In Conversation with Cat Mills

In Conversation with Cat Mills

Cat Mills' short film FIXED! is one of our must-sees in this year's DOXA program. If you're invested in urban sustainability and community engagement, here's your film. “Repair Cafés bring together people from all walks of life, sticks them in the same room, and provides an excuse to help one another. People will be drawn to the cafés for financial reasons (it's free!), environmental reasons (keep items out of the landfill) and technical reasons (playing with technology—huzzah!), but regardless of the reasons, it is a safe place to get to know other people. It brings us together.

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Review: Dolores and City Voices at DOXA

Review: Dolores and City Voices at DOXA

It's that time of year again, folks! The stellar DOXA Documentary Film Festival is back with another finely curated line up—a cinematic smorgasbord, if you will. The fest doesn't officially start until May 4, but we've got a few previews in the works, to prime you all for what's to come. If you're at a loss for film picks, look no further! Our first two suggestions are here!

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Review: Refuge

Review: Refuge

“Refuge does the important work of highlighting the uncertainty and suffering that comes with certain types of global circumstance and mobility. The piece was humorous and touching, entertaining in it's own right, but it also solicited from its audience a deeper empathy than perhaps many of us are comfortable getting in touch with. It is vulnerable to open oneself to the hardships that others cannot avoid, to become invested in outcomes over which we have little overall control—but it is worthwhile.”

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Review: The Refugee Hotel

Review: The Refugee Hotel

“There is trauma and pain, there are memories of imprisonment and unimaginable torture; but there is laughter and dancing, there is family and love. The characters cope in whichever ways they can. The Refugee Hotel is poignant, heavy with pain and history, but it is at many times expertly funny and captures the dark humour that resonates best in the hardest of times.

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In Conversation with Greg Durrell

In Conversation with Greg Durrell

Canadian design wiz and newly minted documentary filmmaker Greg Durrell talks inspiration and process. “Instead of going to film school, making this documentary was my film school,” Greg says, laughing as he adds,” the whole thing was really fucking hard. Making a documentary feels like you’re aimlessly wandering through the dark.” Bet it's worth it, though. We can't wait to check out Design Canada and learn more about home-spun design history!

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Review: The Daisy Theatre

Review: The Daisy Theatre

The search for an entirely unique theatrical experience is a worthy one, and we just may have found it in Ronnie Burkett's The Daisy Theatre, marionette masterpiece and musical delight. “The true value of any performance comes after the audience has been convinced to buy a ticket and show up; it’s how they feel in the moments after the lights fill the stage. I know instantly that I’m in good hands—literally—with Burkett.”

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