Thursday, April 30, 2009
THE LAST NEW YEAR @ THE ROYAL (MAY 17 - 19, 2009)
THE LAST NEW YEAR @ The Royal
EVENT LISTING: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=78944698183
Toronto Premier Screenings:
MAY 17, 18, & 19
THE ROYAL @ 7PM
608 College (at Clinton St.), Toronto, ON
The Filmmakers and Cast will be in attendance with a Q & A after each screening.
To reserve your tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and number you would like to purchase.
The Last New Year has been selected as Golden Ace Award Winner at the 2009 Las Vegas International Film Festival.
REVIEW BY GREGOR CRAIGIE, CBC RADIO - JANUARY 30, 2009
“Great… a very thoughtful film.”
REVIEW BY MICHAEL D. REID, TIMES COLONIST - JANUARY 29, 2009
“John Cassavetes died 20 years ago, but the American independent film pioneer’s influence is unmistakable in The Last New Year, Garfield Lindsay Miller’s absorbing ensemble drama…”
A young man’s mysterious disappearance tests the frayed relationships among his nine closest friends. Reunited for their annual night of fun and debauchery, the group must unravel the secrets behind his absence to save the tradition and their friendships from disaster.
The Last New Year is the story of the “Fools and Bastards Club,” a diverse group of twenty-somethings who share one thing in common – each other. In high school, ten friends made a pact that every New Year’s Eve they would reunite to celebrate. After eight years what had started as a simple house party developed into a sacred tradition, and, although the friends had grown apart, the annual event always brought them back together.
But this New Year’s Eve things are different. One of the group’s core members, Rich, has mysteriously disappeared leaving his girlfriend, Penny, his best friend, William and the rest of the group clueless as to what happened, where he is, or if he is even still alive. Most assume he’s dead and, despite the shadow of their loss and the mystery that surrounds his disappearance, the group valiantly attempts to keep the party going. For many, the stress is too much to bear and old friendships, once unquestionable, are put to the test. As the friends begin spiraling into anger and blame, it soon becomes clear that this may be the club’s last official meeting.
At the center of the drama are Penny and William and a secret love affair that could easily tear “The Fools and Bastards” apart for good. When they learn their secret may be linked to their friend’s disappearance, they must decide what is more important: keeping the truth to themselves or keeping the group together.
The Last New Year is a feature film by Garfield Lindsay Miller. The film stars: Casey Austin, Margaret Evans, Philip Graeme, Andrew Hachey, Kate Hewlett, Mike McPhaden, James Murray, Mayko Ngyen, Aaron Webber, and Kris Holden-Reid.
Director - GARFIELD LINDSAY MILLER
Writers - GARFIELD LINDSAY MILLER & CASEY AUSTIN
Producer - ALYSON RICHARDS
Executive Producer - DEBBIE NIGHTINGALE
Director of Photography - PASHA PATRIKI
Editor - DEV SINGH
Production Designer - CHRIS GOTZAMANIS
Music Supervisor - NICK BLASKO
With Music by:
The Be Good Tanyas
The Black Angels
The Cape May
The Golden Dogs
Jon and Roy
Land of Talk
Tegan & Sara