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Chester Brown, cartoonist (born 16 May 1960 in Montréal, QC).
John Fluevog, footwear designer, marketing innovator (born 15 May 1948 in Vancouver, BC).
Larry Towell, photographer (born 1953 in Chatham-Kent, ON). Winner of the prestigious Hasselblad Foundation Award for photography and the first and only Canadian member of Magnum Photos.
Stories We Tell
Stories We Tell sees Sarah Polley invite her family and friends to share a family secret. This intimate and genre-bending film mixes interviews and home movies as Polley explores the greater truths that lie between conflicting narratives. The film received numerous awards and accolades, including Best Feature Length Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. It was named one of the Top 10 Canadian films of all time in a poll conducted by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2015, and one of 150 essential works in Canadian cinema history in a similar poll in 2016.
Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. Deadmau5), electronic and progressive house music producer, performer, composer (born 5 January 1981 in Niagara Falls, ON).
Out of the Suburbs
With the world at their feet, Arcade Fire follows up a masterpiece with . . . a dance album?
Cronenbergia in all its weirdness
He’s more like our Bowie than our Alice Munro. And now he gets his own art show.
‘The Karsh of his era’
Canada’s first celebrity photographer, along with a host of forgotten artists, gets his 21st-century moment.
Faith Susan Alberta Watson, actor (born 6 March 1955 in Toronto, ON; died 21 March 2015 in Toronto).
Jonathan Crombie, actor (born 12 October 1966 in Toronto, ON; died 15 April 2015 in New York, New York).
Guy Delisle, author of graphic fiction and non-fiction and animator (born 19 January 1966 in Québec City, Québec).
Pierre Berton on the Klondike Gold Rush
Klondike Gold Rush, touched off by the 16 August 1896 discovery of placer gold (the claim was staked on August 17) on Rabbit (later Bonanza) Creek.
Jacob Scheier, poet, essayist, journalist, teacher (born 2 February 1980 in Toronto, ON).
Katherena Vermette, Métis poet, short-story writer, novelist, filmmaker, teacher (born 29 January 1977 in Winnipeg, MB). Métis writer Katherena Vermette is a rising star of Canadian literature. In her poetry, prose and film, she explores some of the most vital issues facing Canada today: the search for identity and the ongoing effects of historical and institutional prejudice. She won the Governor General’s Award in 2013 for her first collection of poems, North End Love Songs, and is the author of the acclaimed 2016 novel The Break.
Ève K. Tremblay
Ève Kateri Tremblay, multidisciplinary artist (born 1972 in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC). Ève K. Tremblay’s exhibits can be found in various artistic institutions, notably in Montréal, Toronto, New York, Zurich and Basel. Her work is included in the collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the Musée national des beaux-Arts du Québec (Québec City).
Hugh Brennan Scott Symons, writer (born 13 July 1933 in Toronto, ON; died 23 February 2009 in Toronto, ON).
Richard Hunt is a Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) artist (born in 1951 in Alert Bay, BC).
Stanley Hunt, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) artist (born 25 September 1954 in Victoria, BC).
In Conversation with Lindsay Mattick
“Every so often, you become aware that a fictional story has an equally beautiful, real and true story behind it — and that doesn’t happen every day.”