A DIF­FER­ENT PATH

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(Mon­teith McCol­lum, U. S.). 96 min­utes. Rat­ing: Painfully rel­e­vant in light of Toronto’s re­cent rash of pedes­trian deaths, Mon­teith McCol­lum’s well-mean­ing but te­dious doc looks at sev­eral grass­roots ac­tivists at­tempt­ing to re­claim their streets from cars and un­sym­pa­thetic de­vel­op­ers.

Sub­jects in­clude a feisty group of se­niors in a Seat­tle sub­urb, a New Yorker and a Por­tuguese man who both kayak to work, and Michael Louis John­ston, a Toronto mu­si­cian and cy­clist who fights for car-free days.

McCol­lum doesn’t build much ten­sion, in­cludes dis­tract­ing and pre­cious vis­ual il­lus­tra­tions and adds ba­nal ob­ser­va­tions like “The jour­ney [is] more im­por­tant than the des

tina­tion.” Duh.

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