Burnt Toast

Burnt Toast

2005 - CANADA
A FILM BY LARRY WEINSTEIN

Eight comedic mini-operas, each depicting a different stage of a romantic relationship.

"The entire process of love, pain and the whole damn thing is uniquely played out in the mock-opera, Burnt Toast... TV is rarely this good... Weinstein's established visual style... is applied here... with striking effect." - The Globe and Mail

Becoming Nobody

Becoming Nobody

THEATRICAL STARTS September 6, 2019

SHOWTIMES

2019 - UK/ USA - 81 MINUTES
A FILMY BY: JAMIE CATTO
FEATURING: RAM DASS, JAMIE CATTO

Becoming Nobody truly represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life. His ability to entertain and his sense of humour are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom. Becoming Nobody is the quintessential portal to Ram Dass’ life and teachings.

Arab Blues

Arab Blues

SHOWTIMES

2019 - 88 MINUTES - FRANCE - COLOUR - ORIGINAL TITLE: UN DIVAN A TUNIS
A FILM BY MANELE LABIDI

Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colourful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice.

In this sophisticated comedy, Manele Labidi opens a fascinating window into modern Tunisia at a crossroads, with a story of contrasts, contradictions and culture clashes, full of vitality and humour.

The Radical Romantic: John Weinzweig

The Radical Romantic: John Weinzweig

CANADA - COLOUR - 1990
A FILM BY LARRY WEINSTEIN

John Weinzweig – the most vociferous advocate for new music Canada has ever seen, is given a “soapbox” for his powerful ideas and wide-ranging and often beautiful music.

Solidarity Song: The Hanns Eisler Story

Solidarity Song: The Hanns Eisler Story

CANADA - COLOUR - 1995
A FILM BY LARRY WEINSTEIN

A full length original tragic-comic opera with sends up a great political leader whose downfall was his colossal ego.

Ravel's Brain

Ravel's Brain

52 MINUTES - CANADA - COLOUR - 2001
A FILM BY LARRY WEINSTEIN

A loving musical tone poem at once tragic and celebratory that evokes and explores Ravel's illness-plagued final years, when he was able to produce music but couldn't write it down.

Ravel

Ravel

103 MINUTES - CANADA - COLOUR - 1987
A FILM BY LARRY WEINSTEIN

A brilliant portrait of the composer's elusive life with a huge array of his greatest works.

Mozartballs

Mozartballs

55 MINUTES - CANADA - COLOUR - 2006
A FILM BY LARRY WEINSTEIN

MOZARTBALLS is a light-hearted tribute to Mozart and explores what he symbolizes in our age. The film features curious characters that embody the spirit of Mozart - from a retired Swiss school teacher obsessed by all things Mozart, to an ex-pop musician in Oklahoma who believes that her body is actually inhabited by Mozart's spirit; from a computer genius in California whose software has created a new Mozart cello concerto, to an Austrian astronaut who carried a score of "The Magic Flute" and delicious chocolate 'Mozartkugeln' into space. These are the individuals who inhabit MOZARTBALLS and through their strange and, at times, very moving stories, the viewer will be exposed to the liveliness, the magic and the obsession that Mozart has become to so many music fans today. For them, Mozart defines the very essence of beauty in music, but he has become something more than that. Mozart is an icon, and for many he is still very much alive!

Making Overtures: The Story of a Community Orchestra

Making Overtures: The Story of a Community Orchestra

CANADA - COLOUR - 1997
A FILM BY LARRY WEINSTEIN

Larry Weinstein’s first musical documentary is a wry and endearing portrait of the many people that make up Cobourg, Ontarios community orchestra. From hog farmers and school teachers to real estate agents and senior citizens, amateur musicians from all walks of life in this small town bring their widely varying instrumental skills together under the endlessly enthusiastic and slightly crazed leadership of their conductor. Deservedly nominated for an Oscar, Making Overtures is brimming with the joys of human diversity and the pleasures of making music together. And, with this collective portrait of ordinary people making beautiful music, Weinstein established a key theme that runs through his entire body of work - the dynamic relationship between music and everyday life. David McIntosh

For the Whales

For the Whales

58 MINUTES - CANADA - COLOUR - 1989
A FILM BY LARRY WEINSTEIN

Writers, artists, and musicians celebrate the whale.

Beethoven's Hair

Beethoven's Hair

90 MINUTES - CANADA - COLOUR - 2005
A FILM BY LARRY WEINSTEIN

Beethoven's Hair traces the unlikely journey of a lock of hair cut from Beethoven's corpse and unravels the mystery of his tortured life and death. The film begins in modern times, when a pair of Beethoven enthusiasts purchase the hair at a Sotheby's auction. The story then looks at the lock's previous owners and culminates in the science that reveals Beethoven's "medical secret". Set to a lush score of some of Beethoven's most glorious music, the film explores the world of forensic testing in sharp relief against the romance of 19th-century Vienna and the horrors of 20th-century Nazi Germany.

All that Bach

All that Bach

52 MINUTES - CANADA - COLOUR - 1985
A FILM BY LARRY WEINSTEIN

Filmed in Canada during the Bach 300 Festival the film demonstrates the stunning universality of Bach's music from a graceful cantata duet to a rousing fugue performed by a tap dance ensemble

Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell

Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell

87 MINUTES - COLOUR - USA - 2016
A FILM BY MARTIN BELL

Thirty years in the making, Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell continues to follow one of the most indelible subjects of Streetwise, a groundbreaking documentary on homeless and runaway teenagers. Erin Blackwell, a.k.a. Tiny, was introduced in filmmaker Martin Bell, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, and journalist Cheryl McCall's earlier film as a brash fourteen-year-old living precariously on the margins in Seattle. Now a forty-four year-old mother of ten, Blackwell reflects with Mark on the journey they’ve experienced together, from Blackwell's struggles with addiction to her regrets to her dreams for her own children, even as she sees them being pulled down the same path of drugs and desperation. Interweaving three decades’ worth of Mark’s photographs and footage that includes previously unseen outtakes from Streetwise, this is a heartrending, deeply empathetic portrait of a family struggling to break free of the cycle of trauma, as well as a summation of the life's work of Mark, an irreplaceable artistic voice.

Streetwise

Streetwise

91 MINUTES - COLOUR - USA - 1984
A FILM BY MARTIN BELL

Seattle, 1983. Taking their camera to the streets of what was supposedly America’s most livable city, filmmaker Martin Bell, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, and journalist Cheryl McCall set out to tell the stories of those society had left behind: homeless and runaway teenagers living on the city’s margins. Born from a Life magazine exposé by Mark and McCall, Streetwise follows an unforgettable group of at-risk children—including iron-willed fourteen-year-old Tiny, who would become the project’s most haunting and enduring face, along with the pugnacious yet resourceful Rat and the affable drifter DeWayne—who, driven from their broken homes, survive by hustling, panhandling, and dumpster diving. Granted remarkable access to their world, the filmmakers craft a devastatingly frank, nonjudgmental portrait of lost youth growing up far too soon in a world that has failed them.

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

139 MINUTES - DCP - COLOUR - 2.39:1 - 5.1 - IN PORTUGUESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY KARIM AÌNOUZ

Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other.

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

2018 - USA - 95 MINUTES - COLOUR - 1,85: 1
A FILM BY ROB GARVER
VOICE OF PAULINE: SARAH JESSICA PARKER

Pauline Kael (1919-2001) was likely the most powerful, and person, movie critic of the 20th century. Writing for The New Yorker and publishing a dozen best-selling books, she ruthlessly pursued what made a movie or an actor’s performance work, or not, and why. Her passion made her both admired and despised amongst her readers.

Midnight Family

Midnight Family

2018 - MEXICO/ USA/ 81 MINUTES
A FILM BY LUKE LORENTZEN

With striking vérité camerawork, Midnight Family drops us directly into the frenetic nighttime emergency ecosystem of Mexico City. In the midst of high-speed ambulance rides, we meet the Ochoas, a ragtag family of private paramedics, who try desperately every day to be the first responders to critically injured patients.