#SPOTTED: MICHAEL PITT & MIKE CAHILL IN TORONTO FOR “I ORIGINS”
Director/Writer Mike Cahill made a huge splash on the Indie scene in 2011 with low-budget Sci-Fi/Drama Another Earth. He’s back with a strong effort this time around, I Origins, starring two of his Muses – Brit Marling (whom also starred in his feature debut) and someone he calls “the greatest Actor of his generation”, Michael Pitt.
Although Pitt certainly is no stranger to Toronto, recently filming Hannibal here locally and also having visited for TIFF, Fans were delighted to see him and Cahill at a special screening of their Film, on which Pitt also served as Executive Producer, tonight at Varsity Cinemas. Sporting a Björk T-Shirt and smoking an electronic cigarette, Pitt always has been about the Art and tells the Audience at a Q&A following the Movie, that he prefers to work with Artists and jokingly he might need a couch to crash on soon.
The Sci-Fi/Drama laced with elements of romance, follows a Molecular Biologist (Pitt) whose study of the human eye may change the way we look at our scientific and spiritual beliefs. Odd, sweet and at every turn unpredictable, Cahill once again brings a unique voice to contemporary Film – a bit of a hodgepodge approach which somehow blends beautifully together. “If you can take one thing away from this Movie”, Cahill ponders, “It would be to not be so afraid of death.”.
Watch a Clip from the Q&A tonight, hosted by Richard Crouse below. Here Pitt is asked about choosing love over money in his careful career choices.
Review to follow…
View the Trailer:
Fox Searchlight release I Origins as follows:
July 25, 2014 – Toronto, Vancouver
August 1, 2014 – Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Winnipeg
August 8, 2014 – Halifax, Ottawa, Victoria
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong/Fox Searchlight)