Tag: TJFF 2017

TJFF 2017: Rebekah Reiko & Yossi Fine’s Mandala Beats (2016)

TJFF 2017: Rebekah Reiko & Yossi Fine’s Mandala Beats (2016)

May 19, 2017 | By

Review of Mandala Beats (2016), Rebekah Reiko’s documentary on gifted Israeli bassist Yossi Fine, and his trip to the Rajasthan International Folk Festival in India. The short documentary had its World Premiere this past weekend at TJFF 2017.

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Film: Mandala Beats (2016)

Film: Mandala Beats (2016)

May 19, 2017 | By

Montreal-based photographer Rebekah Reiko makes her directorial debut with this brisk 44 min. documentary on Israel’s Yossi Fine, branded by some as ‘the Jimi Hendrix of the bass guitar.’ Half Lithuanian and Caribbean, Fine soon discovered Indian roots on his mother’s side…

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TJFF: Edith Jorisch’s The Heir / L’heritier (2017)

TJFF: Edith Jorisch’s The Heir / L’heritier (2017)

May 11, 2017 | By

Review of The Heir / L’heritier (2017), Edith Jorisch’s chronicle of her grandfather’s efforts to reclaim 3 paintings stolen by the Nazis in 1939. The short documentary screens May 11 at TJFF 2017. Also happening tonight: rare 35mm screenings of Joshua Then and Now (TJFF) + Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (The Royal).

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Film: Heir, The  / L’heritier (2017)

Film: Heir, The / L’heritier (2017)

May 11, 2017 | By

Edith Jorisch’s hour-long documentary draws from her family’s very personal story of her late grandfather’s quest to seek out three paintings he recalls from his childhood home in Austria, last seen in 1939 before the family’s children were sent to Belgium the day before the Nazis drove tanks into the country…

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TJFF 2017: The Return of Adam Bomb and The Garbage Pail Kids

TJFF 2017: The Return of Adam Bomb and The Garbage Pail Kids

May 10, 2017 | By

Review of Jeff Zapata and Joe Simko’s affectionate documentary 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story (2016), which recently screened at TJFF 2017, and features a wealth of interviews, including artists Art Spielgelman, John Pound, Tom Bunk, and James Warhola.

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Film: 30 Years of Garbage – The Garbage Pail Kids Story (2016)

Film: 30 Years of Garbage – The Garbage Pail Kids Story (2016)

May 10, 2017 | By

Yes, they made a movie about the trading card stickers phenom which challenged the cutesy Cabbage Patch Kids dolls with images of snotty, explosive, fairly grotesque kids who on occasional might main themselves with a dopey smile…

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TJFF 2017: Ferenc Török’s 1945 (2017)

TJFF 2017: Ferenc Török’s 1945 (2017)

May 9, 2017 | By

Review of Ferenc Török’s 1945 (2017), which recently screened at TJFF 2017, and dramatizes the exposure of a dark secret by two strangers visiting a post-WWII town in Hungary.

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Film: 1945 (2017)

Film: 1945 (2017)

May 9, 2017 | By

Ferenc Török’s drama unravels as a minimalist thriller, as a train brings two strangers into a postwar Hungarian town bearing a set of slim wooden boxes. Soviet soldiers roam around town rather aimlessly, but the sight of the silent visitors sends fear throughout town…

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