Cinema Studies Student Union - Free Friday Films
UofT's film society runs seminars and screenings. Their free Friday film series runs most Fridays of the year at 7pm, features old and recent classics and is open to the public. Get there early to get a seat. [Read More]
Let's Make Lemonade by Justin Friesen
Short documentary does a good job of capturing the intense energy of the much loved Lemon Bucket Orkestra. The film has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival. The full film can be viewed online here. You can find a few more details in this article from the Eyeopener.... [Read More]
Griefwalker by Tim Wilson
Portrait of the sublime Stephen Jenkinson, leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital. This man who has thought a great deal about death and his job has brought him to the deathbed of over 1,000 people. In this film we get a glimpse of Stephen at work as well as his private life and we witness the touching stories of people confronting death. Along the way Stephen's shares a bit of his philosophy and appreciation for life. [Read More]
Flemingdon Park: The Global Village by Andrew Faiz
A well made doc that examines the past and present of the Flemingdon Park neighbourhood through stories of community members. It was a pleasent suprise to see a fairly well known member of my Toronto community talk about his origins. [Read More]
I Met A Man From Burma
There will be a free screening of this film 5:30pm Thursday, Dec. 22nd, 2011 at the Revue Cinema with a panel Q and A session. The film tells the story of Ler Wah Lo Bo, "  A Burmese refugee and self-coined freedom fighter  " The film is written, produced and directed by Tara Browne. She's inteviewed about the film in the following: ... [Read More]
A Simple Rhythm by Tess Girard
A marvellous exploration of rhythm and synchronization. The movie, which has been described as "impressionistic and meditative", blends visuals with the audio of interviews from individuals of multiple disciplines (science, music, mathematics, health care) with personal reflections into a philosophical work of art. You can read an interview with the director here.... [Read More]
The Lady Of Names
Before I saw the film I felt it necessary to include it here as the back story is so great. This movie was first conceived back in 1995. Since then director Adam Ciolfi has devoted nearly all his free time to working on this feature film. I did go see the film's premiere at the Toronto independant film festival. It's a magical charming tale and it's no suprise Michael Stokes has had continued success as writer since completing this script. Adam was better with some technic... [Read More]
CityLife Film Project
The city life project gives young filmmakers a chance to make a film. They connect neighbourhoods with reduced opputunities with experienced creative mentors to build media prodcution skills. As a result we're given the oppurtunity hear stories from our city that wouldn't otherwise be told. Check the website to apply or otherwise get involved in the program. [Read More]