April 2015: Immigration & Culture

Toronto Film Scene tackles issues surrounding immigration and culture, and the way both are portrayed on screen in this month's issue.
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While we can probably all agree that Canada and Canadians are not the same as America or Americans, there is no denying that culturally there are many similarities. The melding of our industries is best summed up by the simple fact that the Americans consider Canada to be a domestic market.

TFS writer Amanda Clarke discusses how we can define Canadian film culture, and where the conversations should be heading.

We spoke to director Matt Sadowski and star Dov Tiefenbach about their new Canadian film PRETEND WE'RE KISSING.

TFS speaks to Matt Sadowski and Dov Tiefenbach director and star of Canadian film Pretend We're Kissing.

"These heartwarming tales of adversity may still lack a big audience, but they announced the arrival of a compelling Canadian storyteller."

"These heartwarming tales of adversity may still lack a big audience, but they announced the arrival of a compelling Canadian storyteller.

How does the rest of the world see Canada? How are the motivations of and experiences of immigrants to Canada portrayed in foreign films? Here's five films that help to answers these questions.

The TFS List: Canadian immigration, the view from abroad

The TFS List looks at Canadian immigration as portrayed by other countries films.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES opened only a week after a new string of violence in the Gaza strip. It as difficult not to make comparisons between the issues raised in the film and the real life peace process happening before our eyes.

Box Office Does Apes Success Mean the Slump Is Over - For the past few weeks, box office observers (including this column) have been worried about a big summer slump. After all, summer revenues are down nearly 20 percent compared to

Comedy is often a way for society to begin to normalize something that was once taboo. But are movies going too far in their portrayals of interracial and interfaith relationships?

TFS writer Sean Kelly look at the depiction of interfaith and interracial relationships in films.

In an industry where stories about immigrants trying to adapt to a new society and culture are seldom seen, Bahrani became an essential and important voice.

Toronto Film Scene explores the early films of American director Ramin Bahrani and their focus on the plight of immigrants in New York City.

Toronto Film Scene tackles issues surrounding immigration and culture, and the way both are portrayed on screen in our April 2015 issue. Read the full issue here: http://thetfs.ca/issue/april-2015-immigration-and-culture/

Toronto Film Scene tackles issues surrounding immigration and culture, and the way both are portrayed on screen in our April 2015 issue. Read the full issue here: http://thetfs.ca/issue/april-2015-immigration-and-culture/

Editor-in-Chief Will Brownridge talks about the Toronto Film Scene April 2015 issue, and how his everyday struggles help him better understand the challenges faced by immigrants.

Editor’s note: April 2015

TFS Editor-in-Chief Will Brownridge looks at the month of April, which focuses on immigration and culture in film with the April Editor's note.

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