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.
Alicia Fletcher is a media archivist and film programmer dedicated to promoting and advocating for moving image preservation. Her expertise in early cinema makes her the ideal curator and host of Silent Revue, Toronto’s on-going examination of silent film held at the historic Revue Cinema.
She is also the curator of the Ladies of Burlesque program at The Royal Cinema. And top it all off, she teaches a seminar in the History of Film at Ryerson University. READ MORE
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company (EESDC) celebrates its 35th Anniversary with An Iconic Journey: A Celebration of 35 Years which runs Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7 at Fleck Dance Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps series.
Artistic Director Esmeralda Enrique marks this important milestone with a presentation that honours EESDC’s significant accomplishments with re-imaginings of past works while it looks to the future with fresh new creations. READ MORE
In their first-ever Canadian convention appearance together, the original cast members of iconic cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show will gather at this year’s Fan Expo Canada, the country’s largest pop culture convention. Fans can meet “Dr. Frank-N-Furter” (Tim Curry), “Eddie” (Meat Loaf), “Brad” (Barry Bostwick),“Magenta” (Patricia Quinn) and “Columbia” (Nell Campbell) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre over Labour Day weekend August 31-September 3, 2017. READ MORE
Native Earth Performing Arts presents Niimi’iwe, their 2nd annual Indigenous Dance Double Bill. An Ojibwe word meaning “to host dance,” Niimi’iwe is a three-night dance series featuring contemporary Indigenous dance works – and a world premiere – from Thursday March 30 to Saturday April 1 in Aki Studio. READ MORE
The Secret Sessions: The Movie Experience (TSS) took us to the grand, golden days of Hollywood for their second edition this past week. The Secret Sessions… offers a unique dabbling in a fictional world from all genres, from cult classics to drama to comedy. The film’s title is kept secret until the night-of, with the only the dress code and location revealed in advance.
I missed TSS’ first instalment which debuted in Toronto in November of 2016 by inviting guests into the world of Ron Burgundy and Anchorman. I was sure not miss out on the opportunity this time around! My thoughts on the evening below… READ MORE
The Canadian Film Fest (CFF) is just around the corner. The festival’s line up is looking very interesting and diverse. New this year is the festival’s new location, the Scotiabank Theatre. CFF will take place March 21-25; tickets already available for purchase online. READ MORE
In John & Waleed, John Millard (Dora Nominated) and Waleed Abdulhamid (New Pioneer Award) use stories and songs to explore the differences and similarities between their cultures. Currently on stage at Theatre Passe Muraille, the friends who grew up in Southern Ontario and the Sudan respectively, play a set-list that blends the music of their contrasting folk traditions, while riffing on the harmonies and dissonance of their upbringings. READ MORE