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Holy Rollers to Open in Toronto & Montreal on June 25th

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Video Services Corp. presents Holy Rollers A Film by Kevin Asch Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha and Ari Graynor Observant Hasidic Jews become unlikely drug smugglers in Holy Rollers, an intense drama based on true events in late-’90s New York City. Working on location in Williamsburg’s Hasidic enclave, first-time director Kevin Asch offers a unique [...]

May 31st, 2010 | Posted in Screenings | Read More »

NXNE 2010 Charity Soccer Match

NXNE Charity Soccer Match

NXNE Charity Soccer Match puts the boot in “The Rockers” take on “The World” Funds raised benefit Right To Play. Sunday June 20. TORONTO, May 26, 2010 – NXNE and Right to Play are pleased to announce the fourth annual “Put the Boot In” Charity Soccer Match, taking place on Sunday, June 20, 2010 on [...]

May 26th, 2010 | Posted in Bits & Pieces,Focus,NXNE 10 | Read More »

Doc Meeting Argentina 2010

May 20th, 2010 | Posted in Call for Entries | Read More »

Santa Cruz Film Festival Award Winners Announced at Closing Night Gala

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Santa Cruz, CA, May 18, 2010: The Santa Cruz Film Festival, an annual celebration of independent cinema and culture in California’s Greater Monterey Bay area, announced on Saturday, May 15 the winners of the Grand Jury Prizes and Audience Awards. The juries for each of the award sections was comprised of local and industry professionals [...]

May 18th, 2010 | Posted in Bits & Pieces,festival news | Read More »

Leave them Laughing wins Special Jury Award at Hot Docs

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Leave them Laughing Trailer LEAVE THEM LAUGHING won the Special Jury Award, Canadian Documentary, and came in 5th out of 172 films in terms of audience favorites as voted upon by a record 136,000 festival attendees. We are most pleased! Two standing ovations, lots of applause and great reviews all over the press…..and the film [...]

May 14th, 2010 | Posted in Focus,Hot Docs 10,festival news | Read More »

Soirée Gala Auction

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SOIRÉE IS AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED! One of our most important annual fundraising initiatives, Soirée Gala & Auction returns on Thursday, June 24th at the sleek and sexy Nu Restaurant + Lounge in Vancouver. Playing host to BC’s movers and shakers, Soirée is truly a feast for the senses. Festivities start with a [...]

May 13th, 2010 | Posted in Bits & Pieces,festival news | Read More »

22 Canadian Premieres at Inside Out LGBT Film & Video Festival

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This 20th year Festival will be a blockbuster year, with more premieres and guests than ever before. Toronto-based and internationally known Inside Out will have a World Premiere to offer up with La Dany by Toronto brother and sister directors Jim and Julie Giles. Two International Premieres, Prima Donna: The Story of Rufus Wainwright’s Debut [...]

May 13th, 2010 | Posted in Bits & Pieces,Festival Spotlights,Focus,Inside Out 10,festival news | Read More »

Mao’s Last Dancer

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by Allan Tong for As the Mao era crumbled in China, his cultural delegates plucked 11-year-old Li Cunxin from his poor Chinese village and took him to Beijing to study ballet. In China, that’s pretty much like boot camp. Kids followed a strict regimen that left no room for weakness or individuality. In Li’s [...]

May 13th, 2010 | Posted in Reviews | Read More »

Official Premiere of Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf

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From the darkly creative minds behind 2007 hit Dark Rising comes Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf. Boasting a fanboy’s dream cast of William B. Davis (X-Files) John Rhys Davies (Lord of the Rings), Mercedes McNab (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), WWE Star Jay Reso and late WWE Star Andrew “Test” Martin in his last screen [...]

May 12th, 2010 | Posted in Bits & Pieces,Screenings | Read More »

Leave them Laughing

John Zaritsky & Carla's Son Mac at 'Leave them Laughing' Q&A during Hot Docs

by Michael Murray for “Leave Them Laughing. It’s a documentary about a stand-up comic who’s dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease.” I think I sighed. “But it’s supposed to be absolutely hilarious!” he quickly added. This, I knew, was a movie I absolutely did not want to see. Like a lot of people, I’ve had [...]

May 10th, 2010 | Posted in Hot Docs 10,Spotlight Reviews | Read More »