Earth Day, dragons, and Hot Docs picks: Bookishness for Apr. 22, 2013

Borrow, grow, return
Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, why not check out the newly opened Markham Grows Seed Library at Markham Public Library’s Milliken Mills Branch (7600 Kennedy Road) where Markham residents can check out free, organic, heirloom seeds? Don’t live or work in Markham? Check out the Toronto Seed Library. Then get outside!


AMovieAboutDragons…this award winning French (here translated) ad campaign is a true thing. Or rather, the message communicated is a true thing, because the ad campaign itself is kind of amazing.

Hot picks
Finding yourself in what I like to call a “film festival syndrome” (aka overwhelmed by all of the choices of Hot Docs but with very little information to base your filmgoing decisions on)? Check out the Hot Docs Programmers’ Picks, at least for a start. That is, if you can still get tickets (sigh).

Speaking of cinema
I wanted to copy and paste pretty much the entirety of this review on here, but I’ll just post a bit and you can go read the rest.

“The cinema is the great compensatory art, the one that natural-born artists who lack any particular technical skill, craft, or knowledge gravitate toward, because it’s the one where the equipment itself supplies most of the needed technique. The artists need only bring their being—because being is the cinema’s very stuff and subject.” From “Portrait of Jason” and the Life of Movies.