Arts & Culture


Three Things You Should Know about Music and Film In Motion

Music and Film in Motion (MFM) is Sudbury’s go-to place for information on film production in the north. A division of Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION), MFM works to support all media productions, from feature films to music videos, shot right here in northern Ontario. They are heavily involved in the Sudbury community, hosting workshops for media artists, marketing local films and creations, and planning public events. “The goal for everything MFM does when it comes to the film and music industries is geared towards the overall promotion of the healthy and sustainable growth of all Northern Ontario’s cultural......

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LIVEN UP YOUR WINTER WITH BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Maybe you’ve got an adventurous side or maybe you’re more of a wallflower. At the Banff Mountain Film Festival there’s no need to decide! On Friday January 22nd join Laurentian University’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program as they host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a one day only event featuring the best in adventure documentaries. Coming off the heels of the 9 day Banff Mountain Film Festival earlier this fall the World Tour brings stories of profound journeys, unexpected adventures and ground-breaking expeditions told by renowned authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the globe to fans in......

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Fashion FYI: Warm Hands, Warm Hearts! Stay Cozy with Northern Smittens

Meet Josée Huard, the craftiest lady we know! Josée is the creator of Northern Smittens, a handmade mittens company originating from North Bay. We’re smitten with these mittens ourselves, and can assure you that they will keep you toasty and warm through countless northern winters. Read on to find out Josée’s incredible story! How did the idea for Northern Smittens begin? During Christmas in 2011, a few of my girlfriends and I decided to do a gift exchange; the only rule was that our gifts had to be handmade. After I gave it some thought I decided to make......

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Try Something New in 2016 With Open Studio

Maybe you’ve been thinking about expanding your creative horizons this year, why not check out one of Sudbury’s newest galleries, Open Studio located right in the downtown core. Run by Cambrian College, Open Studio offers a unique experience for students to display their work publicly but also draws programming from across Northern Ontario. We got in touch with Leesa Bringas, a technician at Open Studio for more information on the gallery. Tell us more about Open Studio: Cambrian College’s Open Studio is a multi-disciplinary creative space dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions and events, many of which focus on social......

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YES Theatre Kicks Off Seventh Season With The Last Five Years

YES Theatre launched its seventh season this December with The Last Five Years, a small and intimate production that took a welcome break from some of the larger shows YES is known for. Taking place over a short stretch from December 15th-20th at the Sudbury School of Dance, the show was a 2 handed production featuring Creative Director & Co-founder, Alessandro Costantini and Choreographer & Collaborator, Janie Pinard. The Sudbury School of Dance provided a sparse venue which allowed attention to focus on the vocal performances of Costantini and Pinard as well as the live accompaniment helmed by musical......

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The Who-What-Where on Indie Cinema

Picture this: film festivals, international hits, lectures with industry professionals, and year round festival-quality film…all happening right here in our hometown! Indie Cinema has already started to make this happen, and they aren’t stopping now! Our Very Own Arts Hub When Sudbury’s Rainbow Cinema closed its doors, a steering committee comprised of past patrons, filmmakers and independent film advocates created the not-for-profit co-op Indie Cinema, whose goal is to bring independent film and industry to the north. Although they originally anticipated moving into Rainbow Cinema’s theatre complex, they instead will be repurposing the former Louis De Gonzagues School on......

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Spotify Playlist: Canada 2K15

Welcome to the first Our Crater playlist! Since 2015 is over and done with (R.I.P.), I set out to make you an hour-long Top Canadian 2015 playlist. 59 songs later I realized that all hope for short and sweet was lost. Despite my best intentions, Top Canadian 2015 basically just became Artists That Are Cool And Also Canadian And Released A Good Album In 2015 (AKA Canada 2k15). Either my commitment issues run deeper than I thought, I’m very indecisive, or Canadians released a hell of a lot of good music this year. Let’s go with the latter. But......

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