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Kingston Canadian Film Festival: Unpacking ‘The Paper Man’

When Tanya Lapointe set out to make a documentary on Claude Lafortune, Quebec’s Mr. Rogers, she had no idea her film would become the swansong for The Paper Man, who passed away in April 2020.Continue...

In documentary, Yukon family skips grocery shopping for an entire year

One of the many problems COVID-19 has brought to attention to is our troubled relationship with food. Queen’s alum and doctor-turned-filmmaker Suzanne Crocker, however, was confronted with this fraught relationship long before the pandemic hit.Continue...

Documentary at Kingston Canadian Film Festival highlights history of trans icon Billy Tipton

Billy Tipton’s reputation as a talented jazz musician was altered by the media when he died in 1989. Now, co-directors Chin-Yee and Joynt are setting the record straight.Continue...

Viveka Melki’s ‘the FENCE’ tackles revisionist history of Japanese POW Camps

Viveka Melki’s the FENCE examines the four-year period during WWII in which 2,000 Canadians suffered incarceration inside Japanese Prisoner of War (POW) camps in Hong Kong and Japan.Continue...

Mike Downie discusses new doc ‘The Covid Cruise’

Mike Downie’s latest documentary The Covid Cruise chronicles the outbreak of COVID-19 on The Diamond Princess cruise ship as it was stranded on the coast of Japan in February.Continue...

‘Rebellion’: The Journal sits down with David Suzuki to discuss climate resistance documentary

Although David Suzuki has been warning world leaders about climate change since the 1970s, his calls to reduce carbon emissions have fallen on deaf ears. Now, Greta Thunberg rallies the new generation to continue the fight for climate action.Continue...

Miss Americana reminded me why I love Taylor Swift

I really love Taylor Swift.Continue...

The Pharmacist is more than just a true crime docuseries

The Pharmacist , which became available for streaming on Feb. 5, is the latest true crime docuseries released on Netflix, following popular titles Don’t F*ck with Cats and Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez .Continue...

The Wilderness take the lead in film alum's thesis documentary

Kingston’s music scene is legendary in its own right, but it’s also been known to inspire other artists’ work.Continue...

Colten Boushie documentary tackles racial tension on the Prairies

The latest film from award-winning Cree filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, debuted in Kingston this Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Screening Room as a special presentation from the Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF).Continue...

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