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The controversial Niagara Falls student film

The controversial Niagara Falls student film

From our April 6 broadcast, Justin Bellmore reports on the controversy around the Ryerson student film, “As Niagara Falls.”

Hanne Jovin is a fourth-year film studies student and the director of Erika. (Robyn Bell/ Ryersonian)

Students to Watch: Fourth-year film student retells her grandmother’s WWII past

Fourth-year film studies student Hanna Jovin is the director of her thesis project, Erika, a short film about her grandmother in Bosnia during the Second World War.

Student filmmakers Justin Diezmo and Christian Bunea. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson film studies alumni stand with image arts students who made Niagara Falls video

Film studies alumnus Andrew Munger said asking students to take down Ryerson logo is “disgusting.”

A screengrab from the short film, As Niagara Falls. (Courtesy Mayday Pictures)

Film’s mission was accomplished

Last week, the Ryersonian reported on a group of Ryerson students whose short film on the city of Niagara Falls was making the rounds on social media.

by Palak Mangat· · Editorial, Opinion
Rebeca

UPDATED: Ryerson grad is challenging Hollywood diversity in film

Rebeca Ortiz aims to tackle minority representation in films, starting with her upcoming short movie, Abuela.

Mohamed Lachemi was approved by the board of governors as the interim Ryerson president as the search for a new one continues. (Charlotte Arnold/Ryersonian staff)

UPDATED: Ryerson president apologizes for use of logo, not students’ work, in video criticizing Niagara Falls

Ryerson University president Mohamed Lachemi apologized for the use of the university’s logo in a video made by students of the School of Image Arts, not the film itself, he clarified in an interview with the Ryersonian today.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Adam Garnet Jones on the set of his feature film, Great Great Great. (Courtesy Adam Garnet Jones)

Indigenous Ryerson alumnus releases second feature film

Filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones talks about his film journey and his new feature, Great Great Great.

(Cassandra Digenova, fourth-year arts and contemporary studies / Marissa Tedesco, fourth-year arts and contemporary studies)

Humans of Ryerson

“We really want to bring light to the issue and create a conversation.”

Barry Avrich (centre) poses with part of the film collection he'll be donating to Ryerson University. (Courtesy Ryerson.ca)

Legendary documentarian donates film collection to Ryerson

Barry Avrich is giving back to Ryerson with his exclusive archives of original films, raw footage and extended interviews.

(Courtesy Alicia Harris)

Ryerson alumnae shows a different meaning of rape through chilling short film

I had the chance to interview Alicia Harris in the hotel she was raped in to discuss what it took for her to go public about her story.   REVIEW  “Maybe if it were a nice room with bedding that was pristine, you would have wanted it to stay that way.” Alicia Harris recites the poem she wrote for Maybe If It Were […]

Film Fridays: Get Out

Film Fridays: Get Out

It’s rare for a thriller to be equally terrifying and hilarious. But Get Out accomplishes just that. Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is a horror film that revolves around couple Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams); Chris is black and Rose is white, and is worth mentioning as the movie is an on-point criticism of modern-day racism.

A screenshot from Dam! The Story of Kit the Beaver. (Courtesy Kjell Boersma)

Ryerson alumnus creates silent film for Canada’s 150th

Created by Ryerson film alumnus Kjell Boersma, the movie follows Kit, a young and spirited beaver who finds herself on adventures with different animals as she collects wood for her colony’s dam. The film officially premiered to the public on Saturday at the end of a film-themed concert performed by the TSO and conducted by Earl Lee.

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Still photo from the film 'Maybe.'

Ryerson students dominate the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival

Twelve of the 29 films being screened at the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival were produced by Ryerson students or recent grads.

by Vanessa Nigro· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media
Film Fridays: The Lego Batman Movie

Film Fridays: The Lego Batman Movie

In the film, Batman is trying to once again save Gotham City from utter demise. This time, the Joker and his band of villains are threatening to blow up the fictional city with an underwater bomb. The Joker’s incentive? To get Batman to acknowledge their “hate relationship,” which looks a lot like love. The dynamic between the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) […]

All-female film crew and Ryerson alumna director premiere Below Her Mouth

All-female film crew and Ryerson alumna director premiere Below Her Mouth

Below Her Mouth pushes boundaries through the female gaze

20th Century Women, courtesy Annapurna Pictures.

Film Fridays: 20th Century Women

Films depicting the past are often steeped in nostalgia. However 20th Century Women, written and directed by Mike Mills, does not romanticize this coming-of-age story set in the late ‘70s. Rather, the film shows 1978 Santa Barbara in an immediate and believable way, as if it were a modern story.   Protagonist Jamie is a young teenage boy who has […]

by Jenna Campbell· · Arts & Life, Media, Opinion
An eating disorder on camera

An eating disorder on camera

Justine Riches sits in her den-turned-bedroom in her downtown Toronto apartment, perched above a 7-Eleven. Defeated, she hits record, “It’s really frustrating watching myself fail,” she says to the camera. The video is time stamped Dec. 3, 2016, 10:40 p.m. Her unmade bed peaks out in the background. “I want to end the stigma behind it. But this just feels […]

by Vanessa Nigro· · Features, students
Women in science at Ryerson are still searching for equality

Women in science at Ryerson are still searching for equality

Although Leslie Bone is pursuing a PhD in molecular science at Ryerson, she sometimes feels like she’s not that smart. Like many women in science programs and careers, Bone points to imposter syndrome as one of the main issues for women in science. Imposter syndrome is when bright individuals cannot accept their accomplishments and fear being exposed as a “fraud.” […]

by Deni Verklan· · News, On Campus
Film Fridays: Jackie

Film Fridays: Jackie

The film Jackie, directed by Pablo Larraín, takes the political spotlight off the president and focuses it instead on the first lady. This time John F. Kennedy is used as a plot device, most shots only showing the back of his head. The film explores what Jackie Kennedy must have felt before and after her husband’s assassination. Much of the […]

by Jenna Campbell· · Arts & Life, Media, Opinion
A Dog's Purpose. Courtesy Universal Pictures.

A Dog’s Purpose controversy a PR stunt?

The Ryersonian’s Elysha Haun shares her thoughts on the controversy surrounding A Dog’s purpose.

by Elysha Haun· · Opinion
Suspect Video Closes, After 25 Years

Suspect Video Closes, After 25 Years

A quarter-century later, it’s January 2017, and Ceriz has announced on social media that fate is telling him to close already.

by Alexander Downham· · Features
RTA-approved film creates controversy

RTA-approved film creates controversy

Some students are offended by the content of the film — “Victim” — and have used social media to voice their concerns. The film was approved by RTA faculty members for a practicum project.

by Robyn Bell· · News, On Campus
Sunny Pawar stars in Lion.
Photo by Mark Rogers

Film Fridays: Lion

The Ryersonian’s Jenna Campbell shares her Lion in the first of her weekly film Fridays.

by Jenna Campbell· · Opinion
Courtesy Universal Pictures

Why I won’t see Split

When the trailer for Split came out last summer, I was intrigued. It showed three girls being abducted and taken to a bunker, an unoriginal but frightening premise. My fascination faded into sad astonishment when the trailer was over

by Emily Theodore· · Opinion
(Courtesy La La Land website)

Film Fridays: La La Land review

La La Land has it all: singing, dancing, comedy, drama and romance. Mia (Emma Stone) is a struggling actress. Her life consists of running from her part-time job to auditions. Life hasn’t worked out the way she wanted it to. She thought she would’ve made it in L.A. by now, but she hasn’t. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck jazz musician. […]

A lot of people believe that feminism is only for women, but it's also for men. (Ryersonian Archive)

What does feminism mean?

Feminism’s a word that a vast majority of people don’t fully understand. Until recently, I didn’t completely understand it either. This is partly because in the media, most movies and TV shows never give a definition. Equality shown in media In the TV shows and movies that I watched growing up, most of the characters I saw were shown in […]

(Courtesy YouTube Trailer)

Film Fridays: Moana review

The thing that separates Moana from other Disney films is the culture it depicts. It’s rare for the Hawaiian culture to get a spotlight and Disney has now brought the land and culture to the big screen. When Moana is a young girl, the ocean calls to her and gives her a stone. She learns through oral stories that this […]

Billy Lynn (Joe Alywn) crying while hearing the national anthem. (Courtesy Sony Pictures)

Film Fridays: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk review

Ang Lee has created an honest film about what the realities of war are and what the media perceives them to be. Billy Lynn (Joe Alywn) and his fellow soldiers have come back home to America for a victory tour. This comes after Lynn’s team, Bravo, are caught on camera in a harrowing battle in Iraq. Yet, the young soldier […]

(Samraweet Yohannes)

Taking distracted driving seriously

It seems like there are so many ads about distracted driving. All I need to do is turn on the TV and during a commercial break, I’m sure to see an ad about using phones while behind the wheel. I believe they’re all necessary, because there are way too many road accidents in Toronto and nothing seems to be changing. […]

by Amanda Gilmore· · Off Campus, Opinion
(Courtesy Sony)

Film Fridays: Arrival review

Arrival is not the usual alien invasion film. Amy Adams plays expert linguistics professor Louise Banks. When 12 alien space crafts land in different locations across the world, she’s asked by the government to help. She ends up leading the American team to try to figure out why the aliens have invaded Earth. Yet, it’s only Banks who believes the aliens […]

(Courtesy of Focus Features)

Film Fridays: Loving review

It’s shocking to think that in 1967, the state of Virginia had a law that prohibited interracial marriage. The new film Loving tells the story of an interracial couple’s fight to remain married and live in their state. The film is based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who fell in love in the state of Virginia. […]

Mary Gyulay is the inspiration behind the film VIABLE. (Courtesy Melissa Scicluna)

Q-and-A: Rye grad and ‘VIABLE’ director talks MS

In the summer of 2014, Mary Gyulay was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and at the age of 22 her life changed forever. Her journey inspired the story behind the short film VIABLE, which she directed and co-wrote. Gyulay is an RTA graduate who initially created this short film with her team of RTA grads for their course practicum. The film was […]

RTA grads take VIABLE to Orlando Film Festival

RTA grads take VIABLE to Orlando Film Festival

  What initially started as a course practicum has recently taken a team of RTA grads beyond the classroom and onto the big screen at the Orlando Film Festival. “This particular story was an important one to tell because it’s a personal story about multiple sclerosis,” says Mary Gyulay, director, co-writer, and inspiration behind the film VIABLE. “It meant a […]

by Selena Singh· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Health
(Courtesy Marvel Website)

Film Fridays: Doctor Strange review

It seems that Marvel has figured out what the movie-going audience wants and delivers it to the silver screen. This is no different with Doctor Strange. It was once said that the comic was the only one that wouldn’t work on screen. Well, somehow Marvel has made it work in very strange, pun intended, and unique ways. The film follows […]

(Courtesy Hacksaw Ridge movie website)

Film Fridays: Hacksaw Ridge review

War is a big topic on the news all around the world. The subject is never a positive one and has an impact not only on the people directly involved, but on the world as a whole. People are seeking refuge, being taken away from their families, and soldiers and innocent civilians are dying everyday. So in the world that we […]

(Amira Zubairi)

From the stage to the camera

A Ryerson dance graduate is taking her first step back into the dance world after suffering from a brain injury. Only this time, instead of being up on stage, she’ll be behind a camera. Miranda Forbes, who graduated from Ryerson in 2009, has been dancing since she was a child. In 2012, Forbes suffered a brain injury after being hit […]

(Courtesy A24)

Film Fridays: Moonlight review

The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2016 indie-hit is now ready to have its big weekend release. Moonlight follows an African-American male, named Chiron, from his childhood to adulthood. It takes place in three acts. The first when he’s a child, the second as a teenager, and the third as the man he’s become. As a child living in a poor […]

(Courtesy of Pinterest)

Get spooky and spirited: Halloween films featuring previous Ryerson students

Halloween is only a couple of days away, which means everyone is looking for a scary movie to get them in the spirit. For students, heading to the cinema is costly. So why not cozy up with your computer and watch a former Ryerson student act in a horror film? It will make you scared, save you money and see […]

Neha Karamchandani traveled to Mumbai in search of stardom. (Courtesy of Neha Karamchandani)

Toronto to Mumbai: Ryerson student searches for stardom

Being surrounded by the glamour of TIFF for the past week reminded me of my time before Ryerson, when I travelled to Mumbai in search of stardom. Yet, what I found was nothing close to what I expected. Some of these memories I choose to cherish and others, not so much. Mumbai’s glitzy Bollywood world is filled to the brim […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · Opinion, Voices
RTA doc focuses on developmental disabilities

RTA doc focuses on developmental disabilities

What was supposed to be a film that displayed the work of L’Arche, an international organization based in Toronto that works with people living with developmental disabilities, turned out to be a touching documentary about a boy. Jason Clinker, a 23-year-old who lives with a developmental disability, has become the shining star of the RTA school of media documentary, Unwritten. […]

by Michael Sist· · Arts & Life, Health
(Courtesy of Everybody Wants Some!!)

Review: Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!

Imagine university life without cellphones and laptops. It may seem impossible. However, there was a time when plans were made using notes left on dorm room doors and parties happened without any minute-to-minute documentation on Snapchat. That time was 1980. Richard Linklater’s new film Everybody Wants Some!! perfectly captures the essence of this pre-social media era. It seems almost mystical for […]

(Brynn Farren/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson holds second women-in-film conference

Ric Bienstock believes there is no better time than now for women to enter the film industry. “Being a female is an advantage… I would hate to be a white man in the business,” the Emmy Award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker said at a conference discussing women in the film industry. The conference was hosted by Ryerson’s school of image arts […]

(Courtesy Lauren Emberson)

Ryerson student aims to raise $50k for film

By Saheel Shah After 17 days and over $20,000, funds continue coming in for the Ryerson-directed feature film Goliath as it enters the third week of its Indiegogo campaign. Goliath is being written, directed and produced by Luke Villemaire, a third-year film student at Ryerson. In September, Villemaire secured $20,000 through the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) to contribute […]

Rye grad overcomes fear to produce film

Rye grad overcomes fear to produce film

By Brynn Farren Haunted by horrifying visions of the future? If you’re a soon-to- be graduate of any arts program at Ryerson, this might be the case. Stephen Dunn is an award- winning director and a graduate from Ryerson University’s film program. He recently held a screening at Ryerson for his award-winning film Closet Monster that took home the award […]

(Vanessa Francone/Ryersonian archives)

Journalism student makes a slam dunk

Luke Galati wakes up at 8 a.m. He packs his things, grabs his red baseball hat and is ready to start shooting his documentary. “I wore this thing every single day,” Galati, a third-year Ryerson journalism student, says as he shows off the red hat. “It made me feel like a pro.” Galati is the director of the documentary Eastern. […]

(Courtesy Akemi Liyanage)

Established and aspiring artists mingle at new film festival

“You can’t be a follower. You have to be a leader to get anywhere. You have to figure it out for yourself,” says Ula Jurecka, an acting student at the University of Toronto.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life
A photo of Nadia from the memorial in the School of Image Arts. (Madeline Smith / Ryersonian Staff)

Students organize art exhibit memorial to celebrate Nadia Marzouca’s life

One week after image arts students were shaken by the news of the death of one of their own, they’re coming together to pay tribute to their friend and classmate. On Wednesday night, the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) is hosting a memorial art exhibit for Nadia Marzouca, a third-year film student who died on campus last week.

by Madeline Smith· · News, On Campus
Ryerson students screen Iceland films at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson students screen Iceland films at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson students and professors lit up Ryerson’s Artspace as part of Nuit Blanche this Saturday with screenings of their short films. The films are the result of a 10-day workshop, where 12 students from across programs and two professors travelled around Iceland

Ryerson students gathered at a vigil for third-year film student Nadia Marzouca on Thursday night. (Melinna Miranda / Ryersonian Staff)

Students remember Nadia Marzouca with film, Oreos

Students, friends and strangers gathered to remember third-year film student Nadia Marzouca at Lake Devo Thursday night. They held candles while watching a film Marzouca starred in and sharing one of her favourite foods — Oreos. Marzouca was found dead in the Image Arts building just after midnight on Sept. 30.

by Melinna Miranda· · News, On Campus
$20k film award for Communication & Design Society VP stokes online controversy

$20k film award for Communication & Design Society VP stokes online controversy

Ryerson film student Luke Villemaire, who is the vice-president of finance for the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS), excused himself from voting when his film project came up for funding consideration. Nonetheless, the fact that his he was awarded $20,000 from RCDS has raised eyebrows.