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REEL CANADA Media : Press

EVENT: upcoming REEL CANADA Film festival in Toronto, Nov 24

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, The Woodlands School in Mississauga, Ontario, will hold its first ever REEL CANADA film festival. 


REEL CANADA is a program designed to bring Canadian films to the nation’s schools.


The one-day festival will screen original Canadian films for the school’s 1,200 students, and will feature several directors’ talks and question and answer periods. Director Deepa Mehta’s acclaimed film Bollywood/Hollywood will be the festival’s highlight showing.


Following the screening of her film, Mehta will take part in a question and answer session. Other films that will be featured at the festival include Bon Cop, Bad Cop, Fido; How She Move; Meatballs and RIP: A Remix Manifesto.

CBC News: Lisa Ray at REEL CANADA



Lisa RayActress Lisa Ray said she's found a supportive community among other cancer patients. (Mark Mainz/Getty Images) Toronto actress Lisa Ray is preparing for a stem cell transplant to treat her rare cancer.


The star of Water and Bollywood/Hollywood was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the

bone marrow, in June and began chemotherapy in July. Read More...

Yahoo News: 'Meatballs' still "clearly a classic" says Jack Blum, a.k.a. Spaz


By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press


TORONTO - "Meatballs" still has a lot of beef.


Thirty years after the Canadian summer-camp film starring Bill Murray stormed the box office, teens still seemcharmed by its motley crew of misfits.


"We just screened it for 600 kids in a gym and they laughed as though it were made yesterday," Jack Blum, whoplayed Spaz (the super geek with the tape on his glasses) in the Ivan Reitman-directed comedy, said in a recent interview. Read More...

CBC Radio One - Here & Now - Interview with Deepa Mehta

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