Screening One Week

filmBack in January, I shared the trailer for One Week. I have a pretty interesting history with the film Saint Ralph, the film Michael McGowan directed prior to this one. Here's how that went...

  • August 2005 - I learn there's a cover of Hallelujah by Gord Downie. That's one of my favourite songs covered by the lead singer of my favourite band. I've got to hear this!
  • January 2006 - I've been trying to score a copy of this song for almost six months. A post on this blog didn't help, but my Hallelujah hunt continues...
  • April 2006 - I finally see Saint Ralph and I love it. It doesn't just have a cool soundtrack but it's a charming as all hell little Canadian flick. I finally hear Downie's Hallelujah and it's better than I had imagined.
  • June 2006 - I've got an MP3 of the tune, but it's ripped from the DVD. After a year of hunting, it's the best I can do... This song is nowhere to be found or purchased.
  • February 2007 - I have my miracle. The right person has followed my plight and I'm shipped one of only a few copies of the Saint Ralph soundtrack that was never released. I now have two different studio versions of Gord Downie singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.
  • February 2009 - I'm going to a screening of One Week, which doesn't have a Downie song on the soundtrack but does have a Gord Downie cameo.

That's right, tonight I get to see a screening of One Week. One viewing of the trailer had me hooked. I'm really looking forward to this.

I'll share my review tomorrow. Here's the trailer that spoke to me.

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James Edgar

This movie really appeals to me . I hope it lives up to the trailer. I plan on seing this at the theatre which is a bit of a rarity for me.

February 26, 2009 @ 3:38 PM


I'm taking a week long bike trip this summer. I'll have to check this out before I leave.

February 26, 2009 @ 6:45 PM

James Edgar

Te where are you heading?

I'm going to Deals gap and the blue ridge and back via Sault st marie. I think we are going for 10 days.

February 27, 2009 @ 8:38 AM


Toronto to Rainy River on Yonge/Hwy 11 for 5 days. Then back to Toronto following the Great Lakes for 4 days.

February 27, 2009 @ 5:54 PM

james edgar

Nice. I looked at map looks like a good trip. I've never been on ground North of Superior I've only flown over it. Next year I'm hoping to go to B.C. and plan on going out that way.

February 28, 2009 @ 10:36 AM

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