Part of the Canadian Sport Film Festival, The Surrounding Game is a documentary about the oldest board game in the world. In theory very simple (the goal is to surround and eliminate your rival’s stones), Go allows by far more variations than chess. Would you like to know more?
THE PLOT: William Bowman, a happy-go-lucky kind of guy, realizes that to make it in today’s world, he has to go along with less than reputable characters. Much like Forrest Gump, William lands himself in recognizable scenarios (corporate boardrooms, reality TV, the gun control debate), which unveil the pervasive soullessness of modern America. Would you like to know more?
The Canadian Crew talks with HotDocs Canadian programmer Aisha Jamal about this year's selection and best practices for documentary filmmakers hoping to make it into the festival. Would you like to know more?
THE PLOT: Katherine (Linda Thorson, The Avengers’ Tara King!) is a vivacious, music-loving septuagenarian who -following an accident at the opera- lands at a seniors’ home. Despite assurances from her daughter that it’s a temporary arrangement, Katherine couldn’t possibly be unhappier. Would you like to know more?
The Canadian Crew talks to the director of Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming, Ann Marie Fleming, who discusses the story’s long road to the big screen and how Sandra Oh was crucial for the movie to materialize. Would you like to know more?
The Canadian Crew chats with the writer/director of the intense relationship drama The Other Half, Joey Klein. We talk about getting a Canadian production off the ground and how he filled the roles with tremendously accomplished actors like Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen. Would you like to know more?
The Canadian Crew talks with the director of festival sensation Werewolf, Ashley McKenzie. We discuss the harrowing drama, her influences and making movies in Cape Breton. Would you like to know more?