On Monday, September 8, I attended the World Premiere of The Narrows at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. The event took place at the brand new AMC Theatre at Yonge and Dundas.

It's a very intriguing and captivating film about brotherhood, family, and loyalty. Sophia Bush and Kevin Zegers drive the narrative, while Vincent D'Onofrio steals every scene he's in and provides most of the lighthearted moments in an otherwise violent, tension-filled story. The gritty setting of Brooklyn, New York is another character in itself. Since Zegers plays a photographer, and a lot of the movie focuses on that, it has a great look. There are some exciting visuals such as the use of black & white stills, freeze-frame, and fast motion. The highlight is the third act, filled with twists and turns that are totally unexpected, and some stunning reveals that made the audience gasp.

The screening was followed by a lengthy, in-depth Q&A with cast members Sophia Bush (Kathy Popovich) and Kevin Zegers (Mike Manadoro). Star Vincent D'Onofrio could not attend, but director Fran?ois Velle read a text message he sent to the audience.

Earlier we posted some pictures. Here, in two parts, is the entire Q&A.


Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at Larry411.com

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