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Tickling Giants: Speaking truth to power

Known as the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem Youssef started his own Daily Show-style YouTube show, which he filmed from his basement laundry room. It became very popular, very quickly. This Wednesday June 7, ByTowne Cinema will screen Tickling Giants, a documentary film about Al Bernameg – the most popular political satire show in the Middle East.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

  Welcome back to the weekend, Ottawa. From maple goodness to laughs to extreme sports, this weekend has got it all. Ready, set, find your scene. Festivals The Great Canadian Maple Festival is here! Head down to City Hall all weekend long and tap into the sweetness. Maple everything, craft beer and chainsaw carving for […]

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa Indie Film, Episode Three

Today we bring you the third episode in Jith Paul’s series, Ottawa Indie Film. This installment features filmmaker Rhiana Chinapen.  Her interest in social justice issues drew her to documentaries and her work planning Ottawa’s One World Film Festival which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year.  She recently completed her first film, an exploration of Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial […]

Tru Love opens the upcoming InsideOut Film Fest

This light romantic film is also a definite tearjerker if you’re sensitive or oblivious to foreshadowing. It’s the story of three women whose lives intersect serendipitously and intertwine to bring about credible character change. The heart does crack open through heartbreak; if you’ve never experienced this kind of loss, then you may not fully understand […]

Mike Dubue wants to compose you a ringtone (and score a silent film)

Mike Dubue, former front-man of the Hilotrons, is trying his hand at another silent film.  You might remember these events happening at the Mayfair a while back.  This time Mike and a group of local musicians have rented out the ByTowne Cinema to present The Adventures of Prince Achmed with an original score.  They are […]