VIFF 2014: Win Tickets to Preggoland

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver International Film Festival (“VIFF”) is in full swing as audiences flock to local theatres for 353 films from over 65 countries, including 223 features and 130 shorts, 32 world premieres, 38 international premieres, 22 North American premieres, and 47 Canadian premieres. Miss604 is proud to once again be a media sponsor of VIFF, which includes sponsoring a specific film. This year I chose Preggoland, written by and starring Vancouver’s Sonja Bennett. Director: Jacob Tierney; Cast: Sonja Bennett, Danny Trejo, Laura Harris, James Caan, Paul Campbell.

Preggoland

When 35-year-old Ruth ruins a baby shower with her juvenile antics, her old high-school cronies (who are all mothers now) promptly de-friend her. But when she is later mistakenly thought to be with child, she is immediately embraced by the group. Although she initially tries to come clean, the perks of pregnancy become far too seductive to ignore and she soon finds herself living a laborious lie.

preggoland-sonja

Vancouver’s Sonja Bennett shines in this expectant comedy, which she also wrote. Her creation, Ruth, is arrested in her emotional development and arresting in her dedicated amorality. James Caan plays her father who goes from being disappointed with Ruth’s lack of ambition to completely overjoyed with her apparent pregnancy and the prospect of having grand-kids! Danny Trejo is featured as Pedro, a ganja-smoking illegal immigrant (with five kids of his own) who is Ruth’s accomplice and confidant; he even goes so far as to masquerade as her radiology tech. Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky) directs this exceptional cast in a very funny and unconventional comedy about our societal obsession with motherhood and the lengths we’ll go to be part of a club.

After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival (“TIFF”) earlier this season and has since received rave reviews for its strong script, and well developed characters [Read: National Post].

Preggoland premieres in Vancouver tomorrow, September 30th, at the Vancouver Playhouse (Hamilton at Dunsmuir). If you would like to attend this screening, I have 2 pairs of tickets up for grabs. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Draw takes place at 9:00pm Monday, September 29, 2014. The screening is at 6:15pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 so I would recommend winners arrive at the theatre by 5:00pm at the latest to guarantee a seat. I will leave tickets for the winners at the Will Call box office. Preggoland will also be screened on October 2nd at International Village.

Update The winners are bjh and Marianne Bacani!

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9 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. StephanieMonday, September 29th, 2014 — 12:33pm PST

    Sounds interesting.

  2. Leslie MawhinneyMonday, September 29th, 2014 — 1:13pm PST

    Tickets to Preggoland.. Yes, please! Would love to go. #iloveviff

  3. bjhMonday, September 29th, 2014 — 1:32pm PST

    Would love to take a friend to see this!

  4. Elvira LountMonday, September 29th, 2014 — 4:49pm PST

    Would love to see Preggoland on Sept 30 at #VIFF.

  5. Laurence KeaneMonday, September 29th, 2014 — 4:53pm PST

    Looking forward to seeing Preggoland at VIFF.

  6. Nathan KeaneMonday, September 29th, 2014 — 4:57pm PST

    It’s Preggo, not Ragu.

  7. Marianne BacaniMonday, September 29th, 2014 — 5:59pm PST

    Would really love to see Preggoland at VIFF! =)

  8. Alison Gordon-FiringMonday, September 29th, 2014 — 7:03pm PST

    This movie looks like a great laugh…. I could do with a pick me up!

  9. Lisa SlakovMonday, September 29th, 2014 — 8:27pm PST

    This looks like the kind of film you go to VIFF to see- thanks for spreading the word and hope to go tomorrow with the generosity of this draw.

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