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<Remembering Jonathan Crombie>

(April 18, 2015 - Toronto, ON) Jonathan Crombie, who is best known for his role as Gilbert Blythe in the CBC productions of Anne of Green Gables has died in New York. He was 48. Crombie spent his first 13 years growing up in Toronto then moved to Ottawa for a year and then back to Toronto. He was spotted by casting director Diane Polley when he was in a school production of The Wizard of OZ. Until she suggested he audition for Anne of Green Gables, Crombie never considered acting professionally. He graduated in 1995 from University of Toronto's Victoria College. Crombie, the son of former Toronto mayor David Crombie, suffered a brain hemorrhage and died in New York City on April 15.Arrow

<Dancing Arabs opens 23rd annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival> (April 17, 2015 - Toronto, ON) Saying it is "his best film," director Denis Villeneuve was thrilled to learn that his large, US film, Sicario, will compete at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival next month. The Oscar-nominated Villeneuve will vie for the Palme d'Or, one of the most prestigious awards in the world of film, against 16 other films as announced by festival director Thierry Fremaux on Thursday. Canada has always done well at Cannes with directors David Cronenberg and Xavier Dolan recently being our national flag bearers. Arrow
<Dancing Arabs opens 23rd annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival> (April 15, 2015 - Toronto, ON) The 23rd annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival gets underway with the Toronto Premiere of the Israel-France-Germany coproduction, Dancing Arabs. The film is celebrated director Eran Riklis’ (The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree) adaptation of Sayed Kashua’s acclaimed semi-autobiographical novel. We meet the young Eyad who tries to navigate the complexities of being an Arab-Israeli citizen attending an Israeli preparatory school. Co-starring Yaël Abecassis, Marlene Bajali, Tawfeek Barhum and Razi Gabareen, Variety said this was... "Riklis’ strongest film in several years." Of special interest is the attendance of the director for this screening.Arrow
<The Messenger at Hot Docs> (April 13, 2015 - Toronto, ON) It's been 53 years since the publication of Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring. It was supposed to be a wake up call about how we were causing severe damage to the environment due largely to the chemical industry and more specifically the use and over-use of pesticides. Now there is a new call and this time it's a documentary and it is titled, The Messenger. It gets its title from that oft used metaphor about the canary in a coal mine and in Su Rynard’s film we are asked to contemplate our deep-seated connection to birds while it warns us that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own.Arrow
<Relative Happiness> Still Playing:

Relative Happiness has been in distribution for a few weeks and in Sydney, Nova Scotia and Toronto following its screening at the Canadian Film Fest. Plus–sized and 30 years old, Lexie Ivy (Melissa Bergland, Best Actress Award, 2014 LA Comedy Festival) is a feisty Bed & Breakfast owner who desperately needs a date to her sister’s wedding. In small town Nova Scotia, that’s no easy task, especially when the most eligible bachelor is Joss, the rough handyman fixing her roof. Click here to watch the trailer. Click here for more movies Now Playing.Arrow

<Cast No Shadow> Still Playing :
Cast No Shadow continues playing in St. John's and Toronto. Shot in Newfoundland and Labrador, it tells the story of Jude Traynor (Percy Hynes-White), 13, who is trying to navigate life in a rugged seaside town. When Jude’s abusive father is sent to prison, the boy finds refuge with a local recluse named Alfreda (Mary-Colin Chisholm) who nurtures his active imagination, but warns against using it as a means of escape. Click here to watch the trailer on Northernnstars.ca. Click here for more movies Now Playing.Arrow

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