Recommended films: the thrilling Chinese "Aftershock," the emotionally powerful "ANPO: Art X War," "Client 9," and the latest by John Sayles.
"The Backlash" takes us on a trip to the strip-malls, mountain hollows and exurban living rooms where reactionary populism takes root and grows.
"The Social Network" highlights the positive and far-reaching aspects of the inevitable online revolution sweeping the world through Facebook. But the film also emphasizes the betrayal, greed, and lonely attributes that came to the network's creator along with the fame and glory.
While audiences were treated to one of the most exciting pro-labor films in decades at last month's Toronto Festival, a real-life struggle was going on outside.
Director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty were invited to attend the Toronto Festival this year to promote their new collaborative work, "Route Irish," and Laverty's own film "Even the Rain."
The presence of three great films in support of the Palestinian struggle was highly welcomed at this year's Toronto International Film Festival last month.
Communism has taken over the stage at the Los Angeles Opera, and soon will be occupying opera houses in Vienna and Paris!
"Outside the Law" is the Algerian revolution in the style of "The Godfather," but with a significant difference.