Paul Haggis’ Crash, Rideau Hall Movie Nights, Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship,The Reflektor Tapes

Paul Haggis’ Crash won Best Picture in 2006, but did it deserve to? “I don’t think so,” says Haggis himself, citing other great films that were nominated that year (Good Night and Good Luck, Capote, Brokeback Mountain). ET Canada’s Chantilly Post has more.

(Via CNW) Rideau Hall Movie Nights, on August 21 and 22 (guess where) will include pre-screening entertainment  starting at 8:00 PM. On the 21st, actor and director Paul Gross and producer Niv Fichman will be there to talk about their film Passchendaele before it shows at 9:00 PM. The next night, producers Lyse Lafontaine and François Tremblay will join cast members from their film La Passion d’Augustine for a pre-screening discussion. The G-G says he’s looking forward to it.

Later here today: Whistler Film Festival’s Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship is growing into a bigger event this  year, and that means more opportunities. N. Bird Runningwater, Director of Native American and Indigenous program at Sundance Institute, will facilitate.

The Reflektor Tapes, Kahlil Joseph’s documentary on Montreal-based Arcade Fire, will premiere at TIFF, The National Post says, quoting the group as saying they were “insanely lucky” to be the subject of the film.


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