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<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
<Canadian films at Sundance> (January 22, 2015 - Toronto, ON) The 2015 edition of Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival kicks off today in Park City, Utah. It's chilly but not as cold as most of Canada. The forecast is for sunny weather and a high of 33 Fehrenheit, climbing to a balmy 53F by next Monday. Not quite the temperatures you might expect in the mountain ski resort of Park City. That said, there's been a warm welcome for Canadian films this year at what is one of the most important film festivals in the world.Arrow
<Cameron Bright> Born Today:

Northernstars Ted Allan, Paul Johansson, Sarah Dunsworth, Johnny Griffin and Cameron Bright were born on January 26. Cameron Bright started his acting career appearing in several major commercials. He quickly moved to guest appearaces on a number of TV series then made the leap to features. Bright played the role of Alec in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, one of the highest grossing movies of 2009. He went on to appear in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and in the final Twilight movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.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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