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Toronto, Days 4 & 5
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

Room 237 by Rodney Ascher A fascinating documentary made up of interviews with several people who claim to have found the secret meanings behind Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. They range from a history of the European slaughter of the Indians to the film serving as Kubrick’s admission that he helped the US government forge the…

Toronto, Day 3
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Frances Ha by Noah Baumbach Greta Gerwig made her debut as an actress in Joe Swanberg’s LOL (Swanberg was at this past April’s festival favorite V/H/S). She then wrote the screenplay for and starred in Swanberg’s next film, Hannah Takes the Stairs (NaFF 2007). She also wrote the screenplay for and stars in Noah Baumbach’s…

Toronto, Day 2
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After a day spent in darkness (literally that of the theater and the metaphoric darkness of nearly everything I saw yesterday), I’m glad to report that there is lightness in cinema. And it’s not all the flyaway lightness of most Hollywood cinema; it was more light like a good stir-fry – filling but not leaving…

Toronto, Day 1
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfJ4orwaMQo] Kinshasa Kids by Marc-Henri Wajnberg An interesting, if disjointed tale of Kinshasa’s street kids and a specific group of them trying to become a musical act. It’s a bit on the “poverty porn” side, but the kids are great and the music is pretty amazing. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWIuOq74Wak] Like Someone in Love by Abbas Kiarostami There are…

RIP, Michael Clarke Duncan
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The Los Angeles Times reports actor (and 2010 NaFF guest) Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away due to complications from a heart attack he had just over two months ago. Our condolences go out to his friends, family and loved ones.