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<Jeffrey Sy. Jules wins Jutra Award>

(January 29, 2015 - Montreal, QC) Known for his short films, Québec writer-director Jeffrey St-Jules will be the recipient of the coveted Claude Jutra Award at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards during the Broadcast Gala on March 1st of this year. The announcement was made this morning by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.Arrow

<The Backward Class returns to Hot Docs> (January 26, 2015 - Toronto, ON) The 2014 Hot Docs Audience Award winner The Backward Class returns to Toronto and opens at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Friday, February 6. Directed by Vancouver-based Madeleine Grant, The Backward Class is her first feature-length documentary. Her previous work has played at numerous international film festivals, including the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Montreal World Film Festival.Arrow
<Sound of Tears to Screen in L.A.> (January 26, 2015 - Toronto, ON) The 2015 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles will screen Toronto actor and filmmaker Dorothy A. Atabong's short, Sound of Tears in early February. Shot in Toronto, the film is a visually beautiful 15-minute short that has a surprising breadth to the script, telling a much larger and more complicated story worthy of a longer film. Born and raised in Cameroon, West Africa, Dorothy Atabong was educated in the USA and Canada. Sound of Tears screened in August of 2014 at the Montreal World Film Festival. The first of four screenings at the Pan African Film Festival will take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 7 at 2:00pm.Arrow
<Jordan Prenctice> Born Today:

Northernstars Wilfred Lucas, John Ireland and Jordan Prentice were born on January 30. Jordan Prenctice developed an interest in acting when he was a kid and was a member of the Young Players from the Drama Program, Department of English at the University of Western Ontario. Later he attended the Module scolaire de langue française at London Central Secondary School and Dalhousie University. He works on stage, screen, and television. Trivia: He was 13 when he played in Howard the Duck in the movie of the same name.Arrow

<Wild, Fox Searclight Films> Now Playing:
Reese Witherspoon has picked up an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress for her work in Jean Marc Vallée's Wild. She plays the real Cheryl Strayed who wrote the book the film is based on. After the breakup of her marriage and the death of her mother, Strayed is left devastated. She becomes a drug user but eventually realizes she needs to get away from the circumstances she's fallen into. She sets out alone, with absolutely no experience, on a thousand-mile hike along the Pacific Coast trail. Click here to see more Canadian movies and Canadians in movies Now Playing.Arrow

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