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Gimme Danger

Gimme Danger

THEATRICAL BEGINS NOVEMBER 4, 2016

2016 - USA - 108 MINUTES - COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE
A FILM BY JIM JARMUSCH
FEAURING: JIM OSTERBERG AS IGGY POP, RON ASHETON, SCOTT ASHETON, JAMES WILLIAMSON, STEVE MACKAY, MIKE WATT, KATHY ASHETON, DANNY FIELDS

Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges’ powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. 

Unlocking the Cage

Unlocking the Cage

USA – 2015 – 92 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY CHRIS HEGEDUS AND D A PENNEBAKER

Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After 30 years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his lebgal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filling the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a "thing" with no rights to a "person" with legal protections.

20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth

UNITED KINGDOM / 2014 / 95 MINUTES / IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY IAIN FORSYTH & JANE POLLARD
FEATURING NICK CAVE

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH weaves drama and reality in a fictionalized 24 hours in the life of internationally acclaimed musician, author and screenwriter Nick Cave.

Very Semi-Serious

Very Semi-Serious

USA – 2015 – 83 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY LEAH WOLCHOK

VERY SEMI-SERIOUS is an offbeat meditation on humor, art and the genius of the single panel. The film takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the New Yorker and introduces the cartooning legends and hopefuls who create the iconic cartoons that have inspired, baffled—and occasionally pissed off—all of us for decades.

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

USA – 2015 – 101 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY DANIAL RAIM

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

For sixty tumultuous years, Harold and Lillian weathered personal and professional setbacks while working on hundreds of films, many of them now classics, including The Ten Commandments, The Apartment, The Birds, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, Fiddler On The Roof, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Scarface, Full Metal Jacket. Although the couple was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited.

Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and interviews (including candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, and Francis Coppola), home movies, and rare production art, HAROLD AND LILLIAN lovingly chronicles a remarkable relationship and two extraordinary careers spanning six decades of movie-making history.

STATION TO STATION

STATION TO STATION

2014/ USA/ 71 MINUTES
A FILM BY BY DOUG AITKEN

Station to Station is a living project exploring modern creativity.

Over 24 days, Station to Station traveled 4,000 miles by train from the Atlantic to the Pacific. An evolving group of artists, musicians, and performers took part in a series of unique happenings.

SONG OF LAHORE

SONG OF LAHORE

PAKISTAN/ USA – 2015 – 82 MIN - FEATURE
A FILM BY SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY, ANDY SCHOCKEN
WITH SACHAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, WYNTON MARSALIS, THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA

With its ancient palaces and stately gardens, the Lahore of Pakistan's 1947 independence was a haven and a muse for musicians, artists, and poets. The city came alive to the beat of a tabla drum; with a musical culture passed down over centuries and a thriving film industry, opportunities were great for the legion of musicians that called Lahore home.

MAVIS!

MAVIS!

CANADA/ USA – 2015 – 81 MIN – COLOUR & B&W - DOCUMENTARY - ENGLISH
DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY JESSICA EDWARDS

MAVIS! is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From the freedom songs of the ’60s and hits like “I’ll Take You There" in the ’70s, to funked-up collaborations with Prince and her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis has stayed true to her roots, kept her family close, and inspired millions along the way.

HEART OF A DOG

HEART OF A DOG

USA – 2015 – 75 MIN
A FILM BY LAURIE ANDERSON

"Hello, little bonehead. I'll love you forever." So begins HEART OF A DOG, creative pioneer Laurie Anderson's wry, wondrous and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death and language.

Centering on Anderson's beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who died in 2011, HEART OF A DOG is a personal essay that weaves together childhood memories, video diaries, philosophical musings on data collection, surveillance culture and the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, and heartfelt tributes to the artists, writers, musicians and thinkers who inspire her.