Film

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Cineplex revenue down 85% to $41.4M in Q1

CEO Ellis Jacob said the company has taken the necessary measures to navigate the latter stages of the pandemic, and is confident a mammoth backlog of tentpole titles will entice audiences back to theatres when they reopen.

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Rayon Verde brings So Much Tenderness to life

Filmmaker Lina Rodriguez’s latest fiction feature counts Kazik Radwanski, Deragh Campbell and Noelle Schonwald among its stars.

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The Swearing Jar lifts lid on production

Directed by Wet Bum‘s Lindsay MacKay, the musical comedy stars Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Douglas Smith (Big Little Lies), Patrick J. Adams (Suits) and more.

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Quiver Distribution sets up The Exchange in the U.S.

The comedy was filmed in Ottawa in 2019 and is produced by Elevation Pictures and U.K. prodco Who’s on First Films.

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Tiffany Hsiung wins double honour at WIFT Toronto Showcase

The Sing Me a Lullaby director won Best in Showcase and the Audience Award for the short documentary at the 12th annual WIFT Toronto event.

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Samuel Goldwyn Films picks up Goulet’s Night Raiders

The company has acquired the U.S. rights to the female-driven sci-fi drama.

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Two Canadian tales of resilience to debut at Tribeca fest

Narrative projects See For Me and Peace by Chocolate are set to make their world premieres as a part of the new Tribeca Online Premieres section.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for April 23 to 29, 2021

Big Giant Wave leads, followed by La deesse des mouches a feu and Les Cowboys Fringants: L’Amerique pleure at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for April 23 to 29, 2021

Big Giant Wave made the list at #9, while Demon Slayer: Mugen Train claimed the #1 spot.

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Inside Out taps Dawn, Her Dad & The Tractor and more

Feature films Bloodthirsty and How to Fix Radios are also a part of the festival’s Spotlight on Canada program.

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Lalita Krishna named Hot Docs’ 2021 Don Haig Award winner

The Bangla Surf Gurls and Listen to Me producer has served as a filmmaker and mentor in the Canadian film industry for more than a decade.

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Cronenberg, Lantos reunite for Crimes of the Future

Frequent Cronenberg collaborator Viggo Mortensen will headline the new feature, set to go to camera in Greece this summer, with Montreal’s MK2|MILE END handling Canadian distribution.