Magnet Releasing revealed the line-up for its The ABCs of Death sequel at Cannes today, and Vancouver's Jen and Sylvia Soska—currently riding a big wave with American Mary—are among those who have signed on to direct a segment in the newest anthology.
Released just in time for this weekend's Star Trek Into Darkness premiere, this video shows you just how easy it is to speak Klingon. Through the unlikely medium of karaoke, you too can perfect the language of the traditionally stoic, bumpy-foreheaded Worf. And if you need even more practice, this article has a series of six easy steps that will have you saying tlhIngan HemtaHghach! in no time.
“Pilgrims” and “This Bleeding Heart”—produced by the insurgent local film company Tabula Dada—have been selected to screen at this year’s Short Film Corner showcase at the Cannes Film Festival (which starts today). Although slated for broadcast on Bravo in the coming months, their inclusion at Cannes puts both films in front of a considerably larger global market.
Either one is an impressive achievement. Made by Métis playwright Marie Clements, “Pilgrims” is the fractured and unsettling tale of a German tourist whose hunger for West Coast aboriginal culture takes him out of his depth—literally.
Angelina Jolie was already a role model for many women for her humanitarian work in the developing world.
Not long ago, the film star was visiting Syrian refugees who had crossed the border to flee a civil war.
Now, she's gaining praise around the world for her courageous decision to go public with her preventive double mastectomy.
In an article in today's New York Times, Jolie writes that her doctors estimated her breast-cancer risk at 87 percent and her risk of ovarian cancer at 50 percent.
Mira Nair's latest film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, opens on Friday, May 17, but the Straight is giving away double movie passes to an exclusive advance screening on Wednesday (May 15) at 7 p.m. at Fifth Avenue Cinemas (2110 Burrard Street).
Taking place in New York, Lahore, and Istanbul, The Reluctant Fundamentalist centres on Changez (Riz Ahmed), a Pakistani man who recounts a story to Bobby (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States.
Once a Princeton grad seeking his fortune on Wall Street with artist girlfriend (Kate Hudson) in tow, the attack on the Twin Towers and ensuing cultural divide turns Changez's life upside down.
The DOXA Documentary Film Festival presents Two Nil at The Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street) on Sunday (May 12) at noon.
Two Nil is a feature-length documentary from the Czech Republic by Pavel Abrahám. The film looks at bad behaviour in European football arenas, including bad manners, racism, and xenophobia. Abrahám uses 22 cameras to capture football fans seated in both the nosebleed sections and the more exclusive areas.
Two Nil was nominated for three Czech Lion Academy Awards, and this is the Canadian premiere of the film.
The DOXA Documentary Film Festival presents Talking Landscape: Early Media Works 1974-1984 at The Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street) on Sunday (May 12) at 2:45 p.m.
Talking Landscape is a feature-length documentary by U.S. filmmaker Andrea Callard. The film tells the story of a group of artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jenny Holzer, Keith Haring, Kiki Smith, Christy Rupp, and Jack Smith, who put on the legendary art exhibition The Times Square Show in New York in the 1970s. Talking Landscape relives parts of the show through slideshows and short films.
This screening is the Canadian premiere of Talking Landscape and the director will be present.
I probably shouldn't admit this, but when I got to interview Gary Oldman for the film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy about 18 months ago, we spent roughly five of the 12 minutes I was allotted talking about David Bowie.
As you'd expect from a creative type who spent his yoof growing up in London's East End in the '70s, Oldman's a major fan (and he had a few tasty things to say about guitarist Mick Ronson, too.)
Anyway, Hollywood schmollywood, here's England's greatest living actor finally making a dream come true with his starring role in Bowie's new video for "The Next Day", along with no less than Marion Cotillard and (I think) retired pope Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger.
A public library in Northlake, Illinois, has hit upon an inventive scheme to get kids into its building.
Part of a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo, the proposed 9-foot-tall statue of Bruce Banner's green-hued alter ego would encourage "library community members to make their own personal transformations through books, programs, and awesome new equipment."
Of course, the library is also planning to purchase and build a creation station featuring an iMac computer with a drawing pad, editing software, Cintiq interactive-pen display, a 3D printer, and an Artograph Light Tracer Elite.
Star Trek's George Takei and Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson have teamed up to present an important public service announcement about the ongoing struggle for marriage equality.
The two concerned citizens want to warn the homosexual peoples about a danger that exists within the comfort of their very own neighbourhoods: assholes.
As the creators of this older video proved by simply making the PSA below, assholes have existed for quite some time.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be gay to be familiar with assholes.