The history of a history documentary about diplomat and diarist Charles Ritchie that didn’t get made, and why history can be a pain in the neck.
The standout Canadian docs of 2019 include nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, This Is Not a Movie, The Corporate Coup d'État, Toxic Beauty, and Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies.
You see him everywhere, a large sneering bully of a man. He’s the Donald, the #potus—really, is that so much quicker to say than President?—the orange skinned asshole with the trophy wife
Hot Docs has become like TIFF: it’s so great that there’s too much to see. 251 films? You can’t see them all.
25th anniversaries are ripe occasions for nostalgia and good feelings, and Hot Docs delivers both on its silver anniversary.
The old-fable existences are no more The fascinating race has emigrated The fair humanities of old religions That had their haunt in date or piny mountain Or chasms and watery depths —
John Walker explores his family history as an Anglophone in Quebec My Country Mon Pays
Darrell Varga’s book John Walker’s Passage is essentially an auteurist study of the filmmaker himself, bound up with an in-depth analysis of his 2008 hybrid film.
Engraved on a Nation features sports docs by Larry Weinstein, Paul Cowan, John Walker, Shelley Saywell, Barry Greenwald, Charles Officer, Manfred Becker and Christie Callan-Jones.
Part two of Marc Glassman's interview with John Walker about Passage, Strand, and learning the art of documentary from the Crawleys.