Huff Post editor Joshua Ostroff and parenting writer Samantha Kemp-Jackson join Richard and Beverly Thomson and CTV NewsChannel’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ panel. This week they weigh in on the woman who decided to climb a crane in Toronto, saturated fats myth debunked and more woes for United Airlines.
Join film and television critic and author, Richard Crouse, as he interviews award-winning multidisciplinary artist Joel Thomas Hynes about his new book We’ll All Be Burnt In Our Beds Some Night. Do not miss the opportunity to see them both on the IFOA stage!
We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night is the story of one man’s kicking-and-screaming attempt to recuperate from a life of petty crime and shattered relationships, and somehow accept and maybe even like the new man emerging from within, the one he so desperately needs to become.
Joel Thomas Hynes is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist from Calvert, Newfoundland. He is the author of numerous acclaimed works, including Down to the Dirt, Right Away Monday, Straight Razor Days, God Help Thee: A Manifesto and Say Nothing Saw Wood (adapted for film under the title Cast No Shadow and nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards). Also a musician, Hynes writes and directs for film and theatre, and works as an actor in television and film. He has performed in productions including Down to the Dirt, The Book of Negroes, Rookie Blue, Republic of Doyle, Eyewitness and, currently, Orphan Black and Frontier.
Huffington Post editor Joshua Ostroff and para-athlete Pamela LeJean join Richard and Beverly Thomson and CTV NewsChannel’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ panel. This week they weigh in on whether there is too much societal pressure to own a home, and should upscale restaurants be able to ban children?
Richard hosted an on-stage interview and Q&A with cultural icon Denise Donlon at Canadian Music Week.
Denise Donlon’s bio (from houseofanansi.com): “DENISE DONLON is one of Canada’s most successful broadcasters and corporate leaders. She has been a co-host and producer of The NewMusic, Director of Programming and VP/General Manager of MuchMusic/CityTV, President of Sony Music Canada, General Manager and Executive Director of CBC English Radio, and co-producer and co-host of The Zoomer. She has also devoted herself to numerous charitable initiatives, working with organizations such as WarChild Canada, MusiCounts, and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership. She sits on a number of boards and has been honoured with the Humanitarian Spirit Award and the Trailblazer Award at Canadian Music Week, Woman of the Year from Canadian Women in Communications, Woman of Vision from Wired Women, and was inducted in the Broadcast Hall of Fame. She is a Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Member of the Order of Canada. She lives in Toronto with her husband, Murray McLauchlan, and their son, Duncan.”
Richard hosted a Q&A with Don McKellar, star, director and writer of the 1998 CanCon classic “Last Night” in celebration of National Canadian Film day at the Revue Cinema in Toronto.
Synopsis from IMDB: “It’s 18:00 in a somewhat deserted Toronto on the last day before the scheduled end of the world at midnight, the end which has been known now for months. Most people are treating midnight as a matter-of-fact event with little sense of panic. In fact, many are celebrating this last day. Most have very specific wants for this last day and will do whatever they need to to make those wants happen. And some, such as Duncan and Donna with the gas company, are working, ensuring that the masses are served and comfortable during the final hours. The Wheeler family are marking the last day by having a Christmas party, although sullen adult son Patrick, his thoughts in part stemming from being recently widowed, has made it clear he wants to be alone in his own home at the end. Patrick’s wants may be in jeopardy when a woman named Sandra – Duncan’s wife – lands on his doorstep. Sandra is stranded, trying to make it across town to her own home so that she and Duncan can carry out their own last …”
Richard hosted a screening of the historical golf drama “Tommy’s Honour” with director Jason Connery at the Oakville Cineplex. Hear an in-depth conversation between the two on the Richard Crouse Show on NewsTalk 1010 at 9 pm on Saturday May 6.
“Tommy soon outshines his father, winning The Open three times in a row while still in his teens. The “dashing young man of golf”, he draws flocks of spectators to the sport and becomes its first touring professional.
“Father and son repeatedly clash over the unwritten rules of social class, and this culminates when Tommy marries his sweetheart Meg (Ophelia Lovibond), a woman of lower standing with a shameful secret in her past. As the story concludes, Old Tom makes a fatal misjudgement that strips Tommy of everything he holds dear. Following the results of that fateful choice, Old Tom takes on a personal mission that carries him through the final decades of his life: that of honouring his son Tommy.”
Huffington Post editor Joshua Ostroff and actor Shelley Hamilton join Richard and Beverly Thomson and CTV NewsChannel’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ panel. This week they weigh in on the gaffe-happy White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.