This week, Arthur sat down with former Trent student, national playwright, musician, and spoken word champ, Charlie C Petch, who is back in Peterborough for a five-day performance stint of their primary theatre project, Mel Malarkey Get’s The Bum’s...
Troy Bordun and I (your friendly neighbourhood TFS co-directors) both wanted to screen films this semester that had something to do with exploring sexuality, so naturally, we gravitated towards two recent films by critically acclaimed filmmakers, Ulrich Seidl and...
Just because Reading Week is over, doesn’t mean the fun and entertainment has to stop! Take a break from studying and writing essays to watch a spectacular show put on by the members of Peterborough’s very own circus group. On...
The advent of social media has created an opportunistic hub for artists. University culture has thrived due to platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, allowing for discourse, debate, and a broader outreach to the student body than before. Trending...
Writing about No Pussyfooting was a personal challenge I set for myself, having never written a music piece before. I was determined to do this only because their music moved me. I have to say, they are hands down my...
Kenya. A 50-year-old Austrian woman. Beach Boys and sex tourism. Racism, sexism, exploitation. Hakuna Matata, no problem. Ulrich Seidl has a very particular filmmaking method. He and Veronika Franz pen a descriptive script, entirely without dialogue. Professional actors and non-professional actors...
At one point in Indian director Tarsem Singh's The Fall, a question is brought up: what is an epic? Although just shy of two hours in length, The Fall itself is without a doubt an epic in the true...
Trent Film Society (TFS) is happy to bring you the second instalment in our February line-up of unconventional love stories: Steven Shainberg's kinky independent romantic comedy, Secretary (2002). Despite having been financially unsuccessful upon its release, the quirky film became...
“Oh hey, there’s Mary-Kate,” is what I would say if Mary-Kate Edwards were here right now. But she’s not. Mary-Kate Edwards does not frequent my grandparents’ basement. She’s usually somewhere on Hunter Street playing music or at Traill College,...
Anishinaabe comedian and Second City Conservatory graduate Ryan McMahon’s material has been described as “irreverent and boundary pushing.”  The Unreserved Tour is occurring across Canada this month, stopping in Peterborough on October 15 at the Gordon Best Theatre on...