Skip to main content

Nice People is a new documentary that follows the first-ever Somali bandy team in their struggle to reach the World Championship in Siberia in 2014. The team lives and trains in Borlänge, Sweden and is coached by legendary former bandy player Per Fosshaug and Cia Embretsen.

Henrik Hansson

Toronto Black Film Festival

For the second year running, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences failed to nominate an actor from black or ethnic-minority backgrounds for the Oscars. Against that contentious backdrop, this local festival showcases black films and encourages debate on diversity issues. Highlights include an opening-night screening of the South African drama Thina Sobabili (Feb. 10, Isabel Bader Theatre) and a tribute to (and the appearance of) acting icon Alfre Woodward (Feb. 13, Art Gallery of Ontario). TBFF runs from Feb. 10 to 14, various venues; torontoblackfilm.com.

Nice People

Story continues below advertisement

For a group of young men who fled war-torn Somalia and ended up in rural Sweden, the sport of bandy was dandy when it came to integrating themselves into the community. An uplifting documentary follows their hockey-ish, fish-out-of-water aspirations. Feb. 5 to 15 (various dates), Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.

What an Idiot

Or is he? In a Canadian comedy written and directed by Peter Benson (Death Do Us Part), a man befriends a bombshell female co-worker by pretending to be gay. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty. (14A) Feb. 5 to 11 (various dates), Kingsway Theatre.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Comments

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site. This should only take a few moments.
  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.
Cannabis pro newsletter