On the heels of the wedding ceremony in the Calgary International Film Festival, a script reading has been arranged for Calgary’s downtown Calgary Art Gallery.
The event is set for Saturday, March 23 and runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm.
The script reading is expected to feature a few familiar faces, including co-writer of the Calgary Film Festival program, Jennifer Hebert.
“It will be a fun evening with a lot of people we know, with our favorite writers and directors,” she said.
The script reading will feature a number of guests including producers, writers and producers from the Calgary Motion Picture Festival and the Calgary Comic Arts Festival, along with the Calgary Art Centre, the Calgary Opera, the National Film Board of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta.
“This is going to be an event of great diversity and diversity of voices,” said Lisa Eubanks, president of the Canadian Film Commission.
“The diversity is amazing.”
The Calgary Film and Music Festival, the annual event held in the downtown core, features more than 150 films, a screening of new Canadian cinema and an exhibit of contemporary works.
The Calgary Art and Arts Festival has a program of more than 50 programming, including workshops, a performance and a silent auction.
The 2017 festival featured two scripts that were chosen for the Calgary Script Reading.
One was “The Last Days of The Lost Highway,” written by Emily Nussbaum, directed by John Carpenter and starring Ryan Gosling.
The other was “Kiss Me” by Daniel Espinosa, written by Ryan Goslin, starring Ryan Reynolds and Kate Winslet.
The scripts will be read in front of a live audience at the Calgary Entertainment Centre.
The Art Gallery is hosting the 2017 Art Film and Theatre Festival on March 13 and 14.
The event will feature the premiere of “The New Woman” by David Fincher, directed and produced by Daniel Craig, as well as a performance by the Calgary Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets for the event go on sale to the general public Friday at 10 a.m., with general admission tickets starting at $55.
For more information, visit www.calgaryfilmfest.ca.