GUELPH POLITICAST #319 – A Movie’s Case for Kindness

In good company after last week’s episode with Marlene director Wendy Hill-Tout, and just in time for both Canadian Film Day on April 20 and this year’s edition of the Hot Docs documentary film festival starting on April 28, this week, we’re talking to a documentary filmmaker. You know about the COVID-19 pandemic, but another pandemic has been affected people a lot longer. This is one of those stories. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #319 – A Movie’s Case for Kindness”

GUELPH POLITICAST #244 – Guelph: Home of ‘The Incubus’

In 1982, John Cassavetes appeared in a schlocky Canadian-made horror movie called The Incubus, and a not so small portion of The Incubus was shot in Guelph. Just in time for Halloween, we’re going to talk about that time in the 80s where an Academy Award nominated actor and director came to the Royal City to hunt monsters in an unforgettably forgettable horror movie. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #244 – Guelph: Home of ‘The Incubus’”

GUELPH POLITICAST #35 – Chad Archibald, Filmmaker

This coming Wednesday is Canadian Film Day, an occasion meant to encourage people to enjoy and appreciate Canadian cinema. Guelph is no stranger to big screen dreams, or small screen ones for that matter. The Amazon series 11.22.63 starring James Franco was famously shot here (in part) last summer. The Daniel Craig thriller Dream House, the Julianne Moore drama Blindness, and the sci-fi actioner Total Recall were all shot, in part, in the Royal City as well. But Guelph’s got its own filmmaking aspirations, and some Guelph filmmakers are enjoying success. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #35 – Chad Archibald, Filmmaker”