SCARBOROUGH – Review by Liz Braun

Scarborough is a splendid film based on Catherine Hernandez’s award-winning novel about the community where she grew up. Like the book, the film is a love letter to a place and a community that’s home to 650,000 people in Toronto’s east end. Directed by Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson. the film centers on three children of 8 or 9 years old who rely on each other growing up in a tough neighborhood. Despite a tiny budget, the profoundly moving Scarborough won the Shawn Mendes Changemaker Award at TIFF last fall and now has 11 nominations at the upcoming Canadian Screen Awards.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Catherine O’Hara: Canadian Screen Award, SCHITT’S CREEK and sexism – Brandy McDonnell reports

Catherine O’Hara has won the best comedy actress prize at the Canadian Screen Awards for her consistently uproarious turn as a former soap opera actress struggling to cope when her wealthy family loses all of its riches on the CBC sitcom Schitt’s Creek.

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