I missed last Tuesday morning’s press screening of Cedric Jimenez‘s The Connection (Drafthouse, 5.15), a fact-based Gallic take on the French Connection-related, Marseille-based heroin drug trade, set in 1975. My next shot is a Friday, 4.24 showing at L.A.’s COLCOA Film Festival. And if I blow that one (I can be brilliant at missing screenings) my last shot before leaving the country is in NYC on Thursday, 5.7. “Considerable theatrical appeal in English-language territories [will be] boosted by both its art house-approved cast and the thematic tie-in to William Friedkin‘s evergreen cop film.” — from John DeFore‘s Hollywood Reporter review, filed from the Toronto Film Festival on 9.10.14.