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Nico, 1988

Nico, 1988

THEATRICAL STARTS AUGUST 17, 2018

SHOWTIMES

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.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

THEATRICAL STARTS AUGUST 10, 2018

SHOWTIMES

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.

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

THEATRICAL STARTS AUGUST 3, 2018

SHOWTIMES

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.

Angels Wear White

Angels Wear White

THEATRICAL STARTS JULY 27, 2018

SHOWTIMES

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.

Belle De Jour

Belle De Jour

THEATRICAL STARTS JULY 27, 2018

SHOWTIMES

100 MINUTES - COLOUR - 1.66.1 - FRANCE - 1967
DIRECTED BY LUIS BUÑUEL
STARRING CATHERINE DENEUVE, MICHEL PICCOLI, AND JEAN SOREL
NEW 4K RESTORATION

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.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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2018 - 115 MINUETS - COLOUR - UK/ IRELAND
 A FILM BY SOPHIE FIENNES

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more.

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Carmine Street Guitars

Carmine Street Guitars

CANADA
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.

People's Republic of Desire

People's Republic of Desire

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. 

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

SHOWTIMES

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.

Ash is Purest White

Ash is Purest White

SHOWTIMES

A FILM BY JIA ZHANG-KE
CHINA/ FRANCE/ COLOUR/ IN MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUBTITLES/ 
FEATURING: TAO ZHAO, LIAO FAN

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.

3 Faces

3 Faces

SHOWTIMES

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…

Sir

Sir

SHOWTIMES

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…

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

THEATRICAL STARTS MAY 18, 2018

SHOWTIMES

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.
 

Kusama - Infinity

Kusama - Infinity

THEATRICAL STARTS MAY 11, 2018

SHOWTIMES

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.

Leaning into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy

Leaning into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy

THEATRICAL STARTS MAY 11, 2018

SHOWTIMES

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.

Kenny Sharf

Kenny Sharf

SHOWTIMES

USA - 2018

An intimate portrait of American artist Kenny Scharf, whose unique brand of "pop-surrealism" made him a 1980s art star.

Design Canada

Design Canada

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.

Transit

Transit

THEATRICAL STARTS FALL 2018

SHOWTIMES

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.

Itzhak

Itzhak

THEATRICAL STARTS APRIL 6, 2018

SHOWTIMES

2017 - USA - ISRAEL - 82 MINUTES
A FILM BY ALISON CHERNICK
FEATURING ITZHAK PERLMAN

If there’s anyone who personifies the resilience, the vision and ultimately the contribution of the Jewish people, it’s Itzhak Perlman. The violin is the chosen instrument of Perlman, the vehicle he has used to overcome his own challenges and express himself to the world. In Perlman and his music, we hear the story of obstacles and survival, we trace the path of the Jewish people from the chaos of Europe to the promise of Israel, we see the comfort of home and family and witness how humor and talent combine with discipline and drive.

Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

SHOWTIMES

2018 - 90 MINUTES - USA
A FILM BY SASHA WATERS FREYER

Decades before digital technology transformed how we make and see pictures, Garry Winogrand made hundreds of thousands of them with his 35mm Leica, creating an encyclopedic portrait of America from the late 1950s to the early 1980s in the process. When he died suddenly at age 56 in 1984, Winogrand left behind more than 10,000 rolls of film – more than a quarter of a million pictures!  These images capture a bygone era:  the New York of Mad Men and the early years of the Women’s Movement, the birth of American suburbs, and the glamour and alienation of Hollywood.  He produced so many unseen images that it has taken until now for the full measure of his artistic legacy to emerge.  Endorsed by his gallery and estate, Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable is the first cinematic survey of that legacy.  The film tells the story of an artist whose rise and fall was – like America’s in the late decades of the 20th century – larger-than-life, full of contradictions and totally unresolved.