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AND THAT’S A WRAP DEAR: Habibi @ TIFF

The voices speaking in these films from my series on Toronto Film Fests have been Indigenous & European, Arab Christian, Jewish Arab, African from the North, South, East, West. The voices also include a deaf Korean-American artist whose first language was sign language in a home where two Korean speaking parents struggled to learn the [...]

IMAGES FESTIVAL: More of Toronto’s Amazing Film Festivals

Re-colonizing-Reframing Africa from Images Festival on Vimeo. Covering everything from Reframing Africa to Sonic Youth. Toronto’s second oldest film festival, IMAGES FESTIVAL is also the “the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture” (sited from www.imagesfestival.com ) This year marks IMAGES FESTIVAL’s 25th year. The Festival runs from April 12 [...]

LAST NIGHT’S RAFF HIGHLIGHTS: Portrait of Resistance

Art is Political. Portrait of Resistance: The Art & Activism of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge started last night’s line up at the Reel Artists Film Festival. In a time in art’s history where words like community, collective, and collaborative easily fit into the conversation it is hard to imagine that this wasn’t always the [...]

REEL ARTISTS FILM FESTIVAL: Great Art Docs @ TIFF

William Kentridge and “Anything is Possible” Some of last year’s RAFF Doc on South Africa’s brilliant William Kentridge. Canadian Art’s REEL ARTIST FILM FESTIVAL is now upon us and I am super excited. Last year’s lineup of fantastic documentaries was incredible and this year’s promises to be as good. You can download the full REEL [...]

TORONTO 2011, THE BEST MOMENTS – Part 2

Toronto’s Art, Culture and Design Events – taking advantage of the scene And continuing on with the good stuff… NOVEL IDEAS @ MARS The Glass Room by Simon Mawer. Image from BIG CITY BIG IDEAS… More info on NEW FORCES IN FRENCH DESIGN… FYI – IDS jams on the New Forces in French Design riff [...]

FILM FEST FANTASTIC!

In 2011 I decided to give myself a self-directed course in film studies. It has been my luxury and my escape. Everyone knows about the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) but if Hollywood hipster hype and star gawking is not entirely your thing then you can get your film fix in so many other brilliant [...]

PROVIDING BETTER BANG FOR YOUR BUCK @ THE ROM’S “BOLLYWOOD CINEMA SHOWCARDS”

“The Institute for Contemporary Culture is the ROM’s window on contemporary society – presenting exhibitions and special events that stimulate dialogue on important cultural, social and political issues around the world.” My first experience with the Institute of Contemporary Culture at the ROM was quite fantastic. On a frozen February night a friend and I [...]

COMING DOWN FROM LUMINATO

Nitin Sawhney performing ‘Prophecy’ last day of Luminato 2011 11 Days & 33 events? I lost count. Plus I plan to go see Srinivas Krishna’s “My Name is Raj” Installation at TIFF when the Raj Kapoor retrospective begins. So should I count that into the final tally? The Luminato Festival was particularly special to me [...]