So there’s this movie, Unplanned, that’s opening in a handful of theatres across Canada this week. I haven’t seen it, because it hasn’t been screened for critics, but the producers have made sure everyone knows about it by ginning up a great big furor over how hard it was to get the movie released up here.
And now Cineplex and Landmark, the two Canadian chains, are under fire for screening it, when of course the real issue is the way Pure Flix gamed Canada’s politicians and faith-based audiences to increase awareness of their their picture.
I wrote about the situation for NOW yesterday, and as a result have been on something of a media tour ever since, appearing on CBC’s Here and Now yesterday afternoon and recording an episode of Global’s Wait, There’s More podcast that’ll be dropping later today. I’ll post the links when they’re live.
Oh, and in other news I wrote a thing about Fan Expo Canada’s lineup announcement earlier this week. There’s a Kim’s Convenience panel, I think!