Category Archives: Movie Review

Toronto DOC Fest: Thursday March 23, 2017

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm. Continuing to showcase the best of short … Continue reading

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Get to know the short film: RIVER & OAK, 13min, Canada

RIVER & OAK, 13min, Canada Directed by James Malekzadeh As Toronto’s Regent Park Housing project is demolished and rebuilt for the second time in its history, two women reflect on the complicated past of their neighbourhood. Through archival footage, the … Continue reading

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Get to know the short film: BEING SEEN, 15min, USA

BEING SEEN, 15min, USA Directed by Paul Zehrer A combination of funny, acerbic, and heart-wrenching, these people’s candid and articulate self-awareness quickly shatter preconceptions of the disabled. “Being Seen” explores the poorly understood subculture of people living with “developmental disabilities.” … Continue reading

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Get to know the short film: THE GENTLEMAN NEXT DOOR, 16min, USA

THE GENTLEMAN NEXT DOOR, 16min, USA Directed by John Mollison Sometimes the old man next door turns out to also be a young man of a different, violent age. Director’s Statement: When an old man dies, a library burns. When … Continue reading

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Audience FEEDBACK Video: THE NINTH OVEN, 10min., Mexico, Documentary

Played at the November 2016 Film Festival AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Amanda Lomonaco: THE NINTH OVEN, 10min., Mexico, Documentary Directed by Erika Oregel A boy of 14 years is living his last years childhood before having 15 years; years … Continue reading

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Audience FEEDBACK Video: CHAMPION, 8min, Argentina, Documentary/Animal

Watch Moderation Video from the May 2016 FEEDBACK Documentary Short Film Festival. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo.

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Movie Review: WHORE’S GLORY (2011) Documentary

‘Whores’ Glory’ pulls in a triptych of stories from Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico to document the lives of those working in the sex trade – and the similarities and differences of their situations. The opening third, set in a Bangkok club where women are selected from a glass-panelled “fish tank” is the most coherent, and also the lightest (if anything in this film can be called “light”). The women titter and gossip, playing dress-up and comparing notes, all while being observed and chosen by leering male clients. Continue reading

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