Exclusive Interview: No Ordinary Man filmmakers Chase Joynt & Amos Mac on reclaiming & reframing the narrative of jazz musician & trans icon Billy Tipton

One of the highlights of last month's Toronto International Film Festival was the extraordinary No Ordinary Man, which world premiered at TIFF's semi-virtual 45th edition. The thought-provoking and emotionally potent feature documentary takes an innovative approach to reclaim and reframe the life story and legacy of popular 1940s and 50s jazz musician—and transmasculine icon—Billy Tipton,... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2020 award winners announced

The 45th Toronto International Film Festival closed last night with a drive-screening of Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy. “TIFF 2020 was a year we won’t soon forget,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head. “Overthe last 10 days, we have experienced community in the truest sense. The pandemic hit TIFF hard and we responded... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2020 Film Review: Falling ★★★1/2

Thrice Oscar-nominated actor and Renaissance man Viggo Mortensen makes his writing and directing feature film debut with the poignant family drama Falling, also composing the film's beautiful piano led score. Currently in the running for Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF, Falling had its world premiere earlier this year at Sundance. Mortensen plays John Peterson,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Comets Director Tamar Shavgulidze & Producer Tekla Machavariani

Tamar Shavgulidze's Comets received its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The emotive Georgian drama focuses on two middle-aged women Irina (Nino Kasradze) and Nana (Ketevan Gegeshidze) who are reunited three decades after their separation and remain mesmerised by memories of their earlier days together. Irina returns to the small community she... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2019: Festival Award Winners Announced

The 44th Toronto International Film Festival which ends today has just announced this year's award winning films. The following short-film awards were selected by a jury comprised of Chelsea McMullan, Léo Soesanto, and Andrea Roa: IWC SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM The IWC Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film goes... Continue Reading →

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