Notes From All Over

Northernstars looks at news from the worlds of Canadian film and the stage.

The Reluctant Traveler

Northernstars reviews the Eugene Levy series The Reluctant Traveler


Spring 2023 Film Festival Preview

A preview of Canadian film festivals for Spring 2023

Remembering Gordon Pinsent

Remembering the life and career of actor Gordon Pinsent

CDN Screen Awards Announces Nominees

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced the nominees for the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards.

25 Years of Canadian Film

Northernstars.ca celebrates 25 years of covering Canadian film.


Brother, movie, image,video


leaf Brother is set in Toronto and based on the novel of the same name by David Chariandy, Brother is the story of Francis and Michael, sons of Caribbean immigrants maturing into young men. The film explores themes of masculinity, identity and family as a mystery unfolds during the sweltering summer of 1991, and escalating tensions set off a series of events that change the course of the brothers' lives forever.
Release date: March 17, 2023


The Colour of Ink, movie, image,video

The Colour of Ink

leaf The Colour of Ink uncovers the mystery and power of our oldest medium through the eyes of Jason Logan, a visionary Toronto inkmaker who harvests colours from the natural world to make ink from just about anything. Jason, along with a network of artists and artisans around the world, paints a story of colour that reconnects audiences to the earth and returns them to a childlike sense of wonder.
March 23, 2023, Toronto - (Hot Docs Ted Roger Cinema)
March 24, 2023, Ottawa, Barrie, Montréal, Ste-Foy
April 2, 2023 - Edmonton (Metro Cinema)
April 7, 2023- Vancouver (VIFF Centre)