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TIFF 6ix: Essential Links for the Week of March 21, 2016

TIFF 6IX: Dystopian grocery store edition.

Mar 25, 2016

1) Creating a dystopian 1970s science-fiction universe (for Ben Wheatley's High-Rise) involved a whole lot of designing grocery products and book covers.

2) Your local video store may not survive much longer. Film fans will mourn the loss, as Christopher Blow explains in this lovely and personal piece commemorating Toronto's Queen Video (RIP, Queen Street location).

3) The appetite for early-'90s media frenzies recast as modern entertainment (I'm looking at you, Juice) continues with the news that Margot Robbie will play Tonya Harding.

4) Are you the next Hayao Miyazaki? Maybe you could be now that the animation software used by the legendary Studio Ghibli is free and open source.

5) It was a very sad week, with the loss of two giants of the entertainment world: ATCQ's Phife Dawg and comedian, actor, writer, producer and director Garry Shandling both passed away. Remember the latter with 12 things you might not know about him: his engineering background, celebrity pickup basketball games at his house, and that time he played himself playing Fox Mulder on The X-Files.

6) Hey Georgia! If you want to pass an anti-LGBTQ "religious liberty" bill, then Hollywood wants to pass on working with you. Bravo.