Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON) March 1 - 4 + 8, 2017 Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton, ON) March 1, 2017
2016 - USA/ GERMANY - 108 MINUTES - COLOUR A FILM BY MARCIE BEGLEITER
Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization.
Doc Soup - Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema (Toronto, ON) March 1 + 2, 2017 (Q&A with Filmmaker Brett BuBerns follows each screening)
USA - 2016 - 94 MINUTES - ENGLISH A FILM BY BRETT BERNS & BOB SARLES
Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of. His hits include "Twist and Shout", "Hang On Sloopy", "Here Comes The Night" and "Piece Of My Heart."
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON) March 1 - 4 + 8 - 10, 2017 Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton, ON) March 1, 2017 Loft, The (Coburg, ON) Starts March 3, 2017 RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK) April 13 - 16, 2017
2016 - 123 MINUTES - COLOUR - IN GERMAN AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A FILM BY CHRISTIAN SCHWOCHOW
Painting is an unacceptable vocation for a woman in provincial Germany in the year 1900, but budding artist Paula Becker is determined to make her own rules.
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton, ON) March 1, 2017 Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON) March 15 - 18, 2017 Globe Cinema (Calgary, AB) Starts March 31, 2017
USA – 2016 - 86 MINUTES - DOCUMENTARY A FILM BY TIM MARRINAN, RICHARD DEWEY
A probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who pushed the limits of creative expression and risked his life in the name of art.
For more than 45 years, Chris Burden’s work has consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art. His pioneering and often dangerous performance works of the 1970s earned Burden a place in the art history books while still in his early 20s. He had himself shot (Shoot, 1971), locked up (Five Day Locker Piece, 1971), electrocuted, (Doorway to Heaven, 1973), cut (Through the Night Softly, 1973), crucified (Trans-fixed, 1974), and advertised on television (4 TV Ads, 1973–77). But as the 70s progressed Burden became disillusioned with the expectations and misconceptions based on his early works and as the pressure grew, the line between his life and his art blurred.
WEIRDOS - Nominations: Canadian Screen Award, 2017 Best Motion Picture Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Molly Parker Original Screenplay - Daniel MacIvor Achievement in Editing - Duff Smith Achievement in Costume Design - Bethana Briffett
THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 17, 2017
Owen Sound Film Festival (Owen Sound, ON) February 24 - 26, 2017 Kingston Canadian Film Festival (Kingston, ON) March 2 - 5, 2017 Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catharines, ON) March 3 - 13, 2017 CNC Theatre (Prince George, BC) March 3 - 5, 2017 Showcase Cinema (Rocky Mountain House, AB) March 8, 2017 Chilliwack Arts Council Film Fest (Chilliwack, BC) March 8, 2017 Trail Arts Council’s Sunday Cinema (Trail, BC) March 12, 2017 TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON) Starts March 17, 2017 The Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC) Starts March 17, 2017 Cineplex Park Lane (Halifax, NS) Starts March 17, 2017 City Cinema, (Charlottetown, PEI) March 17 - 19 + 24 - 26 Mar 2017 Globe Cinema (Calgary, AB) Starts March 17, 2017 Loft, The (Coburg, ON) Starts March 17, 2017 Bytowne (Ottawa, ON) Starts March 24, 2017 The Vic (Victoria, BC) Starts March 24, 2017 Princess Cinema (Waterloo, ON) Starts March 24, 2017 Sylvan Lake Film Society (Sylvan Lake, AB) March 27, 2017 Brock University Film Series (Catharines, ON) March 29, 2017 Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK) April 1 - 12, 2017 Vernon Film Society (Vernon, BC) April 17, 2017 RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK) April 21 - 23, 2017 Northwest Film Fest (Thunder Bay, ON) April 23, 2017 Collingwood Cinema Club (Collingwood, ON) April 29 - 30, 2017 King's Theatre Film Society (Annapolis Royal, NS) May 9, 2017 Quinte Film Alternative (Belleville, Ontario) June 7, 2017
CANADA – 2016 - BLACK AND WHITE - 84 MINUTES A FILM BY BRUCE MCDONALD WRITTEN BY DANIEL MACIVOR FEATURING: ALLAN HAWCO, MOLLY DUNSWORTH, JULIA SARAH STONE AND DYLAN AUTHORS
It’s the summer of 1976 and 15 year-old Kit (Dylan Authors), bored and restless, is dreaming of a more glamorous life in the big city, away from the small town where he lives with his Dad (Allan Hawco) and grandmother (Cathy Jones). Enlisting the help of his girlfriend Alice (Julia Sara Stone), they hitchhike towards a new home with his glamorous, artistic mother Laura (Molly Parker). As Kit and Alice reach their final destination their relationship is tested as Kit approaches a realization that will change his life forever.
The Royal (Toronto, ON) March 17 - 26, 2017} The Rio (Vancouver, BC) March 21 - 24, 2017 Fright Night Theatre Film Festival (Hamilton, ON) March 21 - 26, 2017 Cinema du Parc (Montreal, QC) March 31 - April 1, 2017 Mayfair Theatre (Ottawa, ON) Starts March 31, 2017 Globe (Calgary, AB) Starts March 31, 2017 Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, MB) May 26 - 28 + June 1, 2017
2015 - POLAND - 92 MINUTES - IN POLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A FILM BY AGNIESZKA SMOCZYNSKA
One enchanted evening in early ’80s Warsaw, Poland, famished heart-eating sister sirens Golden (Michalina Olszanska) and Silver (Marta Mazurek) emerge from the sea in search of prey. They soon find themselves joining an erotic discotheque act, enabling them to use their transformative mermaid skills as a rather ultimate dancer performance attribute.
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (Toronto, ON) Starts April 7, 2017 Metro Cinema (Edmonton, AB) April 28 - May 3, 2017
SWEDEN/ USA - 2016 - 91 MINUTES - COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE - DCP (D-CINEMA) A FILM BY KASPER COLLIN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: RON MANN, NICOLE STOTT, DAN BRAUN
On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin (My Name Is Albert Ayler) is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz and America with cinematography by Bradford Young (DOP, Selma).
TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON) Starts Friday, April 22, 2017
USA - 92 MINUTES - 2016 - COLOUR - B&W - ENGLISH A FILM BY MATT TYRNAUER
In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.
ISREAL - 110 MINUTES IN HEBREW WITH ENGLISH/ FRANCH SUBTITLES A FILM BY RAMA BURSHTEIN
Michal is 32 years old. She became religious 12 years ago, and only now is she getting married. A month before the wedding, while checking out the catering for the event, the groom has a change of heart and the wedding is called off. Michal feels she's unable to go back to ordinary life, to the usual course of matchmaking. She feels this is the moment to change something very basic in her personality. A simple belief that God is good and sweet; that He wants to give and is only waiting for her to wish it. Michal goes on a month-long journey up to the planned wedding day: "I have the venue, the dress, the apartment; God can easily come up with my groom".