Pretty Clever Films http://prettycleverfilms.com Classic movies, silent films & art house cinema. Tue, 12 May 2015 15:20:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Discovering Georgian Cinema Opening at TIFF Bell Lightbox May 8 http://prettycleverfilms.com/news-other-views/24405/ http://prettycleverfilms.com/news-other-views/24405/#respond Thu, 07 May 2015 16:00:35 +0000 http://prettycleverfilms.com/?p=24405 Discovering Georgian Cinema will be playing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox from May 8 to May 19. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit tiff.net.]]> http://prettycleverfilms.com/news-other-views/24405/feed/ 0 Hot Docs 2015: Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/documentary/hot-docs-2015-help-us-find-sunil-tripathi/ http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/documentary/hot-docs-2015-help-us-find-sunil-tripathi/#respond Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:43:56 +0000 http://prettycleverfilms.com/?p=24400 Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi is a devastating look at the nature of truth and community in the age of social media and the 24-hour news cycle.]]> http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/documentary/hot-docs-2015-help-us-find-sunil-tripathi/feed/ 0 Hot Docs 2015: Planetary http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-planetary/ http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-planetary/#respond Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:33:04 +0000 http://prettycleverfilms.com/?p=24387 Guy Reid’s new film Planetary is one of the more bountiful feasts for the eye that I’ve seen in a long time. Earth has rarely looked so beautiful. Of course, we humans are messing it up. But if you’re expecting another doom-and-gloom lesson on what we’re doing to the planet, you’re in for a surprise. […]]]> http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-planetary/feed/ 0 Hot Docs 2015: Love Between the Covers http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-love-between-the-covers/ http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-love-between-the-covers/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:57:58 +0000 http://prettycleverfilms.com/?p=24371 Laurie Kahn opens her new documentary, Love Between the Covers, with a statistic: over 75 million Americans read at least one romance novel last year. If that little gem isn’t news to you, perhaps you’ll be surprised by the fact that romance is the biggest selling genre out there, outselling every other book genre, including […]]]> http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-love-between-the-covers/feed/ 2 Hot Docs 2015: The Circus Dynasty (2014) http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-the-circus-dynasty-2014/ http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-the-circus-dynasty-2014/#respond Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03:01 +0000 http://prettycleverfilms.com/?p=24298 Anders Riis-Hansen’s documentary The Circus Dynasty has all the makings of a modern-day fairytale. Two talented circus families have worked together for 20 years. The Berdinos own and run the circus, and the Cassellys are fifth-generation circus artists, and the most awarded act in Europe. The heirs apparent, Patrick and Merrylu, are now poised to […]]]> http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-the-circus-dynasty-2014/feed/ 0 Hot Docs 2015: On Her Own (2015) http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-on-her-own-2015/ http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-on-her-own-2015/#respond Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:37:00 +0000 http://prettycleverfilms.com/?p=24296 Morgan Schmidt-Feng’s new documentary, On Her Own, tells a story that’s pretty familiar to most of us: the slow death of the family farm in America (and Canada, for that matter). While organic and local farming is gaining popularity, it’s difficult to compete with the output and production capabilities of huge agricultural complexes (I hesitate […]]]> http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-on-her-own-2015/feed/ 0 Hot Docs 2015: Elephant’s Dream (2014) http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-elephants-dream-2014/ http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-elephants-dream-2014/#respond Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:53:58 +0000 http://prettycleverfilms.com/?p=24275 Kristof Bilsen’s Elephant’s Dream is, at its essence, a story of hope and resilience in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through portraits of three government workers, Bilsen exposes the seriousness of that nation’s crumbling infrastructure after over a century of colonization, political crisis, war and corruption. We hear a lot these days about crumbling infrastructure […]]]> http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/hot-docs-2015-elephants-dream-2014/feed/ 0 Review: The Cow http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/modern-times/review-the-cow/ http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/modern-times/review-the-cow/#respond Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:45 +0000 http://prettycleverfilms.com/?p=24269 The Cow is widely accepted to be the premier film in Iranian cinema and, despite whatever cultural barriers remain in fully understanding the film, that fact shines through. ]]> http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/modern-times/review-the-cow/feed/ 0 Review: P Like Pelican (1972) http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/modern-times/review-p-like-pelican-1972/ http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/modern-times/review-p-like-pelican-1972/#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:40 +0000 http://prettycleverfilms.com/?p=24265 P Like Pelican screens on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of The Image Remains: Iranian Short Films introduced by Roya Akbari.]]> http://prettycleverfilms.com/movie-reviews/modern-times/review-p-like-pelican-1972/feed/ 0 I for Iran: A History of Iranian Cinema by Its Creators Launches at TIFF http://prettycleverfilms.com/news-other-views/i-for-iran-a-history-of-iranian-cinema-by-its-creators-launches-at-tiff/ http://prettycleverfilms.com/news-other-views/i-for-iran-a-history-of-iranian-cinema-by-its-creators-launches-at-tiff/#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:00:02 +0000 http://prettycleverfilms.com/?p=24262 I for Iran: A History of Iranian Cinema by Its Creators Launches at TIFF on March 5.]]> http://prettycleverfilms.com/news-other-views/i-for-iran-a-history-of-iranian-cinema-by-its-creators-launches-at-tiff/feed/ 0