Tribeca Festival 2021: Shapeless

Conforming oneself to impossible images is a struggle in this world of instant gratification, visual stimulation and filtering our flaws away. They can often trigger deeper psychological and mental health issues. In Shapeless, director Samantha Aldana shows us the monstrous side of body dysmorphia and eating disorders. Ivy (Kelly Murtagh) is a singer in New... Continue Reading →

Hot Docs 2021: Bangla Surf Girls

From Lawrencetown Beach in eastern Canada, Bondi Beach in Australia, to Senegal and South Africa, surfing is a worldwide sport. While more commonly populated by shaggy young men, women are taking charge and winning on the waves. Marginalized women are also taking their place in the surf with the Black Girls Surf Project, where young... Continue Reading →

In Plain Sight: She Never Died

As a programmer for The Blood in the Snow Film Festival, I have the privilege of seeing some fantastic films created here in Canada, and I feel even luckier when we acquire them. One such film, She Never Died, screened in 2019 to great acclaim. Directed by Audrey Cummings, it’s not exactly a sequel to... Continue Reading →

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