Weir Falling Down

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We no longer care about the lives of the saints, yet we long for a holiness of our own.
Carol Shields, Swann

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Clever men create themselves, but clever women, it seems to me, are created by their mothers. Women can never escape their mothers’ cosmic pull, not their lip-biting expectations or their faulty love. We want to please our mothers, emulate them, disgrace them, oblige them, outrage them, and bury ourselves in the mysteries and consolations of their presence. When my mother and I are in the same room we work magic on each other: I grow impossibly cheerful and am guilty of reimagined naivete and other indulgent stunts, and my mother’s sad, helpless dithering becomes a song of succour.
Carol Shields, Swann

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I go over and over the possibilities until they strum a rusty plucked tune in my head, one of those half-lisped songs from the sixties that are all refrain and three-quarters nonsense. Lost, lost, lost, gone.
Carol Shields, Swann

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Photo Series: A Father Looking at Autism

“According to Timothy, his project Echolilia helped him understand the situation, his role as father, but most importantly, to accept his own son’s differences. Those habits that first drove him nuts completely changed through his photos. In Echolilia, father and son create their own visual language, thanks to which they can communicate with each other even when there are no words they both can understand. In fact, Elijah receives positive attention for his rituals, can share something with his dad, and has even started to take his own photos.”

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In honour of the 35th anniversary of the film that sparked the reinvention of American comedy, TIFF is proud to present a special onstage discussion followed by a screening of the original film. As a TIFF Member, you have the opportunity to purchase tickets to a private cocktail reception on the TIFF Bell Lightbox rooftop (togas optional), where you can mingle with the people who helped build the Animal House: director John Landis, producer Ivan Reitman, National Lampoon co-founder Matty Simmons, and stars Martha Smith, Tim Matheson and Stephen Furst.

We anticipate a deeply religious experience�

Tiff, is this fo real?

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