Taliesin McEnaney‘s Brain Storm is described as “a poetic, visually arresting and comically haunting look at the ramifications of brain surgery and how one woman finds her way in a reality that is forever different.”
It is all of this and more…
Set in Vancouver, Canada’s condo and casino playground, Lady Sunrise is a story of social climbing, and the damaging effect of today’s hyper-consumerist society. Featuring six strong characters, Marjorie Chan introduces us to these women’s relationship to money and power, and how these can help them get ahead or hinder aspects of their lives.READ MORE
Directed by Matt Ratner, Standing Up, Falling Down focuses primarily on struggling comedian Scott Rollins (Ben Schwartz), whom after ‘failing’ in the Los Angeles’ comedy circuit decides to moves back with his parents (Debra Monk, Kevin Dunn) in Long Island. Scott shortly develops a friendship with local barfly and dermatologist Marty (Billy Crystal). Through this ‘odd couple’ friendship, Scott gains a new perspective about his own personal life and career. Co-starring are the lovely Eloise Mumford as Scott’s ex-girlfriend Becky, and Grace Bummer as Scott’s sister Megan.READ MORE
Canadian Music Week announced today the incomparable Buffy Sainte-Marie as the 2020 recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award.
“Buffy Sainte-Marie sets the bar for everything the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award stands for,” said Gary Slaight, CEO and President of Slaight Communications/Slaight Family Foundation. “For [Sainte-Marie], worldwide success and the status of music legend was not a personal goal, but an opportunity – an opportunity to try to right wrongs, an opportunity to give back to the planet, and an opportunity to alter the course of Indigenous lives through education.”
Nose To Tail is written and directed by Jesse Zigelstein. The film stars Aaron Abrams (Hannibal, Blindspot) as a talented but abrasive chef struggling with his personal demons and the never-ending pressures of running a high-end restaurant. Over the course of one increasingly hectic day and night, Dan must deal with many trials and tribulations in a desperate attempt to beat the odds and save the business he’s sacrificed virtually everything in his life to build.READ MORE
The Winter Light Exhibition is back on the West Island of Ontario Place until March 29, 2020.
This FREE exhibition, now in its third year, is curated to deliver a unique and engaging experience that showcases light exhibits created by artists from across Ontario.
Featuring 21 exhibits which use creativity, innovation, light and discovery, Ontario creators from all artistic streams will showcase their exhibits following the curatorial theme of Cocoon.
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival has announced that multi-award winner Stanley Nelson will be the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award during this year’s Festival, recognizing his enduring contribution to the documentary form.
Hot Docs will also pay tribute to Raymonde Provencher with their annual Focus On program, which showcases the work of a significant Canadian filmmaker.
Aaron Poole is no stranger to many in film, as he has been working as an actor for some time. He has now made the next logical move onto writing and directing.
His short film, Oracle, has been screening at film festivals across Canada garnering awards. The film made its international debut at Slamdance Film Festival this year.