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Kamloops Film Festival Presents: Forsaken

March 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

 Canada, France

Directed by Jon Cassar
In English
Drama, Western
90 minutes
Not Rated

Write-Up:
After years of wandering and making a name for himself as a formidable quick-draw gunfighter, Civil War veteran John Henry Clayton quietly returns to his hometown. Weary of his years of violence, John Henry is determined to lay down his guns for good. John Henry’s father, the Reverend William Clayton, resolutely condemns his son’s past and is skeptical of his pledge to reform.

Bringing together two generations of a legendary acting dynasty, this riveting, bloody, and moving western stars Donald and Kiefer Sutherland as a long-estranged father and son attempting to make amends whilst their community is besieged by ruthless land-grabbers.

Quotes:

“beautifully directed, nobly photographed and proverbially scripted”

“But it is the tension between Donald Sutherland, 80, with flowing white locks but steely eyes, giving his best performance for years, and his son Kiefer, 48, with a fierce presence of his own, acting together for the first time, that makes this film so terrifically moving.” -David Sexton, London Evening Standard

“With over 30 overlapping years in the business, you would think this would have happened already, and while they have appeared in the same movie before, this is the first time the Sutherlands have played father and son. It was worth the wait.”

“Donald and Kiefer bring the hard emotions when they’re required to, but the film is elevated by an excellent supporting cast that includes Brian Cox, Demi Moore, and Michael Wincott.”—Noah R. Taylor, Dorkshelf

“Both Sutherlands look spot-on perfect for their roles; Kiefer’s character lines increase his flintiness quotient, while Donald’s flowing white hair and beard suggest a demanding Old Testament paterfamilias” – Joe Leydon, Variety

“Michael Wincott is at his smoothly menacing deep voice best” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“…the Sutherland father-son team appear on screen together for the first time, in a pure western that rejects revisionism in favour of unadulterated fun”- Henry Barns, The Guardian

Website: http://forsakenthefilm.com/

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdPmvg7P_6g

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Details

Date:
March 12, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm
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Venue

Paramount Theatre
503 Victoria Street
Kamloops, British Columbia Canada
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