Category: Film

Alanis Obomsawin – Acclaimed Activism

The Children Have to Hear Another Story – Exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery The legendary Alanis Obomsawin, acclaimed Abenaki filmmaker and artist, is a revered figure within Indigenous communities and is celebrated in Canada and internationally. The Vancouver Art Gallery has opened a monumental exhibition surveying Obomsawin’s work […]

Landscapes for Film

The sharp geometry and condensed colour in the paintings of Stewart Jones draw parallels to how a set designer or director would seek out scenes for a movie, searching for a place that commands the essence of a location.

Photoshop Controversy: Anne of Green Gables

The way Anne of Green Gables looks is such a part of Canadian culture that the photoshopping of a U.S. poster for the new Netflix version of the story has triggered controversy. Complaints blew up on social media after a Twitter user pointed out differences in posters done for Canada […]

Growing up Trans on the Prairies

  A National Film Board profile on transgender singer and songwriter Rae Spoon got good reviews at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.   There were four showings of “My Prairie Home” at the star-making Utah event, pleasing Spoon – who grew up isolated in an evangelical family.  She writes […]