From VICE to NXNE, Music Maven Christopher Roberts Reflects on his Roots in Ottawa

April 9, 2014 2:03 pm
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Pick any popular artist today and there’s a good chance Christopher Roberts has either scouted or worked with them directly. From The Raveonettes, The Black Lips and Action Bronson, to Bloc Party, The Streets, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Death From Above 1979, his influence is strong in the music industry. Formerly […]

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Evian and Spiderman Team Up for Latest Campaign

April 7, 2014 12:00 pm
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Water has been touted as the source of all life – it’s a well-known fact we can’t survive without it. Evian, known for its refreshingly pure bottled water and hilarious advertisements with dancing babies, uses several sources from Evian-les-Bains, on the south shores of Lake Geneva. Staying true to its slogan […]

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Win Tickets to the 18th Latin American Film Festival!

March 17, 2014 2:39 pm
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The Canadian Film Institute, in collaboration with the Group of Latin American Ambassadors, presents the 18th Latin American Film Festival here in Ottawa and OLM is giving away 10 tickets to the event! Held March 27-April 13, the festival also includes a special food, wine and cultural fair called ¡Fiesta Latina! on March 29 […]

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Finnish Film ‘My Stuff’ Questions Materialistic Life

February 20, 2014 11:59 am
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Sometimes drastic measures involve being nude — both physically and emotionally, to really understand oneself and what matters in life. This is the premise behind My Stuff (Tavarataivas), Findland’s entry to this year’s Bright Nights: Baltic-Nordic Film Festival in Ottawa (February 1-12), hosted by the Canadian Film Institute (CFI). Writer, […]

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Vote for Your Favourite #OIFF72 Film by February 20

February 17, 2014 10:16 am
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The #OIFF72 films are in – let the voting begin! Filmmakers had a gripping 72 hours to complete the Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) 72 Hour Film Challenge over the weekend. Through endless creativity and a lot of winter insulation, 20 great films have been submitted for this year’s competition. […]

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Ottawa International Film Festival 72 Hour Challenge Launches Feb. 6

February 4, 2014 12:18 pm
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This weekend – Ottawa’s rising film stars might be in your neighbourhood! The Ottawa International Film Festival 72 Hour Challenge launches on Thursday, February 6 at The Lieutenant’s Pump (361 Elgin St.) at 6:30 p.m., pinning amateur to professional filmmakers in a timed competition like no other. Using assigned wildcard […]

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THE GAME CHANGER: DAN AYKROYD STARS IN OTTAWA-MADE FILM

October 30, 2013 12:31 pm
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The Game Changer is an 11-minute film that promotes Ottawa moviemakers (not just actors, but all the people who work behind-the-scenes) and in which Dan Aykroyd is featured in a cameo role. This is a very slick production indeed. The Tarantino-esque story follows an assortment of individuals who are not […]

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TONIGHT: Pink Ribbons Inc.

October 29, 2013 12:15 pm
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In support of breast cancer awareness month, the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) along with Rethink Cancer, Canadian Breast Cancer Network and Breast Cancer Action present a screening of Pink Ribbons Inc. tonight at 6:30 at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank Street). Pink Ribbons Inc. promotes the budding conversation surrounding […]

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The Gladstone Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Orson Welles “Invaders from Mars” Radio Broadcast

October 23, 2013 4:09 pm
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The War of the Worlds: A Live Radio Play will be performed at The Gladstone from October 30 to November 2.  Plus! Special Hallowe’en Late-Night Performance: October 31 at 10:00 pm. On October 30, 1938, theatrical boy wonder Orson Welles sent America into a panic with his radio drama adaptation […]

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MY FAIR ZOMBIE: a musical-comedy zombie film is having its Ottawa premiere!

October 17, 2013 9:43 am
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    The rain in Spain stays mainly in the BRAINS! My Fair Zombie is a feature film shot entirely in the Ottawa region by prolific indie director Brett Kelly. The story of the film is based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion and tells the lugubrious tale of Henry […]

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VIVA ARGENTINA!

September 27, 2013 10:30 am
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Four guest speakers, three films and two days of workshops come together for Viva Argentina: Current Trends in Argentine Cinema, to be held October 2-4 in Ottawa. The event is a first-time collaboration between the Canadian Film Institute (CFI), University of Ottawa’s Spanish Program, and the Embassy of Argentina in […]

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Thai Films Start with Comedy, End with Horror

August 29, 2013 9:12 am
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The Canadian Film Institute (CFI), in collaboration with the Royal Thai Embassy, is presenting a series of contemporary Thai films. Entitled With or Without a Soul?: Thai Film Series, the presentation encompasses five films, from September 7 to 14, 2013, in Ottawa, and is offered free for the general public. […]

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An Actor’s Life Bonus Disc: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad (Film) World

July 1, 2013 11:26 am
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Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca   I’m just looking for the best story being told by the best people and the best part that I can find. If those things add up, I want to […]

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Money Movies – IMDB Credits

June 6, 2013 2:07 pm
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Money, money, money. Where would the big film studios be without it? We’re not just talking about money as the means of financing the industry here, we’re talking about it as a crucial cornerstone of many of the narratives woven on the big screen. Money is a central theme to […]

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Gatsby, the Roaring Twenties and the Road Ahead

May 30, 2013 10:51 am
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Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of The Great Gatsby opened the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, prompting a return to the collective consciousness of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel and the era in which it is set. The public’s interest has been heightened by the film’s pioneering a new frontier in movie marketing with […]

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Celebrating The Best in Israeli Cinema: Showcase Returns for 10th Year

May 27, 2013 3:20 pm
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The 10th Annual Israeli Film Festival is presented by the Canadian Film Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel and the Israeli Cultural Forum. The festival runs on select dates from June 6 to June 16 and celebrates the best in contemporary Israeli film. All films will be Ottawa […]

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An Actor’s Life — The Trilogy

May 13, 2013 1:09 am
The lovely and talented crew! – Guillaume Arsenault, Mathieu Coderre, Marc-Olivier Guindon, John Koensgen, Johny Hendricks, Alex B. Carrière, Christian Roy, Pete Dillon, Luigi C. Saracino, Chris Newton and Pierre Beaulne (Photo Credit: Marilou Simard)

The lovely and talented crew! – Guillaume Arsenault, Mathieu Coderre, Marc-Olivier Guindon, John Koensgen, Johny Hendricks, Alex B. Carrière, Christian Roy, Pete Dillon, Luigi C. Saracino, Chris Newton and Pierre Beaulne (Photo Credit: Marilou Simard) Disc 2: Fight For Your Life Club or Just What Do You Talk About When […]

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