Uncovered: If you had only one week to live…
what would you do? This is the question Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) is faced with when he finds out he has Stage 4 cancer. In his mid-twenties and unhappy with the trajectory of his life so far, he figures he has to really live, have an adventure, before he begins his fight against a terminal illness.
Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival and shown at last year’s Calgary International Film Festival, One Week is set for a theatrical release March 6 in the theatres across Calgary.
I was lucky enough to attend a press screening yesterday at the Globe Theatre. Maybe not that lucky, as I was the only one there, but nevertheless I was stoked to spend my Thursday morning watching this film I had heard a little about.
I’d love to review it for you now, but that kind of defeats the purpose of the story I’m writing for the next issue. Check back here on Thursday for my review and interview with filmmaker Michael McGowan. In the mean time, I suggest you check out McGowan’s first feature e-mail, Saint Ralph.
Released in 2004 it won critical praise for it’s heartwarming story. I haven’t seen it myself yet. I remember hearing about it at the time of it’s releases but never getting around to viewing it (story of my life really). It’s also worth checking out the One Week site at http://www.oneweek.ca. There you can ask the McGowan questions about the film. You also have the option to ask Joshua Jackson questions as well. However, he’s apparently uber busy on one of my favorite shows of the season, Fringe. It looks like he hasn’t replied to anyone’s question.
Also there you can listen to the soundtrack. It’s not available for purchase, but you can get a list of the songs used in the film. On Steamwhistle’s website (http://www.steamwhistle.ca/oneweek) you can enter more contests and listen to McGowan explain his music picks for the movie.
Go see it!