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The Event Details

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Canadian filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald directs the sentimental ensemble drama The Event. Nick (Parker Posey) is a district attorney investigating several deaths in the gay community of New York City's Chelsea District. It seems that many AIDS sufferers have died under similar mysterious circumstances. Each case suggest the use of assisted suicide, which is illegal in New York. HIV-infected cellist Matt (Don McKellar) has died of a drug overdose following a large party in Manhattan given by his family and friends. Nick first questions his lover Brian (Brent Carver), who runs an HIV support clinic. Still looking for answers, she interviews Matt's closest family members, including his mother Lila (Olympia Dukakis), his younger sister Dana (Sarah Polley), and his older sister Gaby (Joanna P. Adler). Meanwhile, Nick battles with her own past secrets involving her family back in New Jersey. The Event premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:October 3, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Atlantic Film Festival Steven Hillyer Outstanding Writer 2003 Winner
Atlantic Film Festival Thom Fitzgerald Outstanding Writer 2003 Winner
Atlantic Film Festival Thom Fitzgerald Best Director 2003 Winner
Atlantic Film Festival Tim Marback Outstanding Writer 2003 Winner
Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Olympia Dukakis OUTstanding Actress in a Feature Film 2003 Winner
Genie Awards Olympia Dukakis Best Supporting Actress 2003 Nominee
Atlantic Film Festival Christopher Cooper Best Editing 2003 Winner
Atlantic Film Festival D'Arcy Poultney Best Art Direction 2003 Winner

Crew

Thom Fitzgerald
Director
Thom Fitzgerald
Producer
Bryan Hofbauer
Producer
Steven Hillyer
Screenwriter
Tim Marback
Screenwriter
Thom Fitzgerald
Screenwriter
Tom Harting
Cinematographer
Christophe Beck
Composer (Music Score)
Christopher Cooper
Editor
D'Arcy Poultney
Production Designer
Steven Hillyer
Co-producer
Tim Marback
Co-producer
Robert Flutie
Executive Producer
Christopher Zimmer
Executive Producer
Vicki McCarty
Executive Producer
Sian Morris Ross
Costume Designer
Mia Morgan
Costume Designer
Jon Comerford
Casting
Leonard Finger
Casting
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