On Thursday night Ali took me to the world premier of Demoltion as the opening night film for TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). As an anniversary gift he also got a ticket plus 1 to the after party. It was a great film. I am a fan of the director's other work (Cafe de Fleur… Continue reading Club Members Only
I went to Target with Tallula recently. We always browse the toys to see what's new and get ideas for Christmas etc. Tallula always wants to find something for Sebastian and she is usually pulled to the Spiderman and the Ninja Turtles' toys. Shopping for Sebastian is difficult. Every birthday and every Christmas we really… Continue reading Gifts for Seb. And kiddos like him.
Photojournalist Dan Habib creates a documentary over a period of four years about his son, diagnosed with CP, and their effort to include him in all aspects of their lives. Check his film out: Including Samuel, 'Using the power of documentary film for inclusive education, social change, disability rights, worldwide outreach, public awareness, curriculum and… Continue reading Notable CP Links
I first read about the documentary, The Business of Being Born in Mothering Magazine (thanks Mandy). The article detailed films showing in a film festival about natural births, breastfeeding, and other related topics. I used the films and websites listed as an opportunity to do some research in preparation for creating our own birth plan.… Continue reading The Business of Being Born
With the release of Leonardo DiCaprio's latest film, Blood Diamond, conflict diamonds have become a hot topic around here. Soon after receiving my engagement ring from Ali last February, I asked whether it was certified conflict-free. "Of course," he quipped. I didn't ask further questions because I wanted to trust that was true as I… Continue reading Blood Diamonds
Ali and I decided to take advantage of the Film Festival in Shcaffhausen this weekend and catch up on all the movie dates we have missed with each other this past year. We saw a movie every night of the weekend and began our weekend on Thursday! Aside from getting to see wonderful films, we… Continue reading Movie Mania
I found this site linked on the V-Spot for V-Day campaign organisers. It's an excellent resource of films by women, about women. It has a few that would be helpful for the campaign about women's issues, violence against women, etc. Women Make Movies. Check it. Here were a few of the films profiled (also available… Continue reading Women and Film