Issue 58 – Summer 2005

Issue 58 - Summer 2005

Phil Hoffman cultivates a singular experimental oeuvre, while the iconoclastic Errol Morris joins POV for an in-depth interview.

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The Harvest of Philip Hoffman

“In my dreams I harvest my realities into film dreams.” Phil Hoffman never said those words to me, but here’s why I dreamt he could have. Hoffman Harvests a Film Culture Late June in Ontario is synonymous with the harvest of

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Heysel: Requiem for a Cup Final

“In a real tragedy, it is not the hero who perishes; it is the chorus.” — Joseph Brodsky On May 29, 1985, in the final of the annual tournament to decide Europe’s best football team, reigning champions, Liverpool, met Juventus of Turin

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The People’s Cinema

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As the lights went up in the small Berkeley auditorium, there was a stunned moment of silence, then several hands rose in the air: “Will this be on PBS?” It was a question I had been asked at almost every

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Ruba Nadda’s Gift

This is a story about love—love between a man and a woman from vastly different worlds, love of family and love of multi-cultural Toronto. A good storyteller has the ability to gently open us up, touch our hearts and enhance

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Rugby, Quadriplegics and Comebacks

Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro’s Murderball, a bracingly unsentimental look at the culture of quadriplegic rugby, is not only mainstream documentary filmmaking of a high order, but also undoubtedly the best movie ever inspired by a story in Maxim magazine. A

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Errol Morris Speaks Out!

Toronto’s film community was galvanized this spring by the lively presence of Errol Morris at Hot Docs, where he received that festival’s Outstanding Achievement Award. It’s just one of many honours that have been showered on this gifted filmmaker whose

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The Corporation: Bad apple or bad seed?

Many of us belong to that category of citizens poetically described as the “walking worried.” (Adelphia Communications: $2.5 billion bankruptcy.) We are those who realize that things have gone awry, but are not sure why, nor how they’ve become so

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