The vibrant film community of Kingston had five days filled with cinema over the weekend hosted by the Kingston Canadian Film Festival. Last Friday, Den Mother Crimson premiered at the Kingston Grand Theatre where the cast and production team walked the red carpet.
The adage “boys don’t cry” is obviously untrue in both Hollywood and real life, but films have prescribed a narrow set of circumstances in which it’s permissible for male characters to cry without risking their manhood.
It seems Hollywood has not learned anything from critiques on Blonde, the long-awaited and heavily panned Marilyn Monroe biopic that debuted last year, as they venture on to the next femme fatale: Amy Winehouse.
World renowned psychiatrist Phil Stutz is the focal point of the documentary titled after him. Directed by friend and patient Jonah Hill, Stutz intimately explores the therapeutic process by reverting the doctor-patient binary between the two of them as they recount their journeys in mental health.
Every September, the film industry sets its sights on Toronto. Featuring a wide variety of films, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) allows both the press and the public to watch the industry’s newest releases.