Rolston Sessions

The Rolston Sessions, filmed at The 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, is over 75 minutes of breathtaking performances and insightful interviews with ten of the best emerging string quartets in the world. Captured away from the competition in the beautiful Rolston Recital Hall at the Banff Centre, The Rolston Sessions is a unique peak behind the curtain at one of the foremost chamber music competitions today.

Joel Krosnick: What to Play Next?

Joel Krosnick: What To Play Next? is a documentary portrait of cellist Joel Krosnick as he retires from the famed Juilliard String Quartet. Captured over the course of two years, the film visits with Krosnick as he plays with and mentors the next generation of players, both at the Juilliard School in New York and at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. With grace, humour and a passion for music that is as strong as ever, Krosnick looks back at his career as he begins a new chapter in his life.

Toller Cranston: The Art of Being

In the 1970’s, Olympic Medalist Toller Cranston set the skating world on fire with his dynamic presence on the ice. Today, living in San Miguel, Mexico, the ever-colourful artist has turned his attention to his original love… painting.

The Dancer’s Story

The Dancers’ Story is a choreographed documentary weaving past with present using the vocabulary of dance. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Ballet of Canada, a sampling of five generations of dancers gather at the ballet barre. The Dancers’ Story is a blend of novel documentary with an abundance of freshly filmed performance.

Super 8: The Art of Making It

Museum curators, gallerists, art experts and eight incredibly talented artists share their secrets of making it into the centric circles of the Canadian art world.

Opera Under the Stars

Richard Bradshaw (1944-2007) conducts the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra in a star-studded gala evening of opera highlights featuring world-renowned stars, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, baritone and Russell Braun, as well as eight of opera’s rising stars and the Opera Lyra Ottawa Chorus. The splendid setting of the new LeBreton Flats Park is the breathtaking backdrop for this unique outdoor opera concert event.


NUREYEV is a dance drama exploring the life of the great Russian dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, who defected to the West in 1961. Integrating original choreography created for the screen and dramatic monologues, the film presents a multi-faceted portrait of one of the seminal performing arts figures of our time.

The Group of Seven: Art for a Nation

Seven painters who helped to define one country. Art for a Nation is a vivid and compelling testament both to the Group of Seven’s beautiful art and their struggle against the critics and academic painters of their time.

Frame by Frame

Behind the scenes look at production designer Carol Spier and director David Cronenberg.

Celia Franca: Tour De Force

Celia Franca left England in 1951 at the height of her meteoric dance career to come to Canada to found the National Ballet of Canada and lead it to international acclaim.