Lois Lane — Comics For All

Publisher: DC Publication Dates: March-April 1958 – September-October 1974 Number of Issues Published: 137 (#1 – #137) Color: color Dimensions: standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US Paper Stock: glossy cover, newsprint interior Binding: saddle-stitched (squarebound #68, 77, 86, 95, 104) Publishing Format: was ongoing series Publication Type: magazine Feature continues in The Superman Family […]

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Deirdre McLoughlin – ceramic sculptor — Sonnets and Dirty Dishes

With work in permanent collections all over the world and a steady stream of solo and group shows internationally since 1974, Deirdre McLoughlin’s art is instantly recognisable. Working almost exclusively with ceramics using a traditional coiling method, Deirdre’s sculptures seem to embody both unapologetic strength and a sort of tenderness of form.

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Weekly Virtual Film Festival

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WATCH Tonight: Tuesday July 7th. 8pm EST (5pm on the West Coast.).

Virtual Film Festival, Sponsored by Yonge/Dundas Square.

Featuring the BEST DRAMA & EXPERIMENTAL Shorts from around the world today:

LINEUP OF FILMS:

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


PLAY, 13min., Poland, Drama

Directed by Piotr Sulkowski

A man consumed by guilt because he did not dare to defend his mother, plays the role of a murderer and forces his ten-year-old self to face his original trauma…

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OKAY, 3min., USA, Drama

Directed by Leanne Nicole

3 minute short about the struggle growing up in an abusive environment

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WEEP NOT, 13min., USA, Drama

Directed by Lenore Thomas Douglas

Journey Gordean, a successful journalist gets to cover a story of a lifetime, but her ambition is tested when that very assignment is the man who assaulted her when they were children.

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SPIRIT: A MARTIAN STORY, 10min, USA, Drama/Fantasy

Directed by Stimson Snead

NASA sought evidence of life on Mars. That search begins with water, and the search for water begins with the study of the rocks and the soil. That was the historic mission of the rovers SPIRIT and OPPORTUNITY. This is SPIRITS story.

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TERRA BEACH, 20min, Canada, Sci-Fi/Drama

Directed by Mike Gallant

A college freshman in 2069 returns home and kindles a romance with a Hispanic girl only to realize they have gained the space colony’s attention.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


BLACK STAINS, 14min, USA, Experimental/Dance

Directed by Tiffany Rhynardag

Black Stains addresses the systemic pattern of racial profiling by the police. Inspired by the personal experiences of choreographer Trent D. Williams, Jr., the film illustrates the reality of being black in the United States. Through interviews with men of varying ages and robust athletic dancing, the film persistently asks the question: why do we not see black men as human?

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WHEN EARTH TOOK A BREATH, 5min., USA, Music

Directed by Lambert Grand

Ora The Molecule’s “When Earth Took A Breath (Are You There?)” depicts our relationship with the natural world. Filmed with a full spectrum camera, plants and trees appear in unfamiliar colours – the sea of red pulsating like alarm bells as we’re reminded of our planet’s climate and biodiversity emergency.

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MONOH – With Attitude, 4min., Germany, Music

Directed by Jan Sommer

A visual journey through space, nature and the mind. The music video for MONOH’s new single With Attitude.

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STRUT – 1980s, 5min., Australia, Music

Directed by Tim Cash

Pierre’s prized pink flamingo has been brazenly pickpocketed! The shocking crime has led to a phone call to the FBI (Flamingo Bureau of Investigation) & the search is on. The situation grows so dire that the Pink Ninja is called to duty! ‘Strut – 1980s’, directed by Tim Cash, is the lead single off Pennan Brae’s 5th release, ‘Gravity – The Astronot’. The track is mixed by producers Kirk Kelsey & Eric Alexandrakis & mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy Award-winning engineer Sean Magee. Filmed In Central Oregon with music recorded in Vancouver, BC.

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AMERICAN QUARTET, 9min., USA, Music

Directed by Jesca Prudencio

In a 2030s small town bitterly divided over who belongs, a young Muslim-American woman puts herself at risk when she shares her private, digitized memories with strangers, challenging the status quo in the hope that empathy will triumph over hate.

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Agoria – Call of the Wild, 5min., France, Music

Directed by Loïc Andrieu

Throughout a cinematic video, director Loïc ANDRIEU introduces a new female hero high-concept. It features Jane, an enigmatic L.A.P.D officer, forced to face her Orphic power to dive into death.

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SEARCHING FOR WONDER, 6min., USA, Music

Directed by Greg Osei

Searching for Wonder was inspired by conversations with fellow artists who have diverse relationships to the African Diaspora. These discussions highlighted how we all feel lost in different ways, because history, slavery, colonialism & fear have left many of us feeling disconnected, searching for something we can’t fully articulate. Searching for Wonder deals with the tremendous power we have to rediscover & reimagine ourselves through our ancestors, their gods, their cultures & our interconnectedness.

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UNDER THE WATERFALL – THE AVENER, 3min., France, Music

Directed by Sebastion Caudron

This video clip shows an explosive passion between two lovers, punctuated by an elegant and a contemporary choreography in the streets of Paris where buildings are changing into real waterfalls. It is an hymn to love that uses the metaphor of water for its fluidity

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Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” (2017) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

First, a bit of personal sentiment if you’ll indulge me. I try not to editorialize too much or insert myself into these essays— after all, that’s what my original film work is for. That said, I can’t help but express an appreciation for this harmonious coincidence of a new essay on director Sofia Coppola with […]

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Kelly Reichardt’s “Night Moves” (2013) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

Notable Festivals: Venice, Deauville (Grand Prix) The state of Oregon boasts a long and proud history of eco-activism, be it as simple as routine composting and recycling at the individual level or as sweeping as governmental efforts aimed at preserving our natural resources. The beauty of nature knows no politics; our lush forests and bubbling […]

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Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women” (2016) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

Notable Festivals: Sundance Inducted into the Criterion Collection: 2017 As an ideological or sociological construct, The West looms large over the American psyche. Far more than a physical, geographical region, it has come to represent a state of being that embodies our foundational values: freedom, fortitude, and persistence. Ever since the film industry dropped into […]

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Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” (2017) — THE DIRECTORS SERIES

Notable Festivals: Venice One of the lesser-talked about aspects of pursuing a career in filmmaking is the loss of that visceral or “magic” sensation that made us fall in love with the medium in the first place. The ability to passively sit back and let ourselves get swept up in the story becomes hampered by […]

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