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 BLACK CODE has its world premiere at TIFF!

 

Public Screenings: 

September 13 @ 9:30pm, TBLB 3

September 15 @ 12:30pm, TBLB 4

 

 

 Facebook.com/blackcodefilm  |  @blackcodefilm  |  #BlackCodeFilm   

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 THE TRAGICALLY HIP

Visuals by Mercury Films to accompany live performances by

 The Tragically Hip on their Man Machine Poem tour, July 22 - August 20, 2016.  

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 LAWREN HARRIS

Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier’s Lawren Harris-inspired video

installation can be seen at the AGO from July 1st until September 18th, 2016.

 

The Idea of the North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris 

#HarrisAGO

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 ANTHROPOCENE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 Principal photography has commenced

on Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky's

feature documentary ANTHROPOCENE

 

Toronto, ONJanuary 8, 2016 – The third film in a trilogy that includes multiple award-winning films Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark, Anthropocene is again a collaboration among co-director Jennifer Baichwal and producer/cinematographer Nick de Pencier of Mercury Films, and world-renowned photographer and co-director Edward Burtynsky. 

 

The film follows scientists from the Anthropocene Working Group and their inquiry into the overwhelming evidence that we are now living in the Anthropocene (or Human) Epoch. Using their signature high-end production values and cutting-edge camera technologies, the filmmaking team will traverse the globe, going up in the sky, underwater and underground, to document evidence of human planetary domination. 

 

The film will be accompanied by a museum show incorporating virtual reality, a photographic exhibition and a book. Expected release date is fall of 2017. 

 

“As we inch closer to what may be a tipping point for the planet through human activity, the Anthropocene film, book and museum exhibition will add another voice to the critical dialogue that will define this century and beyond,” says Edward Burtynsky. Jennifer Baichwal adds: “The argument that the Anthropocene Epoch is in full force is very powerful. Our past two films have taken us to places we as humans are responsible for but would never normally experience. Anthropocene will continue that journey of exploring the largest human incursions on the planet, and their repercussions.”

 

Follow on Twitter:

Anthropocene Film – @anthropocene

Edward Burtynsky – @edwardburtynsky

Nick de Pencier – @nickdepencier 

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 RIP NOLA

We are deeply saddened by the news that Nola, one of

the last northern white rhinos, died on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo

Safari Park. Nick and Jennifer visited Nola just a few weeks ago on a shoot

for their upcoming documentary. There are now only three of her kind

remaining in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

 

  

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 CAITLYN JENNER DOCUMENTARY

A short film on Caitlyn Jenner, who was one of the honorees of the

2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. The documentary premiered on

November 9th at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Watch it online here.

 

 

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 RHEOSTATICS

Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier’s Group of Seven-inspired

video installation accompanied live performances by Canada’s rock legends

the Rheostatics at the AGO from September 4-6,  2015.      


 
 
 
 
  

 

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 Darryl Varga's essay "On True Meaning(s) and the Impossibility of Documentary

in the Films of Jennifer Baichwal" is available here.

Published via Brno Studies in English - issue 2 - The Five Senses of Canadian Cinema

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 WATERMARK is now screening in the UK! Visit Soda Pictures to find out more details.

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+  Jennifer Baichwal is honoured at the 2014 

Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film

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+  FANDOR discusses the work of Jennifer Baichwal

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+ Just Add Water.  The Chicago Tribune reviews WATERMARK.

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+  LA WEEKLY reviews WATERMARK  

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 Check out Burtynsky-Water.com for all US theatre listings.   

 

WATERMARK is a New York Times Critics Pick!  

 

Variety.com reviews WATERMARK 

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+  WATERMARK wins Best Documentary at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards!  

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 WATERMARK DVD is now available across Canada
 
In galleries across Canada: National Gallery of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, 
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Vancouver Art Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery), HMV, Amazon.ca, on demand and on iTunes. 
It will also be available through a company called Bond at the following link: http://watermark.vhx.tv/

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+ Thank you IMP Awards! WATERMARK is voted best Canadian movie poster of 2013!
 
 
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 + Check out the Berlin Film Festival website for updates on WATERMARK

 and all festival activity!

 

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 Canada-Berlin 2014 - with WATERMARK.
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 Telefilm Canada announces
Ten Canadians to Watch at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival 
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+ The Barrie Film Festival presents Reel Stories, a series of real-life films from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Uptown TheatreWATERMARK is screenign on Friday January 31st, 2014. Edward Burtynsky will be there for a Q+A after the screening.  Hope you can join us! 
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+ Join us for the European Premiere of WATERMARK at the 64th Berlin International FilmFestival - February 6 to 16th, 2014Schedule to follow at the end of January 2014.  Check out the official website for details. 
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+ WATERMARK named Best Canadian Film by Toronto Film Critics Association! 
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+ New Mercury Films video celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Watch can be seen here! Click here for more information on Human Rights Watch.
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+  WATERMARK HAS BEEN HELD OVER IN TORONTO at TIFF Bell Lightbox! Click here for ticket + showtime information.
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+  WATERMARK will screen in the US!  eOne Films US has picked up domestic distribution rights. Check back for screenings near you in early Spring 2014!  Read more here.
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+  WATERMARK filmmakers - Jennifer, Nick + Ed will be in St. John New Brunswick on December 4th for a Q+A with the TIFF Film Circuit!  See here for details. 
+ Check out photos from our Docs for Schools event here

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 +  WATERMARK CUBED at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.  Footage from the film Watermark was projected on a Cube to tens of thousands of enthralled viewers at Nuit Blanche in Toronto. Installation by Brian Moore of The Mustard Shop: http://bit.ly/GBDY1c

 

 
 
  
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+  WATERMARK OPENS SEPT 27TH IN TORONTO,  
    EVERYWHERE ELSE OCT 11TH 
    3 years of filming. 199+ hours of footage. A year to edit. WATERMARK -
    directed by Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes)
    - opens Sept. 27 at theatres in Toronto.
 
 
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+  Check out these reviews for Watermark!

     MOVIE INTERVIEW, Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky   

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+  Watermark world premiere at TIFF,  Sept 6!
  “Following their triumph with ‘Manufactured Landscapes’,  photographer
   Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite for a feature
   documentary exploring the ways in which humanity has shaped,  manipulated
   and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.”
   -- TIFF.festival’13,  
   Sept 6 @ 7pm,  TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
   Sept 8 @ 9am,  Scotiabank 13,

   For details: 
http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/festival/2013/watermark
   
   See the trailer here: 
 
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WATER: “Without it we perish.” --E.B., Introducing our new website
   with Edward Burtynsky: 
burtynsky-water.com 

   Follow breaking news about the project on twitter:  @nickdepencier
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+ Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles to screen at the
   Bloor Cinema Monday April 1st as part of the Hot Docs 20
   retrospective of audience favourites… [more info]

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+
Jennifer Baichwal wins Special Jury Prize for Payback
   at the 30th International Environmental Film Festival In Paris. [more info]


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+ Shooting on location at the Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India



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+ At the Maha Kumbh Mela, Allahabad 2013


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Here is something we helped with to save the Experimental Lakes Area.
   Please watch, sign the petition/letter if you agree and spread the word! 

    www.saveela.org
 

 

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Jennifer Baichwal named Canadian Eco Hero by Planet in Focus Film Festival.
   More info here

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Live: a conversation with Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and Nick de Pencier
   at Planet in Focus October 12. More info here

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Northern shoot

Northern Shoot 1
Northern Shoot 2
Northern Shoot 3
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+ Payback is being released on dvd/vod in Canada and the US today! 


In Canada:

Itunes: click here
 
DVD: click here

In the U.S.: click here

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+ At the U.S. Open of Surfing in Los Angeles

 

 

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  + Las Vegas Bellagio Fountains shoot

Filming Bellagio Fountains at night.

Bellagio Fountains pump room, Las Vegas.

 

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 + Payback opening in San Francisco & Berkeley May 18th!

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+ Wanda's Picks with Wanda Sabir – interview with Jennifer Baichwal
   Listen here (segment with starts at about 64:00)

   Read the article here

 

 

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+  With Martin Tielli (composer) at Kitchener opening of Payback! 
    Upcoming openings: Calgary, Saskatoon, Sudbury and San Francisco

 

 

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+ PAYBACK HELD OVER AT THE CARLTON: FIFTH SMASH WEEK!
   Click here for more details.

 

 

 

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+ From the abalone farms off the Fujian coast.

 

 

 

 

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+ PAYBACK 4th smash week! Now at the Carlton Cinema and Sheppard Grand in Toronto! Held over at the Granville in Vancouver! More info here.

 

 

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+ Payback has been held over at the Varsity for a third week! Now at the Granville 7 in Vancouver!

More info here

 

 

What is debt? In this cinematic philosophical inquiry inspired by Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, several disparate notions of payback are explored and interwoven, from the “ecological debt” human beings owe to the planet to the “psychic debt” inherent in notions of revenge. Those expecting a straightforward documentary, with facts and figures, about economic debt crises or the inequities of the IMF should look elsewhere. Payback is a meditative, thoughtful exercise that’s far subtler. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, known for her stunning 2006 documentary Manufactured Landscapes, which examined environmental catastrophe through the work of artist Edward Burtynsky, Payback is similarly sophisticated, both visually and intellectually, taking on global issues through an artful lens. – Screen International

Canadian Openings:
March 16 Toronto [Varsity]

March 23  Vancouver [Fifth Avenue]

March 25 Victoria [Cinecenta]

April 20 Ottawa [Bytowne]

April 25 New York [Film Forum]

April 27 Edmonton [Metro]

April 27 Winnipeg [Winnipeg Cinematheque]

May  3 Waterloo [Princess]

May 12 Saskatoon [Broadway]

 

For more information visit Mongrel Media (Canada) and Zeitgeist Films (U.S.)

 

+ Reviews

Times Colonist 

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+Fort Albany and the Great Moon Gathering
Jennifer and Nick went up to Fort Albany with Joseph and Amanda Boyden, The Tragically Hip and Mark Mattson, the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, to attend the Great Moon Gathering and film the band playing a concert in the high school auditorium. Read article by Joseph Boyden.

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