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Directed by Chandler Levack

2022 | 99 min | Canada | UNCL 15+


2023 Cleveland International Film Festival

2023 Miami Film Festival

Jordan Ressler First Feature Award

2023 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Winner Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema

2023 Calgary International Film Festival

2023 Windsor International Film Festival

2023 Glasgow FIlm Festival

A sweet, heartfelt paean to cinematic obsession and social awkwardness, I LIKE MOVIES is set in Burlington, Ontario, 2003… when there was no such thing as streaming and you had to leave the house to find something to watch, and potentially change your life. A winning debut from writer/director Chandler Levack, I LIKE MOVIES will warm the heart and stir the soul of anyone who, well, likes movies.

Hyper-ambitious teenage cinephile Lawrence Kweller (Isaiah Lehtinen) dreams of attending film school at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. To raise the hefty tuition fee, he gets his dream job at the local video store, Sequels. Wracked with anxiety about his future, Lawrence begins alienating the most important people in his life – his best friend Matt (Percy Hynes White), and his single mother Terri (Krista Bridges) – all while developing a complicated friendship with his older female manager, Alana (Romina D’Ugo). As graduation looms ever closer, a series of painful realisations force Lawrence to realise that he is, in fact, considerably more pretentious than he’d care to admit.

“This detail-laden film about a young cinephile working at a video store provides nostalgic laughs and genuine heart in equal measures.” –– Katie Rife | INDIEWIRE

  • Apr 17, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:40 PM
    Palace Norton St, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia
    Directed by Chandler Levack 2022 | 99 min | Canada | UNCL 15+


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