Savvy Rights On Reel
Rating: NNNNNRIGHTS ON REEL: TORONTO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL pulls together a tight, persuasive weekend of films.
RIGHTS ON REEL: TORONTO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL pulls together a tight, persuasive weekend of films and tapes devoted to an interlocking set of rights issues around the world. The festival smartly mixes local and global, opening with Phil Pendry andRoger Metivier’sAudry Smith: The Fight For Justice, about the Jamaican woman Toronto cops subjected to a public strip search, and Jens Meurer’s Public Enemy (both Friday, November 3, 8 pm), which catches up with former Black Panthers like Bobby Seale and Kathleen Cleaver. The festival, which is extraordinarily well curated, also includes Daniel Zuckerbrot‘s tech-sceptical Little Brother Watches Back (Saturday, November 4, 2 pm), a charming short drama called Early Frost (November 4, 7 pm), about a queer pet rabbit, and two films that delve into the minds of autistic people. Many of the filmmakers will attend. NNNN (November 3-5, John Spotton Cinema)