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Hollywood Reporter: Adam Beach’s ‘Monkey Beach’ to Open Hybrid Vancouver Film Fest

Monkey Beach, a supernatural thriller by writer-director Loretta Todd and starring Suicide Squad star Adam Beach and Grace Dove, is set to open a pandemic-era Vancouver Film Festival.
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Vancouver Sun: Adaptation of a favourite Canadian novel lands opening spot at VIFF

Monkey Beach headlines 180 plus film roster for this year's Vancouver International Film Festival
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Richmond News: Loretta Sarah Todd’s ‘Monkey Beach’ to open Vancouver film festival

The world premiere of Loretta Sarah Todd's "Monkey Beach" will open the Vancouver International Film Festival later this month. The adaptation of Eden Robinson's novel is among more than 100 feature films and events in the festival, which runs Sept. 24-Oct. 7.
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Playback: Loretta Todd’s Monkey Beach to open Vancouver Int’l Film Festival

The director's feature will make its world debut as part of the festival's True North section alongside Titus Heckel's Chained and Jennifer Abbott's The Magnitude of All Things.
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POV Magazine: VIFF 2020 Line-up Includes Abbott, Foggo, Uppal/Serpa Francoeur, and TIFF Docs

Loretta Todd’s Monkey Beach will open this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). VIFF announced today its full slate of programming, which was headlined by the world premiere of Todd’s adaptation of the acclaimed Eden Robinson novel. Robinson’s work has a strong presence on this year’s festival circuit with Michelle Latimer’s Trickster, a CBC adaptation of the author’s Son of a Trickster among the world premieres in Toronto.
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The Tyee: After a 20-Year Journey, ‘Monkey Beach’ Hits the Screen with Supernatural Power

Filmmaker Loretta Sarah Todd has been busy over the last several months. When I reach her at her Gibsons home on a Saturday morning, she’s spent the past few days
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CBC News: B.C. author Eden Robinson having a productive year despite pandemic disruptions

Adaptations of her novels are being screened at film festivals, and she has finished her Trickster trilogy
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ET Canada: ‘Monkey Beach’ Stars Preview Their New Drama

Selected as the opening night film at the 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival, "Monkey Beach" stars Adam Beach, Joel Oulette, Grace Dove and director Loretta Todd open up about their supernatural mystery and seeing more representation on screen.
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ET Canada: ‘Monkey Beach’ Cast On Representing Indigenous People On Screen

Last month during the Toronto International Film Festival, Joel Oulette, Adam Beach and Grace Dove discuss bringing Indigenous representation to the big screen in their new film "Monkey Beach".
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Playback:

https://playbackonline.ca/2020/09/03/loretta-todds-monkey-beach-to-open-vancouver-intl-film-festival/

POV:

http://povmagazine.com/blog/view/viff-2020-line-up-includes-abbott-uppal-serpa-francoeur-and-tiff-docs 

THR:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/adam-beachs-monkey-beach-to-open-hybrid-vancouver-film-fest 

Tyee – interview booked for Loretta 

https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2020/09/22/Monkey-Beach-Supernatural-Power/ 

Canadian Press

https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/09/21/monkey-beach-film-brings-beloved-haisla-novel-to-life-with-magical-realism/ 

also picked up here;

https://www.airdrietoday.com/lifestyle-news/monkey-beach-film-brings-beloved-haisla-novel-to-life-with-magical-realism-2729920

https://www.chroniclejournal.com/prairies/bc/monkey-beach-film-brings-beloved-haisla-novel-to-life-with-magical-realism/article_45e8b738-bd2e-5b52-90f1-488eb6ad6c2f.html

Georgia Straight:

https://www.straight.com/movies/viff-review-west-coast-based-monkey-beach-brings-eden-robinsons-indigenous-mystery-novel-to

CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/eden-robinson-film-novel-1.5730727

Vancouver Sun: picked up nationally

https://vancouversun.com/entertainment/festivals/viff-goes-b-c-big-and-opens-festival-with-stunning-monkey-beach 

Vancouver Sun: VIFF Spotlight –  picked up nationally

https://vancouversun.com/entertainment/festivals/adaptation-of-a-favourite-canadian-novel-lands-opening-spot-at-viff 

 

https://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/loretta-sarah-todd-s-monkey-beach-to-open-vancouver-film-festival-1.24197437

https://www.tricitynews.com/loretta-sarah-todd-s-monkey-beach-to-open-vancouver-film-festival-1.24197437

https://www.newwestrecord.ca/news/loretta-sarah-todd-s-monkey-beach-to-open-vancouver-film-festival-1.24197437

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/09/03/loretta-sarah-todds-monkey-beach-to-open-vancouver-film-festival/

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/celebrities/loretta-sarah-todds-monkey-beach-to-open-vancouver-film-festival-572309582.html

LINK 

LINK 

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/VIFF-Announces-2020-Films-for-Contemporary-World-Cinema-and-True-North-20200909 

https://www.timescolonist.com/loretta-sarah-todd-s-monkey-beach-to-open-vancouver-film-festival-1.24197437 

https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/entertainment/loretta-sarah-todds-monkey-beach-to-open-vancouver-film-festival-2687696 

Northern Sentinel:

https://www.northernsentinel.com/news/kitamaats-eden-robinson-book-to-film-premiere-at-terrace-theatre/

Terrace Standard:

https://www.terracestandard.com/news/film-to-premier-at-tillicum-twin-theatres/

National Observer:

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/09/18/reviews/biggest-ever-protest-modern-southern-gothic-and-early-viff-review 

St. Albert Today – Tina Laneman

https://www.stalberttoday.ca/beyond-local/movie-premiere-this-month-features-talented-local-actress-2751779 

YVR Screen Scene:

https://www.yvrscreenscene.com/home/2020/9/24/episode-116-loretta-todd

Playback Online: 

https://playbackonline.ca/2020/09/24/monkey-beachs-10-year-journey-from-print-to-screen/

CBC Stephen Quinn

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-91-the-early-edition/clip/15799773-b.c.-actor-grace-dove-talks-breaking-hollywood-film

 

ET Canada:

https://etcanada.com/video/2cf10e72-fd0e-11ea-8e84-0242ac110006/monkey-beach-stars-preview-their-new-drama/ 

https://etcanada.com/video/a3edc6ea-04df-11eb-af56-0242ac110003/monkey-beach-cast-on-representing-indigenous-people-on-screen/ 

My PG Now:

https://www.myprincegeorgenow.com/128999/prince-george-actress-grace-dove-to-star-in-opening-film-at-viff/ 

National Observer:

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/09/18/reviews/biggest-ever-protest-modern-southern-gothic-and-early-viff-review

Awesome Friday

https://awesomefriday.ca/2020/09/viff-review-monkey-beach-offers-gorgeous-looks-at-both-scenery-and-culture/

Surrey Now Leader:

https://www.surreynowleader.com/entertainment/monkey-beach-supernatural-film-adaptation-premiers-at-viff/

Vancouver Presents

https://youtu.be/mcaGc7JHW3k

https://www.vancouverpresents.com/in-conversation-with/monkey-beachs-loretta-todd/

Quiet Earth Podcast 

http://m.quietearth.us/?id=11318

Burnaby Now

https://www.burnabynow.com/loretta-sarah-todd-s-monkey-beach-to-open-vancouver-film-festival-1.24197437

North Shore News

https://www.nsnews.com/entertainment/monkey-beach-supernatural-film-adaptation-premiers-at-viff-1.24210342

 

Globe & Mail

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/article-vancouver-international-film-festival-pegged-2020-as-a-game-changer/

CBC Daybreak North

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/grace-dove-monkey-beach-1.5736598

Global:

https://globalnews.ca/event/7316912/vancouver-international-film-festival-viff-2020-september-24-october-7-2020/ 

Stir Vancouver

https://www.createastir.ca/articles/monkey-beach-loretta-todd 

YVArcade:

https://yvarcade.com/post/630408566117957633/monkey-beach

Loose Lips Magazinehttps://looselipsmag.com/culture/monkey-beach-opens-the-39th-vancouver-international-film-festival/?fbclid=IwAR2hpTFZ11y3MCtMKWnKHTWHSbnqI5e1tApEeufrilmHPH1rYjOlwSlE_uc

CNFR Radio Journey’s: https://soundcloud.com/cfnrfm/director-of-monkey-beach-the-film-loretta-todd

Face2Face Podcast – Interview with Loretta completed, Grace interview next week

Basenotes Magazine – 

https://vitruvi.com/blogs/impact-and-identity/grace-dove-puts-indigenous-resilience-on-screen 

CBC NXNW – 

Stir interview with Loretta completed

TIFF Industry Firecracker Red Carpet – Grace was a guest on the virtual red carpet on Sun. 13th & has been invited onto the podcast

Hollywood North Magazine – Interview with Grace completed, but lost, to be redone

Hollywood North Magazine

https://hnmag.ca/interview/exclusive-loretta-todd-is-an-award-winning-cree-filmmaker-and-mentor/ 

Vancouver Presents – Loretta Interview complete

https://www.vancouverpresents.com/in-conversation-with/monkey-beachs-loretta-todd/ 

CBC qhttps://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/breonna-taylor-ruling-video-game-disinformation-wildfire-photography-christa-couture-monkey-beach-and-more-1.5737731/canadian-actress-grace-dove-on-monkey-beach-and-reclaiming-indigenous-identity-in-hollywood-1.5737737

 

CBC Early Edition – Grace Interview on radio

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-91-the-early-edition/clip/15799773-b.c.-actor-grace-dove-talks-breaking-hollywood-film 

CBC Daybreak North – confirmed for Grace

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/after-starring-in-monkey-beach-prince-georges-grace/id1218812194?i=1000492382594 

ETalk – completed with Grace & banked for Crave release

SAD Magazine – interview w/ Grace pending 

FLARE – interested in featuring Grace for their one’s to watch TBD

Playback – I pitched Grace as one to watch for Playback‘s annual list TBD

Vanity Fair – I have a writer pitching a profile on Grace to Vanity Fair TBD

CBC Unreserved – TBD Falen is taking to her team 

We Are Entertainment News – interview with Grace completed

ISO Panel 

Ignite Panel for VIFF 

DGC Masterclasshttps://youtu.be/4Et8JKSxE80

imagineNATIVE:

Playback 

https://playbackonline.ca/2020/09/24/monkey-beach’s-10-year-journey-from-print-to-screen/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=monkey-beachs-10-year-journey-from-print-to-screen&_u=gY2VHkGj4ig%3d 

Northern Stars

https://www.northernstars.ca/imaginenative-goes-online-2/