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Hockey Night

Hockey Night

THEATRICAL BEGINS DECEMBER 17, 2016

4K REMASTER!
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.

Old Stone

Old Stone

THEATRICAL BEGINS DECEMBER 9, 2016

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

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.

Wild Style

Wild Style

USA – 1983 – 82 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY CHARLIE AHEARN

A documentation of the earliest days of hip-hop in the boroughs of New York, everything in WILD STYLE is authentic — the story, style, characters, and most of the actors, are drawn from the community. It features a pantheon of old-school pioneers, including Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy, Busy Bee, The Cold Crush Brothers and more.

When Pigs Fly

When Pigs Fly

GERMANY / USA / NETHERLANDS – 1996 – 94 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SARA DRIVER

Marty (Alfred Molina) is a down-and-out jazz musician with colorful dreams of making it big, but right now he's living on the edge and making small money by giving music lessons to people who don't seem to want them. 

Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

WEST GERMANY / USA – 1987 – 78 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SARA DRIVER

Sara Driver's first feature — a luminous, oddball comic fantasy about ancient Chinese curses and Xerox machines, set in Manhattan's Chinatown and its immediate environs — may well be the most visually ravishing American independent film of its year (1986). 

Nature Calls

Nature Calls

USA – 2012 – 79 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TODD ROHAL

Determined to honor his father’s scouting legacy and mount one last comeback for his dwindling troop, Assistant Scoutmaster Randy Stevens (Patton Oswalt) pays a visit to his business-minded brother Kirk (Johnny Knoxville), who is throwing a television-themed slumber party for his newly adopted 10-year-old son at his McMansion. Randy pressures the boys to secretly ditch the party and join him on a weekend scout trip. Pursued by Kirk and his security guard (Rob Riggle), the adventure lands the boys in trouble at every turn, pits them against angry parents and park rangers, yet ultimately turns the group of sheltered kids into a troop to be reckoned with.

The Dark Hours

The Dark Hours

CANADA – 2005 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY PAUL FOX

Dr. Samantha Goodman, an attractive psychiatrist in her 30s, joins her husband and sister for a weekend at a winter cottage when an unexpected guest arrives. On this night of terror, escape is not an option — truth guarantees nothing — revenge.

The Angel Inn

The Angel Inn

CANADA – 2013 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY KIRK SCHRIEFER

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

Pete Miller, Janet Sloan and Stan Winston attend the funeral of their friend, Keith Owens, and discover that Keith left his pub, “The Angel Inn”, to them under the condition that all three of them take equal ownership. Despite Keith's weird offer, Pete, Janet and Stan each find reasons to accept.

L!fe Happens

L!fe Happens

USA / CANADA – 2014 – 118 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY KAT COIRO

From director Kat Coiro, and writers Kat Coiro and Krysten Ritter comes L!FE HAPPENS, a comedy centered on three young women – Kim (Krysten Ritter), Deena (Kate Bosworth) and Laura (Rachel Bilson) – who all live under the same roof in Los Angeles. When one of Kim’s one-night-stands results in an unexpected pregnancy, things take a sudden turn for the trio. 

Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter

Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter

USA – 2014 – 105 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH & JAPANESE
A FILM BY DAVID ZELLNER

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she’s mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it – and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies. 

The Congress

The Congress

ISRAEL / GERMANY / POLAND / LUXEMBOURG / BELGIUM / FRANCE – 2013 – 120 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ARI FOLMAN

Robin Wright, playing the role of herself, gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity: she'll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films — even the most commercial ones that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young — for all eternity — in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years.

Cannibal Girls

Cannibal Girls

CANADA – 1973 – 84 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY IVAN REITMAN

Second City TV regulars Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin star in this Canadian horror spoof as a couple on a romantic holiday who settle into a quaint little bed-and-breakfast run by a trio of flesh-eating ladies who fancy them for tomorrow's menu.