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Pussy Riot film highlights 2013 Hot Docs lineup

Posted by Johnny Larocque / March 6, 2013

Pussy RiotHot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival will present its 20th annual edition this Spring from April 25th to May 5th. Today, the festival announced a number of the films that have already been selected to screen this year. Here are five films I'd suggest adding to your personal must-see list.

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5 films to watch at the 2013 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Toronto

Posted by Johnny Larocque / February 19, 2013

No La PeliculaNow in its 10th year, the Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns with a ten film lineup of politically charged, inspiring stories covering themes of oppression, violent struggle and resilient humanity.

Co-presented with TIFF, the festival opens at TIFF Bell Lightbox next Tuesday (February 26th) with films that highlight human rights issues around the world, from North Korea to Northern Ontario, and telling many empowering stories in the process.

Here are five films not to miss.

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8 Fest showcases small-gauge films in original format

Posted by Johnny Larocque / February 6, 2013

toronto 8 film festivalThe 8 Fest is one of the only festivals in the world devoted to all forms of small-gauge film, including Super 8, 8mm, 9.5, and loops, that also shows the films in their original formats.

The 8 Fest showcases the entire history of small gauge film--from contemporary artist works, to home movies, instructional loops, and more. Some of the work I've had the chance to preview felt much like I raided grandpa's closet, took a handful of psychedelic drugs, or a combination of the two. I can't recommend that you take drugs, but if you already find yourself on drugs, why not put the 8 Fest on your calendar?

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Spotlight Japan brings Japanese films to Toronto

Posted by Johnny Larocque / January 19, 2013

Spotlight JapanStarting today and running through April 6th fans of all things Japanese must check out Spotlight Japan at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This is a collaboration of the Japan Foundation, TIFF, Canadian Stage, the Japan Cultural Centre and Soundstreams. My favourite part of this festival is the three film series presented by TIFF Cinematheque. Here's a look at what to check out at the festival.

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This Week in Film: This Is 40, Jack Reacher, The Sessions, It's A Wonderful Life

Posted by Johnny Larocque / December 20, 2012

toronto moviesThis Week in Film rounds up noteworthy new releases in theatres, rep cinema and avant-garde screenings, festivals, and other special cinema-related events happening in Toronto.

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This Week in Film: Sushi Girl, Searching For Sugar Man, Miracle On 34th Street

Posted by Johnny Larocque / December 13, 2012

Sushi GirlThis Week in Film rounds up noteworthy new releases in theatres, rep cinema and avant-garde screenings, festivals, and other special cinema-related events happening in Toronto.

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