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Atlantic Canada has a rich tradition of storytelling and creativity that has extended to critical and audience praise for lms from the regions four provinces. Until now there has been no comprehensive history of this diverse body of work. In Shooting from the East Darrell Varga traces the emergence of art cin- ema in the 1970s and 80s and the subsequent rise of a contemporary commer- cial feature lm and television industry by way of representative examples of a great range of titles including The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood Life Classes The Disappeared and Trailer Park Boys. He provides analysis of doc- umentary lmmaking to emphasize concerns such as the establishment of the regional National Film Board studio and the inuence of broadcast policy but also considers signicant recurring themes including the environment the body race and First Nations and the North. Through critical analyses of key lms and interviews conducted with lmmakers from all corners of the region Varga uncovers patterns of meaning across diverse productions and interro- gates the concept of region in relation to prevailing notions of national cinema and transnational media culture. With a focus on short lms and an extensive history and analysis of the lmmaking production co-operatives located in each province Shooting from the East sheds light on the creative processes and local economic and cultural conditions for making images on the edge of the Atlantic. Darrell Varga is associate professor of lm studies at nscad University. Poet philosopher translator typographer and cultural historian Robert Bringhurst is a modern-day Renaissance man. He has forged a career from diverse but interwoven vocations nding ways to make accessible to con- temporary readers the wisdom of poets and thinkers from ancient Greece the Middle East Asia and North American First Nations. This collection shows the ways in which his industry-standard textbook The Elements of Typographic Style his remarkable translations of Haida oral epics and his experimental and traditional poetry and prose form a single coherent project. Listening for the Heartbeat of Being brings together a range of literary scholars poets journalists and publishers to comment on Bringhursts far reaching body of work. The essays include a comprehensive biography of Bringhurst rst-hand accounts of his book design and production efforts an analysis of his ground-breaking polyphonic performance poems and re-considerations of the Masterworks of the Classical Haida Mythtellers trilogy. Experienced Bringhurst scholars join well-known writers such as Dennis Lee and Margaret Atwood to create a multi-dimensional view of Bringhursts career. Guided by the simple faith that everything is connected to everything else Bringhursts ability to listen closely to the great minds of many cultures and represent their voices pragmatically is as this diverse and insightful book shows of greater interest than ever in a world facing unprecedented ecological crisis and intensive cultural evolution. Brent Wood teaches in the Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Mark Dickinson teaches in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ocad University. 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2015 978-0-7735-4629-5 39.95A CDN 39.95A US 27.99 paper 978-0-7735-4628-8 110.00S CDN 110.00S US 76.00 cloth 6.25 x 9.25 408pp 34 photos Ebook available M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 5 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2015 978-0-7735-4634-9 60.00A CDN 60.00A US 42.00 cloth 6 x 9 280pp 5 photos 2 illustrations Ebook available Shooting from the East Filmmaking on the Canadian Atlantic darrell varga A critical history of lmmaking in Atlantic Canada from the early days of art cinema to the contemporary media industry. L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S H I S T O R Y O F T H E B O O KF I L M S T U D I E S Listening for the Heartbeat of Being The Arts of Robert Bringhurst edited by brent wood and mark dickinson How a multi-talented artist and scholar turned voices of pre-industrial poet-thinkers into texts relevant for todays world and tomorrows.