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Weirdos

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 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.

Tideland

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Tideland

UNITED KINGDOM / CANADA – 2005 – 120 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TERRY GILLIAM

In the great tradition of child fantasy stories such as The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, Terry Gilliam takes us on a wild adventure with his adaptation of Mitch Cullin's cult classic novel. Welcome to the world of Jeliza-Rose, the young heroine and narrator of TIDELAND. Jeliza-Rose drifts from the harsh reality of her childhood and escapes into the fantasies of her own active imagination. This is a fantasy world to rival all others; here fireflies have names, bog-men awaken at dusk, monster sharks swim down railroad tracks, and disembodied Barbie heads share in her adventures.

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Vinelife: The Story of a Vintage

Vinelife: The Story of a Vintage

CANADA – 2013 –  MIN – COLOUR - SHORT - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ANDREW STEVENSON

VINELIFE: THE STORY OF A VINTAGE captures the stories of three intrepid winemakers as they launch their careers in Canada’s Niagara Peninsula. Through stunning cinematography highlighting Niagara’s spectacular landscape, the film tracks the odyssey of one complete vintage — from the vineyard to the table. A candid observational style takes the viewer behind the scenes of several craft-based wineries to reveal the punishing stresses of long workdays, erratic weather conditions and a market swamped by foreign competition. Through the painstaking process of crafting their award-winning wines, each winemaker reveals their tireless efforts to express Niagara’s unique terroir.

The Shape of Rex

The Shape of Rex

CANADA – 2014 – 107 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY LAYNE COLEMAN & WILLIAM HOMINUKE

THE SHAPE OF REX is a movie about sexual innocence, sexual betrayal, and the power of secrets, to feed desire, and to poison it. It's a song in two keys — a rapturous story of young love along side a bitterly honest, forensic portrait of marriages unravelling.

Getting Gilliam

Getting Gilliam

CANADA – 2005 – 45 MIN – COLOUR - SHORT - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY VINCENZO NATALI

Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Vincenzo Natali uses the production of Terry Gilliam’s TIDELAND as a framework to create a compelling portrait of the director as artist, provocateur, inventor and comedian.

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.

Bestiaire

Bestiaire

CANADA / FRANCE – 2012 – 72 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - NO SPOKEN LANGUAGE
A FILM BY DENIS CÔTÉ

Animals/People: Along the rhythm of the changing seasons they watch one another. BESTIAIRE unfolds like a filmed picture book about mutual observation, about peculiar perception. A contemplation of a stable imbalance, and of lose, calm and indefinable elements.

Anxietyville

Anxietyville

CANADA – 2014 – 120 MIN – COLOUR
CREATED BY PATRICK CROWE AND THOMAS WALLNER

Anxietyville is the story of six urban neurotics living technologically accelerated lives in a world that feels increasingly unreal… because it is. 

In fact, these people don’t live in the real world at all.

 

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.

Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec God?

Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec God?

CANADA – 1972 – 69 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JACK CHRISTIE & MICHAEL HIRSH

Canadian-made experimental flick featuring a groundbreaking potpourri of live action and animation, backed by a rollicking soundtrack of 1960s hits. As portrayed by Kupferberg, there’s no messing with this Yahweh who’d just as soon enjoy a blow job from an inflatable schmoo as mastermind a presidential election from the cozy confines of his bathtub in Hashish Seventh Heaven, where a cast of pipe-dreaming souls journeys to be reborn. All hell breaks loose when the angel of the Lord attempts to cover up his failure to avert the sacrifice of young Isaac by his father, Abraham.

Vic + Flo Saw A Bear

Vic + Flo Saw A Bear

CANADA – 2013 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY DENIS CÔTÉ

Victoria, an ex-convict in her sixties, wants to start new life in a remote sugar shack. Under the supervision of Guillaume, a young, sympathetic parole officer, she tries to get her life back on track along with Florence, her former cellmate with whom she shared years of intimacy in prison. Stalked by ghosts of the past, their new life together is unexpectedly jeopardized.

The Death of Indie Rock

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The Death of Indie Rock

CANADA – 2008 – 75 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ROB FITL

Dillon (Joe Salvoni), Parker (Doug Brown), and Hot Dog (Allen Finn) are in a band, stuck playing low-paying shows and working dead-end jobs. When they get the chance to move to Montreal for a regular gig at a downtown club, they jump at it. But the road from no-name indie act to rock-star fame is a bumpy ride. Shot in Kingston and edited with a breezy staccato rhythm, director Rob Fitl's first feature is a rough-and-tumble look at a young local band chasing their dreams — and occasionally their nightmares. Indie rock may be dead, but indie filmmaking is alive and kicking.

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The Death of Alice Blue

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The Death of Alice Blue

CANADA – 2009 – 87 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY PARK BENCH

Something strange is going on behind the doors of Raven Advertising...Ambitious new employee Alice Blue wants to impress roguishly handsome Creative Director Stephen. To do it, she has set her sights on signing an elusive client, Nether Wines. However, the agency has other plans for her. Reluctantly Alice befriends a group of co-workers who call themselves “The Resistance” led by paranoid conspiracy theorist Peter. He is convinced Alice is the key to unravelling the mystery of Raven. With the help of The Resistance, Alice discovers ancient secrets about her job and herself. But in the end, despite the powerful forces allied against her, Alice will abide by nobody’s rules but her own.

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