855 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Support Canadian film and see this new movie on the opening weekend.

Directed by Ross Weber
Starring Katie Boland, Tygh Runyon, Shawn Doyle

Three couples find their destinies irrevocably intertwined in a fusion of obsession and fragile love. Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant is where the middle-class meet the street criminals, prostitutes and drug dealers alongside boarded up businesses, pawnshops and greasy spoon restaurants.

Doug and Sarah Cameron (Ben Ratner and Camille Sullivan) have only just moved in to their new Mount Pleasant home when their six-year-old daughter pricks herself with a used needle she finds in the backyard. Four blocks from the Cameron house is Nadia (Katie Boland), a teenage prostitute and heroin addict who lives in a slum with her boyfriend turned pimp/pusher Nick (Tygh Runyan). Nadia’s regular john is the affluent Stephen Burrows (Shawn Doyle) who lives on the other side of town with his elegant wife Anne (Kelly Rowan), full time social coordinator, and their rapidly maturing thirteen-year-old daughter, Genevieve Buechner, whom both are oblivious to. As these couples interconnect, the course of their lives is changed forever.

First Weekend Club has put together a few events around the premiere, including a special online discussion forum. Click on the link to visit, watch the trailer and add your 2 cents if you feel like it.

Official Website: http://www.firstweekend.ca/mountpleasant

Added by fwcmaster on January 17, 2007