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Ordinary Days

Jordan Canning, Renuka Jeyapalan, Kris Booth
Narrative Features :: Vanguard
Running Time:87:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:15 PM EST
Thursday, November 9
Thalian Ballroom

The five days following the disappearance of Cara Cook, a bright, athletic college student, play out from three perspectives in this suspenseful mystery/drama. First, Cara’s parents try to learn what happened and struggle to face a possible future without their daughter. Then, Detective Jonathan Brightbill, who has his own troubles, follows the case and exhausts all possibilities only to find a break in the most unlikely of places. Finally, it’s Cara’s viewpoint, as her will to survive that is tested at every moment


Short Before the Feature: Blue Plate Special // Alex Sinesi :: Two detectives caught in the mundanities of a 1940’s film noir murder investigation struggle to decide where they will have breakfast.


JORDAN CANNING is a Canadian film director and writer. She has directed over a dozen short films which have screened and at festivals all over the world including the Toronto International Film Festival, TriBeCa Film Festival and Interfilm Berlin. Canning’s 2014 feature film “We Were Wolves” screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and is distributed by Unobstructed View. In 2015, Canning released her second feature film, “Suck It Up”, which premiered at the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival.

RENUKA JEYAPALAN is a Toronto-based filmmaker and a graduate of the
Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Lab. Her short film “Big Girl”
premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival where it was
awarded the ShortCuts Canada Best Short Film Award. Since then, “Big
Girl” has screened at over thirty-five film festivals around the
world—including the Berlin International Film Festival, the TriBeCa
Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival.

KRIS BOOTH is an award-winning Canadian film director whose debut
feature film “At Home By Myself… With You” was funded entirely by
loose change contributed by family, friends and strangers from across
Canada, the United States and as far away as Ireland and Kuwait. It
made its World Premiere at the 2009 Vancouver International Film