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Canadian actor Donald Sutherland to get an Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 82-year-old Donald Sutherland will be awarded an honorary Oscar on November 11. The Canadian-born actor will finally be honoured with the film industry’s top award for his prolific and» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Lifestyle, Society

ARTS-Doc film: THE TAMING OF THE QUEUE” by Josh Freed

You line up at the cash register, line up for service, and for this and for that. You wait on the telephone after being put on hold, you wait in traffic jams, you wait and wait, and nobody, or almost» 

Animals, Environment, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

New film: the wildlife living in your home.

You keep a clean and tidy suburban house, and you’re proud of it. But in spite of that, there’s a whole world of creatures that like your house too. Toronto-based filmmaker Roberto Verdecchia of 52 Media wrote and directed “The» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Lifestyle, Society

Canada history: Jan.17, 1880 – The Canadian who invented American slapstick film

(to comment on any RCI story, scroll down to very bottom of page) He was known for many years throughout the U.S. as “the King of Comedy”, except, he was Canadian. Charlie Chaplin, W.C Fields, Harold Lloyd, Gloria Swanson, and» 

Arts and Entertainment

Arts- Documentary : Once an immigrant

Peter Keleghan is a very successful Canadian TV and screen actor. He calls himself an “uber Canadian”, immensely proud of his country and what it stands for. To him it represents the chance for all newcomers to leave behind the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Film relays people’s experiences of RCI shortwave towers

Spectres of Shortwave is an experimental film which features a stunning landscape with 13 shortwave towers and people’s testimony about how they experienced them. It has been modified to also serve as a radio documentary. The towers, ranging in height» 

National Film Board: Grasslands Project

Canada is sprinkled with small towns, many slowly fading, others determined to hang on in spite of the odds. Canada is also a huge country with vastly differing environments. One of the regions that has not received a lot of» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Surveillance billboard markets ‘Snowden’ film

In a clever marketing move, an ad agency set up a billboard and showed surveillance images on a busy Toronto street to illustrate the privacy issues raised in the new movie called “Snowden.” The film based on National Security Agency» 

Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle

Sequel coming to film that spoofed language divide

Canadians loved the 2006 movie, Bon Cop Bad Cop because of hilarious scenes that epitomized cultural differences between the French and English in Canada, and soon there will be a sequel. Different work styles mirrored stereotypes In the original film,» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Documentary film: A Jihadi in the Family

Imagine the shock to learn your son or daughter, who grew up watching cartoons, playing with friends, enjoying sports and music, suddenly, very suddenly, disappeared.  Then later you discover they have joined ISIS and are fighting as extremist jihadis in»