The Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) is delighted to announce an exciting addition to its upcoming Festival slate.
On June 17 NIFF will host the Canadian premiere of Genius, the cinematic biopic of prolific literary editor Max Perkins, who curated works by some of the most distinguished writers of the 20th century, including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe. A character led drama that covers momentous literary history, the film explores the relationship between the aforementioned Perkins and Wolfe, with 1920s New York as it alluring historical backdrop.
The film marks the cinematic directorial debut of renowned British stage director Michael Grandage, who brings to life a subtle script by John Logan (Gladiator, Skyfall) that feature on the esteemed Blacklist. The film boasts an extraordinary cast of notable actors, including Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce, Dominic West, Laura Linney, and, at the heart of the film, Colin Firth and Jude Law, portraying Perkins and Wolfe respectively. One of the most highly anticipated films to debut at this year's prestigious Berlin Film Festival, it has been heralded as "A film that genuinely lives up to its title" (The Hollywood News, 2016). With outstanding performances and an illustrious cast, this is a film not to be missed.
The Premiere of Genius will take place in Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre at 9.30pm on June 17, following NIFF's charity screening of Finding Dory.