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.
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.
In My Blood It Runs by Maya Newell, in collaboration with the Arrernte and Garrwa Indigenous communities, captures a young, talented healer named Dujuan as he and his family find their voice as an oppressed Indigenous family in the Northern regions of Australia.
Máxima, an indigenous woman from the Peruvian Andes who cannot read or write, stands up to one of the largest gold producers in the world, US-based Newmont Mining Corporation, whohas claimed ownership of her land in order to expand its multi-billion dollar mining operation.
With an atmosphere that evokes The Handmaid’s Tale and Orwell, Danishka Esterhazy’s Level 16 has attracted major attention at genre showcases throughout North America and Europe. It is a dark tale of teens discovering that their world is something very different than what they thought. The film opens in Toronto on March 15, 2019.
ARC Theatre premiered its latest production, Human Animals this week. This timely and provocative play about humankind’s precarious place within the natural world, by one of the UK’s most exciting young female dramatists Stef Smith will be performed in the newly launched East End Arts Space housed in the historic St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, Toronto.
Shorts That Are Not Pants Festival will be opening their very first festival this weekend. The inaugural festival will host 50 films from around the world: Narrative films, documentaries, and animated shorts; something for everyone! Festival founder, James McNally, graciously answered my 5 Questions… to share more about the short film series and film festival. READ MORE
TIFF Cinematheque is currently celebrating one of cinema’s most consequential names, Ingmar Bergman. This film retrospective, Bergman 100, offers the opportunity to (re)discover the works of a master so influential, that his impact can not only be seen in the works of auteurs like Andrei Tarkovsky, but also in parodies by SCTV, The Muppets and even The Simpsons.
TIFF Cinematheque programmer James Quandt answers 5 Questions… on Bergman. READ MORE
Written by one of Canada’s most prolific and popular playwrights, Secret Life of a Mother, developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre, is an exposé of modern motherhood and Hannah Moscovitch’s most personal writing to date. One of her oldest friends, the multiple Dora Award-winning actor Maev Beaty, tells this story, and through it her own motherhood secrets start to surface. READ MORE