NOVEMBER 15th, 7pm
Directed by Sarah Polley
When Margot (Michelle Williams), 28, meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction; she is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful like a bowl of fruit, TAKE THIS WALTZ leads us, laughing, through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves.
For her performances in TAKE THIS WALTZ, Williams was given the Best Actress award at the 2011 Hollywood Film Festival. TAKE THIS WALTZ competed for the Golden Seashell award at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival. At the 32nd Genie Awards, Williams received a nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role, while Leslie Ann Sebert and David R. Beecroft were nominated for Best Achievement in Make-Up. Williams won the Vancouver Film Critics Circle award for Best Actress in a Canadian Film. Rogen garnered a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film. Polley was nominated for the Best Direction in a Feature Film award from the Directors Guild of Canada. Kevin Banks, Kathy Choi, David Caporale, Steve Medeiros, David McCallum and Jane Tattersall earned a nomination for Best Sound Editing, while Matthew Davies and Christopher Donaldson were nominated for Best Production Design and Best Picture Editing respectively.