The Waiting Room Review (Kirk Haviland)

The Waiting Room Directed by Peter Nicks Today (Friday, Jan 18), the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema begins an exclusive run of another of its 2012 festival favorites, The Waiting Room. When the shortlist of documentaries up for nomination for this year’s Academy Awards was released back in early December, director Peter Nicks found his filmContinue reading “The Waiting Room Review (Kirk Haviland)”

Detropia Review (Kirk Haviland)

Detropia (2012) Written and Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady The once bustling city of Detroit is a shadow of its former self. Starting back in 2010 when the economic downturn was in full swing, Detroit went from downturn to depression in a heartbeat. With the closures of local automobile production plants, the heartContinue reading “Detropia Review (Kirk Haviland)”

The Story Of Film Preview (Kirk Haviland)

The Story of Film: An Odyssey Written and Directed by Mark Cousins Last year Mark Cousins in conjunction with the BBC brought us a 15 part epic series entitled The Story of Film: An Odyssey. Starting last weekend and continuing through to November The Hot Docs Bloor Cinema is presenting the entire series in 2Continue reading “The Story Of Film Preview (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)”