Friday March 10 at 9:30 PM
Directed by Matt Johnson
Spoof / Thriller / Mockumentary 94 min
(Preceded by the short “Grocery Store Action Movie”)
A mockumentary riffing on conspiracy theories about faking the Apollo 11 moon landing, “Operation Avalanche” follows two CIA desk-jockeys in 1969 as they go undercover at NASA to search for a Russian mole, but get more than they bargained for when they’re caught up in a world of espionage and paranoia. Bold, daring, and full to the brim with the infectious energy of writer/director/star Matt Johnson – who posed as a documentary filmmaker to get footage from within NASA’s control room – “Operation Avalanche” showcases the ambition, verve, and passion bursting at the seams of contemporary Canadian cinema.