Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) will close their 2018/19 season with the critically acclaimed duet Marienbad, created and performed by TDT Artistic Director Christopher House and writer/theatre-maker/multimedia artist Jordan Tannahill.READ MORE
Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. The documentary Push sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unlivable cities, and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster.READ MORE
My Hot Docs’19 recommendations continue. Here, I share my thoughts on two documentaries that remind us of the importance of language and culture. I highly recommend these…READ MORE
This year’s installment of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is in full swing. I have previewed a few films already.
Below, I give you my thoughts on some of initial recommendations.
Located in Sarnia, Ontario, the Aamjiwnaang First Nations reserve and its 900 residents are smothered by one of Canada’s largest petrochemical corridors: the Chemical Valley. Siblings Vanessa Gray and Lindsay Beze Gray have dedicated their lives to fighting the pollution that threatens their community’s health, safety and future. In The Chemical Valley Project, theatre makers and friends Julia Howman and Kevin Matthew Wong document Vanessa and Lindsay’s vital activism and journeys as land defenders and water protectors.READ MORE
Beginning this summer, Outside the March (OtM) is inviting you to put your life on pause with a series of proudly analog movie-loving experiences hearkening back to yesteryear—or at least to the days before Netflix and Amazon Prime. The Popcorn Double Feature will see OtM take over the Annex’s historic Queen Video and open up its own VHS rental store (with a twist) for The Tape Escape, and transform Streetcar Crowsnest into a classic cinema for The Flick.READ MORE