Carol Bolts adaptation of her stage play locks its audience in a claustrophobic bachelor Read More »
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Based on the biography of Olive Fredrickson, It tells of her life as a girl Read More »
An “actuality drama” about a real-life marriage in crisis, in which the couple attempts Read More »
Chronicles 7-weeks in the lives of 12 emotionally disturbed children and their therapist’s Read More »
Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company (2005) Allan King, Claire Mandell, Sherry Mandell, Jeff Glickman
At Baycrest, an old-age home in Toronto, we follow a social worker as she talks to residents, particularly Max, Claire, Ida, and Rachel. Read More »
Born of talks with four hundred disaffected teenagers in the suburban belt around Toronto, the film reflects their recurring theme: “Wouldn’t it be great if we weren’t hassled by parents and police, didn’t go to prison-like schools and could just get out of this polluted city and into the coun¬try and hang out with a bunch of kids like ourselves.” Would it? The filmmakers invited five boys and five girls ages 13 to 19 to live on a farm for ten weeks, to be filmed, and to see what might emerge for each of them personally.
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This film is about the experience of dying. Five terminal patients in a Palliative Care Unit at Toronto’s Grace Hospital share the last days of their lives and deaths with a film crew, having already given prior consent. They do so in the hope that their experience will be useful to the audience in managing its own fear of dying and death.
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