Transpecos

Transpecos

STARTS SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 - REGENT THEATRE (TORONTO, ON)
NOVEMBER 19 & 20 - REGINA PUBLIC LIBRARY FILM THEATRE (REGINA, SK)

UNITED STATES – 2016 – 86 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GREG KWEDAR
FEATURING: JOHNNY SIMMONS, GABRIEL LUNA, CLIFTON COLLINS, JR.

On a remote desert highway a makeshift Border Patrol checkpoint is manned by three agents: Flores (Gabriel Luna): with an uncanny ability to track; Davis (Johnny Simmons): joined the Border Patrol with dreams of romancing señoritas and riding on horseback; Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr): one of the old guards who believes a college degree can’t stop a bullet. It's like most boring days, but soon the contents of one car will change everything. What follows is a journey to uncover the surreal, frightening secrets hidden behind the facade of this lonely outpost. The end of the path may cost them their lives along a border where the line between right and wrong shifts like the desert itself.

Night of the Living Deb

Night of the Living Deb

USA/ 2015/ IN ENGLISH/ 85 MINUTES

A FILM BY KYLE RANKIN
FEATURING:  MARIA THAYER ,MICHAEL CASSIDY, RAY WISE, CHRIS MARQUETTE

Deb Clarington is a hardworking 30-year-old gal, not a stickler for hygiene and holding a terrible track record with men. That all changes when she wakes up on the Fourth of July in the apartment of the most attractive man she’s ever seen. Unfortunately neither she nor Ryan can explain exactly why they spent the night together, and there is some debate over how much even happened.

I Called Him Morgan

I Called Him Morgan

THEATRICAL 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).

Weirdos

Weirdos

THEATRICAL FEBRUARY 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.

 

Traders

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Traders

2015 - IRELAND - IN ENGLISH - 90 MINUTES
A FILM BY RACHAEL MORIARTY, PETER MURPHY
FEATURING: KILLIAN SCOTT, JOHN BRADLEY, NIKA MCGUIGAN, PETER O'MEARA, BARRY KEOGHAN

It’s a dog beat dog world out there after the latest financial crisis, and those who were bloodthirsty in their quest for making money are now looking for a new sport in the Irish film TRADERS.

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DON'T BLINK - ROBERT FRANK

DON'T BLINK - ROBERT FRANK

USA/ CANADA – 2015 – 82 MIN - FEATURE
A FILM BY LAURA ISRAEL

The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’s covered, from The Americans in 1958 up to the present, is intimately registered in his now formidable body of artistic gestures.

GODDESS

GODDESS

A FILM BY MARK LAMPRELL
WITH LAURA MICHELLE KELLY, RONAN KEATING, MAGDA SUBSZANKI

Full-time mum of twins, Elspeth Dickens (Laura Michelle Kelly), becomes a web sensation when she inadvertently broadcasts her sink songs across the internet. With Elspeth’s husband, James (Ronan Keating), at sea saving whales, advertising mogul Cassandra (Magda Szubanski) relishes the opportunity to exploit Elspeth s new-found fame by offering Elspeth her dream career in showbusiness. With her dreams of stardom within reach, Elspeth finds the choice between fame and family may come at the cost of losing both.

UNLOCKING THE CAGE

UNLOCKING THE CAGE

USA – 2015 – 92 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY CHRIS HEGEDUS AND D A PENNEBAKER

Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After 30 years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his lebgal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filling the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a "thing" with no rights to a "person" with legal protections.

Multiple Maniacs

Multiple Maniacs

USA - 1970 - 96 MINUTES - BLACK & WHITE - 1.66:1 - DCP - BLU RAY
A FILM BY JOHN WATERS

John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes to theaters at long last, replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments.

Tideland

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Tideland

UNITED KINGDOM / CANADA – 2005 – 120 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TERRY GILLIAM

NON-THEATRICAL: AVAILABLE FOR TV, VOD & FILM FESTIVALS ONLY

In the great tradition of child fantasy stories such as The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, Terry Gilliam takes us on a wild adventure with his adaptation of Mitch Cullin's cult classic novel. Welcome to the world of Jeliza-Rose, the young heroine and narrator of TIDELAND. Jeliza-Rose drifts from the harsh reality of her childhood and escapes into the fantasies of her own active imagination. This is a fantasy world to rival all others; here fireflies have names, bog-men awaken at dusk, monster sharks swim down railroad tracks, and disembodied Barbie heads share in her adventures.

Starring Jeff Bridges, Janet McTeer, Jennifer Tilly, Jodelle Ferland, Brendan Fletcher

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Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

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Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

USA / NETHERLANDS / GERMANY – 2012 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GRANT HAMILTON

TIME ZERO starts as a eulogy to Polaroid instant film and cameras, sharing with viewers the magic of Polaroid through the perspective of a few Polaroid artists and former employees of the corporation. 

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Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

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Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

USA – 2012 – 77 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY  BEN SHAPIRO

An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life.

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Three Times

Three Times

TAIWAN – 2005 – 116 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN MANDARIN & TAIWANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY HOU HSIAO HSIEN

THREE TIMES evokes a sentimental tale of three-reincarnations of an unfinished love...

Wake in Fright

Wake in Fright

AUSTRALIA / USA – 1971 – 114 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TED KOTCHEFF

In 60s Australia, John Grant (Gary Bond), is an Education Department bonded teacher at a tiny outback school. Making his way to Sydney for the holidays, John takes the train but stops overnight in Bundayabba. 

Drawn into the 'Yabba's' culture of drinking and gambling, he becomes embroiled in the locals' insular and threatening world.

Painters Painting

Painters Painting

USA – 1973 – 118 MIN – BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTIONIO

Originally released in 1973 but never before available on DVD, PAINTERS PAINTING is the definitive documentary on the New York School of painters, from 1940-1970. 

HARLAN: IN THE SHADOW OF JEW SÜSS

HARLAN: IN THE SHADOW OF JEW SÜSS

GERMANY / FINLAND – 2009 – 99 MIN – COLOUR / BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY FELIX MOELLER

Though almost forgotten today, Veit Harlan was one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious filmmakers. Millions all across occupied Europe saw his films, the most perfidious of which was the treacherous anti-Semitic propaganda film JEW SÜSS —required viewing for all SS members. An unrepentant and blindly obsessive craftsman, no figure—save for Leni Riefenstahl—is as closely associated with the cinema of the Holocaust years as that of Joseph Goebbels’ top director. (Harlan’s 1945 epic Kolberg was the basis for INGLORIOUS BASTERDS' pivotal film-within-a-film Stolz Der Nation.) Harlan was also the only artist from the Nazi era to be charged with war crimes.

A Day at the Gallery

A Day at the Gallery

USA – 2012 – 40 MIN
A FILM BY BERNARD SHAKEY

Bernard Shakey’s silent film made in 2012. A book author visits a gallery featuring the works of Shepard Fairey and haggles with the owner over purchasing paintings for a book. As they move about the gallery, the paintings come to life and tell a story of their own. “An astonishing, unprecedented and amazing 40 minute film.” – Neil Young News

Solo Trans

Solo Trans

USA – 1984 – 60 MIN
A FILM BY HAL ASHBY

Presented as an episode of Trans TV, the show finds Neil Young at an interesting artistic crossroads, which is illustrated by an opening solo acoustic set that moves into a song cycle of his experimental and electronic Trans period, followed with a closing set of rockabilly music accompanied by Neil’s band The Shocking Pinks.

Rust Never Sleeps

Rust Never Sleeps

USA – 1979 – 103 MIN
A FILM BY BERNARD SHAKEY

“Instead of being a straight concert documentary, RUST NEVER SLEEPS calls itself a ‘concert fantasy.’ As he was during last fall’s tour at which this was filmed, Mr. Young is discovered ‘asleep’ on top of one of the loudspeaker banks, which has been disguised as an oversized pirate chest, and ‘wakes up’ to begin the concert.