Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

TINARS: Nettie Wild In Conversation With Marc Glassman & Doc Holiday Party

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TINARS: Nettie Wild  In Conversation With Marc Glassman & Doc Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 6:00pm


Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON


From the Zapatista revolution in Mexico to a Native standoff in Quebec to street nurses working with addicts in Vancouver -- acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nettie Wild plunges into the heart of politically volatile events and emerges with an portrait of their core issues. She adamantly denies having a personal agenda. Yet her films routinely provide activists a chance to tell their own story. To celebrate the launch of the book, Wild At Heart: The Films of Nettie Wild (Anvil Press) by Mark Harris and Claudia Medina, Wild will discuss her remarkable career with Marc Glassman, Film Critic for Classical 96.3 FM and Editor of Montage and POV Magazines. The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) will then host their annual holiday party. – A This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) event presented by the Force for Cultural Events Production, Anvil Press, DOC, Gladstone Hotel, NOW Magazine, and Take Five On CIUT.

Gladstone Hotel Ballroom.

Entry is $5 (Free with Book Purchase)

WILD AT HEART: THE FILMS OF NETTIE WILD Pacific Cinematheque Monograph Series #2 features Nettie Wild, one of the leading documentarians working in Western Canadian cinema today. Her work and her interests span the globe and also encompass issues of regional interest to the broader Western Canadian/British Columbian community. She is best known for her feature length documentary films, A Place Called Chiapas (1998), A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution (1989/90), and Blockade (1993). A Place Called Chiapas won the 1999 Genie Award for Best Canadian Feature Documentary and has played theatrically in over 100 cities in cinemas across North America.

NETTIE WILD is one of the preeminent documentary filmmakers working in Canada today. Notable amongst the many honours that she has received for her body of work are a major retrospective at the Hot Docs festival and a Genie Award for Best Canadian Feature Documentary. She began her career as an actress in theatre, and claims that such training continues to inform the unique narrative style of her documentary films. Wild is based in Western Canada.

MARC GLASSMAN is Executive Director of This Is Not A Reading Series, Proprietor of Pages Books & Magazines, Editor of POV and Montage magazines, film curator and a freelance arts journalist. He is the film critic for Classical 96.3 FM. In addition to co-founding the Moving Pictures and Images festivals, Glassman has been instrumental in the creation and development of such cultural festivals as Ashkenaz, and Hot Docs.

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Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

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