Joel Krosnick: What To Play Next? is a documentary portrait of cellist Joel Krosnick as he retires from the famed Juilliard String Quartet. Captured over the course of two years, the film visits with Krosnick as he plays with and mentors the next generation of players, both at the Juilliard School in New York and at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. With grace, humour and a passion for music that is as strong as ever, Krosnick looks back at his career as he begins a new chapter in his life.
In the 1970’s, Olympic Medalist Toller Cranston set the skating world on fire with his dynamic presence on the ice. Today, living in San Miguel, Mexico, the ever-colourful artist has turned his attention to his original love… painting.
The Dancers’ Story is a choreographed documentary weaving past with present using the vocabulary of dance. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Ballet of Canada, a sampling of five generations of dancers gather at the ballet barre. The Dancers’ Story is a blend of novel documentary with an abundance of freshly filmed performance.
Museum curators, gallerists, art experts and eight incredibly talented artists share their secrets of making it into the centric circles of the Canadian art world.
NUREYEV is a dance drama exploring the life of the great Russian dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, who defected to the West in 1961. Integrating original choreography created for the screen and dramatic monologues, the film presents a multi-faceted portrait of one of the seminal performing arts figures of our time.
Seven painters who helped to define one country. Art for a Nation is a vivid and compelling testament both to the Group of Seven’s beautiful art and their struggle against the critics and academic painters of their time.
Behind the scenes look at production designer Carol Spier and director David Cronenberg.
Celia Franca left England in 1951 at the height of her meteoric dance career to come to Canada to found the National Ballet of Canada and lead it to international acclaim.
A follow up to Canvas of Conflict, this documentary examines the art of World War 2. A select group of artists went into combat and managed to create thousands of pieces of art. For those that are still alive today, theirs is a harrowing tale to tell.
During the First World War, the Canadian government commissioned artists from around the world to go to the frontlines and capture the war on canvas. Canvas of Conflict looks at the artists who risked their lives and the profound effect war had on them.