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Showing posts from August, 2008

donna g's TIFF 08 Coverage: See Early Coverage at Left

SCREEN IDENTITY: Conversations with "bad girl" Tura Satana and director, Shane Belcourt


The legendary TURA SATANA is coming to Toronto on August 22nd as part of RUE MORGUE's FESTIVAL of FEAR (August 22-24). I had a chance to interview Tura and I must say this is one of the few times that I have ever been nervous about interviewing anyone. Being a fan, I wanted the interview to go on forever and I didn't want to think about the flow of the conversation, just blurt out all the questions had for her in my head. Of course, I hope I succeeded in curbing my stream of consciousness and presented an interview that listeners could follow, and be inspired enough to go and see her in person.

If you have never seen FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL! KILL! then go to the screening on August 22nd. The film is best appreciated with a group, so bring along a friend or 5. It's a 1965 black and white cult classic that puts 3 unrepentant bad girls in the lead. It was interesting to find out that Tura was still in touch with her co-stars, Haji and Lori Willi…

A Few Things to Do this Week

Go see, AMAL, Richie Mehta's film about a New Delhi auto-rickshaw driver, who goes about his simple, daily life not knowing how his generosity of spirit to a senile passenger could change his life forever. This charming, beautifully told fable, also includes a delicate, restrained love story in keeping with the leanness of the script. Playing at the Varsity Cinema, 55 Bloor West.

Diversify your after work calendar by including some theatre. Catch Jane Maggs (Until June) and other actors performers and artists at Summerworks Theatre Festival (August 7-17).

Bite into some flavourful eats, do a dance workshop, and feel the heat of various dance beats atHarbourfront Centre's Hot & Spicy Food Festival. Be sure to check out the films, too.