Highlights / film

Arts & Entertainment, Society

First Quebec produced Netflix feature to premiere at film festival

A Netflix financed Quebec film is set to premiere at the 38th edition of Les Rendez-vous Quebéc Cinema in Montreal, which starts on Feb. 26, and runs until March 7.  The film called Jusqu’au declin, or The Decline in english, »

Health, Society

Short film brings homelessness to life

A front-line worker has created a moving public service announcement to draw attention to the heartbreak of homelessness.  Barry Moore is an adult care worker at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre. A friend of his had written a piece »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Jazz legend secret recordings (re)discovered in Canada

For jazz fans, the name John Coltrane is legend and they revel in the artistry and intuitiveness of his music. Of course with his death in 1967, the music ended there. New Coltrane album coming But no, a “new” recording »

Arts & Entertainment

TIFF 2019 unveils its lineup and it’s big

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has just unveiled the first batch of films from its 44th edition, which will take place from September 5 to 15. This part of the official program includes 18 galas and 38 special presentations. »

Environment & Animal Life, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous

Newcomers to see Indigenous film, meet actress

New Canadians will have an opportunity to screen an Indigenous film and meet its star as part of a Welcome to Canada Program, now in its 9th year. The program has presented dozens of film screenings for over 15,000 people »

Environment & Animal Life

Exquisite, untouched Canadian wilderness featured on film

Canada’s stunning Great Bear Rainforest is the last remaining intact, temperate, coastal rainforest in the world. It is located in a remote region of western Canada and not many Canadians have seen it. But, if they can get to the »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

 Radio Canada International: Spectres of Shortwave

It started out as an art project, but circumstances changed and it became an artistically inspired documentary look at the former shortwave service. It deals in part with the history of the shortwave transmission site, its massive antenna array, and »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Canadian films screened country-wide on special day

Canadians films will be screened in schools and at special events on this day which was declared National Canadian Film Day four years ago. The initiative was taken by Reel Canada, a non-profit founded in 2005 by members of Canada’s »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Golden Globe author shuns awards show due to Muslim ban

The animated film “The Breadwinner” was based on a book written by Canadian author Deborah Ellis but even though it was nominated for a Golden Globe she says she will not go to the awards show because of U.S. President »

Arts & Entertainment

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 »