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1. Coming Through Slaughter

Biography, Drama, Music | Announced

The life story of jazz legend Buddy Bolden, a formative influence on the genre and on greats like Louis Armstrong.

Director: Ben Ross

2. Al Purdy Was Here (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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The story of Canada's leading poet and the A-Frame cabin he built. Now Canada's leading musicians and artists come together to tell the tale of Al Purdy.

Director: Brian D. Johnson | Stars: Margaret Atwood, Jean Baird, George Bowering, Joseph Boyden

Votes: 22

3. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 9,197 | Gross: $1.60M

4. Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle (2012)

107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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61 Metascore

Rufus Wainwright and his sister Martha celebrate their late mother Kate McGarrigle, joined by friends EmmyLou Harris, Norah Jones and more. The film deals with love and loss and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lian Lunson | Stars: Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Jane McGarrigle

Votes: 36

5. Bruce Cockburn Pacing the Cage (2012)

70 min | Documentary

8.3
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Pacing the Cage features Canadian singer/songwriter/activist, Bruce Cockburn reflecting on his life and his career. The film features appearances by songwriters Jackson Browne, Sylvia Tyson... See full summary »

Director: Joel Goldberg | Stars: Bruce Cockburn, Roméo Dallaire, Bernie Finkelstein, Sarah Harmer

Votes: 6

6. Churano (2012)

4 min | Short, Drama

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Churano is a cinematic love letter to the city of Toronto from Urban Poet, Evert Houston and Filmmaker, Andy McQueen. The film celebrates the intricate and idiosyncratic details of the ... See full summary »

Director: Andy McQueen | Star: Evert Houston

7. Yesno (2010)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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Adapting esteemed poet Dennis Lee's recent collection of poetry, film-critic-cum-filmmaker Brian Johnson creates a vivid visual language to lift Lee's words off the page.

Director: Brian D. Johnson | Stars: Margaret Atwood, David Ben, Leonard Cohen, Dennis Lee

Votes: 5

8. Tavis Smiley (2004– )
Episode: Episode dated 22 June 2007 (2007)

Talk-Show

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Director: Jonathan X | Stars: David de Rothschild, Michael Ondaatje

9. Away from Her (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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88 Metascore

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge

Votes: 18,918 | Gross: $15.83M

10. Paris Stories: The Writing of Mavis Gallant (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Paris Stories explores the force of fiction for a woman who left Canada and her "good job for a girl" to live in a city where writers weren't viewed with suspicion and asked for three ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Booth | Stars: Mavis Gallant, Robert Fulford, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood

11. The Best of Secter & the Rest of Secter (2005)

58 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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Tells the story of David Secter, Canada's first acclaimed indie filmmaker.

Director: Joel Secter | Stars: Joey Asaro, Beverly Bronson, David Cronenberg, Kee Faun

Votes: 10

12. No More Tears Sister (2005)

78 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Helene Klodawsky | Star: Michael Ondaatje

Votes: 23

13. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.9
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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson, Bernie Sanders

Votes: 242

14. Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing (2004 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

6.9
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68 Metascore

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Director: Alex Shuper | Stars: Kay Armatage, Cameron Bailey, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Ken Dancyger

Votes: 74

15. Shadow Pleasures (2004 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama

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Shadow Pleasures is a one-hour performance film, narrated and written by internationally acclaimed author Michael Ondaatje, inspiring a cinematic interpretation of his evocative poetry and ... See full summary »

Director: Veronica Tennant | Stars: Stephanie Ballard, Roberto Campanella, Margie Gillis, Robert Glumbek

16. Shadow Pleasures: The Cinnamon Peeler (2004)

3 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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Michael Ondaatje reads his poem The Cinnamon Peeler, accompanied by the movement of two dancers.

Director: Veronica Tennant | Stars: Sean Ling, Michael Ondaatje, Gail Skrela

17. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

6.6
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62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 8,621 | Gross: $1.55M

18. Gambling, Gods and LSD (2002)

180 min | Documentary

6.4
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A filmmaker's inquiry into transcendence becomes a three-hour trip across countries and cultures, interconnecting people, places and times. From Toronto, the scene of his childhood, Peter ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Mettler | Stars: Govinda, Peter Mettler, Rani Mukerji, John Paul Young

Votes: 407

19. Nulle part ailleurs (1987–2001)
Episode: Episode dated 14 September 2000 (2000)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Thierry Dugeon, Mirwais Ahmadzaï, Emmanuelle Gaume, Michael Ondaatje

20. Charlie Rose (1991– )
Episode: Episode dated 31 May 2000 (2000)

54 min | News, Talk-Show

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First, The Man Who Brought Us The English Patient, Novelist Michael Ondaatje, On His New Novel Anil'S Ghost. Then, An Interview With Ted Conover, A Writer Who Spent A Year As A Guard At ... See full summary »

Stars: Charlie Rose, Ted Conover, John Micklethwait, Michael Ondaatje

21. Elimination Dance (1998)

9 min | Short

7.8
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Elimination dances are illegal, because they cause uprisings of the people and governments just do not like that. The announcer reads, from cards, various embarrassing incidents and all ... See full summary »

Directors: Bruce McDonald, Don McKellar, Michael Ondaatje | Stars: Don McKellar, Tracy Wright, Michael Turner, Maurice Oxford

Votes: 89

22. The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997 TV Special)

6.3
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Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Shanda Sawyer | Stars: Billy Crystal, Muhammad Ali, Joan Allen, John Alton

Votes: 332

23. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 141,680 | Gross: $78.65M

24. Charlie Rose (1991– )
Episode: Episode dated 20 November 1996 (1996)

55 min | News, Talk-Show

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A discussion on The English Patient; An interview with Blake Edwards

Stars: Charlie Rose, Blake Edwards, Anthony Minghella, Michael Ondaatje

25. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

8.0
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 580

26. Nulle part ailleurs (1987–2001)

120 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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One of the best all time before-prime-time show in France especially the mythical conduction of the couple Antoine de Caune and Philippe Gildas...every night with high level french and ... See full summary »

Stars: Philippe Gildas, Guillaume Durand, Thierry Dugeon, Valérie Payet

Votes: 59

27. Poetry in Motion (1982)

91 min | Documentary

7.9
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More than 20 contemporary North American poets recite, sing, and perform their work. Several also comment. Early in the film, Charles Bukowski talks about the energy of poets and of a poem.... See full summary »

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Helen Adam, Miguel Algarín, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan

Votes: 87

28. The Clinton Special: A Film About the Farm Show (1974)

70 min

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Director: Michael Ondaatje

Votes: 6

29. The Sons of Captain Poetry (1970)

35 min | Documentary, Short

4.4
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Director: Michael Ondaatje | Star: B.P. Nichol

Votes: 5

30. The Offering (1966)

80 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A Canadian man works as a stagehand in Toronto and falls in love with a Chinese singer of the visiting Peking Opera.

Director: David Secter | Stars: Kee Faun, Ratch Wallace, Ellen Yamasaki, Marvin Goldhar

Votes: 11