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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Sally Hawkins as Elisa in "The Shape of Water"
Photo source: www.tiff.net
- Ex Libris - The New York Public Library
- Eye on Juliet
- Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
- I Love You Daddy
- In Conversations with…Gael Garcia Bernal
- In Conversations with…Javier Bardem
- Let the Corpses Tan
- Mary Goes Round
- Other Side of Hope
- Our People Will Be Healed
- Porcupine Lake
- Roman J. Israel, Esquire
- Short Cuts (various Programme selections)
- The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
- The Current War
- The Gospel According to Andre
- The Hungry
- The Other Side of Hope
- The Racer and the Jailbird
- The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
- The Shape of Water
- The Square
- The Swan
- The Third Murder
- Valley of Shadows
- Vampire Clay
- What Will People Say
Thursday, 7 September 2017
"Ex Libris - The New York Public Library"
Photo source: www.tiff.net
I wanted to ease into TIFF17, so my first screening was the Frederick Wiseman documentary Ex Libris - The New York Public Library. Yep, you got that right. I decided to kick off the festival with a three-hour film. Why? Because I'm a library geek and how could I go wrong with a master documentarian? Still, I watched the film with the general public in mind. Beyond its appeal to like-minded people, this doc has a lot to say about current social and political conditions in the United States. We don't just see people borrowing books, we get a glimpse into the various boroughs in which these libraries are located. The make-up of each area determines the library's usage: some borrowers don't have access to the Internet, cutting them off from what's happening around them and father afield. With hook-ups and laptops available from the library they now have access. While some areas have a high volume of digital borrows, books flourish in others, and culturally diverse materials/talks/courses, help sustain and build community--think sign language and braille! I was especially impressed by the inclusion of discussions on race as it pertains to the history and composition of the country. I attended a Press and Industry screening, but I'm sure those who attend the public screening will be impressed with the scope of the film, leading to some socially relevant questions during the Q & A.
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Monday, 4 September 2017
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