Saturday April 2nd, 3:15pm

  • The Royal Cinema 608 College Street Toronto, ON, M6G 1B4 Canada

20 MOVES

TORONTO PREMIERE
Running Time: 74mins
Genre: Documentary
Producer: Adam Rodness
Executive Producer: Lewin Webb
Director: Harv Glazer
Writer: Harv Glazer
Editor: Mahi Rahgozar
Director Of Photography: Andrew Macdonald
Cast: Tom Kremer, Stewart Sims, George Irwin, Jessica Fridrich

Synopsis:

20 Moves is the untold story of holocaust survivor Tom Kremer who brought the world’s best selling puzzle toy “The Rubik’s Cube” to market in the early 1980’s. Invented by Erno Rubik in communist Hungary this magical cube would go on to symbolize an entire decade of pop culture, change the face of communism, spawn an art movement and become a teaching tool for high end mathematics. It would also touch the hands of 1/5th of the world’s population who simply wanted to see if they could solve this intriguing puzzle.

20 MOVES will be preceded by the short film SYNAPSE DANCE.


SYNAPSE DANCE

CANADIAN PREMIERE
Running Time: 10mins
Genre: Documentary
Producer: Suzy Choueiri
Director:  Karen Suzuki
Writer: Karen Suzuki
Editor: Robert Swartz
Director Of Photography: Daniel Grant
Cast: David Dennison, Rachel Bar, Joseph DeSouza

Synopsis:

Any dancer will tell you that dance has the power to heal.  At Canada’s National Ballet School, Dancing with Parkinson’s is an exciting initiative that opens their doors to unlikely students, while allowing researchers to study the effect of dance on the brain.  Using CG animation combined with live action dance shot in the beautiful NBS studios, this short documentary explores how the brain works, while showing the restorative power of dance for people living with Parkinson’s disease.