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Kevan Funk Interview (Hello Destroyer)

The Canadian filmmaker discusses his first feature. Hello Destroyer, which explores notions of Canadian identity and institutions, and gender and violence through the lens of hockey. Kevan recently made waves with his frank thoughts on the Canadian film industry in response to an article in the Globe and Mail by TIFF Artistic Director Cameron Bailey. We talked at length about his film, its financing hurdles and his thoughts on Canadian distributors, the response to his recent criticisms, and the industry at large.

Patricia Rozema Interview (Into the Forest)

The Canadian director goes in-depth on her latest film, Into the Forest, a sci-fi, apocalyptic story starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, and how it relates to her filmography.

Atom Egoyan Interview (The Devil’s Knot)

Atom Egoyan is a Canadian artist who began as part of the so-called Toronto New Wave of the eighties before reaching international prominence in the 90s, when his films Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter played in competition at Cannes, collecting prizes that included the Grand Prize of the Jury. Known for complex narratives that often concern… Continue reading Atom Egoyan Interview (The Devil’s Knot)

Jennifer Baichwal Interview (Watermark)

Jennifer Baichwal is a Canadian documentary director and producer whose films over the past 15 years often include artists as subjects, including Paul Bowles (Let It Come Down), Shelby Lee Adams (The True Meaning of Pictures), Paul Auster and Fred Frith (Act of God), Margaret Atwood (Payback) and Edward Burtynsky. In some cases they are… Continue reading Jennifer Baichwal Interview (Watermark)

Helene Klodawsky Interview (Come Worry With Us!)

Helene Klodawsky is a Canadian documentary filmmaker whose works include Motherhood (1994), Family Motel (2007) and Malls R Us (2009). Helene joined us at O’Borne Contemporary during Hot Docs 2014 to discuss her latest documentary, Come Worry With Us (2013), a look behind the realities of being in a touring band as a parent, through… Continue reading Helene Klodawsky Interview (Come Worry With Us!)

Eva Kolcze Interview

Speaking Lightly is an ongoing series of interviews with members of Toronto’s experimental cinema community, conducted by filmmaker Stephen Broomer. Stephen’s participation in this community through his work as a filmmaker, film preservationist and writer ensures a depth of knowledge on the subject and more importantly, a candid conversation. The third installment is a discussion… Continue reading Eva Kolcze Interview

Jennifer Chan Interview

Jennifer Chan is a Canadian artist who was selected as the Canadian Spotlight honoree at the 2014 Images Festival. Rated as one of the most notable ‘post-Internet’ artists, her work spans video, performance, installations and animated GIFs, among other new media, and deal with a complex interweaving of subjects, including gender, sexuality, web kitsch and nostalgia,… Continue reading Jennifer Chan Interview

Blake Williams Interview

Speaking Lightly is an ongoing series of interviews with members of Toronto’s experimental cinema community, conducted by filmmaker Stephen Broomer. Stephen’s participation in this community through his work as a filmmaker, film preservationist and writer ensures a depth of knowledge on the subject and more importantly, a candid conversation. The second installment is a discussion… Continue reading Blake Williams Interview

Clint Enns Interview

Speaking Lightly is an ongoing series of interviews with members of Toronto’s experimental cinema community, conducted by filmmaker Stephen Broomer. Stephen’s participation in this community through his work as a filmmaker, film preservationist and writer ensures a depth of knowledge on the subject and more importantly, a candid conversation. The first installment is a discussion… Continue reading Clint Enns Interview

John Fawcett & Graeme Manson Interview (Orphan Black)

John Fawcett and Graeme Manson are the co-creators of the popular BBC America/Space television series, Orphan Black, starring Tatiana Maslany as at least 11 characters. Graeme co-wrote the Canadian cult film classic, Cube (1997), while also having an extensive resume as a television writer that has lead to showrunning Orphan Black. John, a veteran television director… Continue reading John Fawcett & Graeme Manson Interview (Orphan Black)