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Closing Gala: Suck It Up

Year 2017
Runtime 99 mins
Language English

A light-hearted look at the debaucherous bonds of friendship, SUCK IT UP is the Calgary International Film Festival's Closing Gala selection.

It’s two months after the death of Ronnie’s brother, and Faye’s first love, Garrett. Ronnie (Grace Glowicki) is on an epic bender, while Faye (Erin Carter) has taken up crafting. When Ronnie’s drinking hits a dangerous high, Faye returns home to Calgary to get her back on track - she kidnaps Ronnie and takes off for the family cottage in picturesque Invermere, British Columbia. Waking up halfway to nowhere is not the hangover Ronnie was expecting, but Faye is determined to air her out. So begins a summer of lake-town antics, trysts with townies, and a lot of button-pushing.

SUCK IT UP is a joyride through grief that takes a heartfelt look at the bonds of friendship, and the struggles that can test, stretch, and ultimately break – or strengthen - them. Starring two Alberta-raised leads and shot with a Calgary-based crew, the second feature from Jordan Canning won Canada's Women In the Director’s Chair Feature Film Award, and had its World Premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival.

$35: includes an after party at Workshop Kitchen + Culture. Doors open at 6:30 pm, film starts at 7:30 pm


Attending Guests
Director Jordan Canning, lead actor Erin Carter, Executive Producer Sandra Quinn, Producer Marc Tetreault and Jason Levangie, Writer Julia Hoff, Director of Photography Guy Godfree, Production Designer Sarah Haydon Roy and Picture Editor Simone Smith at the September 30th screening
Slamdance Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival
Jordan Canning
Marc Tetreault, Jason Levangie
Julia Hoff
Guy Godfree
Simone Smith
Production Design
Sarah Haydon Roy
Ben Fox
Erin Carter, Grace Glowicki, Daniel Beirne, Toby Marks, Michael Rowe, Nancy Kerr, Paul Cowling, Blake Gordey