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John Greyson with Alanis Obomsawin - photo Thanh Pham

John Greyson accepts inaugural Alanis Obomsawin Award

The Montreal-based documentary screening group Cinema Politica gave its inaugural Alanis Obomsawin Award for Commitment to Community and Resistance to Toronto-based filmmaker John Greyson last week.

Up Series

Coming up with Seven Up

Montreal filmmaker Paul Almond presents the documentary that started the hugely popular Up documentary series


LaBruce film banned in Australia

Melbourne film festival forced to drop L.A. Zombie by censors


Waters denounces Harkema film

Maverick American filmmaker John Waters has expressed his displeasure over the creation and release of the low-budget Canadian feature Leslie, My Name is Evil, which opens in theaters across Canada this Friday.


Star power, scripts add up at Incendo

Montreal shop marks milestone with Wandering Eye


Contemporary World Cinema: Excited

‘It’s not autobiographical,’ Bruce Sweeney says of his latest film. It’s a statement he’ll probably be making a lot, given the storyline in his new low-budget feature, Excited.


Real to Reel: Reel Injun

Given how ever-present native peoples were in Hollywood movies, it’s odd how epically misrepresented they were.


Langlois, Lachance win with Telefilm

Telefilm Canada has granted funding assistance to 14 French-language screenwriting projects, totaling approximately $200,000, as part of its effort to foster screenwriting with strong box-office potential.


Contemporary World Cinema: High Life

Gary Yates’ latest film is a crowd-pleasing, crazy heist movie, about four hapless outsiders who decide to feed their morphine habit by knocking over a couple of ATM machines.


Vanguard: Carcasses

Montreal-based filmmaker Denis Côté pushes boundaries once again with his latest no-budget experimental feature Carcasses.


Controversial topics the core of Watson’s career

Patrick Watson is always looking for new experiences. The renowned broadcaster, journalist, filmmaker, actor and author – who becomes an octogenarian this year – has been working on poetry.


Denys Arcand: Where history meets cinema

Denys Arcand says it was ‘sheer serendipity’ that brought him to filmmaking.