It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so Bravo!FACT’s December feature playlist is chock full of holiday spirit. Get some eggnog and cookies and enjoy!
Liane Balaban made her feature film debut in New Waterford Girl (1999), playing a 15-year-old misfit longing to escape a Cape Breton coal-mining town. Balaban had studied drama in high school, but had not intended to be an actor. After seven auditions, Balaban landed the part that won a Special Jury Citation at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival and a nomination for a Canadian Comedy Award.
This year’s Whistler Film Festival will screen four Bravo!FACT shorts November 30 through December 4 at the mountain ski resort in British Columbia: Tabula Rasa directed by Matthew Rankin, Up in Cottage Country by Simon Ennis starring Liane Balaban, At Lunchtime: A Story of Love by Brad Dryborough, and Pleased to Meet You by Michael MacLennan, based on a short story by B.C.-based author Caroline Adderson.