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From the Editor

From the Editor – Editorial There has been a lot of talk and print lately about Telefilm’s renewed initiative to aggressively promote Canadian film product at home and abroad. Coupled with the minister’s, the Right Honourable Sheila Copps, dictum that English-Canadian features films shall henceforth occupy no less than five per cent of the screen […]

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Grand mishaps: technology patron Daniel Langlois on the hits and misses of the digital wonder of The Baroness and the Pig

Grand mishaps: technology patron Daniel Langlois on the hits and misses of the digital wonder of The Baroness and the Pig – Interview Isa Tousignant I’m a self-avowed twit when it comes to technology–among other things–but I had an inkling something was amiss when I noticed the light beam coming from the projection booth. It […]

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50 years of television in Canada

We like to watch: 50 years of television in Canada Geoff Pevere Needless to say, it all boils down to TV. And I mean all: a finger-snap of a half-century after its first widespread incursion into North American living rooms, television rules just about every aspect of our lives. Indeed, to have been born before […]

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the curious rise of Cinepix Inc

Sin and sovereignty: the curious rise of Cinepix Inc Paul Corupe Perce Rock is one of the biggest tourist attractions along the Gaspe Peninsula, even when there isn’t anyone having sex on it. In 1971, visitors to the 70-metre-high rock formation surely would have done a double take when they noticed a demonstrative couple on […]

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Flux

Flux – Short Takes Tom McSorley 2002 8m prod NFB, p Marcy Page, d/an/sc Chris Hinton, ed Hannele Halm, mus Lance Neveu. Are male animators at the NFB having mid-life crises? Given the anxieties evident about aging and parenting in recent films from the storied Film Board, such as Cordell Barker’s Strange Invaders and now […]

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The Tao of Callum Keith Rennie – actor

The Tao of Callum Keith Rennie – actor – Interview Cynthia Amsden Here are the ingredients. Sunday afternoon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and the Santa Ana winds have eased to a tolerable, breeze. Tuna and rice in a seaweed wrap that looks like AGO’s Jamie Kennedy should have made it. A […]

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Robert Favreau’s Les Muses Orphelines

Water and fire: Robert Favreau’s Les Muses Orphelines Isa Tousignant Slowly thawing from the minus 32 degree snow fest we’d both just emerged from, Robert Favreau and I made our way through the corridors of Film Tonic amid buzzing business people and beeping fax machines. We found our way to the boardroom, a large corporate-style […]

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– Inside Out: the Lesbian & Gay Film + Video Festival

– Inside Out: the Lesbian & Gay Film + Video Festival Paul Eichhorn In the film festival circles, Toronto is best known for the Toronto International Film Festival. But today, the megacity is home to numerous festivals focusing on themes varying from children to Asian culture to mental illness, and many people are unaware that […]

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20th Banff Television Festival: “excellence” vs. “the market”

20th Banff Television Festival: “excellence” vs. “the market” Katherine Gilday No matter how many times you make the drive from the Calgary airport, there’s still that exquisite moment where the mountains suddenly materialize in the distance. By rights, the conversation in the delegates’ bus should come to a hushed stop–but it doesn’t. Many people don’t […]

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Hot Docs: Canadian International Documentary Film Festival

Hot Docs: Canadian International Documentary Film Festival – 4/30 —5/6/01 Lucille De Saint-Andre “Who needs April in Paris when you can be in Little Italy on College Street,” said Albert Maysles, renowned New York filmmaker in Toronto to show his latest film, Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton, and to give a master class at […]