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I Like Movies

Directed by Chandler Levack
99 minutes
Chandler Levack’s hilarious ode to cinephiles and video stores balances a fragile coming-of-age story in the mid-2000s with wicked humour. A warm-hearted hit at TIFF 2022.
Small-town highschooler and insufferable film lover Lawrence Kweller dreams of attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts to become a filmmaker. His ambitions are even more unrealistic when he decides to get a job at his local video store to save for the expensive tuition fees. Lawrence’s film-bro elitism faces a reality check when he starts alienating the most important people in his life, all while developing a complicated friendship with his older manager. Littered with movie references and homages, Levack’s darkly funny, mid-2000s tribute is equal parts nostalgia and cringe, all while maintaining compassion and pathos.
Backed by strong writing and even stronger performances, the result is a film that is small but not slight, sweet but not cloying, and the kind of thing that can make even a cynical critic like movies again.
Katie Rife, Indiewire

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Sun 25 Jun
Newcastle - Event Cinemas Kotara
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In English
Chandler Levack
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