Film Version of Reno's Rebel Premieres at Toronto Fest Sept. 9-11

News   Film Version of Reno's Rebel Premieres at Toronto Fest Sept. 9-11
 
Comedian Reno, who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Rebel Without a Pause, has adapted her funny and angry Sept. 11 solo show for a Nancy Savoca ("Dogfight," "Household Saints") film, premiering Sept. 9-11 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Comedian Reno, who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Rebel Without a Pause, has adapted her funny and angry Sept. 11 solo show for a Nancy Savoca ("Dogfight," "Household Saints") film, premiering Sept. 9-11 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Reno's solo show had been written before Sept. 11, but after the disaster, which left her a "refugee of Tribecastan," she threw out her original script. In Rebel's runs Off-Off-Broadway and Off-Broadway in 2001 and 2002, the comedian followed a more stream-of consciousness monologue that changed with current events and her own feelings, allowing her to speak out on topics of the hour such as patriotism, young war-mongers, ignorant citizens and the idea of self-imprisonment.

Reno got her start in 1990 in her Off Broadway show Reno: In Rage and Rehab, and has go on to create pieces like Reno Once Removed and the HBO Special, "Reno Finds Her Mom." co-starring Lily Tomlin and Mary Tyler Moore.

Public screenings are Sept. 9 at 9 PM at Varsity 8 and Sept. 11 at 5:45 PM at Cumberland 3. There will be a press and industry only screening Sept. 10 at 9 AM at the Royal Ontario Museum, RM 312.

Another September 11th play-cum-film, "The Guys," will also have its debut at the Toronto festival Sept. 11-12. For information on the Toronto International Film Festival, click http://www.e.bell.ca/filmfest/2002. — By Christine Ehren

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