Thursday, August 9, 2012
After running a monthly screening series in Vancouver, they are bringing the series to Toronto. Tonight, they present a special screening of The Whistleblower by Larysa Kondracki and starring Rachel Weisz. The screening takes place at the theatre of the post-production studio Deluxe, 424 Adelaide St East.
There will be a reception at 7pm featuring music by The Weather Station. The screening of the film takes place at 8pm and will be followed by a Q&A with producer Christina Piovesan who will be in attendance. Kondracki will also participate in the Q&A via Skype. All this for just $12 in advance, $14 at the door.
Inspired by actual events, Kathy Bolkovac (Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz) is a Nebraskan police officer who takes a job working for the United Nations as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she unveils a different reality: corruption and cover-up amidst a world of UN contingents, private contractors, and diplomatic doubletalk. From director Larysa Kondracki, The Whistleblower also stars Monica Bellucci, Academy Award nominee David Stathairn and Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave.