Category Archives: documentary

July 27

“MR.SOUL”-Award-Winning Film Celebrates Ellis Haizlip, the Trailblazing Producer and Host of the Groundbreaking PBS Variety Show, ‘SOUL!’ Centering Black Joy

Critically Acclaimed Documentary “Mr. SOUL!” Premieres  August 1st on HBO Max Award-Winning Film Celebrates Ellis Haizlip, the Trailblazing Producer and Host of the Groundbreaking PBS Variety Show, ‘SOUL!’ Centering Black Joy (New York, NY- Executive Producers Chaz Ebert, record executive and film producer Ron Gillyard, producer and director Stan Lathan, Hillman Grad Productions producing partner Rishi Rajani, Run&Shoot Filmworks CEO Stephanie T. […]

July 09

THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY “UNAPOLOGETIC” – A FILM BY ASHLEY O’SHAY ANNOUNCES ITS THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION STARTING AUGUST 20 IN CHICAGO; NEW YORK AUGUST 27; LOS ANGELES SEPT 3 & NATIONWIDE

The film is the award winning and moving film UNAPOLOGETIC – A FILM BY ASHLEY O’SHAY.  It’s powerful and crucial.  Kartemquin Films is one of the producers releasing the film.   Here’s the synopsis for your perusal:After two police killings, Black millennial organizers challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents. Told through […]

July 01

The 10th Annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival … Virtual 2021

By Sally Warburton The 10th Annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival …  Virtual 2021 The 2021 Toronto Japanese Film Festival was an excellent virtual event! In its 10th year! This excellent selection of films was viewed from the comfort of home anytime from June 5 to June 27.  The ease of the online platform for selecting […]

June 25

The 2nd Annual Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) runs from June 22- August 29,2021

The 2nd Annual Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) runs from June 22- August 29on CT-TV.  www.caribbeantales-tv.com. The digital streaming platform provides access to African & Caribbean heritage films & TV programs making it the perfect host for WCFF 2021.  WCFF is an annual event produced by a nationwide community of business and creative arts organizations and leaders led byCaribbeanTales UK.  The goal of WCFF is to educate audiences […]

June 14

The 2021 Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF)

Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF) is delighted to reveal the winners of the Micki Moore Award, David A. Stein Memorial Award and the NextGen Award for Best Short Film. TJFF is also excited to welcome special guests virtually for live Zoom Q&As. Streamed Ontario-wide from June 3 to 13, TJFF2021 offered a curated programme of 60+ films showcasing the best in Jewish-content […]

June 10

The Moment By Andrea Constand-An inspiring story of resilience,bravery &bringing Bill Cosby to justice.

The Moment By Andrea Constand An inspiring story of resilience and bravery by the Canadian woman who became the linchpin of the case to bring Bill Cosby to justice. Andrea Constand did the right thing, not just for herself, but for more than sixty other women. When Bill Cosby was convicted on three counts of […]

June 05

Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide:Max Basch and Malia Scharf

https://www.youtube.com/embed/heq9rdWjfec?wmode=transparent&rel=0 Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide:Max Basch and Malia Scharf | 77 min | 2020 | USA | RATING: PGAvailable NowAlready purchased?Click “Watch Now” & view the film. Streaming until June17  GET STREAMING TICKETAlready purchased? Sign in to access.To see the world through the eyes of the iconic New York pop surrealist Kenny Scharf is […]

June 05

The Alliance of Documentary Editors today introduced a new initiative aimed at making documentary edit rooms more inclusive industry-wide. The cornerstone of this initiative is a public, national database of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) documentary editors.

New York,  NY – June 3, 2021 – The Alliance of Documentary Editors today introduced a new initiative aimed at making documentary edit rooms more inclusive industry-wide. The cornerstone of this initiative is a public, national database of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) documentary editors. It is a fully searchable, user-friendly website that will include […]

June 01

NEW CBC PODCAST TELLING OUR TWISTED HISTORIES LAUNCHES MAY 31 HOSTED BY KANIEHTI:IO HORN

NEW CBC PODCAST TELLING OUR TWISTED HISTORIES LAUNCHES MAY 31 HOSTED BY KANIEHTI:IO HORN Decolonizing our collective history one word at a time May 31, 2021 —  CBC today announced the launch of TELLING OUR TWISTED HISTORIES, an 11-episode podcast series that reclaims Indigenous history by exploring 11 words whose meanings have been twisted by centuries of colonization. Host Kaniehti:io Horn (Letterkenny, The Man […]

May 31

Alchemical Cinema: Land Breath Fire. Sound by Allison Cameron, in a controlled burn of the forest in High Park.

Alchemical Cinema: Land Breath Fire. Sound by Allison Cameron, in a controlled burn of the forest in High Park.Composer Spotlight: Allison Cameron. Allison Cameron is a professional composer, performer and improvising musician in Toronto. Her reputation for writing compelling compositions for contemporary music ensembles is international. Her improvising trio c_RL (pronounced curl) was a featured […]

May 29

Self-styled Cemetery Mayor on Marilyn Monroe’s 95th Birthday; Executive Producer of AMERICAN TRAITOR is Monroe’s Neighbor for Eternity

Director, Actor, Producer And Writer JONATHAN BAKER Draws Connections with Marilyn Monroe on her 95th Birthday June 1 Baker-EP’s AMERICAN TRAITOR Opening May 28 Baker-Produced Educational Doc BECOMING ICONIC Out Now on VOD Jonathan Baker “at home” at Westwood Cemetery Hollywood, CA —It’s that time of year again! Had she lived, cultural icon Marilyn Monroe […]

May 27

BEING THUNDER which will be premiering at the Inside Out Film Festival.

Sherenté Harris, a two-spirit genderqueer teenager from the Narragansett tribe in Rhode Island, boldly challenges the status quo of what it means to be a queer Indigenous person in a world bound by binary gender roles. French filmmaker Stephanie Lamorre quietly documents Sherenté’s life and family interactions over the course of several years, revealing the […]

May 27

WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? SCREENING AND PANEL IN THE NEWS

AVAILABLE NOW FREE tickets for Who Killed Vincent Chin? doc and post-screening panel discussion are available until 10pm ET May 27 with presentation viewable until 11:59pm ET, May 27Renee Tajima-Peña and Christine Choy tenaciously cover the events surrounding the murder and trial as movements build for justice while investigating and exposing white supremacy, American chauvinism, and the legal system that upholds […]

May 25

PRAY AWAY will screen at the 2021 Tribeca Film

Netflix is pleased to announce that PRAY AWAY will screen at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival ahead of its global launch on Netflix in August.  Executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, PRAY AWAY follows former leaders of the “pray the gay away” movement as they contend with the aftermath unleashed by their actions, while a survivor seeks healing and acceptance […]

May 11

Over 10 days, the Hot Docs Film Festival introduced us to the world. The issues. The future. Culture. Activism. Science & Technology. Society. Music.

By Sally Warburton That’s a wrap!  Hot Docs Film Festival 2021 Over 10 days, the Hot Docs Film Festival introduced us to the world. The issues. The future. Culture. Activism. Science & Technology. Society. Music. A film on every topic possible. The last day of the festival May 9 ended with the announcement for the […]