THE COLOUR OF INK is a film about the first, and maybe last, analog medium. Ink has always been with us. It’s the liquid currency of secrets and scripture, literature and legislation: civilization’s carbon fingerprint. This documentary feature explores ink’s ancient bloodline by following a contemporary alchemist who harvests pigments from the urban wild.
On a snowy night in February 1972, the famous jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot to death by his wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York. The murder sent shock waves through the world of jazz .This music documentary is a love letter to two unique personalities and music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz and America.
A feature documentary about the powerful allure of a universal myth. MERMAIDS immerses audiences in a world where fantasies come to life. Following the stories of five extraordinary tail-donning women who are part of a growing "mermaiding" subculture. Audiences voyage between mermaid theme parks, conventions, tail-making studios, and deep into the ocean where escaping reality and transforming into the empowered icon of the mermaid is possible.
Al Purdy Was Here is the story of a crusade to revive the legacy of an iconic Canadian poet. It revolves around a fundraising campaign to restore Al Purdy’s A-frame house on Roblin Lake in Ontario’s Prince Edward County, and make it a writing retreat for young poets. Built by Purdy and his wife with salvaged materials in 1957, the A-frame was a mecca for the pioneers of CanLit, including Margaret Lawrence, Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje. Now, 14 years after the poet’s death, as a new generation discovers his work, Al’s modest cabin becomes an unlikely beacon for a creative renaissance.
An environmental thriller set in the wilderness of Canada’s Pacific North West. This is the true story of two men who dared to challenge the destruction of the world’s last great temperate rainforest – Grant Hadwin and Herb Hammond. But while one man’s story stands as a beacon of hope for the future, the other’s ended in madness and self-destruction.
The New Cinema Tapes
Running Time: 100 mins
Writer/ Director: Peter Wintonick
Executive Producer: Ron Mann
Produced by Cinergy Films and Advantage Productions
Twenty-five film directors from around the world speak about independent cinema and video.
The topics range from personal and collective approaches to filmmaking; to the problems and practicalities involved in the process; to wider attempts to define the very nature of film itself.