Entries in film (133)


Original Star Wars Poster Art by Tom Jung (1977)


Hot Docs Preview: On Her Own

Morgan Schmidt-Feng's 2015 film "On Her Own" is one of the many acclaimed films in this year's Hot Docs Film Festival.  It takes a good long look at the lives of Nancy Prebilich and her family.  The farm has been in the Prebilich family for 5 generations and with the sudden death of both parents, keeping it that way becomes a monumental challenge.  When the level of dedication to the work necessary becomes an issue, this stakes begin to rise and within their challenges we see those faced by farmers across North America.

"On Her Own" plays tonight at the ROM Cinema at 7 pm, at the TIFF Light Box on April 29th at 4:30 pm, and at the Scotia Bank Theatre on May 1 at 9:15 pm.  Tickets are available here.



Preview: Lost River at the Royal Cinema

The Royal Cinema here in Toronto brings your chance to see Ryan Gosling's directorial debut.  Starting this Friday "Lost River" is screening at one of our favourite places to take in the magic of the cinema in Toronto.  The tale follows a mother and son as they edge towards the underworld, and the truth about the nearly abandoned town where they live.  The cast includes Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Iain De Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Saorise Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline).  

"Lost River" starts at the Royal Cinema on Friday April 24th, and runs until Thursday April 30th.  Get your tickets here!


See Ned Rifle this weekend at the Royal Cinema!

This weekend is your chance to catch Hal Hartley's widely acclaimed film "Ned Rifle".  It's the third chapter of the trilogy that began with "Henry Fool" in 1997 and includes "Fay Grim" from 2006.  The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Liam Aiken, Parker Posey, Robert John Burke, Martin Donovan, James Urbaniak, and Bill Sage.  It becomes a loving portrait of the son of the characters of his previous films, rather than focusing on them.  The tale follows the young, serious, and well mannered Ned on his quest for revenge.  "Ned Rifle" plays at the Royal Cinema (608 College St. in Toronto) tonight at 7 pm, and tomorrow and Sunday at 6:45 pm.  Check out theRoyal.TO for more info!


Nomads: A Short Tour Film from HIGHS

Here's a pretty cool new mini doc about the wonderful band HIGHS from Toronto.  Join them as they tour through Canada playing shows, eating snacks, and being awesome.  Check it:

Nomads: A Short Tour Film
Shot and Edited by Geoff Stairs (http://geoffallenstairs.com/)

A video diary from our January 2015 tour of Eastern Canada. Shot and edited by Geoff Stairs, with interview audio supplied by CHSR Fredericton, CKCU Ottawa, and Canadian Musician Radio.

Filmed on location in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton, Edmundston, and points in-between.

Special thanks to the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), The Agency Group and Audio Blood.