Multi-hyphenate talent Sook-Yin Lee’s second directorial feature, Octavio is Dead, contains a lot of intriguing ideas and concepts revolving around feelings of grief and sexual identity, but they could stand to be better fleshed out.
The SummerWorks Performance Festival has announced the selection of their 2013 artists in residence: Sook-Yin Lee, Benjamin Kamino and Adam Litovitz. Led by broadcaster, filmmaker, musician and actor Sook-Yin Lee, the trio will spend their three-week residency working on their performance piece How Can I Forget? The work was originally made as part of a partnership with the 2013 Rhubarb Festival.
Director John Cameron Mitchell and stars from his film Shortbus were at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. During a press conference for the film they discussed how the sexual dramedy was made, and how the couples were paired up for their characters.
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to the people who attend every year, but it’s looking like yet another banner year for the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival which announced on Tuesday that it will host the North American premier of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Babel.