Hot Docs 2015: The Queen of Silence – Agnieszka Zwiefka

Screening today at the ROM theatre at 7pm, is this beautiful, joyous and heartbreaking film… With an objective eye, Zwiefka plunges into the reality of an illegal, tiny Roma slum on the outskirts of a Polish suburb. Families struggle to survive, living in their shanty town, theirĀ children dumpster-diving for clothes and toys, while their parents…

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) – Danny Boyle

The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of On The Waterfront is this immensely enjoyable tale. Boyle’s kinetic, energetic film style is well-served in this film, that is a dramatic, heart-on-its-sleeve film that one 8 academy awards and that year’s ceremonies, including Best Picture, Best Director,…

Despite the Gods – Penny Vozniak, Australia

I’m not the only one who was seeing Despite The Gods for the first time last night, the film’s subjects Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David, and her own daughter, Sydney got to see it as well. Chronicling her efforts in India to make a film that would be a cross between Hollywood and Bollywood, a…