The Other Side of Hope

The Other Side of Hope

FINLAND - GERMANY 2017 - FINNISH, ENGLISH, ARABIC - 98 MIN · COLOUR ·2K DCP
A FILM BY AKI KAURISMÄKI

This film tells two stories that converge after forty minutes. The first of these features Khaled, a Syrian refugee. A stowaway on a coal freighter, he ends up in Helsinki where he applies for asylum without much hope of success. Wikström, the second main character, is a travelling salesman peddling ties and men’s shirts. Turning his back on his trade, he instead decides to put his poker face to good use at a gambling table and subsequently buys himself a restaurant in the remotest corner of Helsinki. 

Permanent

Permanent

2017 - 87 MINUTES - USA
A FILM BY COLETTE BURSON
WITH PATRICIA ARQUETTE, RAINN WILSON, KIRA MCLEAN

It’s the early 80’s in small town Virginia and “Perms” are all the rage. 13-year Aurelie dreams about getting one to fit in at her new school but when her clueless parents bring her to a hairdressing academy to save a few bucks, things go incredibly wrong. This is the story about adolescence, socially awkward family members and bad hair.

The Divine Order

The Divine Order

ORIGINAL TITLE: DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG
2016 - 96 MINUTES - SWEEDEN - IN SWISS WItH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY PETRA VOLPE
WITH: MARIE LEUENBERGER, MAX SIMONISCHECK, MARTA ZOFFOLI, NICHOLAS OFCZAREK, SOFIA HELIN

1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Nora’s life is not affected either; she is a quiet person who is liked by everybody – until she starts to publicly fight for women’s suffrage, which the men are due to vote on in a ballot on February 7, 1971.

The Marseille Trilogy

The Marseille Trilogy

THEATRICAL STARTS MAY 19, 2017

The Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC)
June 1, 11, & 12, 2017 - MARIUS
June 1, 11, & 12, 2017 - FANNY
June 5, 11 & 13, 2017 - CESAR

Bytowne (Ottawa, ON)
July 13 - 15, 2017 - MARIUS
July 20 - 22, 2017 - FANNY
July 27, 2017 - CESAR

3 FILMS!

MARIUS
1931 - 127 MINUTES - FRANCE - BLACK AND WHITE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ALEXANDER KORDA

FANNY
1932 - 127 MINUTES - FRANCE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FiLM BY MARC ALLEGRET

CÉSAR
1936 - 142 MINUTES - FRANCE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY MARCEL PAGNOL

Three rich, funny, deep tales of love, life and food in a French Village, a real tear jerker.

The Wedding Plan

The Wedding Plan

THEATRICAL MAY 12, 2017

Mount Pleasant (Toronto, ON)
Starts May 12, 2017
Cineplex Empress Walk (Toronto, ON)
Starts May 12, 2017
Cineplex Cavendish Mall (Montreal, QC)
Starts May 12, 2017
Vancity Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
Starts May 26, 2017
Bytowne (Ottawa, ON)
May 26 - June 1, 2017
The Loft (Cobourg, ON)
Starts May 26, 2017
Hyland Cinema (London, ON)
Starts June 2, 2017
RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK)
June 2 - 4, 2017
Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)
June 2, 4, 5, + 6, 2017
Ottawa Film Society at the Mayfair Theatre (Ottawa, ON)
Nov 7 - 9, 2017

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".

Barracuda

Barracuda

2017 - USA - 98 MINUTES - IN COLOUR
A FILM BY JULIA HALPERIN AND JASON CORTLUND

A young British woman named Sinaloa comes to Texas to find Merle, her half-sister by way of their dead country musician father. It doesn’t take long for Sinaloa to charm her way into Merle’s life. Her singing awakens something in Merle and erases some of the lingering doubts about their shared bloodline.

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

2016 - USA - 90 MINUTES - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY LINDA SAFFIRE, ADAM SCHLESINGER

an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company. One of the modern era’s most acclaimed dancers, Whelan was a principal ballerina for NYCB and, over the course of her celebrated career, danced numerous ballets by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as well as new works by more modern standout choreographers like Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky; many roles were made specifically for Whelan.

Person to Person

Person to Person

2017 - USA - 84 MINUTES - COLOUR - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY DUSTIN GUY DEFA
PRINCIPAL CAST: ABBI JACOBSON, MICHAEL CERA, TAVI GEVINSON, PHILIP BAKER HALL, BENE COOPERSMITH, GEORGE SAMPLE III

During a single day in New York City, a variety of characters grapple with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions permeating their lives. An investigative reporter struggles with her first day on the job, despite help from her misguided boss; a rebellious teen attempts to balance her feminist ideals with other desires; and a young man seeks to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, even as her brother threatens revenge. Meanwhile, an avid music lover traverses the city in search of a rare record for his vinyl collection.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

A FILM BY ALEXANDRA DEAN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SUSAN SARANDON AND MICHAEL KANTOR
PRODUCED BY KATHERINE DREW AND ADAM HAGGIAG
CO-PRODUCERS DAVID KOH AND DAN BRAUN

The story of a Hollywood actress, defined by her appearance, who is secretly a brilliant inventor and changes the course of history.

Lamarr appeared nude at the age of 17 in the 1933 Czech film “Ecstasy” and later married a prominent Austrian businessman who became a weapons dealer to the Nazis. Lamarr, who was born Jewish, fled her husband in the middle of the night, boarding a boat for America with nothing to her name except a single designer gown. She eventually convinced MGM boss Louis B. Mayer to sign her to a deal.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

THEATRICAL BEGINS APRIL 22, 2017

TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON)

Starts Friday, April 21, 2017
Mount Pleasant (Toronto, ON)
Starts April 28, 2017
Cinema du Parc (Montreal, QC)
Starts May 12, 2017
Screening Room (Kingston, ON)
Starts May 12, 2017
Gorge Cinema (Elora, ON)
May 27 - June 1, 2017
Bookshelf Cinema (Guelph, ON)
May 30 -  June 2, 2017
Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema (Toronto, ON)
May 26 - June 1, 2017
Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, MB)
June 24, 25, 28, 29 + 30, 2017
PAC Film House (St. Catharines, ON)
July 12, 15, 19,2017

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.

Mandala Beats

Mandala Beats

2017 - DOCUMENTARY SHORT - 43 MINUTES - CANADA
A FILM BY REBEKAH REIKO

Israeli bassist and producer Yossi Fine, known as the Jimi Hendrix of bass guitar, has recorded and produced music with artists from across the globe including, Lou Reed, David Bowie and Brian Eno. After travelling to Jamaica and Mali to expand his musical knowledge and get in touch with his ancestral roots, Fine discovers that his great-grandmother is Indian. 

Lucky

Lucky

2017 - USA - 88 MINUTES - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JOHN CARROLL LYNCH
PRINCIPAL CAST: HARRY DEAN STANTON, DAVID LYNCH, RON LIVINGSTON, ED BEGLEY JR., TOM SKERRITT, BETH GRANT, JAMES DARREN, BARRY SHABAKA HENLEY, YVONNE HUFF LEE

"Lucky" follows the spiritual journey of a 90 year old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.

I Called Him Morgan

I Called Him Morgan

THEATRICAL STARTS APRIL 7, 2017

RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK)
May 25 - 28, 2017
Vancity Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
Starts June 2, 2017
Bytowne (Ottawa, ON)
June 7 - 10, 2017
Barrie - The Screen One Film Series (Barrie, ON)
June 11, 2017
Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, MB)
June 16 - 18, 2017
Jazz Festival at Monarch Theatre (Medicine Hat, AB)
June 18 - 27, 2017
PAC Film House (St. Catharines, ON)
July 26, 29 + Aug 2, 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).

Becoming Bond

Becoming Bond

2017 - 91 MINUTES - ENGLISH - USA
A FILM BY JOSH GREENBAUM

A unique documentary/narrative hybrid chronicling the stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service" (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next six Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down.

Leaning into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy

Leaning into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy

2016 - 92 MINUTES - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY THOMAS RIEDELSHEIMER

Sixteen years after the release of the ground-breaking film Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art.

Quest

Quest

105 MINUTES - 2017 -USA - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JONATHAN OLSHEFSKI

QUEST is the moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a, aka “Ma Quest,” open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighbourhood.

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

Hyland Cinema (London, ON)
Starts May 26, 2017
Quinte Film Alternative (Belleville, Ontario)
June 7, 2017
Cinefest Picton - Regent Theatre (Picton, ON)
June 12, 2017
Monday Night at the Movies (Tofino, BC)
June 12, 2017
Barrie - The Screen One Film Series (Barrie, ON)
June 15, 2017
MovieMonday Society (Victoria, BC)
June 26, 2017
Vernon Film Society (Vernon, BC)
July 17, 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

Metro Cinema (Edmonton, AB)
May 26 - 31, 2017
Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, MB)
June 2 - 4,7 - 9, 10, 2017
Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)
June 16 - 22, 2017
PAC Film House (St. Catharines, ON)
June 23, 24, 27, 30 2017
RPL Film Library (Regina, SK)
July 6 - 9, 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

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.