Between 1869 and 1939, over 100,000 'British Home Children' were sent to Canada from the UK and Ireland as part of a child migration scheme and put to work as indentured farm labourers and domestics. When a fire at 295 George St., Toronto, in 2011 took what used to be a 'Distribution Home' that assigned the children to new families and jobs, filmmaker M. Eleanor McGrath set off on a journey to uncover the real story that had largely gone unrecognized.
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On Sunday, April 2nd at 4pm at Tartu College, TCFS will be screening the new Estonian film The Spy and the Poet (Luuraja ja luuletaja, 2016, 95 min).
In Estonian with English subtitles.
Admission fee: $10
Like many before him, Dane Johansen sets out to walk the Camino de Santiago, Europe’s most famous pilgrimage. However, this American musician sets himself apart on the 600-mile trek by doing so with a cello on his back. A poignant exploration of the epic human journey, Dane performs for his fellow pilgrims along the way. Set against the awe-inspiring landscapes of Northern Spain, and scored by Johansen’s soloist interpretations of J.S. Bach, Strangers on the Earth is a sensory experience that takes you to a far-off place and compels you to look within.
The internet has transformed how political activists can resist, mobilize and create change in our increasingly polarized and paranoid world. Black Code takes you around the globe—to Brazil, Pakistan, Sweden, Syria, Tibet and an innovative research centre at the University of Toronto—where people are developing new ways to fight oppression with technology. But with increased surveillance capabilities, governments are in turn harnessing this power to monitor citizens and keep them in line.
Recruited by Dizzy Gillespie at the age of 18, jazz musician Lee Morgan had all the promise of a legend—until he was shot dead by his wife Helen. A hybrid between a music doc and a true crime story, I Called Him Morgan immerses you in the jazz scene of the 1960s and the story of Morgan’s rise through the ranks, before delving into his mysterious relationship and its fatal climax. Stunning archival images and Bradford Young’s (known for his work with Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay) 16mm cinematography evoke both the cool and the cold of this true-life tale of jazz and murder.
The foremost artistic genius of modern dance, Ohad Naharin is one of the most visionary and provocative choreographers working today. Mr. Gaga is an enthralling all access look at his work, process and life story. As artistic director of the renowned Batsheva Dance Company, Naharin has pushed the boundaries of the form’s language. Known for his demanding and uncompromising style, witness the behind-the-scenes as well as extraordinary dance performances captured over eight years of filming.
This Film Should Be Played Loud: See new, classic and rare concert films on the big screen.
Music on Film: Inspiring music docs of all genres paired with special guest speakers selected by The Royal Conservatory of Music.
True Crime Tuesdays: All is not what it seems in this six-part doc series, all accompanied by special guest discussions.
Join us for one of The Royal Ballet’s most celebrated and longstanding productions, The Sleeping Beauty. Revived in 2006, this enduring and enchanting classic has a long history stretching back 70 years. With immaculate stage design and set to Tchaikovsky's virtuosic musical score, watch the world’s greatest ballet dancers bring this spectacular fairy tale to life.