Posted by: michellemuldoon | March 11, 2014

Down River Theatrical Release

Down River Official Film Poster

Canadians are notorious for not supporting English Canadian Films. It happens for a variety of reasons but that doesn’t matter right now, because all I’m doing here is asking you to support one Anglo-Canadian Film. I’m asking all of you in Vancouver to step out your door, and head to the Fifth Avenue Cinemas and support this one film, Down River, opening March 14th. Toronto, I’m asking you to do the same on March 21st at the Cinemark at Yonge and Dundas.

This is a well-made, emotionally fueled, and heartfelt film that deserves an audience, and it’s up to each and every one of us to ensure it has one.

I saw Down River at the Vancouver International Film Festival. There was hardly a dry eye in the theatre when the credits rolled. It’s a work of love by Ben Ratner inspired by, and made in memory of Babz Chula. I didn’t know Babz, but I’m constantly reminded in this town how amazing she must have been. Her legacy is the inspiration and love she gave everyone who knew her. So much love, that her passing inspired a charity, The Babz Chula Lifeline for Artists Society, a documentary, Chi, and this film, Down River. Her legacy reverberates throughout the Vancouver Film Community and it will for a very long time.

If you don’t believe me, then check out this review that accompanied the film’s screening at Cinequest; Popcorn and Vodka, Reviews and Interviews from Bay Area Film Festivals.

So, get out there Vancouver, and Toronto, support our own. By doing so, you honour the memory of a woman who gave so much to so many.

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