A portrait of the movie legend, who was plucked from a ballet troupe to star alongside Gene Kelly in the Oscar-winning An American in Paris and went on to star in a series of musical and non-musical classics.
“Premiering in An American in Paris, Leslie Caron starred in Lili, Daddy Long Legs, The Glass Slipper, the Oscar-winning Gigi, and many others. Like Gigi, Caron ultimately refused to adopt the role she had been groomed for by the studios, keeping a skeptical distance from the Hollywood machine. The Reluctant Star is a sharp, entertaining and engrossing tribute to a true cinema legend.”
- 2016 TIFF Lightbox Larry Weinstein Retrospective
The History and the Curse of the Saxophone
“Combined with Adolphe Sax’s too-bizarre-for-fiction-history, The Devil’s Horn is goddamn entertaining, while somehow underscoring the often tragic consequences that befalls anyone foolish enough to be seduced by the sax!****”
Documentary about Canadians and mental health.
Clara Hughes rode her bike 11,000 kilometres for 110 days around Canada to get people talking about mental illness and provides the thread between the stories of young Canadians affected by mental illness: a teacher who has depression, anxiety and panic attacks; a university student who attempted suicide; a community worker in northern Canada trying to prevent youth suicide; a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder.