by jason smith for FILMbutton Rather than answer its question directly, Do Donkeys Act? answers it through a rich pastiche of images that engages the viewer emotively instead of cerebrally. Therefore, Do Donkeys Act? isn’t about facts; it’s about being. Instead of action, we have space. With dramatic – at times poetic – narration from […]

Interview w/ Alexandre Philippe Director of 78/52

Interview w/ Alexandre Philippe Director of 78/52

The interview w/ Alexandre Philippe the director of 78/52 about the shower scene from Psycho took place on May 6th, 2017 during the Hot Docs Documentary Festival in Toronto conducted by Shael Stolberg for FILMbutton. – Original Posted in May, 2017

THE WITNESS Opens @ Bloor Hot Docs Cinema June 17th

“Brilliant” – The New Yorker “Suspenseful and surprising” – Los Angeles Times “Deeply moving” – The Hollywood Reporter TORONTO, ON – Millions think they know the story of Kitty Genovese – a woman who was raped and murdered on March 27, 1964 in the New York borough of Queens, with a purported “38 eyewitnesses” doing […]

Blue Ice Docs Presents CHAMELEON on October 22 at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Blue Ice Docs presents the James Bond of Ghanaian journalism: Chameleon A Film by Ryan Mullins SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK SCREENING OCTOBER 22 Featuring Skype Q&A with Anas Aremeyaw Anas Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – 506 Bloor St W OPENS REGULAR RUN OCTOBER 23 Carlton Cinema – 20 Carlton St Official selection IDFA 2014 Official selection […]

Blue Ice Docs Acquires 2 Hot Docs Titles

Blue Ice Docs Acquires 2 Hot Docs Titles

TORONTO – Robin Smith of Blue Ice Docs takes Canadian rights for two much anticipated films premiering at the upcoming 2015 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival. Deprogrammed, making its World Premiere by Canadian filmmaker, Mia Donovan gives a personal and captivating view of Ted “Black Lighting” Patrick and his controversial techniques. Around the World […]

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer opens in Toronto on Feb 14

<em>Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer</em> opens in Toronto on Feb 14

from vkpr “I realized that underneath the layers of politics, religion, and history, the story of Pussy Riot is a classic one. It is the story of a younger generation making itself heard by any means necessary” – Maxim Pozdorovkin, director & producer Filmed over the course of six months, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, […]

Expedition To The End Of The World Opens Dec 27th in Toronto

<em>Expedition To The End Of The World</em> Opens Dec 27th in Toronto

Synopsis: Thank global warming for one of the year’s most beautiful and entertaining films. The frozen fjords of Northeast Greenland are blocked by a maze of impassable inlets, leaving the Earth’s oldest terrain untouched by modern man. But as the North Pole slowly melts, a narrow path now opens for a few weeks every year. […]

Michael Jorgensen’s UNCLAIMED Opens in Toronto @ Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

from vkpr OPENS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 AT THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA “A masterfully crafted story of two men whose lives intersect through the burdens of war, Unclaimed is emotionally riveting and an inspirational example of what strangers do when bound by loyalty, duty and faith.” – Alexander Rogalski, Hot Docs program notes After […]

Blackfish has theatrical run in Toronto & Vancouver

from vkpr I can’t say this was an easy film to make. There were nightmares, autopsy reports, sobbing interviewees, and miserable animals. But as I moved forward, I knew that in telling the story I was telling the truth. And in telling the truth, I had to show this billion dollar industry for what it […]

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