Category Archives: documentary

September 23

Day#3 Of TIFF-Sat.,Sept.10th,2022

The morning started real early with our first screener of the day, Maya And The Waves. IN MAYA AND THE WAVE, WE FOLLOW MAYA GABEIRA ON A QUEST TO BREAK A WORLD SURFING RECORD IN THE PORTUGUESE TOWN OF NAZARÉ, KNOWN FOR ITS AMAZING WAVES. The film delivers a breathtaking visual experience of majestic waves, beautiful […]

September 23

Day#4 Of TIFF-Sunday, Sept.11th,2022

TIFF22-DaliLand A dazzling surreal DaliLand with an amazing performance by Sir Ben Kingsley as the great surrealist artist Salvador Dali, exposing the inner workings of the art world and the woman behind Dali’s greatness, Gala, deliciously portrayed by Barbara Sukowa, his business manager, eccentric wife and muse with the libido of an electric eel. Daliland,  […]

September 23

Day#6 Of TIFF-Tues.,Sept.13th,2022

We were off to our first screener of the morning at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. TIFF22-Raymond and Ray 2 dysfunctional half-brothers’ (starring Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor) journey to their long-estranged abusive but libidinous father’s funeral full of shocking surprises. The divorced Raymond (McGregor) convinces his half-brother, Ray (Hawke), former musician and addict, despite despising […]

September 23

Day#7 Of TIFF-Wed.,Sept.14th,2022

TIFF22-Butcher’s Crossing A film of the extreme beauty, treachery and greed of the Wild West showcasing Nicholas Cage as Miller, a greedy veteran buffalo hunter with a wealthy but naive Harvard drop-out protégé, Will Andrews (Fred Hechinger), leading to extreme effects on nature, humans and humanity. In this wondrous adaptation of John Williams’ western, the […]

September 23

Day#10 Of TIFF-Sat.,Sept.17th,2022

It was the second last of TIFF and we had 2 screeners to view for day#10 After Tanya Tucker disappeared from the spotlight for decades, music star Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) took it upon herself to write an entire album for their hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, starting a […]

September 23

Day#11 Of TIFF-Sun.,Sept.18th,2022

It was the last early morning to view a screener and we chose WIERD to close off the festival. DANIEL RADCLIFFE DONS “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC’S HAWAIIAN SHIRTS AND ACCORDION IN ERIC APPEL’S INFECTIOUSLY ENTERTAINING AND HYPERBOLIC BIOPIC ABOUT THE LEGENDARY PARODY SONGSMITH. If Al Yankovic has parodied your song, you know it’s a great honor […]

September 21

imagineNATIVE Announces Programming for 23rd Film + Media Arts Festival

  imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalAnnounces Programming for 23rd Annual FestivalOctober 18-30, 2022Presenting Partner: Canada Media Fund 147 Works Representing 55 Indigenous Languages Opening Gala: Stellar by Darlene NaponseClosing Gala: ROSIE by Gail Maurice    Click image above for the 2022 imagineNATIVE Festival Trailer(Vivienne Johnson pictured)   The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous […]

September 05

Rare TELLURIDE & TORONTO Film Festival Double Premiere Highlights A Musical Icon and The Intoxicating Sound of Bossa Nova in New Documentary Miúcha, The Voice of Bossa Nova

(Telluride/Toronto) In a very rare honor, both the Telluride and Toronto Int’l Film Festivals will present special premiere screenings of Daniel Zarvos and Lianne Mutti’s stunning documentary feature Miúcha, The Voice of Bossa Nova, an innovative mix of archival images, animation, rare recorded interviews and the intoxicating sounds of Bossa Nova. Using the powerful and fascinating story of the […]

August 26

Icarus Films Announces theNorth American Theatrical Release ofMY IMAGINARY COUNTRY

The Latest Film by Master DocumentarianPatricio Guzmán Is an Urgent and Inspiring Chronicleof How a Popular Uprising Sparked Deep Political Change The Cannes Film Festival Official SelectionOpens September 23 at the IFC Center in NYC,September 30 in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles,and San Francisco ** Filmmaker Available for Select Interviews**** NYC Press Screening TBA **Icarus Films is proud to announce the North American theatrical […]

August 25

TIFF 2022: World Premieres of WHILE WE WATCHED and LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S BLACK & BLUES, and LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE To Close Out Midnight Madness

LONO Studio and Britdoc FilmsPresent WHILE WE WATCHED Directed by Vinay ShuklaProduced by Vinay Shukla, Khushboo Ranka and Luke W. MoodyExecutive Produced by Maxyne Franklin, Jess Search and Beadie FinziFeaturing Ravish Kumar  World Premiere  – 2022 Toronto International Film Festival  2022 Toronto International Film Festival Screening Schedule:*Press/Industry Screening* – Sunday, September 11th at 11:10 AM at Scotiabank Theatre […]

August 25

SUMMIT 72CBC’s original four-part documentary seriesmarking the 50th anniversary of the iconic1972 Canada-Russia Hockey ‘Super Series’officially authorized by Team Canada 72

Enhanced Photo from the original 16mm film of Team Canada’s series-winning goal.  Courtesy Hockey Hall of Fame.Premieres  Wednesday September 14, 2022CBC and CBC Gem | 8:00 p.m. (8:30 NT)Nicholas de Pencier leads a barnburner team including Dave Bidini, Robert MacAskill, and Ravi Baichwal, who are available for interviews The 1972 Canada-USSR Summit Series of Hockey changed the game forever, […]

August 22

Premiere Documentary KING ON SCREEN focused on Stephen King’s Adapted Work for Cinema and TV.

King on Screen (Yellow Veil Pictures)Los Angeles/ New York–  Yellow Veil Pictures have acquired world sales rights to Daphné Baiwir’s feature documentary KING ON SCREEN. The documentary, approved by Stephen King, will premiere at Fantastic Fest in September, with more festivals to be announced throughout the fall. In 1976, Brian de Palma directed Carrie, the first […]

August 16

Freestyle Digital Media to Release Powerful WWII Documentary “Syndrome K” Across North American on TVOD/Digital on August 16th, 2022

The last film to be narrated by acclaimed screen icon Ray Liotta (“Goodfellas,” “Field of Dreams”), “Syndrome K” shines a light on the truly amazing story of three Roman Catholic doctors, who created a highly contagious f ake disease during the Nazi Occupation of Rome to save Roman Jews in a Vatican-affiliated hospital from deportation to Auschwitz during WWII. Powerful and impactful documentaries are […]

July 28

Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives

Wu-Tang Forever: The Art and Legacy of Shaolin’s Finest DIRECTED BY: BOBBITO GARCIA 2015 USA 99 MINUTES Watch in Cinema SAT JUL 23 Venue details “Wu-Tang Clan comin’ at ya, watch your step kid, watching your step kid…” With those lyrics from their debut single “Protect Ya Neck”, the Wu-Tang Clan took over the airwaves, […]

July 27

Come Back Anytime DIRECTED BY: JOHN DASCHBACH

COME BACK ANYTIME DIRECTED BY: JOHN DASCHBACH JAPAN PG 81 MINUTES Watch in Cinema FRI JUL 22 SAT JUL 23 SUN JUL 24 TUE JUL 26 THU JUL 28 Venue details Calling all foodies! Dig in to the mouth-watering story of self-taught noodle master Masamoto Ueda, the culinary genius behind Tokyo’s legendary Bizentei, which he […]