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

<em>Holy Rollers</em> to Open in Toronto & Montreal on June 25th

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 […]

NXNE 2010 Charity Soccer Match

NXNE 2010 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 […]

Santa Cruz Film Festival Award Winners Announced at Closing Night Gala

Santa Cruz Film Festival Award Winners Announced at Closing Night Gala

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 […]

22 Canadian Premieres at Inside Out LGBT Film & Video Festival

22 Canadian Premieres at Inside Out LGBT Film & Video Festival

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 […]

Mao’s Last Dancer

<em>Mao’s Last Dancer</em>

by Allan Tong for FILMbutton.com 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 […]

Leave them Laughing

<em>Leave them Laughing</em>

by Michael Murray for FILMbutton.com “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 […]