St. Lawrence Film Fest Unveils Closing Night Film

Courtesy of Los Angeles Film Festival
'Frank and Cindy'

The Rene Russo and Oliver Platt-starrer 'Frank and Cindy' will help launch the cross-border festival in Ontario and New York.

Frank and Cindy, where Johnny Simmons plays an aspiring filmmaker moving back in with his parents and stars Rene Russo and Oliver Platt, will close the inaugural St. Lawrence Film Festival on Oct. 25.

The coming-of-age dramedy directed by Gilbert Echternkamp debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The cross-border St. Lawrence festival, with screenings in Ottawa and Brockville in Ontario and Canton and Potsdam in New York state, earlier announced a 35th anniversary screening of The Blues Brothers, with Dan Aykroyd attending, will open the two-country event.

The inaugural festival, aiming to draw movie-goers to upstate New York from nearby Canada, will screen in all 25 features, including Joseph Castelo's The Preppie Connection, starring Thomas Mann and Lucy Fry, and the North American premiere of In The Shadow of War, directed by British filmmakers Georgia and Sophie Scott.

The St. Lawrence Film Festival is set to run from Oct. 22 to 25.

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