Tidbit Tuesday #7: Before I Fall Special Screening at TIFF Next Wave Festival


Tidbit Tuesday is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing bookish events, news and bits of books.


I was very fortunate last week to have stumbled upon this really amazing Film Festival that has been happening at the Toronto International Film Festival for the past few years, the Next Wave Film Festival. Essentially, this is a teen film festival entirely put on and curated by teens. There are workshops, challenges and a ton of exciting films to watch that are mostly free of charge to anyone under 25 years of age. How cool is that?

Image of Before I Fall

As part of the festival, one of the special screenings was for the adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall. I have been so excited about this movie ever since I listened to the audiobook this past summer. When I found out about the festival and the screening, I jumped at the opportunity to attend. The film is beautifully adapted and is sure to be enjoyed by all of Oliver’s fans. A full review will be available closer to the release date!

Image of Zoey Deutch and Renee Russo-Young

What was even more incredible was the discovery that the main character, Sam, portrayed by Zoey Deutch and the film’s director, Ry Russo-Young, were to attend the screening and host a Q & A after the film. Both Deutch and Russo-Young were delightful and quite insightful in regards to how the film was adapted and the challenges to producing an indie film. It was truly incredible to learn that the movie was filmed in Vancouver in less than a month because it is such a fantastic and perfect adaptation of the novel. Before I Fall releases in Canada and the U.S. on March 3rd and I highly suggest heading out to see it if you can because it is a very moving and beautiful film.


3 thoughts on “Tidbit Tuesday #7: Before I Fall Special Screening at TIFF Next Wave Festival

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I love SC, but sometimes I wish that I lived somewhere where cool stuff like this happened. Not a dang thing happens here, really. But this sounds like an awesome event. I would have enjoyed it.

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