What are you doing Hump Day? Why not catch a screening of the Vancouver-as-Vancouver film Sisters & Brothers at International Village Theatres in Vancouver or at AMC Yonge & Dundas 24 in Toronto. This time, the third in indie director Carl Bessai’s trilogy about dysfunctional Vancouver families “taps the power of Glee” with our own Cory Monteith, aka Glee heartthrob Finn Hudson, and his real-life pal Dustin Milligan starring as one of the movie’s four sibling pairs. Monteith plays a famous movie star and Milligan, his-not-so-famous brother.
Sisters & Brothers must owe a big thanks to Gleeks (over one million follow @CoryMonteith on Twitter) for helping to get this theatrical release in Canada. I saw Sisters & Brothers at a gala screening in the Vogue Theatre during the Vancouver International Film Festival and it was a treat to recognize so much local talent like Corner Gas’s Gabrielle Miller and Benjaman Ratner as sister and brother; Intelligence’s Camille Sullivan and Amanda Crew as half-sisters; and The Killing’s Kacey Rohl and Leena Manro as another pair of half-sisters, whose mother is none other than local acting legend Gabrielle Rose. Treat yourself to a screening of this hand-held collaboratively-filmed feature, some of it filmed at the Vancouver airport and on the Sea to Sky highway to Squamish.