No, Not That Movie … the Other One

In yesterday’s Vancouver Sun, I discovered this hilarious story:

Victoria-raised [filmmaker Atom] Egoyan, 49, laughs as he recalls a surreal experience at the Guadalajara Film Festival. A showing of Next of Kin, his 1984 drama about a troubled young man who impersonates an Armenian couple’s long-lost son, was planned as part of a retrospective, but the 1989 vigilante action flick of the same name was featured by mistake.

“It seemed so incongruous. It said my first film was Next of Kin with Patrick Swayze,” he says, laughing. “They programmed that movie, so anyone who saw it would have thought the rest of my career went downhill from there.”

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