Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hot Docs – The Human Scale

Before moving on to films I’ve seen in the past couple of days, I should briefly mention a second I saw on my first day here. The Human Scale is a Danish documentary about cities that offers a now familiar … Continue reading






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Hot Docs – Day One

Maja Borg’s Future My Love brings together the essay film (with a voiceover that is contemplative and ruminative in a Marker-esque way), the archive film (with images drawn from a mid century repository of imaginings of the future), and the … Continue reading






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Hot Docs Preview 2013

For the second year running, I’m attending Hot Docs, the documentary film festival, in Toronto. I had a tremendous time last year and a number of the films I saw at Hot Docs in 2012 ended up on my best … Continue reading






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Steve Reich – Writings about Music

One of the highlights of the winter was hearing a number of Steve Reich pieces performed at the annual New Music Festival here in Winnipeg. Reich was the guest composer this year and he won the crowd over by his … Continue reading






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