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Rodney King

A video essay that compares the use of the Rodney King beating tape in the films Malcolm X (Spike Lee, 1992) and Dark Blue (Ron Shelton, 2002). The essay explores how these two films differ…

We are hosting coverage of TIFF ’12 out of a beautiful and very accommodating gallery space (Onsite [at] OCAD U) around the corner from the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Our unofficial coverage is modelled…

Heartbeats

Stéphanie Weber-Biron is a director and cinematographer, whose work has spanned feature films, animated shorts, music videos and documentaries. As a cinematographer she has collaborated twice with director Xavier Dolan (J’ai tué ma mère and…

Greatest Hits

Nicolás Pereda is a Mexican-Canadian filmmaker whose films have been taken up as a talking point by a number of critics, on subjects as varied as contemporary Mexican cinema, contemporary contemplative cinema and the nebulous…

Section 2 of Issue 6 is a video essay that investigates the formal themes of the MDF Trilogy: Assault, Princess Margaret Blvd., and Out in that Deep Blue Sea. These three shorts, directed by MDFF‘s…

Tony Scott on the set of Déjà Vu. Photo (c) Touchstone/Everett/Rex Features Director Tony Scott passed away yesterday and many cinephiles mourned the loss today as the news spread. Amidst the remembrances and discussions of…

MDF Trilogy

A video essay that investigates the formal themes of the MDF Trilogy: Assault, Princess Margaret Blvd., and Out in that Deep Blue Sea. These three shorts, directed by MDFF’s Kazik Radwanski (Tower), all chronicle unlikely…

Section 4 of Issue #6 is an in-depth interview with director Nicolás Pereda. Nicolás Pereda is a Mexican-Canadian filmmaker whose films have been taken up as a talking point by a number critics on subjects…

Tower

MDFF is a Toronto-based production company that is committed to, in their own words, “exploring naturalistic, narrative and documentary forms in filmmaking with a focus on unique, director driven projects that display a strong sense…