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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.

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Coming up with Seven Up

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

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LaBruce film banned in Australia

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

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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.

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Star power, scripts add up at Incendo

Montreal shop marks milestone with Wandering Eye

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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.

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Real to Reel: Reel Injun

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

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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.

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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.

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Vanguard: Carcasses

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

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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.

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Denys Arcand: Where history meets cinema

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