2018 - CANADA - COLOUR - IN ENGLISH
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JAMES BLOKLAND AND ANDREA MOODIE
WITH: STACEY ISEMAN, PHIL LORTIE, GWYNETH BAILLIE
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When Alice sets out to post one synonym for love every week for a year, she inadvertently sends a gentle ripple through her social network and discovers more about relationships than she imagined. Combining doc interviews with narrative drama, 52 Words for Love offers a humorous meditation on what it means to grapple with the vagaries of intimacy.
THEATRICAL STARTS NOVEMBER 9, 2018
2018 - 101 MINUTES - GERMANY/ FRANCE - IN GERMAN AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH / FRENCH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY CHRISTIAN PETZOLD
German troops are fast approaching Paris. Georg, a German refugee, escapes to Marseille in the nick of time. In his luggage, he carries the documents of an author, Weidel, who has taken his own life in fear of his persecutors. Those documents include a manuscript, letters and visa assurance from the Mexican embassy.
THEATRICAL STARTS NOVEMBER 1, 2018
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USA – 1979 – 97 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GLENN SILBER & BARRY ALEXANDER BROWN
Nominated for an Academy Award and widely considered one of the most important political films ever made, THE WAR AT HOME vividly chronicles the anti-war protest movement of the 1960's and 70's. The film provides an illuminating look at the home front of the Vietnam War - the war that students and other ani-war dissidents waged on America's political system, military and notions of patriotism.
Through a powerful combination of rare archival footage and interviews with students, community leaders, Vietnam veterans, and participants from all points of view, THE WAR AT HOME shows how the anti-war movement grew into a genuine people's revolt in tandem with the escalation of war in Vietman.
THEATRICAL STARTS OCTOBER 12, 2018
2017 - USA - 98 MINUTES
A FILM BY MATT TYRNAUER
Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.
There are 8,000 miles of sidewalks, paths and roads in New York City, and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all–every street, every block, every pedestrian overpass, park lane and hiking trail. A journey that stretches from the heart of Harlem to the marshes of Staten Island, Matt’s walk is a pursuit of anything that catches his eye, be it a national landmark or a humble manhole cover. Over time Matt has amassed an encyclopedia of surprising New York trivia and underground history, informed by his own research and conversations with the amused but supportive New Yorkers he encounters along the way.
THEATRICAL STARTS AUGUST 17, 2018
2017 - ITALY - 93 MINUTES - 1:33 - 5.1 AUDIO - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SUASANNA NICCHIARELLI
WITH TRINE DYRHOLM, JOHN GORDON SINCLAIR, ANAMARIA MARINCA
A road-movie dedicated to the last years of Christa Päffgen, known by her stage name “Nico”. One of Warhol's muses, singer of The Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty. The story of Nico's last tours with the band that accompanied her around Europe in the Eighties: years in which the "priestess of darkness", as she was called, found herself again, shaking off the weight of her beauty and rebuilding the relationship with her only forgotten son. It is the story of a rebirth, of an artist, of a mother, of the woman beyond the icon.
THEATRICAL STARTS AUGUST 10, 2018
2017 - USA - 90 MINUTES - COLOUR
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY DESIREE AKHAVAN
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY EMILY M. DANFORTH
FEATURING: CHLOË GRACE MORETZ, SASHA LANE, FORREST GOODLUCK, JOHN GALLAGHER JR., JENNIFER EHLE
Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods, and earnest Christian rock songs—but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts.
THEATRICAL STARTS AUGUST 3, 2018
USA - 98 MINUTES - 2017 - COLOUR - IN ENGLISH
BASED ON THE BOOK “FULL SERVICE: MY ADVENTURES IN HOLLYWOOD AND THE SECRET SEX LIVES OF THE STARS”
BY SCOTTY BOWERS WITH LIONEL FRIEDBERG
A FILM BY MATT TYRNAUER
FEATURING SCOTT BOWERS
Having just been mustered out of the Marines Corps after the Second World War, Scotty Bowers came to Hollywood in 1946. Strikingly handsome and personable, he immediately caught the eye of many of the town’s stars, who encountered him at the gas station where he worked on Hollywood Boulevard. Scotty began having sex with many of the key players in the movie colony and soon started connecting many of them with his band of beautiful and promiscuous friends, most of them newly discharged from the military. The cinema vérité documentary is a secret history of Hollywood in the pre-Stonewall era.
THEATRICAL STARTS JULY 27, 2018
CHINA - 2017 - 107 MINUTES - 1.85 - 5.1 - COLOUR
A FILM BY VIVIAN QU
In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel.
Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Wen, one of the victims, finds that her troubles have only just begun.Trapped in a world that offers them no safety, Mia and Wen will have to find their own way out.
THEATRICAL STARTS JULY 27, 2018
100 MINUTES - COLOUR - 1.66.1 - FRANCE - 1967
DIRECTED BY LUIS BUÑUEL
STARRING CATHERINE DENEUVE, MICHEL PICCOLI, AND JEAN SOREL
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Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her afternoon hours working in a bordello. This surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Buñuel is an examination of desire and fetishistic pleasure (its characters’ and its viewers’), as well as a gently absurdist take on contemporary social mores and class divisions. Fantasy and reality commingle in this burst of cinematic transgression, which was one of Buñuel’s biggest hits.
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY RON MANN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: CARTER LOGAN, MICHAEL HIRSH
WRITER: LEN BLUM
MUSIC: THE SADIES
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN M TRAN, BECKY PARSONS
EDITOR: ROBERT KENNEDY
INTERNATIONAL SALES: THE MATCH FACTORY
Once the centre of the New York bohemia, Greenwich Village is now home to lux restaurants, and buzzer door clothing stores catering to the nouveau riche. But one shop in the heart of the Village remains resilient to the encroaching gentrification: Carmine Street Guitars.
94 MINUTES - 2018 - USA - CHINA - WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY HAO WU
“Yes, Black Mirror is already here.” Sign in and travel to a digital, live streaming universe where virtual relationships are taking over as the go-to form of social connection and economic success.
2017 - USA - 76 MINUTES
A FILM BY RAMELL ROSS
How does one express the reality of individuals whose public image, lives, and humanity originate in exploitation? Photographer and filmmaker RaMell Ross employs the integrity of nonfiction filmmaking and the currency of stereotypical imagery to fill in the gaps between individual black male icons. Hale County This Morning, This Evening is a lyrical innovation to the form of portraiture that boldly ruptures racist aesthetic frameworks that have historically constricted the expression of African American men on film.
IRAN - 2018 - 100 MINUTES - 1:85 - FARSI, AZERI (WITH ENGLISH + FRENCH SUBTITLES)
A FILM BY JAFAR PANAHI
Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help—oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles. They travel by car to the rural northwest where they have amusing encounters with the charming folk of the girl’s mountain village. But the city visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality…
2018 - FRANCE - 99 MINUTES - COLOUR - ENGLISH, HINDI
A FILM BY ROHENA GERA
Ratna works as domestic live-in help with Ashwin, a man from a wealthy family. Although Ashwin seems to have it all, Ratna can sense that he has given up on his dreams and is somewhat lost… On the other hand, Ratna who seems to have nothing, is full of hope and works determinedly towards her dream. As these two worlds collide and the two individuals connect, the barriers between them seem only more insurmountable…
THEATRICAL STARTS MAY 18, 2018
2017 - USA - 78 MINUTES - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SARA DRIVER
Sara Driver explores the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision. Conveying Basquiat's personal magnetism, eccentricity and non-stop creativity without romanticizing him, the doc serves as another chapter in the ongoing effort to rescue Basquiat from his own hype.
THEATRICAL STARTS MAY 11, 2018
018 - USA - 80 MINUTES - IN ENGLISH AND JAPANESE
A FILM BY HEATHER LENZ
WRITER - DIRECTOR - PRODUCER - EDITOR: HEATHER LENZ
Trailblazer Yayoi Kusama’s turbulent quest to become a world famous artist is documented in “Kusama - Infinity”; as a rival of Warhol in the ‘60s, Kusama battled sexism and racism in America while her hallucinations of polka dots eventually led her to the Tokyo mental institution she has called home for over 30 years.
THEATRICAL STARTS MAY 11, 2018
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.
USA - 2018
An intimate portrait of American artist Kenny Scharf, whose unique brand of "pop-surrealism" made him a 1980s art star.
A FILM BY GREG DURRELL
PRODUCED BY JESSICA EDWARDS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GARY HUSTWIT
Through the lens of graphic design, Design Canada follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society.