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Councillor: Trenton ready for its closeup

By Brendan Burke  [1]

TRENTON – Duncan Armstrong [2] wants to bring the big screen back to Trenton.

The Quinte West councillor tabled a proposal during Monday night’s City Hall meeting to launch Trenton’s own film festival, with the help of the Toronto International Film Festival [3].

Armstrong told council he is in talks with the co-founders of TIFF to shine a light on this area’s rich cinematic history.

In the early 1900s, Trenton became a hub for film production, and the city is still remembered for its contributions to the Canadian film industry.

The year 2017 will mark a century since Trenton’s first movie production. Armstrong hopes to commemorate the date with the start of the new film festival.

More to come.