A light-hearted look at the debaucherous bonds of friendship, SUCK IT UP is the Calgary International Film Festival's Closing Gala selection.
It’s two months after the death of Ronnie’s brother, and Faye’s first love, Garrett. Ronnie’s (Grace Glowicki) on an epic bender; Faye (Erin Carter) has taken up crafting. When Ronnie’s drinking hits a dangerous high, Faye returns home to Calgary to get her back on track. She kidnaps Ronnie and takes off for the family cottage in picturesque Invermere, British Columbia. Waking up halfway to nowhere is not the hangover Ronnie was expecting, but Faye is determined to air her out. So begins a summer of lake-town antics, trysts with townies, and a lot of button pushing.
SUCK IT UP is a joyride through grief that takes a heartfelt look at the bonds of friendship, and the struggles that can test, stretch, and ultimately break – or strengthen them. Starring two Alberta-raised leads and shot with a Calgary-based crew, the second feature from Jordan Canning won Canada's Women In the Director’s Chair Feature Film Award, and had its World Premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival.
$35 ($85 with dinner before the film) and include an after party at Workshop Kitchen + Culture. Doors open at 6:30 pm, film starts at 7:30 pm
Before the film enjoy dinner at Workshop, one of Calgary’s top restaurants, located inside the historic Theatre Junction GRAND. For $85 you’ll receive a ticket to the Closing Gala, plus a three-course dinner of kitchen-inspired tasting menus. Click here to see the full menu. Drinks and gratuity will be an additional cost. Call 403.266.7062 to make your reservation with Workshop.