Canadian film icon Gordon Pinsent to open Devour! The Food Film Fest

WOLFVILLE, NS, July 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Devour! The Food Film Fest is thrilled to welcome Canadian film icon Gordon Pinsent as our guest curator for the 2017 Opening Night Gala Thursday, October 25 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Pinsent will attend the Opening Gala Reception at the Fountain Commons at Acadia University.

The presence of the Newfoundland-born actor is the perfect pairing to this year's festival theme, A Celebration of Canadian Cinema & Cuisine. The 2017 festivities will shine a spotlight on Canadian film and food in recognition of our nation's sesquicentennial. Pinsent has personally selected The Hundred-Foot Journey directed by Lasse Hallström to screen at the opening of the festival.

"It has long been a desire of ours to invite Gordon Pinsent to our festival," said Devour! Executive Director Michael Howell. "Having an iconic Canadian open Devour! as Guest Curator fulfills a long-time dream. In this year of celebrating Canada 150, it is only fitting that one of our greatest actors launches our Festival celebrating food and film."

Gordon Pinsent is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director and playwright from Grand Falls, Newfoundland. Film roles include Away from Her, The Shipping News, and The Grand Seduction. Pinsent is a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2010, he gained notoriety with a new generation of admirers when a CBC This Hour Has 22 Minutes comedy sketch of Pinsent reading Justin Bieber's biography went viral. The autobiographical film River of My Dreams has been seen internationally this year, revitalizing our understanding of Pinsent as a Canadian treasure.

Devour! is also pleased to announce that it has secured provincial funding to support the growth and development of the festival for the 2017/18 year through the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

For the full release please visit https://devourfest.com/canadian-film-icon-gordon-pinsent-to-open-devour-the-food-film-fest/.

SOURCE Devour! The Food Film Fest

For further information: Media Contact: Andrea McLoughlin, Holmes PR, 416-628-5609 / amcloughlin@holmespr.com; Adrienne Kakoullis, Holmes PR, 416-628-5610 / akaoullis@holmespr.com


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