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The top 5 films to see at Hot Docs 2014

Posted by Blake Williams / April 23, 2014

hot docs 2014 torontoHot Docs 2014 is finally here. Toronto's second-largest film event (behind TIFF), the documentary fest will run for the next 11 days and contains 139 features to choose from. Unless you happen to be part of the programming team, it appears to be nigh on-impossible to see them all - so I've narrowed the list down to a few choice screenings.

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Artists bring filmmakers to Toronto one city at a time

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 22, 2014

Regional Support NetworkA new nomadic screening series popped up in Toronto's film community earlier this year: Regional Support Network imports the work of film makers from one region at a time for special showcases. Founders and Toronto filmmakers / animators Leslie Supnet and Clint Enns began by screening films from Baltimore, and this Thursday they'll invite you to swing across the United States to Portland (don't worry - you don't have to go beyond Kensington Market).

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10 things to see at the Images Festival

Posted by Blake Williams / April 8, 2014

images festival torontoThe Toronto Images Festival, North America's most expansive film and media art event, returns for its 27th year this Thursday. Featuring 10 days of installations, performances, gallery exhibitions, and screenings of experimental shorts and features, it's a reminder that cinema is first and foremost an art, and serves as a perfect palate cleanser before we're bombarded with another summer of big-budget blockbusters.

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The top 10 film events in Toronto for spring 2014

Posted by Blake Williams / April 3, 2014

toronto film eventsSpring feels so close, you've probably already made room at the back of your closet where you can retire your parka for the next six months - so why on earth would you be looking to spend time in a dark theatre with strangers? Yet the next few months are so jam-packed with must-see special screenings, retrospectives, and film festivals that it might be hard to stay outdoors. In any case, that impending warmth will provide some convenient comfort as you trek from venue to venue.

Here are 10 screenings, speaker series, director retrospectives, and film festivals to keep you air-conditioned as the temperatures rise.

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Innis Town Hall movie screen to go silent

Posted by Blake Williams / March 30, 2014

toronto silent film festivalSilent film aficionados, rejoice once again. The Toronto Silent Film Festival is back with a line-up against with we can measure all future and former silent film festival line-ups. I say this purely on the inclusion of Victor Sjöström's 1928 Lilian gish vehicle, The Wind (Thursday, April 3 at 8PM; Innis Town Hall), arguably the greatest of all silent films, influencing filmmakers up to and including Béla Tarr.

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10 films getting the biggest advance-buzz at Hot Docs

Posted by Blake Williams / March 25, 2014

Hot Docs 2014The 2014 Hot Docs Festival line-up was just unveiled last week, and Toronto documentary enthusiasts have doubtless been poring over the packed catalogue and building their schedules ever since. There are 139 feature-length documentaries to choose from this year, so it's about that time to start thinking seriously about some of titles you want to see before they start selling out.

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