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The Stairs

The Canadian filmmaker discusses his latest film, an unflinching documentary about harm reduction practices for drug users and sex workers in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood.

I Had Nowhere to Go

The legendary American filmmaker, critic and artist Jonas Mekas discusses I Had Nowhere to Go, his provocative collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist and filmmaker Douglas Gordon that is based upon Mekas’ diaries beginning in World War II.

Fabrice Du Welz

The Belgian director discusses Alléluia, starring Laurent Lucas and Lola Dueñas, based on the same true story as The Honeymoon Killers, and the final chapter of his horror trilogy that contains Calvaire and Alléluia.

Manglehorn

The director discusses his latest film, Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino, his work on commercials influencing his feature films, themes that recur through his work, and the difference between his indie films and those with bigger budgets.

This essay was commissioned by the Toronto International Film Festival as part of their 2016 Canada’s Top Ten Festival. Thanks to Patricia Rozema for her participation.

The director and producer discusses his debut feature as a director, James White, starring Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon, for Borderline Films (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Southcliffe, Simon Killer).