203 articles by Centre Phi

It’s simultaneously the most wonderful and awful time of the year, but you better not pout because Thomas and Tranna are here to help you navigate the ups and downs of the season in their very first Christmas special! Inspired by the classic holiday specials of yesteryear, Thomas and Tranna welcome a bevy of guests to join them in a hilarious discussion of Christmas and all its implications, from family drama to the making of plum...
Animation producer Don Hahn not only participated in the “Disney renaissance,” he helped re-establish a genre of cinema that is loved by all. Don Hahn is a filmmaker, author, and painter, but the cinema owes him a debt of gratitude for his work as a producer and ambassador for animated film. He has been at the helm of some of the most iconic movies of the past 20 years. Hahn shattered box office records with The Lion King, was involved...
À l'occasion du lancement sur DVD de son premier long métrage, Mes nuits feront écho, la cinéaste Sophie Goyette nous parle de son expérience de tournage en quatre langues à travers trois pays et des grands thèmes qui habitent son univers créatif. Présenté dans plus de 20 festivals internationaux, Mes nuits feront écho a été récompensé du Bright Future Award au Festival de Rotterdam. Il s'agit d'ailleurs du premier long métrage...
Ah, Facebook! Cette semaine à Chosen Family, Thomas Leblanc se demande s’il doit prendre une pause du réseau social pendant le temps des Fêtes alors que Tranna Wintour s’en croit incapable. Tous les deux sont minés par la négativité sur la plateforme même s’ils ne font pas (heureusement!) l’objet de critiques trop acerbes. Dans cet épisode bilingue, les deux acolytes discutent justice sociale, humour et télévision pour...
 La réalité virtuelle et les récits immersifs en tant que source de divertissement gagnent en popularité, que l’on songe à l’art expérientiel qui inclut les expériences physiques, les prestations live et le théâtre immersif, par exemple, ou encore aux expériences par interface numérique interposée, telles que la réalité augmentée. Or, bien que la réalité virtuelle et les récits immersifs jettent les bases d’une nouvelle...
At Guardian News & Media’s London headquarters, Francesca Panetta, executive editor, virtual reality, leads a team whose backgrounds include journalism, documentary, film, and hybrid forms. With nine virtual reality films by the Guardian on view at the Phi Centre’s Virtual Reality Garden, we spoke with her about these works, the studio, and bringing VR into journalism. What’s your approach and the story behind the Guardian’s VR...
This week on Chosen Family, Tranna and Thomas dive in deep. A discussion about religion and spirituality goes so far beyond when guest, brilliant filmmaker, Arshad Khan joins the table. Arshad Khan has been touring the international film festival circuit with his acclaimed documentary, Abu, which tells the complicated story of his relationship with his father, set against his family’s migration from Pakistan to Canada. Arshad, Thomas, and...
Not one to shy away from a sincere hug, Land of Talk’s Elizabeth Powell gets right in there as a warm hello becomes a hug. She pulls out of her bag a bounty of pins. Imprinted on the buttons is a simple black and white line drawing of two people hugging, an image, she explains, that appears on the merch for her band's latest album, Life After Youth (Saddle Creek/ Dine Alone Records). “That's our sweatshirt design,” says Elizabeth...
Avant de devenir une passion et un métier, le cinéma d’animation a été une révélation pour Marco de Blois, fondateur et directeur du festival international des Sommets du cinéma d’animation de Montréal. Celui qui occupe également le poste de programmateur-conservateur à la Cinémathèque québécoise met maintenant tous ses efforts afin de démocratiser ce genre cinématographique. D’abord, parle-nous un peu de ton parcours....
In 2016, four versatile, passionate, and highly-experienced musicians started a band called Ex Eye. A metal band. A jazz metal band? An undefinable band that their label Relapse records, aptly describes as an “instrumental, post-metal quartet.” There’s Michigan-born, Montreal-based musician Colin Stetson on saxophone (who knew all the band members individually and reached out to them). Colin Stetson has collaborated with Bon Iver,...

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