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Plot, Details & Awards

The Event

(2002)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use.

R In Theaters 10/3/2003 , 110min.
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Plot & Details

Canadian filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald directs the sentimental ensemble drama The Event. Nick (Parker Posey) is a district attorney investigating several deaths in the gay community of New York City's Chelsea District. It seems that many AIDS sufferers have died under similar mysterious circumstances. Each case suggest the use of assisted suicide, which is illegal in New York. HIV-infected cellist Matt (Don McKellar) has died of a drug overdose following a large party in Manhattan given by his family and friends. Nick first questions his lover Brian (Brent Carver), who runs an HIV support clinic. Still looking for answers, she interviews Matt's closest family members, including his mother Lila (Olympia Dukakis), his younger sister Dana (Sarah Polley), and his older sister Gaby (Joanna P. Adler). Meanwhile, Nick battles with her own past secrets involving her family back in New Jersey. The Event premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Atlantic Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Atlantic Film Festival Best Art Direction D'Arcy Poultney Won
2003 Atlantic Film Festival Outstanding Writer Thom Fitzgerald Won
2003 Atlantic Film Festival Outstanding Writer Tim Marback Won
2003 Atlantic Film Festival Outstanding Writer Steven Hillyer Won
2003 Atlantic Film Festival Best Director Thom Fitzgerald Won
2003 Atlantic Film Festival Best Editing Christopher Cooper Won

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Genie Awards Best Supporting Actress Olympia Dukakis Nominated

Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival OUTstanding Actress in a Feature Film Olympia Dukakis Won

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