Darwin Review (Matt Hodgson)

Darwin (2011) Directed by Nick Brandestini Darwin starts a run at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto starting today, August 24th. If life’s getting you down and the mistakes seem to be piling up like unpaid bills, you may feel like leaving civilization in the dust. Pack your bags and grab your closest lovedContinue reading “Darwin Review (Matt Hodgson)”

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Review (Kirk Haviland)

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Written and Directed by Bob Hercules Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino were the two visionaries behind the creation and innovation of the Joffrey Ballet. Narrated by Mandy Patinkin, Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance tells the history behind the Joffrey Ballet and the story of these two men. Through archival footageContinue reading “Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Review (Kirk Haviland)”

Town of Runners Review (Kirk Haviland)

Town of Runners (2012) Directed by Jerry Rothwell In the small rural Ethiopian town of Bekoji the sport of running has become a religion. Known for turning out Olympic caliber distance runners, runners from Bekoji have produced 8 Olympic Gold Medals, 32 World Championships and have broken 10 world records in the last 20 years.Continue reading “Town of Runners Review (Kirk Haviland)”

5 Broken Cameras Review (Kirk Haviland)

5 Broken Cameras Starring – Emad Burnat Written by Guy Davidi Directed by Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat A brilliant premise is behind the filmmaker Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras. He used footage from said cameras collected over the span of 5 years by Emad Burnat around his village to tell a griping story ofContinue reading “5 Broken Cameras Review (Kirk Haviland)”

The Island President Review (Kirk Haviland)

The Island President (2011) Starring Mohamed Nasheed Directed by Jon Shenk The Island President is the story of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, and his fight to save his island nation from a natural disaster brought on by global warming.  It follows his history from activist to president, but spends most of itsContinue reading “The Island President Review (Kirk Haviland)”