Skip to main content

Documentary Screening: Portrait of Wally Jan 9 & 10 2013 in Toronto

From a media release:

JANUARY’S DOC SOUP PRESENTS
PORTRAIT OF WALLY
January 9 & 10, 2013 in Toronto
FILMMAKER ANDREW SHEA IN ATTENDANCE

Toronto –
Hot Docs is pleased to announce that January’s Doc Soup will present PORTRAIT OF WALLY (D: Andrew Shea, United States, 90 min.). Called “a cinematic masterwork about a painted masterpiece” by The Huffington Post, PORTRAIT OF WALLY will screen on Wednesday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., and on Thursday, January 10, at 6:45 p.m. at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West . Filmmaker Andrew Shea will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions following the screenings.

When Jewish art dealer Lea Bondi fled Vienna in 1939, his Egon Schiele painting “Portrait of Wally”, a tender picture of the artist’s mistress, was seized by the Nazis. The painting resurfaced in 1997 while on loan to Manhattan ’s Museum of Modern Art , sparking a thirteen-year legal battle with the owner’s heirs. PORTRAIT OF WALLY traces the history of this iconic image, from Schiele’s gesture of affection toward his young lover, through the post-war confusion and subterfuge, to its surprising reappearance and the ensuing legal battle. This is the stunning account of a painting that brought Nazi art looting into the public sphere and forced museums to search their own collections and return the last “prisoners of war” to their families.

• Single tickets for PORTRAIT OF WALLY are $15 and can be purchased in advance online at www.hotdocs.ca or in person at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema box office.
• In the event advance tickets sell out, a limited number of tickets may be available at the door on the night of the screening.


Upcoming screening dates for Toronto ’s Doc Soup are February 6 and 7, March 6 and 7 and April 3 and 4. Doc Soup titles are announced at least one month prior to their screenings and, whenever possible, guest directors are in attendance.

The Doc Soup monthly screening series brings the latest Canadian and international documentaries to the big screen in Toronto and Calgary . Hot Docs also presents Best of Hot Docs weekends in Vancouver and Winnipeg . Hot Docs is pleased to acknowledge Citytv as the Presenting Partner of the Doc Soup and Best of Hot Docs series. Doc Soup Toronto is sponsored by Rogers Group of Funds and by print media sponsor The Globe and Mail.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Film News - imagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest

Hot Off the Presses:
(and gosh, doesn't that expression sound quaint these days?)

imagineNATIVE’s EMBARGO COLLECTIVE
to have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010
(Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 11.-21.02.10)

(Toronto, February 3rd, 2010) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Embargo Collective programme for the Forum Expanded section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. This programme of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for its 10th anniversary and will have its European premiere Monday, February 15th, 8.30pm at Cinema Arsenal 2 and a repeat screening Wednesday, February 17th, 4pm at CinemaxX 6.

Curated by imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Danis Goulet, the Embargo Collective is an international group of seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructi…

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …