The Unfinished Story of the Love Canal

The Unfinished Story of the Love Canal

Reviewed in this essay: Penelope Ploughman’s Love Canal (Arcadia, 2013) “Ninety-ninth Street looks serene in these summer 1978 photographs,” writes Penelope Ploughman in Love Canal (Arcadia Publishing, 2013). “Children are walking on the sidewalk, the trees are full, lawns are mown,…

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Revisioning Craft: A Creative Writing Workshop

Revisioning Craft: A Creative Writing Workshop

Our own Kelli Deeth, acclaimed fiction writer and Senior Editor here at The Toronto Review of Books, is inviting registrations for a creative writing workshop that she is co-leading with Sandra Campbell.  Revisioning Craft: Setting, Plot, Memory and Imagination This…

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Concerning Violence by Göran Hugo Olsson

Concerning Violence by Göran Hugo Olsson

This post is the last in a series on Hot Docs 2014 films that reorganize and reimagine the limits of documentary. Viewers familiar with Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson’s 2011 The Black Power Mixtape will be already acquainted with three of the narrative and…

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Out of Mind, Out of Sight by John Kastner

Out of Mind, Out of Sight by John Kastner

This post is the third in a series on Hot Docs 2014 films that reorganize and reimagine the limits of documentary. Like John Kastner’s 2013 documentary NCI: Not Criminally Responsible, his follow-up film, Out of Mind, Out of Sight, is also a powerful reminder…

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Guidelines by Jean-François Caissy

Guidelines by Jean-François Caissy

This post is the second in a series on Hot Docs 2014 films that reorganize and reimagine the limits of documentary. This quiet, patient NFB-produced film by Quebec visual artist and filmmaker Jean-François Caissy watches adolescents in and around a…

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The Measure of All Things by Sam Green

The Measure of All Things by Sam Green

This post is the first in a series on Hot Docs 2014 films that reorganize and reimagine the limits of documentary. The Measure of All Things is not so much a screening as a feature-length “live documentary” enacted at the Isabel Bader Theatre early…

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