Tuesday, June 2, 2009

CRANKY - Film Release

The World Premiere of the new film CRANKY is on Tuesday June 9th at 6 pm EST / 7:30 pm NL time and 7 pm PT on the CBC documentary Channel. CRANKY is part of documentary's Freeview offerings; if you have a digital box or satellite you can see documentary without having to subscribe.

CRANKY is an endearing story of three teams competing to be local champions in an open sea race like no other in North America. The Great Fogo Island Punt Race to There and Back is not a challenge for the faint of heart. Success is as much personal endurance as it is ocean-savvy strategy. But the wild card this year might be a new punt built by one of the team members especially for the race. It's a little tippy - or "cranky" as the locals call it - and just might give the boys from Change Islands the advantage. But then again - it is never just a punt that wins a race.

Shot against the dramatic and beautiful backdrop of Fogo Island and Change Islands off Newfoundland and Labrador, the film is also a poignant look at an island way of life and a seafaring culture that has changed little over the centuries.

See the trailer at www.CrankyTheFilm.ca

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