See­ing stars

Small Town Show Biz: 2 Dreams from a Har­bour­town charm­ingly ex­am­ines the drive for fame.


Jackie Smith and Diana Hart have a cou­ple things in com­mon. They’re both in their 50s and aren’t let­ting a lit­tle thing like age stop them from pur­su­ing life goals as­so­ci­ated with youth: he fronts rock band Ra­zor­boy and she’s a pin-up model. Hav­ing al­ready made a name for their Peep Me­dia shin­gle with CBC docs Edge of East and My Week On Wel­fare, writer-direc­tor Jackie Tor­rens with pro­duc­ing part­ner Jes­sica Brown this time pro­file two in­spir­ing peo­ple who’ve em­braced a life in the spot­light de­spite, or maybe be­cause, they’ve had to man­age more than their fair share of real life chal­lenges. Jackie and Diana’s sto­ries are hon­est, un­var­nished and charm­ing, with Tor­rens, the ac­tor, jour­nal­ist and doc­u­men­tar­ian, once again find­ing a spe­cial kin­ship with her char­ac­ters.

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