Hot Docs – G-Dog


G-Dog is the unlikely moniker for an unlikely social activist. Father Gregory Boyle is a Jesuit priest running a gang intervention program in Los Angeles’ troubled east side. Homeboy Industries is considered to be the most successful program of its kind in the United States with a retention rate of 70%.

Hot Docs – Brooklyn Castle


Intermediate School 318, known as I.S. 318, is a public junior high school in Brooklyn, New York. Approximately 70% of its population is below the poverty line, but it has a distinction that the most prestigious private school cannot boast: it has won the most national chess championships of any junior high in the United… 

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Into the Vault – Shallow Grave


Danny Boyle has never made the same movie twice. His resume includes films as disparate as the human endurance story "127 Hours", the Oscar-winning crowd-pleaser "Slumdog Millionaire", the zombie apocalypse "28 Days Later", the rom-com "A Life Less Ordinary" and the heroin-driven funhouse "Trainspotting". Before all that was "Shallow Grave", the film that marked the… 

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Out and About – IDS, Niagara Street Cafe, L’ouvrier, Buca, No Frills, Bananagrams, Ceili Cottage


From the last meals at Niagara Street Café under chef Nick Liu's command, to the IDS show, and Robbie Burns Day, the Spotlight crew has had a busy week.