Posted by Terry on November 22, 2011
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Next up in the GPLT Movie Series, a winter series of feature films affiliated with the Reel Shorts Film Festival, is Starbuck, a heartwarming comedy from Quebec (French with English subtitles).  Screening at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Nov 27 at Second Street Theatre (tickets $10; students $5), it’s a “sparkling crowd-pleaser” (Chris Knight, National Post) about middle-aged David (Patrick Huard) who finds out the sperm donations he made twenty years ago have resulted in 533 children who have joined together in a class action suit demanding to know the true identity of the donor known only as “Starbuck.”

In his review, Chris Knight called it a “fabulously funny film.”  I really enjoyed it when I saw it at the Edmonton International Film Festival. It’s not surprising since it won the Most Popular Canadian Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was a runner-up for the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

If you get a chance to come out and see it, feel free to comment about it.


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