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Al Purdy Was Here, So Have Another Beer

“I am a sensitive man. Would you believe I write poems?” After seeing his documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival, whenever I drink a beer or talk about poetry I sound like Al Purdy. Continue reading






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Documentary Films: “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

One of the films generating buzz at this week’s Sundance Festival is a documentary about Nina Simone, What Happened, Miss Simone? The title comes from a poem by Maya Angelou. I want to see this one.






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Shape-Shifting From Graphic Novel to Film: “Quai d’Orsay” > “Weapons of Mass Diplomacy” > “The French Minister”

Weapons of Mass Diplomacy (graphic novel) | The French Minister (movie trailer)






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A Flaneur in the Cloud – March 3, 2014

Oscar Glow, Today’s Tech Help Short Films Find Their Fandom : NPR 022814 If you, an ordinary non-Academy member, wanted to see an Oscar-nominated short film a few years ago, you couldn’t — not unless you lived in a city … Continue reading






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Henry Miller: “Asleep and Awake” (1975 Documentary Film)

Tom Schiller Tom Schiller describes his 1975 short documentary (35mins) as ‘a guided tour of the pictures and artefacts of Henry Miller’s bathroom’.






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