Heart and Soul

Teacher Jeanne O’Brien, a group of 15 students, and director and mentor filmmaker Mary Lewis created this documentary marking the 50th anniversary of Holy Heart of Mary High School—a school with a history rich with culture. It is slated for closure in the next few…

The House Series

A set of three short films shot in one room each, The House Series has been attracting a lot of attention to writer and director team Jordan Canning and Jody Richardson. Bedroom in particular. It received glowing reviews at the Toronto Film Festival and was…

Madame Tutli-Putli

An extremely unique film created by a Montreal duo, and produced by the National Film Board’s Marcy Page.

Shorts and docs

With so many films airing in such a short span of time, it can be a little daunting to choose which times to go to the Women’s Film Festival. We at The Scope have heard your weary cries for guidance and present to you a…

Not a Capitol idea

In a city without a downtown cinema and a dearth of theatre space, it seems ludicrous for a 68-year-old historic building with a 500-seat theatre to sit empty at the west end of Duckworth. Yet, there flap the “For Lease” signs in the windows of…

Here is what is

Best known for his work as producer for Bob Dylan, U2, Robbie Robertson, Emmylou Harris and many others, Daniel Lanois is coming to St. John’s to perform his own music—from Here Is What Is, the soundtrack to his feature-length documentary of the same name­­—on October…

Look

Lian Morrison (22) “I’m wearing black skinny jeans… they were a crazy deal at around $20. I’ve actually gotten two compliments on them already today! And this little yellow crop button-up I got at Forever 21 in Miami last year. I like these colors because…

Storefront

Bill Jackman, co-owner of the soon-to-open Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club Sydney Blackmore is laughing with you.

Janet Maher

Taxation Centre employee and winner of the 2008 Special Olympics Canada Female Athlete of the Year.

Field Notes

Dancer by Janet Peter opens as part of Underthere, Underwhere at Craft Council-Devon House (Oct 12) Kerri Breen grabs the binoculars. Underwhere? Cara Winsor-Hehir and Janet Peter have a new show coming up featuring women in their unmentionables. But it’s much deeper than that, you…

How to support a breastfeeding mom

Congratulations, Andreae! It’s a boy! If you are reading this, I’m officially a mother of two. If memory serves me from the last time around (a foggy five years ago), I’ll be trapped under a voraciously breastfeeding infant for about sixteen hours a day when…

Le Grand Bleu

Of all the ships that come and go in St. John’s Harbour, Le Grand Bleu might just be one of this year’s most unusual. 350 feet in length, and weighing 5500 gross tonnes in weight, Le Grand Bleu is one of the five largest private…

Ken Campbell

An experimental British writer and theatre director, his frequent visits to Newfoundland made him a significant influence and inspiration for local artists—most notably Andy Jones.   by Dave Sullivan

Mega Man 9

WiiWare, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade Nintendo controllers used to cost about fifteen bucks to replace, so it was okay to throw them. With all of this wireless business, it’s a different story today. If you used to huck the ol’ two button across…