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The Original Buzz is Back

The original and iconic thriller The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was recently restored with 4K digital picture and 7.1 sound for its week long engagement at The Royal in Toronto starting today, and here's how it was done.
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Radio Free Albemuth Review

There’s a defining earnestness and conviction that carries the ultra-low budget Philip K. Dick adaptation Radio Free Albemuth a long way.
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The Dork Shelf Guide to CineFranco 2014

We take a look at 8 of the features playing at this year's whopping 17th annual CineFranco French language film festival, kicking off this Friday at The Royal Cinema in Toronto.
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Interview: Will Pascoe

We talk with Will Pascoe, director of the documentary Lost Heroes: The Untold Story of Canadian Superheroes about the largely forgotten about or sadly lost legacy of the Canadian born superhero.
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Interview: Andrew and Adam Gray

We talk to brothers Andrew and Adam Gray, the documentarians behind Fly Colt Fly, a look at the almost unbelievable crime spree of 19 year old thief Colton Harris-Moore, about what first drew them to Colton as a subject, the sometimes unbelievable nature of his escapes from SWAT teams and army helicopters, how their love of comics helped in the mythological animated sequences of the film, the dangers Andrew put his own brother-in-law through for the live action recreations, how people from Colton’s younger days were more sympathetic, and how this film almost got them shot... twice.
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Griot Review

In the documentary Griot, trumpeter Volker Goetze takes a look at his collaborations with musician Ablaye Cissoko, a man who keeps the historical and cultural traditions of music alive in his home country of Senegal.
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Contest: See Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze in Concert in Toronto!

We don’t often get the chance to share some great music with our readers, but today marks a very special occasion! Enter for a chance to win a prize pack with two tickets and two CDs to see world music artists Volker Goetze and Ablaye Cissoko at The Royal in Toronto on Thursday, October 24th at 7:30pm, in honour of the documentary about the duo, GRIOT, opening at the theatre on Friday, October 25th!
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Me, the bees, and cancer Review

The first film to get a wide release from producer and Toronto filmmaker Ingrid Veninger's 1K Wave, Me, the bees and cancer tells the inspiring story of a local entertainment industry icon and near life long homeopath who wasn't about to let a little lymphoma get him down.
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Interview: Justin Ludwig

Step into the pit as we talk to Canadian documentarian, punk rock frontman, and proud atheist Justin Ludwig about his film ChristCORE and how he learned to have a better understanding of the world of Christian punk and metal despite not being a believer himself. We also talk about the crossover success of Christian rock, how the bands politically believed a lot of the same things he did, and how to potentially really screw over Chik-Fil-A.
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CONTEST: See TOWER in TORONTO

Enter for the chance to win one of five pairs of run-of-engagement passes to see the Toronto made Tower at The Royal starting on Friday, February 22nd courtesy of Dork Shelf and College Street Pictures.
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Interview: Canadian Film Fest Founder Bern Euler

Canadian Film Fest founder and programmer Bern Euler talks to Dork Shelf about his crusade to bring smaller Canadian films to the masses during his Toronto based festival, running March 28th to the 31st at The Royal in Toronto.
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This Week in Dork: February 27 – March 5

This Week in Dork is a weekly feature that attempts to encapsulate all the dorky events happening in and around Toronto every week. The February 27 - March 5 edition features an overblown awards ceremony with free popcorn, suicide bomber satire, South Korean horror and a Steampunk masquerade.
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This Week in Dork: February 20 – 26

This Week in Dork is a new feature that will attempt to encapsulate all of the dorky events happening in and around Toronto every week. This week's highlights include a free Tim Burton Day at the Lightbox, a metalhead documentary, a classic monster movie and more!