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Filmmaker Interview: Michael Caton-Jones (Urban Hymn)

Filmmaker Interview: Michael Caton-Jones (Urban Hymn)

Set against the backdrop of the 2011 England Riots, “Urban Hymn” follows a neglected and volatile female offender, who possesses an amazing singing voice. Torn between her loyalties toward her inspiring, unconventional care worker and her possessive and volatile best friend, the film is a redemptive coming-of-age story with an all-star cast. Now, with the

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Filmmaker Interview: Paul Verhoeven

Between receiving his first-ever tribute, at the Marrakech Film Festival, and holding a Masterclass, Paul Verhoeven, the director of such modern-day classics as Basic Instinct, Robocop and Show Girls, discusses both the comedy of being gifted Sharon Stone’s knickers, and the tragedy of rape in his latest film, Elle. Verhoeven is the author of the

Riviera Maya Film Festival Interview: Vince Wilburn Jr. (Producer – Miles Ahead)

In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and

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2016 Hot Docs Filmmaker Interview: Lucius Dechausay (Kettle)

More than 1,000 people were arrested during the G20 Summit in Toronto, making it the largest mass arrest in Canadian history. Through the skilful use of crowd-sourced footage, police radio, and bodycam recordings, Kettle revisits one downtown intersection to ask larger questions about civil liberties, the abuse of power and police misconduct. We spoke with

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5 Must-See Films At Hot Docs 2016

Hot Docs, North America’s premier doc-cinema festival, is set to begin its 2016 edition in Toronto, with 232 films being screened from April 28 to May 8.  There are 118 world and international premieres from 51 countries spread across 11-days, as well as special events like the Docs X- interactive installations and virtual-reality films among

Review: ‘Amor Crónico’ 

Directed by Jorge Perugorría, Starring CuCu Diamantes, Andrés Levin, Adela Legra and Liosky Clavero. Now Available on DVD, VOD and Digital Acclaimed Cuban singer CuCu Diamentes, a New York City transplant since her college days, recently returned to her home country to perform in cities across the nation. It was the first time in history

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