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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.

I Called Him Morgan

I Called Him Morgan

THEATRICAL STARTS APRIL 7, 2017

SWEDEN/ USA - 2016 - 91 MINUTES - COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE - DCP (D-CINEMA)
A FILM BY KASPER COLLIN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: RON MANN, NICOLE STOTT, DAN BRAUN

On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin (My Name Is Albert Ayler) is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz and America with cinematography by Bradford Young (DOP, Selma).

Painters Painting

Painters Painting

USA – 1973 – 118 MIN – BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTIONIO

Originally released in 1973 but never before available on DVD, PAINTERS PAINTING is the definitive documentary on the New York School of painters, from 1940-1970. 

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.

PilgrIMAGE

PilgrIMAGE

CANADA – 2009 – 85 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY PETER WINTONICK

A father, Peter Wintonick, and his 19-year-old daughter, Mira, both filmmakers, take a cinematic roadtrip around the world. They trek through the present and future of film and image-making, using significant contemporary and historical cinematic sites and personal encounters as their points of departure.

Know Your Mushrooms

Know Your Mushrooms

CANADA – 47 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood. Rather than mount a traditional tour to promote a book’s publication, Atwood conceived and executed something far more ambitious and revelatory—a theatrical version of her novel.

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.

In the Wake of the Flood

In the Wake of the Flood

CANADA – 47 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RON MANN

On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood. Rather than mount a traditional tour to promote a book’s publication, Atwood conceived and executed something far more ambitious and revelatory—a theatrical version of her novel.

Examined Life

Examined Life

CANADA – 2008 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ASTRA TAYLOR

FEATURING CORNEL WEST, PETER SINGER, SLAVOJ ZIZEK, JUDITH BUTLER, AVITAL RONELL, MICHAEL HARDT, ANTHONY APPIAH AND MARTHA NUSSBAUM.

EXAMINED LIFE takes philosophy out of the darkened corners of academia and into the hustle and bustle of the everyday, a visual reminder that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the world around us.

Al Purdy Was Here

Al Purdy Was Here

CANADA – 2015 – 92 MIN – COLOUR & B&W - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY BRIAN D. JOHNSON

What does it take to carve out a career as a poet? Why on earth would anyone attempt it? Al Purdy Was Here is the portrait of an artist driven to become a great Canadian poet at a time when the category barely existed. Al Purdy is a charismatic tower of contradictions: a "sensitive man" who whips out a poem in a bar fight; a factory worker who finds grace in an Arctic flower; a mentor to young writers who remained a stranger to sons. Purdy has been called the last, best and most Canadian poet. "Voice of the Land" is engraved on his tombstone. But before finding fame as the country’s unofficial poet laureate, he endured years of poverty and failure.