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Mermaids

Mermaids

THEATRICAL STARTS JULY 2, 2017

2017 - 75 MINUTES
A FILM BY BY ALI WEINSTIEN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER RON MANN

A feature documentary about the powerful allure of a universal myth. MERMAIDS immerses audiences in a world where fantasies come to life. Following the stories of five extraordinary tail-donning women who are part of a growing "mermaiding" subculture. Audiences voyage between mermaid theme parks, conventions, tail-making studios, and deep into the ocean where escaping reality and transforming into the empowered icon of the mermaid is possible.

Weirdos

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.

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.

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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Tales of the Rat Fink

Tales of the Rat Fink

CANADA – 2006 – 78 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

Mann's largely animated documentary features the voice talents of John Goodman, Ann-Margret, Jay Leno, Brian Wilson, Tom Wolfe, Matt Groening, Robert Williams, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Paul LeMat, Billy F Gibbons, Theo Rosnick and The Smothers Brothers.

 

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

CANADA – 1982 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

Called the "Woodstock of Poetry" by American Film, and "Dazzling" by the Los Angeles Times, Poetry in Motion is an unprecedented anthology of twenty-four leading North American poets who sing, chant, anything but "read" their work.

Lunarcy!

Lunarcy!

CANADA – 2012 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SIMON ENNIS

With wry humor and affection, Simon Ennis’ LUNARCY! follows a disparate group of dreamers and schemers who share one thing in common; they’ve all devoted their lives to the Moon. From the former ventriloquist who’s made millions selling Moon lots to the young man who’s resolved to depart for Luna (permanently), LUNARCY! is a touching and comic portrait of passion, creativity and quixotic dreams.

Imagine the Sound

Imagine the Sound

CANADA – 1981 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

IMAGINE THE SOUND brings together interviews and performance, the prime innovators of the once controversial free jazz movement of the 60s.

Go Further

Go Further

CANADA – 2003 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

GO FURTHER explores the idea that the single individual is the key to large-scale transformational change.

The film follows actor Woody Harrelson as he takes a small group of friends on a bio-fuelled bus-ride down the Pacific Coast Highway. Their goal? To show the people they encounter that there are viable alternatives to our habitual, environmentally-destructive behaviors.

Listen to the City

Listen to the City

CANADA – 1984 – 68 MIN – COLOUR - STEREO - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN
FEATURING: JACK LAYTON, P.J. SOLE, JIM CARROLL, SANDY HORNE AND MICHAEL GLASSBOURG

I see a new world. Do you see it? 

If you listened to the city back in 1984, here's what it told you: there are dark days coming, and the only way to survive them is by being rich. 

Made during the re-election year of Ronald Reagan, the election year of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the very beginnings of the shattering saving and loan scandal that would come to look like candy store shoplifting a generation on, Ron Mann's rare early non-documentary movie is like a downtown artist's poster collage of DIY urgency.

Dream Tower

Dream Tower

CANADA – 1994 – 47 MIN – COLOUR - B&W - STEREO - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

With artists and educators jousting for position with motorcycle gangs and dealers in the same high-rise, Rochdale became a focal point for the best and worst dreams of the Canadian generation of baby boomers.

Comic Book Confidential

Comic Book Confidential

CANADA – 1988 – 90 MIN – COLOUR & B&W - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
FILM BY RON MANN

COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL is a feature-length documentary that profiles twenty-two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip-art in North America today.

In an entertaining and informative combination of interviews, historical footage and state-of-the-art animation techniques, Comic Book Confidential provides a positive answer to that burning existential question of the late twentieth century first posed by Zippy the Pinhead: "Are we having fun yet?"

Brakhage

Brakhage

CANADA – 1998 – 75 MIN – COLOUR - B&W - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JIM SHEDDEN

A film about the life and work of avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage.

Blue Rodeo: In Stereovision

Blue Rodeo: In Stereovision

CANADA – 2005 – 106 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN
FEATURING: BLUE RODEO

Blue Rodeo releases their first-ever DVD to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band!

Ron's DVD celebrating 20 years of Blue Rodeo is now available. Featuring a reunion concert with the original 5 members i.e. Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor, Bazil Donovan, Bob Wiseman and Cleave Anderson!

Directed by renowned Canadian filmmaker, Ron Mann, it features a reunion concert with the original 5 members i.e. Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor, Bazil Donovan, Bob Wiseman and Cleave Anderson

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.

Mighty Uke

Mighty Uke

CANADA – 2010 – 76 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TONY COLE

Think of a ukulele and you probably imagine grass skirts, slide guitar and kitchy lyrics, but far from being just a Hawaiian novelty instrument, the uke has a rich history and has profoundly affected music around the world. 

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.

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.