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Habari Africa’s feature film: Timbuktu

By: Alexander Bordokas The upcoming Habari Africa festival (August 14-16) is full of incredible music, dance classes and lots of other fun programming fit for a beautiful Toronto summer. While the incredible live music shows, like Awa Sangho, Rocky Dawuni and Magma Sounds, usually get the most attention, one of the little gems of programming that I personally can’t wait for is …

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FILM @ KUUMBA: Four free Canadian premieres

Four films make their Canadian debut this year at Harbourfront Centre’s annual Black History Month festival, Kuumba. The festival’s opening night will be celebrated with the Canadian launch of Curators of Hip-Hop, a tour through the lives of five “dreamers” looking to make their mark on the music industry. This just in: After the screening don’t miss out on an …

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Ken Hsieh pays tribute to some of the greatest Taiwanese filmmakers of our time

“I couldn’t make this movie without the help of Taiwan” – Ang Lee, during his Oscar acceptance speech  for Life of Pi Ang Lee, the first person of Asian descent to win an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Director — among other awards — is the brilliant mind behind films like Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Life of Pi. Born …

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And the Free Flicks Audience Choice Winner is…

The theme for this summer’s Free Flicks series was ‘Funny Girls.’ Our programmers wanted to share the directorial debuts and classic comedy acting of women from Tina Fey to Barbra Streisand (the original Funny Girl). All summer long, you voted in our Audience Choice poll to determine the Free Flicks finale. And here’s the poll breakdown: Bridesmaids, 56% Juno, 19% …

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Harbourfront Centre Wants to Know: Rice or Noodles?

This weekend Harbourfront Centre is celebrating TAIWANfest, a thee-day festival that will explore Taiwan’s culture as influenced by all those who have touched their shores, from the Japanese to the Dutch.

At the heart of this weekend’s cultural exploration lies a culinary conundrum so intense it’ll take two of the festival’s three days to solve. The dilemma is simple: noodles or rice?

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Your Brazilian adventure awaits at Expressions of Brazil

It didn’t matter what country you were rooting for when Brazil hosted the World Cup, the event united families and friends throughout Toronto as they watched the beautiful game. Hints of Brazil’s vibrant culture were teased throughout the broadcasts but never truly explored. Luckily Harbourfront Centre will give you a chance to delve deep into the diverse culture of this Latin American country during the Expressions of Brazil festival, which runs August 8 to 10.

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Come explore the world of film at Expressions of Brazil

This weekend at Expressions of Brazil, we are hosting six internationally acclaimed films from the Brazilian Festival of Film & TV (BRAFFTV)  the largest Brazilian film festival, outside of Brazil. These award-winning films are co-produced by Brazilian and Canadian filmmakers, highlighting national and international talent.

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Experience China with the three fundamental F’s

Free, food and films – these are few of the extraordinary features of the much-anticipated China Now festival, Presented by Manulife, in partnership with Can4Culture and China International Culture Association, working with the China Arts and Entertainment Group and supported by the Ministry of Culture and People’s Republic of China.

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Free Flicks returns with a series of funny girls

Free Flicks, presented by Redbox, our weekly outdoor movie showcase, returns for another season. This year our programmers decided to explore funny girls, whether in the form of comedic directorial debuts or classic comedy acting, embracing and showcasing some of the best female comedic talent. This series will illustrate how entrenched women have been, and are, in comedic filmmaking and how this is not a new phenomena, but an ongoing legacy.

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Summer of wonder

From May to October, Harbourfront Centre presents its exciting summer lineup of arts and cultural programming from around the world, featuring artists from South Asia to Africa, China to Brazil, Israel to the Caribbean and more. With returning staples such as Canada Day and Hot & Spicy Food Festival alongside new — soon to be favourite — festivals such as Habari Africa Festival and China Now, we definitely have something for everyone to get excited about.

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