Now in its 7th year, the ImagineNative Film and Media Arts Festival opens tonight at the Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor W.) with the international premiere of the Kanakan Balintagos drama, Tuli. “The directors show a solid command of composition, lighting and pace”, commented Andrew Dowler in his review in last week’s NOW magazine.
The festival continues until Sunday, closing with Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises, a documentary by Alanis Obomsawin, at the Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina). In between, of course, the festival has a full schedule of workshops and screenings, including one of our picks from TIFF 2006, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen. However, if you’re not sure what to see, we’d recommend the shorts programme, which includes a couple of installments in the (Eye magazine spotlighted) Dude series; Dude vs. Dude in THE FUTURE IS NOW Youth Works Program (Thursday, 11am) and Dude: the Tale of the Three Bean Chili as part of the THE WITCHING HOUR Late-Night Shorts Program (Friday, 11pm). Both screenings are at the Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Avenue). But check out the full schedule!