That's all the N's they offer. It's as many as you can get. I like when Norm Wilner says "Sarah Kolasky delivers a tour de force performance" or when he calls it a "tightly focused character study" but you can read the whole thing and choose your favourite quote.
It's the moment we've been waiting for, and we could not be more excited. The theatrical run begins this Friday at Carleton Cinema in Toronto. The film is playing for a week in Whitby, Ottawa, and Winnipeg as well, but the Toronto screening is near and dear to us because we can come represent at the Q&A! Get your tickets here before the opening weekend sells out!
***Director and cast in attendance for Friday and Saturday evening screenings, October 6th&7th.***
Great Great Great was featured in sixteen theatres across Canada as part of Landmark Cinemas' Canadian Indie Film Series. Sarah answered questions and posed for photos with the enthusiastic audience in Hamilton, but we've heard that the audiences in the other sixteen cities had *almost* as much fun.
We had a great time at the Cinefest Sudbury today. It wasn't until we took the stage at a packed house that we discovered we were on the front page of the Sudbury Star. Thanks, Sudbury!
So proud to announce that Great Great great was the winner of three awards at the Canadian Film Festival:
*Best Performance* (Sarah Kolasky)
Thank you so much to the Canadian Film Fest and the jury. We can't tell you how much this means to all of us who worked on the film!
Some more CBC love, an awesome interview with our director (writer/producer) Adam Garnet Jones- talking about everything Great Great Great and his collaboration with Sarah Kolasky (writer/producer/star). Thanks to Oliver Skinner (and Peter Knegt) at CBC Arts. Still smiling from our world premiere the other night at the Canadian Film Fest.
Sean Kelly on Movies - 4 stars!
"Altogether, Great Great Great is a compelling look at the complexities of relationships."
For more on what Sean Kelly thought, please have a peek at his review.
Thank you to everyone at CBC's q for the amazing interview! Adam Garnet Jones and Sarah Kolasky chatted with Tom Power about all things Great Great Great and our World Premiere tonight at the Canadian Film Fest. In case you missed it or you would like to hear it again. 😊 Here's the link:
Charles Trapunski at Brief Take says: "Great performances all around, watch out for Meredith Cheesbrough’s stunning turn, with the standout being Kolasky in a vulnerable, intimate performance . . . ."
Bravo to Meredith Cheesbrough and Sarah Kolasky, under the brilliant direction of Adam Garnet Jones. Countdown to our World Premiere - tomorrow (Thursday, March 23) at the Canadian Film Fest, 7PM screening at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto.
Norm Wilner of NOW Magazine says:
“It’s a moody, occasionally piercing character study, and Kolasky – who co-wrote and co-produced the film with Jones – is terrific in a tricky role, keeping us on Lauren’s side as she acts out in increasingly risky ways by hinting at the panic driving those actions. It’s a tour de force performance, played in a minor key.”
We are delighted to announce the Upcoming World Premiere of Great Great Great at the Canadian Film Fest 2017!
Join us on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 PM at the Scotiabank Theatre. Writer/Director Adam Garnet Jones and Writer/Star Sarah Kolasky will be on hand with other cast and crew members for the intro and post Q&A.
In the span of Lauren and Tom’s five-year relationship, they have never had a fight. Their sex life is fine. They get along fine. Everything points to marriage, until Lauren suddenly sees a lifetime of “just fine” yawning ahead of her, and it immediately makes her hungry for a better, fuller future. She just needs to decide what “better” really means.
DIRECTOR: Adam Garnet Jones
WRITERS: Adam Garnet Jones and Sarah Kolasky
CAST: Sarah Kolasky, Daniel Beirne, Richard Clarkin, Meredith Cheesbrough, Lindsay Leese, John Jarvis
Running Time: 77 minutes
Online Screener available upon request.
Interviews with Adam Garnet Jones and Sarah Kolasky available by request.
Adam Garnet Jones (Cree/Métis/ Danish) has been regarded as a filmmaker to watch, since “Cloudbreaker” premiered at TIFF in 2006. His films tell compelling stories that often touch on little-seen experiences in the Aboriginal and Queer communities. Over the last ten years, Adam has written and directed a series of award-winning films that toured the international film circuit from Toronto to L.A., Sydney, Berlin and Beijing. Not content to work only in film, Adam has also distinguished himself as a television writer. He wrote scripts for the series “Cashing In” and “Mohawk Girls." He also had a hand in creating the upcoming series, “The North End” with Big Soul Productions. He is currently developing “Wolf Joe”, a preschool series with TVO and Amberwood Entertainment.
Adam released his first dramatic feature-length film, “Fire Song”, at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. “Fire Song” went on to win the Air Canada Audience Choice Award at ImagineNATIVE, the world’s largest Indigenous Media Arts Festival. “Fire Song” also won the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature at Reel Out, the People's Choice Award for Best Film at Rainbow Reels, and both the RBC Audience Choice Award and the Jury Prize for Best Canadian Film at the Queer North Film Festival. It's now safe to say - “Fire Song” is an audience favourite! But even before the film was green-lit for production, the script for “Fire Song” won the WGC's Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize. “Fire Song” can be seen on Netflix USA.
Next up, Adam has completed his second feature-length film, Great Great Great, which will begin touring festivals in 2017.
Sarah Kolasky is an actor and producer from Toronto, Canada. She plays Lauren in the feature film Great Great Great, which she produced and co-wrote with her long-time collaborator, Adam Garnet Jones. She also produced and acted in the short film, “LIAR”, which premiered at the prestigious 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX. Other producing credits include the short films “A Small Thing” (TIFF ’08) and “Cloudbreaker” (TIFF ’06). Sarah is also the Chair of the Breakthroughs Film Festival, the only festival in Canada dedicated to showcasing short films by emerging female directors. She received a BFA in Film Studies from Ryerson University, and is one half of the sketch comedy duo Ex-Adults.
GirlBoy Productions is a creative partnership between Sarah Kolasky and Adam Garnet Jones. Since 2005, they have collaborated on several short films which have won awards, been broadcast on television, and screened at festivals all over the world. Past credits include “A Small Thing” (TIFF 2008) and “LIAR” (South by Southwest 2012). Great Great Great is their first feature film together.