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Goliath (Directors: David and Nathan Zellner): “Are you the mother­fucker they call Bitchtits?” This out­rageous line of dia­logue occurs just when we think our prot­ag­on­ist can’t get any more unlucky. And then the speaker attempts to light his own farts … Continue read­ing

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Amy George

Amy George screens at part of the Canada First pro­gramme at TIFF 2011. Amy George (Directors: Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas): Toward the end of this quietly res­on­ant film, 13-year-old Jesse’s mother tells him about a time when he was … Continue read­ing

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Shinsedai Festival 2011

Shinsedai launches its third edi­tion tonight through Sunday at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Continuing to show­case new inde­pend­ent cinema from Japan, co-pro­­gram­mers Chris Magee (J-Film Powwow) and Jasper Sharp (Midnight Eye) have cur­ated another strong lineup for this year’s … Continue read­ing

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Husbands screens tonight, Monday July 18, 2011 at 6:30pm, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the series Masks and Faces: The Films of John Cassavetes. The series runs from July 14–31. Husbands (1970, Director: John Cassavetes): I’m not … Continue read­ing

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Masks and Faces: The Films of John Cassavetes at TIFF Bell Lightbox

From July 14–31, TIFF Bell Lightbox is present­ing a ret­ro­spect­ive of the work of pion­eer­ing American inde­pend­ent film­maker John Cassavetes (1929–1989). It’s the first time in 20 years that such a major exhib­i­tion of Cassavetes’ work has taken place in … Continue read­ing

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