Hot Docs – G-Dog

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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

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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

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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

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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.