Weirdos

Weirdos

WEIRDOS - Winner!: Canadian Screen Award, 2017
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Molly Parker
Original Screenplay - Daniel MacIvor

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 17, 2017

TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON)
Starts March 17, 2017
Cineplex Park Lane (Halifax, NS)
Starts March 17, 2017
City Cinema, (Charlottetown, PEI)
March 17 - 19 + 24 - 26, 2017
Globe Cinema (Calgary, AB)
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
Loft, The (Coburg, 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
Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catharines, ON)
April 14 - 17 + 20, 2017
Northwest Film Fest (Thunder Bay, ON)
April 23, 2017
Cinecenta (Victoria, BC)
April 28 + 29, 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
Barrie - The Screen One Film Series (Barrie, ON)
June 15, 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

Nova Scotia. 1976. The weekend of the American Bicentennial. When 15-year-old Kit decides that living with his father is too repressive, he hits the road to move in with his mother. Accompanied by his girlfriend Alice, Kit will explore his very core - his sexuality, his sense of place and self - in an attempt to find a place to call home.

The Lure

The Lure

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 21, 2017

The Royal (Toronto, ON)
March 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 2017
The Rio (Vancouver, BC)
March 21 - 24, 2017
Fright Night Theatre Film Festival (Hamilton, ON)
March 21 - 26, 2017
Sudbury Indie Cinema (Sudbury, ON)
April 12, 2017
Princess Cinema (Waterloo, ON)
April 22 - 24, 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)
June 2 - 4,7 - 9, 10, 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. 

Burden

Burden

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 15, 2017

Globe Cinema (Calgary, AB)
Starts March 31, 2017

Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)
April 14, 16, 17, 19, 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.

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 1, 2017

Picton County Docs, Hot Docs Showcase (Picton, ON)

April 8, 2017
Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catharines, ON)
May 10 + 13, 2017

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."

Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse

THEATRICAL BEGINS 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. 

Paula

Paula

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 1, 2017

RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK)
April 13 - 16, 2017
Oakville Monday Night @ the Movies (Oakville, ON)
April 24, 2017
Bytowne (Ottawa, ON)
May 5 - 9, 2017
Cinecenta (Victoria, BC)
May 17 + 18, 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.

TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART

TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART

LIMITED THEATRICAL BEGINS FEBRUARY 15, 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

RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK)
April 13 - 16, 2017
Vancity Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
Starts April 28, 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

Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catharines, ON)
May 31, 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

Cinema Politica (Montreal, QC)
March 27, 2017
Milton Film Forum (Milton, ON)
April 5, 2017
Those Other Movies (Haliburton, Ontario)
April 8, 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

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

Winner! "Best First Feature" Canadian Screen Award, 2017

THEATRICAL BEGINS DECEMBER 9, 2016

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
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

Cinema du Parc (Montreal, QC)
Starts March 17, 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.