After a very successful festival run that kicked off at Hot Docs with its World Premiere, Stacey Tenenbaum’s critically acclaimed documentary, Shiners, returns to Toronto for a special theatrical run at The Royal Cinema. From New York City, Tokyo, Sarajevo, to La Paz (Bolivia), meet the men and women who make their living cleaning our shoes. READ MORE
School Life follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Similar to Hogwart’s with its 18th century architecture, Headfort has secret doors and beautiful woodlands. This place has also been home to John and Amanda Leyden for 46 years, and a witness to their exemplary careers. READ MORE
In 2016, Laurent Goldstein produced – partly thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign – his second feature-length documentary: To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma, a tribute to the cult French progressive rock band. The film just won Best Documentary Feature Film Jukebox Internstional Film Festival in Nevada.
To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma will have its Canadian premiere in Toronto, Sunday, August 20th at the Royal Cinema at 2pm.
To learn more about Goldstein’s passion for Magma, its music, and the making of the film, I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions… READ MORE
Every year thousands of people travel to Spain to embark on a pilgrimage across the trail of El Camino de Santiago to the shrine of the apostle St. James. Director Tristan Cook, along with his crew and cellist Dane Johansen, invite us to join them on El Camino in Strangers on the Earth.
Off The Rails introduces us to Darius McCollum, a New York City man who has been jailed 32 times for impersonating NYC bus drivers and subway conductors. The issue: He was taught the ins and outs of the subway system from childhood by transit workers who adopted him as a sort of ‘mascot’. READ MORE
Orry-Kelly was a Hollywood legend, his costume designs adored by cinema’s greatest leading ladies – but in his home country of Australia his achievements remained unknown. Now, acclaimed director Gillian Armstrong is bringing the legend home and celebrating the life of this extraordinary Aussie in her new film, Women He’s Undressed. READ MORE
There is something to be said for documetaries that bring out the audience’s imagination. Director Jay Cheel accomplishes this and more in his film How To Make A Time Machine, which premiered at Hot Docs this past May. READ MORE
The film follows famed Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides, who has spent his life documenting death, tragedy, and violence. At the age of 9, he acquired his first camera. At that time, he became curiously fixated on capturing crime scenes and accidents. This curiosity led him to a role as an unpaid assistant at a Mexican tabloid when he was 13. Being a fan of American and Mexican cinema, the visuals on-screen shaped his way of seeing the world around him. READ MORE