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Design Canada

Get transported to the Golden Age of Canadian iconography and meet the innovative artists behind some of our most enduring symbols, from the CBC icon and the CN Railway, to the Roots logo. Charting the transformation of the country from a colonial outpost to a multicultural society, Design Canada shows how graphic design plays a pivotal role in shaping our national identity. Featuring design by Burton Kramer, Rolf Harder, Stuart Ash, Heather Cooper, and interviews with George Stroumboulopoulos, Douglas Coupland, Hannah Sung and more.

ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival

RAFFTO showcases Canadian and International shorts, features, and docs about Deaf and disability cultures by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf.
Check website for venues and schedule.
NEW! ReelEducation: A FREE resource for Ontario educators to teach students about equity and inclusion. ReelEducation kits include films to download and Ontario-curriculum aligned lesson plans.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Oftentimes when we remember our great heroes, we can gloss over important chapters of their story in order to create mythological narratives. In Sara Driver’s remarkable documentary Boom for Real, she details the pivotal years that preceded legendary American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s fame. A dazzling record of New York City's art world during the late 70s and 80s, discover how the magnetic Basquiat developed into a cultural icon.

The China Hustle

Nine years after the financial crisis has brought the economy to the brink of collapse, a rag-tag band of investors feverishly seek out high-return investments in the booming global markets—and find a goldmine in China. But the discovery of a massive web of fraud threatens to call the whole system into question. A riveting post-Recession heist story, Jed Rothstein’s eye-opening exposé rings the alarm on the need for transparency in an increasingly deregulated financial world.

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