing restaurateur. As Paul comes into the lives of the forthright four, an unexpected new chapter begins for them as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined.

Directed by Lisa Cholodenko (High Art, Laurel Canyon), The Kids Are All Right combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth in a funny, vibrant, and richly drawn portrait of a modern family.

Tickets for the Festival Film Series are $11 per person. Advance tickets and same day tickets can be purchased at the Shaw Festival Box Office or by calling 1-800-511-SHAW (7429) (locally 905-468-2172). Feature films are scheduled at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and documentaries screen at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, visit www.shawfest.com/films.

The Festival Film Series is generously supported by advertising sponsor, The Standard, St. Catharines’ daily newspaper.

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In the spirit of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival provokes the mind and stirs the soul through a theatre experience so compelling that, year after year, ever-broadening groups of artists, audiences and supporters are drawn to our work in Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

Please visit our website at www.shawfest.com/news for other Shaw Festival media releases. For more information, or to download images from our image bank to accompany this release, members of the media may contact:

Odette Yazbeck 
Public Relations Director 
905-468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2222                   
odette@shawfest.com                                                      

Jenniffer Anand
Public Relations Coordinator
905-468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2224
janand@shawfest.com

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