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STAY THE NIGHT

Canada202289 minutesEnglishToronto PremiereDrama, Romance, Women Filmmakers

When reserved, late-bloomer Grace gets passed up for a major promotion at work, she tries to break out of her shell by pursuing a one-night stand at the club. Her choice in partner, Carter Stone, an NHL player at a crossroads, is having an equally rough night. After an initial meet-cute and disastrous attempt at a hookup, the two walk Toronto’s wintry streets, wandering from bar to skating rink to office, slowly but surely finding common ground as the night progresses.

Kim’s Convenience’s Andrea Bang shines in a dramatic role as rigid Grace, whose acerbic stubbornness adds a bumbling comedy, as she learns where she can bend without breaking. The feature debut of veteran Canadian TV writer and director Renuka Jeyapalan, Stay The Night showcases delightfully familiar locals-only Toronto hangouts, while asking us to lose ourselves in a version of the city where a brief encounter doesn’t have to mean a transaction.

– Vidhya Elango

 

Cast

Andrea Bang
Joe Scarpellino
Humberly González
Raymond Ablack

Recognitions

OFFICIAL SELECTION
SXSW, 2022

Director Bio

Renuka Jeyapalan

Renuka Jeyapalan is a Toronto-based writer and director. Her shorts have screened at TIFF, Tribeca, and the Berlinale. She has directed episodes of Kim’s Convenience, Workin’ Moms, Sort Of, Children Ruin Everything, Son Of A Critch and the Netflix original series Ginny & Georgia. Her first feature, Stay The Night, premiered at South by Southwest.

11 Nov, 2022 8:30 pm

The screening for Stay The Night will be shown at TIFF Bell Lightbox 3.

This feature film will also be shown as an online screening from Nov 14 – Nov 17.

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Rating

Rated PG
Content Warning: Coarse language, smoking, drinking

Accessibility

This film is presented with open captions in-person and closed captions digitally.

Sponsors

Q&A: STAY THE NIGHT

Join us for a Q&A immediately after the theatrical presentation with director Renuka Jayapalan.

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