The SBlog

Hot Docs Review: At the Edge of Russia

At the Edge of Russia (Michal Marczak; Poland, 2011) I realized when watching this film that one can only watch so much footage of six dudes not doing anything. Similarly, however, I am sure that being among six dudes not doing anything, is worse than watching six dudes not doing anything . At the Edge

Hot Docs Review: Magic Trip

Magic Trip (D: Alex Gibney & Alison Ellwood; USA, 2010) To be honest, I don’t really have too much to say about this one. It was OK. Yeah. Pretty much just OK. Magic Trip is the story of the now mythical bus tour across America undertaken by Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters that was

Hot Docs Review: Dragonslayer

Dragonslayer (Tristan Patterson; USA, 2011) Dragonslayer is one of the most honest and beautiful documentaries I’ve seen in a very long time. It is a film of such intimacy, affection and charm that one cannot help but be drawn into the crushing wave of humanity at its most . . . well, human. Yesterday, in

Hot Docs Review: How To Make a Book With Steidl

How to Make a Book With Steidl (D: Jörg Adolph and Gereon Wetzel; Germany, 2010) Art book publisher Gerhard Steidl is easily one of the most eccentric characters I’ve encountered by way of documentary cinema in recent years. He speaks at length about his profound love for the smell of paper, he takes offense when

About SB 27

Well folks, we’ve been having some technical difficulties with our latest issue, so it’s been decided that we will be pushing the release back to the end of the month. We apologize if you were totally stoked for another dose of digital potassium – I think we all need one – but unfortunately we’re all

Call for submissions for SB 27

Deadline: March 31st Send submission along with a short bio to submissions@steelbananas.com. Direct all enquiries to Karen or Curran. Steel Bananas is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction on the theme of “Neo-Canadiana.” Whether you’re first generation, fifth generation, or just visiting, we want perspectives on the future of Canadian culture, regional identities,

Call to action! With Bill C-49, Harper is openly violating several internatonal treaties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Steel Bananas Art Collective, in solidarity with No One is Illegal, Jewish-Canadians Opposing Bill C-49, the Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association, Amnesty International, and various other civil liberties groups, openly and vehemently rejects the new Immigration Act, Bill C-49,  proposed by Stephen Harper and the current Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney.