Tag: jaycheel

Toronto 2016 Review: TWISTED Faithfully Re-Enacts Something That Did Not Happen

You have probably heard (or used) the expression, 'Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.' Well, a good one happened in Thorold, Ontario, Canada in 1996. A pregnant summer storm blew through the niagara region,...

Review: HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE Is A Graceful Look At Two Interesting Men And What Inspires Them

The famous Serenity Prayer of american theologian Reinhold Niebuhr is as follows:  "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Jay...

Hot Docs 2016 Review: HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE Beautifully Mixes Craft And Emotion

The famous Serenity Prayer of american theologian Reinhold Niebuhr is as follows:  "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Jay...

Trailer For HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE Offers Obsession And Emotion

We are big fans of Beauty Day here at ScreenAnarchy (full disclosure, I contributed to a commentary track on the DVD) and are happy to see documentary filmmaker Jay Cheel back with a sci-fi inflected documentary, How To Build A...

Trailer for HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE (and HotDocs DOCignite)

After the success of his Jackass stunt progenitor doc, Beauty Day, on both the festival circuit and on Canadian Television (Americans take note, it comes out on DVD in the Great White North on February 28) the next project from Canuck...

Hey Canada! Beauty Day is on HBO Tonite!

Jay Cheel's Beauty Day, a look at the life and blue-collar art from pre-Jack Ass stunt-tomfoolery pioneer Ralph Zavadil (aka Cap'n Video) is a film that you should really seek out.  It is one of the better documentaries I have seen...

Hey Toronto! Indie Mayhem and Musings on Life! BEAUTY DAY opens!

After its successful screenings at this years Hot Docs festival (cheers during screenings, standing ovations afterwards) Primitive Entertainment is rolling out Jay Cheel's documentary on the one-man-jackass that is Ralph Zavadil into a limited theatrical release that is rolling across Canada over...

Hot Docs Full Line-Up and Schedule

One of the largest documentary film festivals in the world, Toronto's HOT DOCS just announced its full line-up which includes premieres galore (I won't bore you with the stats) both locally and internationally.Some Highlights include the follow-up film from Man...