This LGBTQ documentary delves into the life and past of Lyle XOX, the Canadian artist who has become an international sensation by using his face as a canvas. He was featured here on The Art Junkie earlier this summer.
This exceptional documentary tells the story of decades of opposition to Jumbo Glacier Resort, a mega ski development proposed for the heart of the Central Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, one of Canada’s most pristine areas. The film (by Sweetgrass Productions and Patagonia) highlights the tension over building […]
This short documentary by The Perennial Plate exemplifies the gift of making art out of travel. It collapses three weeks of filming, traveling and eating in India into one beautifully executed day – with an emphasis on food that makes the mouth water. I watched three times before […]
A film about Wanda Koop’s journey on a Great Lakes freighter is one of the screenings in the Canadian Women Artists Documentary Series at the Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax. The films offer intimate portraits of four notable contemporary Canadian women artists: Koop, Shuvinai Ashoona, Annie Pootoogook and […]
There are always a few hotly anticipated entries in the Toronto International Film Festival (#TIFF) and this year’s buzz includes the creatively presented Road Movie, about roads rarely seen and voices rarely heard. Here’s an excerpt from the festival program. And then have a look at the […]