We talk once again with Mitchell Kezin, director of the Christmas music documentary Jingle Bell Rocks, but this time he shares with us a playlist of 12 indispensable alternative holiday tracks no collection should be without.
We talk to Vancouver filmmaker and record collector Mitchell Kezin about his labour of love, Jingle Bell Rocks (opening this Friday at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema) about the rich variety, history, and nostalgia that surrounds alternative Christmas music.
This week at The Bloor, one of the most harrowing and unflinching documentaries of the year, Narco Cultura, takes a look at the lesser seen sides of the Mexican drug trade, while the much lighter, but still great Tokyo Waka: A City Poem examines how one city deals with a large number of pesky crows with equal parts admiration and annoyance.
This week at The Bloor, the chilling and balanced look at true believer missionaries in Africa God Loves Uganda is worthy, but stay as far, far away from GMO OMG.
This week, the Bloor showcases the off the mark, but well meaning look at the widening gap between the rich and poor in the US, Inequality for All and the delightful and poignant look at artists in love, Spring & Arnaud
We take a look at some of the best goings on in Toronto this Halloween from movies, to TV, to theatre, and one really kick ass party. And we might have some surprises in store... if you dare.
There's only one new release this week at The Bloor - One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das, which really isn't very good - but there are plenty of returning favourites, special events, and special screenings packing the theatre for the rest of the month.
Returning to the Bloor for it's first big screen appearance in Toronto since 2010, NY Export: Opus Jazz is a dazzling dance film you probably wouldn't believe was made by one of the co-directors of Catfish and the last two Paranormal Activity films and the cinematographer of Martha Marcy May Marlene working together. It's a real hidden gem and a true big screen dance experience.
This week at The Bloor, a heartwrenching look at the select group of people capable of performing controversial late term abortions in After Tiller and Toronto's favourite curmudgeon Alan Zweig gives viewers 15 Reasons to Live.
Enter for a chance to win one of four pairs of passes to a screening of filmmaker Alan Zweig's 15 Reasons to Live at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Saturday, October 5th at 6:45pm.
This week at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, the summer closes out with a pair of docs about controversial artisans - Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story and How to Make a Book With Steidl - and a first person account of one of the most infamous presidencies of all time, Our Nixon.
This week at The Bloor: the powerful and distressing Call Me Kuchu looks at LGBT human rights abuses in Uganda (now more timely than ever given the current landscape in Russia that's eerily similar), and Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp takes a look at how a "street poisoned" criminal found catharsis in confessional writing to become one of the most vital African American literary voices in history.
This week at The Bloor: a look at many uses of one of the most popular shellfish in Mussels in Love and a fascinating expose about how rampant tourism has damaged one of the world's most beautiful cities in The Venice Syndrome.
This week, The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema brings you a decent, but heavily anecdotal documentary about backup singers in Twenty Feet From Stardom and a look at the life and influences of magician and actor Ricky Jay.
This week at the Bloor Hot Docs cinema we take at the hard to watch, but rewarding No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, the informative but bone dry architectural documentary Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation, and briefly note some cool events and special guests for this coming week.