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Toronto Premiere of “The David Dance” – October 21, 2016
After winning more than a dozen International festival awards, the acclaimed LGBTQ drama The David Dance kicks off its Canadian theatrical release in Toronto at the prestigious Carlton Cinemas on Friday October 21st, 2016, with additional cities to be announced. The film release is incredibly timely given the current political landscape and debate internationally around LGBTQ rights and freedoms. In New York City, the film’s message clearly resonated as audiences embraced the films story of discovering one’s self, finding a voice and embracing love and family. It has since been given an extended run.
Away from the microphone, David (Don Scimé) is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself. However, as his on-air alias, “Danger Dave” – host of the local radio show “Gay Talk” in Buffalo, New York – he’s poised, witty and every listener’s best friend. His sister, Kate (Antoinette LaVecchia), is a thrice divorced banker with a yen for classical music and cats. Though successful, the siblings suffer from a secret, yet vast sense of inadequacy. Kate decides to adopt an orphan in Brazil and asks David to be a father figure. Meanwhile, David grapples with his self-doubts while gawkily romancing his co-worker. Past and present intertwine in this bittersweet winter’s tale of a man learning to love and accept himself.
The movie is a bit slow moving in the first half as characters are developed, but when tragedy hits the score becomes much stronger and meaningful. It’s a love story, between two people, between family, and between others who need love most. The film is the feature directorial debut of television vet Aprill Winney, who has worked as a script supervisor for over twenty years on shows like “Arrested Development,” “Family Tree,” and “The Fosters,” for which she has also directed multiple episodes.
“The David Dance” is based on the Don Scimé play of the same name, and Scimé will be in attendance opening weekend in Toronto. Also starring, Guy Adkins, Antoinette LaVecchia, Jordan Baker, Tonye Patano, JuJu Stulbach and Lauren Lopes
Watch the trailer
Be sure to check it our during its limited theatrical run at the Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton Street, Toronto.
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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.