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Wylie Writes @ Ulrike Ottinger in Asia

All of us should occasionally stop and consider how lucky we are to have the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  On top of the populist arthouse fare that populates the majority of their schedule, the Lightbox occasionally introduces a brand-new audience to underrated, underappreciated, or simply underseen filmmakers.  The latest addition to this tradition is the Goethe Institute-curated mini-retrospective, Ulrike Ottinger in Asia;  a program of four features, three of which are Ottinger’s celebrations of various Asian cultures (the…

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The Movie Experience’s Clumsy Casablanca

By: Jessica Goddard There are two unique components to the premise of The Movie Experience hosted by The Secret Sessions – the featured film the event will be based upon is to be kept secret, and that the event is immersive.  Patrons mingle with actors playing characters from the movie in a location decorated according to the mystery film’s setting, culminating in a screening of the movie that is simultaneously acted out by the cast.

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Staying Classy at The Movie Experience

Have you ever felt like just watching a film wasn’t enough?  For movie lovers desiring to get a bit more out of a night at the cinema, The Movie Experience is an immersive film event presented by The Secret Sessions designed to bring audiences into their favorite cult classic films.  Though the first event of its kind hosted by this organization, similar fusions of film and theatre having been popping up in the Toronto social…