Canada

Jeff Gillen & Alan Ormsby – Deranged AKA Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)

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A man living in rural Wisconsin takes care of his bed-ridden mother, who is very domineering and teaches him that all women are evil. After she dies he misses her, so a year later he digs her up and takes her home. He learns about taxidermy and begins robbing graves to get materials to patch her up, and inevitably begins looking for fresher sources of materials. Based closely on the true story of Ed Gein. Read More »

    Xavier Dolan – Matthias et Maxime (2019)

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    Two childhood best friends are asked to share a kiss for the purposes of a student short film. Soon, a lingering doubt sets in, confronting both men with their preferences, threatening the brotherhood of their social circle, and, eventually, changing their lives. Read More »

      Jeremy Weisfeld – Deep Crates: A Documentary Film Dedicated To The Art Of Beatdiggin’ (2004)

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      Deep Crates is the first ever full-length documentary film exploring the exciting world of beatdiggin`/record collecting culture from a hip-hop perspective. This film endeavour features some of hip-hop`s most elite producers and DJ`s including the likes of Diamond D, Madlib, Lord Finesse, and Da Beatminerz, as they deliver the goods with a hip-hop history lesson and wild tales of crate-diggin` adventures never before revealed on film. Read More »

        Michael Snow – *Corpus Callosum (2002)

        The corpus callosum is a central region of tissue in the human brain which passes “messages“ between the two hemispheres. Corpus Callosum, the film (or tape, or projected light work), is constructed of, de-picts, creates, examines, presents, consists of, and is, “betweens.“ Between beginning and ending, between “natural“ and “artificial,“ between fiction and fact, between hearing and seeing, between 1956 and 2002. It’s a tragi-comedy of the cinematic variables. Corpus Callosum juxtaposes or counterpoints a realism of normal metamorphosis (two extreme examples: pregnancy, explosions) in believable, “real“ interior spaces with “impossible“ shape changes (some made possible with digital animation). Read More »

          Luc Dionne – Aurore (2005)

          The year is 1909. In the village of Sainte-Philomène de Fortierville, Marie-Anne Caron, wife to Télésphore Gagnon, gives birth to their second daughter, Aurore. The child grows up in a loving and happy family, but in 1918 her mother dies of tuberculosis. Shortly after, Télésphore Gagnon decides to remarry, having fallen under the spell of his beautiful cousin, Marie-Anne Houde. Marie-Anne is not the devoted stepmother everyone takes her to be, however. Following the death of Aurore, a coroner’s inquest reveals that the young girl had died of blood poisoning, brought on by the horrific abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother. The sensational trial which followed these revelations had a profound and lasting impact on Québec society. Aurore depicts an almost-forgotten period and social milieu of Québec’s history, finally giving voice to those who, at the time, knew what was going on but preferred to remain silent. Read More »

            Colin Campbell – Dangling by Their Mouths (1981)

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            In Dangling by Their Mouths, Campbell casts himself as the female lead named Anna. At first, the obvious image of the cross-dressing Campbell playing the part of Anna is quite displacing. However, by avoiding the “camp” aspects of gender bending (quite often found in videos from the 1980s), Campbell’s performance allows the viewer to suspend their disbelief until, midway through the tape, Campbell has successfully transformed into Anna. Read More »

              Patricia Rozema – When Night Is Falling (1995)

              An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman whom works at a local carnival which comes to town. Read More »