TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART

TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART

LIMITED THEATRICAL BEGINS FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton, ON)
January 18, 2017
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON)
Februaery 15, 16 + 25, 2017
Loft, The (Coburg, ON)
February 17 - 23, 2017

USA – 2015 – 72 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JAMES CRUMP

Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists that sought to transcend the limitations of paint- ing and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms.

Dim the Fluorescents

Dim the Fluorescents

A FILM BY DANIELWARTH

Struggling actor Audrey (Claire Armstrong) and aspiring playwright Lillian (Naomi Skwarna) pour all of their creative energy into the only paying work they can find: corporate role-playing demonstrations. When they book the biggest gig of their careers at a hotel conference, they commence work on their most ambitious production to date and the ensuing tensions threaten to derail both the production and their friendship.

Afterimage

Afterimage

THEATRICAL BEGINS FEBRUARY 1, 2017

Loft, The (Coburg, ON)
February 17 - 23, 2017
Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)
February 14, 17, 18, 19 + 22, 2017
Globe Cinema (Calgary, AB)
Starts February 27, 2017
RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK)
April 13 - 16, 2017

POLAND - 98 MINUTES - 2016 - COLOUR - IN POLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ANDRZEJ WADJA

A story of Władysław Strzemiński, an avant-garde painter, who did not give in to socialist realism being ruthlessly enforced by Communist regime in the post-war Poland. The tragic consequences of a struggle for artistic freedom in the totalitarian system of power unfold at first slowly, but gradually lead a charismatic, defiant man into the abyss.

Tokyo Idols

Tokyo Idols

2017 - 88 MINUTES - CANADA/ UNITED KINGDOM - IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY KYOKO MIYAKE
PRODUCERS: EYESTEEL FILM + BRAKELESS LIMITED

Walking down the streets of Tokyo, it is difficult to escape the gaze and the voice of the ‘idol’ girls - Japanese pop singers. They are everywhere, looking down from advertising panels and singing out of shops’s loudspeakers. With an innocent virgin look and piercingly high-pitched voice, they are the ultimate expression of Japanese cuteness. 

Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)

Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)

USA/ FRANCE - 2017 - 87 MINUTES
A FILM BY COLIN HANKS
PRINCIPAL CAST: JESSE HUGHES, JOSH HOMME, DAVE CATCHING, MATT MCJUNKINS, THE EDGE, BONO
MUSIC: EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ALAIN JOHANNES

On November 13, 2015 at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, terrorists killed 89 people and injured hundreds more at a Eagles of Death Metal concert. The band members survived, and a year later returned to Paris to give a triumphant, defiant concert at the Olympia Theatre.

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

USA/ GERMANY - 108 MINUTES - COLOUR & BLACK AND WHITE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY FENTON BAILEY AND RANDY BARBATO
*Courtesy HBO Canada

Using two retrospectives at LA's Getty and LACMA museums as a backdrop, this definitive portrait profiles the controversial artist from early childhood, to his beginnings in NYC and his meteoric rise in the art world, to his untimely death in 1989.

Best Worst Thing that Ever Could Have Happened

Best Worst Thing that Ever Could Have Happened

THEATRICAL BEGINS JANUARY 20, 2017

Princess Cinema (Waterloo, ON)
March 14 + 15, 2017

One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. 

Cameraperson

Cameraperson

THEATRICAL BEGINS DECEMBER 16, 2016

Nelson Civic Theatre (Nelson, BC)
February 22, 2017
Cinema Politica (Montreal, QC)
March 27, 2017
Milton Film Forum (Milton, ON)
April 5, 2017

2016 - USA - 102 MINUTES - COLOUR
A FILM BY KIRSTEN JOHNSON

What does it mean to film another person? How does it affect that person - and what does it do to the one who films? 

Hockey Night

Hockey Night

THEATRICAL BEGINS DECEMBER 17, 2016

The Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC)
Sunday March 19, 2017

CANADA – 2015 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY PAUL SHAPIRO
FEATURING: MEGAN FOLLOWS, RICK MORANIS, GAIL YOUNGS

When a young girl wants to join her high school's hockey team as goalie, she meets with resistence, but also gets support, especially from the star forward of the team.

Ugetsu

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Ugetsu

4K RESTORATION
1953 - JAPAN - 97 MINUTES - BLACK AND WHITE - IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY KENJI MIZOGUCHI

“Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers,” said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director’s supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss—with its exquisite blending of the otherworldly and the real—is one of the most beautiful films ever made.

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The Tree of the Wooden Clogs

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The Tree of the Wooden Clogs

4K RESTORATION
978 - ITALY - 186 MINUTES - IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ERMANNO OLMI

Ermanno Olmi’s masterpiece returns in a stunning 4k restoration. A painterly and sensual immersion in late nineteenth-century Italian farm life, The Tree of Wooden Clogs lovingly focuses on four families working for one landowner on an isolated estate in the province of Bergamo.

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Old Stone

Old Stone

Johnny Ma Wins Best First Feature Film Award For Old Stone - Canadian Screen Awards!

OLD STONE - Nominations: Canadian Screen Award, 2017
Best Motion Picture
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Gang Chen
Original Screenplay - Johnny Ma
Achievement in Editing - Michael Long
Achievement in Cinematography - MingKai Leung

THEATRICAL BEGINS DECEMBER 9, 2016
Owen Sound Film Festival (Owen Sound, ON)
February 24  - 26, 2017
Port Alberni Film Circuit (Port Alberni, BC)
February 26, 2017
Hudson Film Society, Hudson, QC (Film Circuit)
March 3 - 7, 2017
Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catherines, ON)
March 3, 5, 10 + 13, 2016
Fernie District Arts Council (Fernie, BC)
March 5, 2017
Friday Flicks (Quadra Island, BC)
Friday, March 17, 2017
The Reel Thing Film Series (Richmond Hill, ON) - Film Circuit
March 20, 2017
Gallery Stratford (Stratford, ON)
March 20, 2017
Renfrew Film Association (Renfrew, ON)
April 2 + 5, 2017
Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, MB)
April 7 - 9, 2017
TIFF @ National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON)
April 27 - 20, 2017
Northwest Film Fest (Thunder Bay, ON)
April 30, 2017
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
May 3, 2017
Friends of the Spruce Grove Public Library (Film Circuit), Spruce Grove, AB
May 11, 2017

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA / CANADA - 2016 - 80 MIN - FEATURE - IN MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY JOHNNY MA
FEATURING: CHEN GANG, NAI AN, WANG HONGWEI, ZHANG ZEBIN, LUO XUE'ER

In Johnny Ma’s thrilling debut feature, a Chinese taxi driver finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare where no good deed goes unpunished. Beginning as a gritty social-realist drama before u-turning into a blood-drenched noir, Old Stone follows the repercussions of a car accident in a society where life is cheap and compassion is ruinously expensive.

Tampopo

Tampopo

THEATRICAL BEGINS DECEMBER 9, 2016

Rio Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
March 9, 2017
Metro Cinema (Edmonton, AB)
March 3, 4, 6 & 9, 2017
Screening Room (Kingston, ON)
March 19 + 20, 2017

1985 - 115 MINUTES - JAPAN - 1.85:1
A FILM BY JUZO ITAMI

Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.

Monterey Pop

Monterey Pop

4K RESTORATION, 50TH ANNIVERSARY RELEASE
USA - 1986 - 78 MINUTES - COLOUR - ENGLISH

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll.

Things to Come

Things to Come

THEATRICAL BEGINS DECEMBER 2, 2016

Kamloops Film Society (Kamloops, BC)
February 23, 2017
Cranbrook Film Festival - The Rockies Film Series (Cranbrook, BC)
March 2 - 4, 2017
Cinéma Paspébiac (Paspébiac, QC)
March 3, 2017
Monday Night at the Movies, (Blairmore, AB)
March 13, 2017
Ciné-club du Carré 150 (Victoriaville, QC)
April 3, 2017
Stockey Film Night, Parry Sound, ON
March 2, 2017
FSJ Film Society (Fort St John, BC)
March 6, 2017
The Patricia Theatre (Powel River, BC)
March 8 + 9, 2017
Cine-Club L'entrepôt (Lachine, QC)
March 13, 2017
Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre - Revelstoke, BC
March 16, 2017
Cinéma Potton (Mansonville, QC)
March 17, 2017
Friday Flicks (Quadra Island, BC)
March 17, 2017
Reel Movie Monday, (Red Deer, AB)
March 27, 2017
MUSE International Fine Films, (Peterborough, ON)
April 3, 2017
Reel Alternatives (Duncan, BC)
April 24, 2017
Northwest Film Fest, Thunder Bay, ON (Film Circuit)
April 30, 2017
Friends of the Spruce Grove Public Library, Spruce Grove, AB
May 18, 2017

FRANCE/ GERMANY – 2016 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY MIA HANSEN-LØVE
FEATURING: ISABELLE HUPPERT, ANDRÉ MARCON, ROMAN KOLINKA, EDITH SCOB, SARAH LE PICARD, SOLAL FORTE, ELISE LHOMEAU, LIONEL DRAY, GRÉGOIRE MONTANA-HAROCHE, LINA BENZERTI

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 1, 2017

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. 

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 1, 2017

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."

Paula

Paula

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 1, 2017

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.

SONITA

SONITA

IRAN / GERMANY / SWITZERLAND – 2015 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ROKHSAREH GHAEM MAGHAMI
WITH SONITA ALIDAZEH

Sonita is an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live the way she wants, as an artist, singer, and musician in spite of all her obstacles she confronts in Iran and her conservative patriarchal family. In harsh contrast to her goal is the plan of her family – strongly advanced by her mother – to make  her a bride and sell her to a new family. The price right now is about US$ 9.000.

A Poem is a Naked Person

A Poem is a Naked Person

USA - 1974 - 90 MINUTES - COLOUR - ENGLISH
A FILM BY LES BLANK

Les Blank considered this free-form feature documentary about beloved singer-songwriter Leon Russell, filmed between 1972 and 1974, to be one of his greatest accomplishments. Yet it has not been released until now. Hired by Russell to film him at his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, Blank ended up constructing a unique, intimate portrait of a musician and his environment.