The Tribe Spotlights the Deaf, Maudie Auditions Dogs, ACC Plans Better View for Disabled

Right, film is a visual medium — but for decades it’s been audible too. What happens when the story is told visually because the characters can’t use sound? The Tribe, by Ukrainian writer-director Myroslav Slaboshpitsky, follows a boy being drawn into a gang at a school for the deaf. Adam Nayman, writing for The National Post, talks to Slaboshpitsky about “how to shoot a movie with an entire cast of deaf actors.”

Maudie needs a dog. There’s a film in the works based on the life of  Maud Lewis, Nova Scotia folk artist, and the cast has to include a dark-coloured crossbreed with drive. “That’s the desire to do it six or seven times over and over, and the seventh time just as enthusiastically as the first time,” says dog trainer Glenn Redmond, who’s holding auditions in St. John’s. The CBC has the whole story.

Pinewood Studios chairman Paul Bronfman complained, and Air Canada Centre listened. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment says it plans to raise the accessible seats so people in them will be able to see the show even if those in front of them stand up. The Toronto Star’s Tara Deschamps reports.

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