Rosseau Culture and Arts Project

Rosseau Culture and Arts Project

August 18, 2014 10:00 ET

Standing Ovations, World Premieres and Hollywood Stars!

The Story of Destination Rosseau Continues...

ROSSEAU, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 18, 2014) -

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The reception to a tiny village's new summer festival has been overwhelming. So far Destination Rosseau has offered a season of professional summer theatre including the premiere of a new Canadian play "The Audit", plus a new staging of "Quiet! I'm Talking" (the film version is slated for production in Rosseau next summer), a sold-out comedy night featuring Derek Seguin, 3 major fine-art shows, a spectacular kid's day with a thirty foot polar bear, a mad scientist and musical theatre, plus public painting workshops and a science camp. Included amongst the many who have attended to date is retired fashion designer Marilyn Brooks, Hollywood actors Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.

Still to come is the first Muskoka Independent Film Festival with guest interviewer former talk show host Dini Petty and a fall weekend of music "Get Jazzed", Sept 19 and 20, featuring Jim Gelcer accompanied by one of Canada's most versatile guitarists Ted Quinlan.

The Muskoka Independent Film Festival or MIFF, is happening over three days August 28-30 in the Village of Rosseau. It will be featuring a selection from the over fourteen hundred new international films submitted. In addition, invited guests include Cuban documentarian Marcel Beltran, award-winning Karen Shopzowitz, (whose film about Rosseau's demolished by fire inn The Monteith, once owned by her grandparents of Shopsy hotdog fame, will be shown), actor/director Hrant Alianak premiering his new film "A Trip to The Island" with Nick Mancuso, Valarie Buhagiar and Karen Dwyer, plus an array of emerging and established Canadian and international filmmakers. As part of the festival, MIFF will host "From Eye of the Needle to Eye of the Camera", an exhibition provided and sponsored by film and television costume designers and builders Kelly-Francis of Toronto. The exhibit will feature an authentic life-size reproduction of Hel, the fembot from the iconic 1927 classic "Metropolis" built by Canadian special effects and costume designer, Scott Maple. A complete schedule is available at

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