Now in its 7th Year, Ryerson University’s DOCNOW Festival is a unique experience for fans of documentary filmmaking of all walks. On Wednesday, May 28th, DOCNOW will host its launch event at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre at 189 Yonge st. (outside Queen Station).
A little bit about the festival:
The DOC NOW Festival celebrates the work of established and emerging documentary practitioners from Ryerson University’s Master of Fine Arts program in Documentary Media. With 23 works in film, new media, photography and installation, this year’s edition of DOC NOW examines a wide range of subjects–from the nostalgic places and memories of exiled Iranians living in Canada, to a daughter’s exploration of the silence surrounding her father’s death due to AIDS, to an intimate portrait of an artist dealing with vision loss. It transports audiences to locations near and far, from Tahrir Square in Egypt to Lake Ontario, our own proverbial backyard. This collection of work engages discussion surrounding the current state of the documentary form, contributing to Canada’s longstanding history and leading role in the genre.
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, Gallery Level
RBC Emerging Artist Project
189 Yonge St