Monthly Archives: March 2019

Arturo Perez Torres on Y Tu Mama Tambien

With the big Canadian Screen Awards gala this Sunday night, The Drawer Boy co-director Arturo Perez Torres — who’s nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay — is here to talk about Alfonso Cuarón’s 2001 road movie Y Tu Mamá También, and how it influenced both his documentary and dramatic filmmaking. Your genial host Norm Wilner brought sunscreen and everything.

Tananarive Due on Get Out

Author, academic and filmmaker Tananarive Due stops in to discuss a film she knows backwards and forwards: Get Out, Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning creeper about … well, you know what it’s about. With Peele’s follow-up Us opening this Friday, your genial host Norm Wilner feels it’s the perfect time to put this into your brain.

Katie Douglas on The Selfish Giant

Katie Douglas — whom you might know from Mary Kills People and Every Day, and who stars in Danishka Esterhazy’s creepy new thriller Level 16 — bears witness to the piercing humanity of Clio Barnard’s 2013 drama The Selfish Giant. Your genial host Norm Wilner is right there with her.

Gord Rand on The Shining

Actor, playwright and now filmmaker Gord Rand — whose feature debut Pond Life makes its world premiere in Toronto at the Canadian Film Fest later this month, and who co-stars opposite Carolina Bartczak in the upcoming drama An Audience of Chairs — is here to tackle The Shining, Stanley Kubrick’s famously contentious 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Which is handy, because your genial host Norm Wilner just finished trimming the hedge maze.