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Heritage interpretation

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American Classic

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

What makes a movie touch us, resonate? With such a collaborative, highly artificial form of narrative it’s hard to say, but sometimes the combination of script, actors, cameraman, director creates something like art. In my CBC days I saw filmmaking from the inside, and given the cost, the organizational difficulties, it seemed a wonder that anything made sense at
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Timepiece

Timepiece

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

In 2001, Hilda Woolnough was working on a major exhibition for the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The exhibition, called Timepieces, was a musing on time and the impermanence of everything.

Her son, filmmaker John Hopkins had just gotten his own camera. The camera freed him to make films without the restriction of looking for funding, and having to have a specific
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Merest Moments

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

It’s one of those long June evenings when the traces of light in the sky hang on and on as you drive home. Soon enough it will be the longest day of the year—as close as time comes to standing still.

We are driving back from John Hopkins’ screening of Timepiece, his almost-completed film about his mother, Hilda Woolnough. The film takes its name from the major
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John Hopkins

John Hopkins

Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

I’ve known John for a long time through osmosis via the local film community. I’ve seen some of his projects, I’ve been a member of the Island Media Arts Co-op with him, and I’ve had chats with him, but I’ve never gotten in-depth with him about what makes him tick film-wise. Here, in less than 550 words, is an attempt to get at the tip of the iceburg.

Dave: I imagine you
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Hugh Hefner Bio

Hugh Hefner Bio
Brigitte Berman brings her documentary to City Cinema

Brigitte Berman is petite, blonde and sports a fabulous smile. And at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival she was on the arm of the one-and-only Hugh Hefner. But don’t think arm candy. No way. Brigitte is an Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker and was debuting her latest effort: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel. When he saw
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Sherwood School Video

Students and staff at Sherwood School have created Sherwood School Learn to Read video to help parents become more involved in their child’s education.

The video was created by Grade 1 teachers at the school along with their principal, Marian Grant, as part of the school’s development goals to engage parents in their child’s learning.

The video stars students who are currently in Grade 1 and their
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Broken Hearted Beat Video

Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold continue to have a stellar 2010. After dates throughout southern Quebec, Ontario and at the Vancouver Olympics the band returned to the east coast in grand fashion at the East Coast Music Awards. In mid-March, the band again travelled to Toronto to participate in the 2010 Canadian Music Week. In conjunction with CMW the band shot their first video for “Broken Hearted
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Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher
Amy Sark’s Just By Chance debuts at Island Media Arts Festival

by Ann Thurlow

Some people say they dream of being a filmmaker. But Amy Sark actually did. I mean, she actually dreamed her first film, Just By Chance. “I had an incredibly vivid dream—I could see everything,” she explains. “I got up and wrote it down and that was my script.”

It wasn’t her first foray into the world of film and
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Donna Davies

Donna Davies

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

Years ago, I sat on the Island Media Arts Co-op board with Donna. A talented filmmaker who left PEI for Halifax, I’d always wanted to know more about her filmmaking, so…

Dave: How did you get into filmmaking?

Donna: I was trying to get my short stories published and saw an ad for a screenwriting and filmmaking workshop for women. I ended up in Tatamagouche, Nova
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Jeremy Larter

Jeremy Larter

Island Imagemakers
by Dave Stewart

One day before The Buzz deadline. Two new messages in my Facebook inbox. One is from Jeremy Larter, responding to my filmmaker Q&A. It goes like this:

Dave: How would you describe yourself as a filmmaker?

Jeremy: A work in progress. I’d like to keep learning my craft to the point where I feel like I can tackle any type of film. I love making comedies, but my
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The Shack Wacky Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines  February 2
PEI Brewing Co Join comedian Patrick Ledwell  [ ... ]

Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more January 23–27
Charlottetown Credit Union Music PEI [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]