From Kingston to New York: a big month for The Trotsky

From Kingston to New York: a big month for The Trotsky

Jay Baruchel in The Trotsky 

It’s been a big month for The Trotsky, the indie film written and directed by Montreal’s Jacob Tierney. The movie stars Jay Baruchel (who is also the lead in She’s Out of My League, though we prefer to remember him from those Popular Mechanics for Kids episodes with Elisha Cuthbert) and premiered at last year’s TIFF. It’s one of three Canadian films to make it to the Tribeca Film Festival this year, along with Cairo Time and the documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage. It follows a Montreal high school student who believes he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky and is obsessed with recreating the leader’s life, complete with exile and assassination. Typical teenage stuff, really, minus any Jonas Brothers. Coming off its massive People’s Choice win at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival (which enjoyed an increase of 20 per cent in attendance this year) last week, Tierney and co. will surely feel right at home amid the glamour of New York.

The Trotsky wins Kingston film fest People’s Choice Award [Kingston Whig Standard]
The Trotsky makes U.S. debut at Tribeca [CBC]
1997 Popular Mechanics for Kids: World Trade Center [YouTube]