Featured Film

DETOUR @ TIFF May 10 & 19

Edgar J. Ulmer’s Detour has been called his Citizen Kane! Newly restored after circulating for decades in poor, public-domain prints, Edgar G. Ulmer’s off-the-wall B-movie classic is the ne plus ultra of noir: the protagonist, weak-willed pianist Al Roberts (Tom Neal), is one of the genre’s great, guiltily innocent anti-heroes, and he and hatchet-faced femme […]

ON THE WATERFRONT @ TIFF April 13th

Brando Stars in Film Directed by Kazan By A. H. WEILER A small but obviously dedicated group of realists has forged artistry, anger and some horrible truths into “On the Waterfront,” as violent and indelible a film record of man’s inhumanity to man as has come to light this year. And, while the explosive indictment […]

ONE-EYED JACKS @ TIFF April 6th

Already locked in as producer and star of this idiosyncratic revenge western, Marlon Brando also took over directorial duties after Stanley Kubrick dropped out, which puts him in the company of Charles Laughton (The Night of the Hunter), Peter Lorre (The Lost One), and Barbara Loden (Wanda) as a celebrated actor who directed one great, […]

A NEW LEAF

Based on Jack Ritchie’s short story “The Green Heart,” Elaine May’s directorial debut is a delightfully batty and sharply hilarious comedy of (attempted) murders. Playing intriguingly against type, Walter Matthau stars as spoiled playboy Henry Graham, who, having depleted his substantial inheritance, reluctantly woos and quickly marries heiress Henrietta Lowell (May), a clumsy and unsophisticated […]

BOOST

Playing @ the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto the week of March 2 Boost has been nominated for 5 Canadian Screen Awards including outstanding performances for Lead Actor – Nabil Rajo, Supporting Role (Actor) – Jahmil French, and Supporting Role (Actress) Oluniké Adeliyi. Boost was written and directed by Darren Curtis, and produced by Academy Award […]

CALIFORNIA SPLIT

This year, AFI FEST will present the work of Robert Altman, with screenings and discussions of 12 films — historically the most programmed in the festival for one filmmaker. For the retrospective, legendary director/producer/writer Altman (1925–2006) will be honored with screenings and discussions of his classic films, including: M*A*S*H (1970), MCCABE & MRS. MILLER (1971), […]

PORCUPINE LAKE

World Premiere Public Screening – Sunday, Sept. 10th @ 7:30pm Additional Screenings – Thursday, Sept. 14th, Friday, Sept. 15th @ 8:45pm Two girls dangling on the brink of adulthood enjoy a summertime of fleeting childhood adventures, in the latest by Slovakian-Canadian director Ingrid Veninger. Set in the Ontario cottage country, Ingrid Veninger’s assured, affecting sixth […]

HONDROS

HONDROS

Remaining Screening Times: Fri, May 5 @ 9:30pm, Sat, May 6 @ 9:15 PM In the aftermath of 9/11, award-winning Getty Images conflict photographer Chris Hondros became driven by a commitment to capturing the agony of war. A sensitive photojournalist, he worked with purpose and demonstrated an immense tolerance for personal risk and sacrifice before […]

2017 Slamdance Film Festival Grand Jury Award Winner for Best Doc

2017 Slamdance Film Festival Grand Jury Award Winner for Best Doc

Synopsis A backwoods dreamer, living in rural Ohio with an obsession for ‘Stradivari’ and all things violin, through the magic of social-media, convinces a famous European concert violinist that he can make a copy of the most famous and valuable violin in the world. Fighting time, poverty, and most of all – himself – Danny […]