media coverage

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

"Combines the hazy lyricism of Harmony Korine with the locational specificity of Slacker...the launch of a new voice!" -Film Comment

"An authentic and often humorous exploration of repression and individuality.  The movie is at times playful, familiar, and disturbing... A mixture of perfect casting, fresh and authentic dialogue, and the awkward beauty of the performers."
- Toronto International Film Festival Guide

"A fresh, emerging talent... Blaine Thurier emerges as a new Canadian film voice!  Low Self Esteem Girl is one of the few true cinematic rarities at the festival." - FilmFestivals.com

"A warts-and-all ethic that goes places most glossier entertainments avoid!" - Variety

"Daring!  I got such a charge out of watching it!  Rarely does Canadian cinema sanction this much apperception and empathy.  We laugh on the outside and cringe on the inside... in a good, thought-provoking way."         - Film Freak Central

"Darkly comic!  A refreshingly honest look at modern morality!"
- The Vancouver Sun

"Endearing! A casual, spontaneous feel!"  - Eye

"An amazing movie! Funny as hell and, yes, cathartic!" - The Nerve

"A thoughtful treatise on unhealthy expressions of self-repressed
individuality and how it leads to conformity and the submergence of the will!" - Drippy Gazette


FEATURES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS

review by Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
filmfreakcentral.net

review by Kathleen McInnis
www.filmfestivals.com, Seattle/Paris

"No Laughing at Low Self Esteem Girl" by Peter Howell
Toronto Star, 27 Sep 00, Toronto
www.thestar.com

"The Best of Vancouver 2000" edited by Ian Hanington
The Georgia Straight, 21-28 Sep 00, Vancouver

"All he needed to be a director was a library card" by Martha Gall
National Post, 14 Sep 00, Toronto

review by Lucian Carter
www.AintItCoolNews.com, 14 Sep 00, USA

"Screening Today" preview by Peter Howell
Toronto Star, 13 Sep 00, Toronto

"Ever on Sunday" photograph by Todd Gillis
Toronto Sun, 11 Sep 00, Toronto

"Fingered by the Buzz Squad" by Katherine Monk
Vancouver Sun, 08 Sep 00, Vancouver

review by Jason Anderson
Eye, 07 Sep 00, Toronto

review by Ingrid Randoja
Now, 07-13 Sep 00, Toronto

"Low Self Esteem Girl Production Diary" by Louise Leger
Playback, 04 Sep 00, Toronto

"Hidden Camera" and "Film Threats" feature by Ian Caddell
Vancouver Magazine, Sep 00, Vancouver

film synopsis by Stacey Donen
Toronto International Film Festival Guide 2000

"Say You Want A Revolution" by Jason Anderson
Eye, 31 Aug 00, Toronto

"Town Talk" column by Malcolm Parry
The Vancouver Sun, Fri 25 Aug 00, Vancouver

"Filming the Faith" interview by DS Egan
Broken Pencil, Summer 00, Toronto

review by Ken Eisner
Variety, 10-16 Jul 00, Los Angeles

"High Self Incentive / Low Cost Esteem" by Jody Franklin
Drippy Gazette, Jun 00, Vancouver

review by Melanie Harrison
The Nerve, Mar/Apr 00, Vancouver

review by Jody Franklin
Drippy Gazette, Mar 00, Vancouver

"Digital revolution greases the muse" by Katherine Monk
The Vancouver Sun, 18 Feb 00, Vancouver

"Filmmaker jumps from comic strip to live action with Low Self Esteem Girl"
by Mary Frances Hill
The West Ender, 17-23 Feb 00, Vancouver

"Director draws on past for Low Self-Esteem" by Peter T. Chattaway
The Courier, 16 Feb 00, Vancouver

feature by Mark Olsen
Film Comment, coming soon, New York


TV, RADIO AND WEBCAST::

radio interview by Ian Danzig
CKLN, 12 Sep 00, Toronto

radio interview by Dave Bookman
"Live in Toronto," Edge 102, 11 Sep 00, Toronto

TV interview for "Rogers Daytime"
Rogers Network, 11 Sep 00, Toronto

TV interview by Chris Nelson
"MuchWest", MuchMusic, 10 Sep 00

"Movie Television's Festival Schmooze," CityTV
Fri 08 Sep 00, Toronto

TV interview with Daniel Richler
"The Word," CityTV, coming soon, Toronto

Blaine Thurier and Low Self Esteem Girl team - documentary subjects "The Big Show" directed by Rob Cohen and Robin Neinstein Cohen Siblings, airing on CBC in Feb and internationally thereafter


ALSO:

"Junkie Junket" by Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star, 16 Sep 00, Toronto

"Pornographers Get Film Fest Boost" by Tim Perlich
Now, 07-13 Sep 00, Toronto

"Searchin' Destroyer" by Stuart Berman
Eye, 07 Sep 00, Toronto

"Festival for the Festival" by Richard Corliss
Time (Canada), 04 Sep 00

"BC Scene" column by Ian Edwards
Playback, 07 Aug 00, Toronto

"Vancouver Directors in Toronto Fest" by Katherine Monk
The Vancouver Sun, 26 Jul 00, Vancouver

"5 Vancouver Films at Toronto Film Festival"
The Province, 26 Jul 00, Vancouver

 

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