A Taste of Syria and a New Year of Creativity

Northumberland Syrian Lifeline is raising funds to help resettle Syrian refugees  — and giving the community some background on their culture — with an event they call A Taste of Syria: Films and Food, reports NorthumberlandView.ca. It’s on January 31st at the Cameco Capitol Theatre in Port Hope, costs $20, and of course includes refreshments. The films shown will be the short Growing Home, and the feature-length  Not Who We Are.

2016’s looking like a big year for several creative Quebecers, reports CP’s Cassandra Szklarski via CTVNews. Denis Villeneuve, Xavier Dolan and Jean-Marc Vallee, along with Patrick Huard and Philippe Falardeau, are all looking forward to “varied film and TV ventures involving big-name stars.” Dolan, of course, comes to it fresh from Adele’s wildly popular music video Hello.

How’d you like to start off the New Year with a tour of “the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence, and corruption in New York City”? CraveTV celebrates going direct-to-consumer with a free sample of the new Showtime drama Billions on January 1st. The series officially debuts on the 17th, but anyone can check it out on New Year’s Day. More info at Bell Media.

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