School eventually ends after a certain time, but the experiences it leaves us with stay on for the rest of our lives. School has a timeless quality to it that is reflected through the many films about school experiences made over the years. These five films provide a fun portrait of the joys, loves, … [Read more...]
OUR MAN IN TEHRAN: Interview with Film Director Drew Taylor
Ken Taylor's name may sound familiar to you. Taylor (shown in the photo above) was the former ambassador to Iran, who was the centre of the narrative in Ben Affleck's Hollywood blockbuster film ARGO - a true story about how he personally sheltered six American diplomats during the 1979 hostage … [Read more...]
Cool Summer Camps in the City!
It's only a couple more weeks away and I am running into moms with the look of fear in their eyes. Okay, maybe a little exaggerated but you know what I mean. We've shifted into panic mode as reality has hit. Some of us (me included) haven't sorted out all the summer activities for the kids … [Read more...]
An interview with film producer Joely Collins on Becoming Redwood
In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, 2 year old Redwood Forest Hanson watched from the backseat of a beat up Volkswagen van while his mother left his father for good. At the very moment his mother walked away, Redwood, aided with the radio news of another Jack Nicklaus victory, had … [Read more...]
Chatting up filmmaker Rob Stewart, REVOLUTION.
It's just past 11 o'clock in the morning and I've made my way to Cafe Diplomatico or "The Dip" we've often referred to. It's a main-stay along College Street where everyone from suits to moms with strollers and old timers like to hang out. It's one of those joints where you can just be yourself. … [Read more...]
Flight of the Butterflies
One of the most incredible migrations on earth has now been captured on film in the latest IMAX documentary adventure, FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES. This story is inspired by Canadian scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart who spent his life dedicated to unravelling nature's mystery of the monarch … [Read more...]
What’s coming to TIFF12 & suitable for KIDS!
The 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival just announced some great World Premieres and North American Premieres that will appeal to families! Yes, the 10 day film festival isn't just for adults and party goers! Hotel Transylvania (USA, World Premiere) is on our radar as one … [Read more...]
Hot Docs: Adopted ID looks at inter-racial dynamics
There is no shortage of films to enjoy in Toronto, it's a cultural advantage to living in a big city. Aside from the blockbusters splashed across every major theatre, there are some very interesting films that are also well attended. Housed in the Bloor West Annex area, the Bloor Cinema showcases … [Read more...]