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THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 17, 2017
Milton Film Festival, (Milton, ON)
January 27 - 29, 2017
Columbia Valley Arts Council (Invermere, BC)
February 14, 2017
Kingston Canadian Film Festival (Kingston, ON)
March 2 - 5, 2017
Showcase Cinema (Rocky Mountain House, AB)
March 8, 2017
TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON)
Starts March 17, 2017
The Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC)
Starts March 17, 2017
Globe Cinema (Calgary, AB)
Starts March 17, 2017
Princess Cinema (Waterloo, ON)
Starts March 24, 2017
Brock University Film Series (Catharines, ON)
March 29, 2017
Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)
April 1 - 5, 2017
Quinte Film Alternative (Belleville, Ontario)
June 7, 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
It’s the summer of 1976 and 15 year-old Kit (Dylan Authors), bored and restless, is dreaming of a more glamorous life in the big city, away from the small town where he lives with his Dad (Allan Hawco) and grandmother (Cathy Jones). Enlisting the help of his girlfriend Alice (Julia Sara Stone), they hitchhike towards a new home with his glamorous, artistic mother Laura (Molly Parker). As Kit and Alice reach their final destination their relationship is tested as Kit approaches a realization that will change his life forever.
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IRAN / GERMANY / SWITZERLAND – 2015 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ROKHSAREH GHAEM MAGHAMI
WITH SONITA ALIDAZEH
Sonita is an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live the way she wants, as an artist, singer, and musician in spite of all her obstacles she confronts in Iran and her conservative patriarchal family. In harsh contrast to her goal is the plan of her family – strongly advanced by her mother – to make her a bride and sell her to a new family. The price right now is about US$ 9.000.
2016 - USA - IN ENGLISH - 96 MINUTES
A FILM BY KEITH MAITLAND
On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand. Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way, TOWER reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.
UNITED STATES – 2016 – 86 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GREG KWEDAR
FEATURING: JOHNNY SIMMONS, GABRIEL LUNA, CLIFTON COLLINS, JR.
On a remote desert highway a makeshift Border Patrol checkpoint is manned by three agents: Flores (Gabriel Luna): with an uncanny ability to track; Davis (Johnny Simmons): joined the Border Patrol with dreams of romancing señoritas and riding on horseback; Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr): one of the old guards who believes a college degree can’t stop a bullet. It's like most boring days, but soon the contents of one car will change everything. What follows is a journey to uncover the surreal, frightening secrets hidden behind the facade of this lonely outpost. The end of the path may cost them their lives along a border where the line between right and wrong shifts like the desert itself.
USA/ 2015/ IN ENGLISH/ 85 MINUTES
A FILM BY KYLE RANKIN
FEATURING: MARIA THAYER ,MICHAEL CASSIDY, RAY WISE, CHRIS MARQUETTE
Deb Clarington is a hardworking 30-year-old gal, not a stickler for hygiene and holding a terrible track record with men. That all changes when she wakes up on the Fourth of July in the apartment of the most attractive man she’s ever seen. Unfortunately neither she nor Ryan can explain exactly why they spent the night together, and there is some debate over how much even happened.
USA/ CANADA – 2015 – 82 MIN - FEATURE
A FILM BY LAURA ISRAEL
The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’s covered, from The Americans in 1958 up to the present, is intimately registered in his now formidable body of artistic gestures.
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.
USA – 2003 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY CRAIG HIGHBERGER
SUPERSTAR IN A HOUSEDRESS examines the life and legend of Warhol transvestite superstar Jackie Curtis who was a poet, playwright, performer, and one of the great personalities of his time.
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.
2015 - GREECE - 99 MINUTES - DCP - COLOUR - IN GREEK WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
WITH SAKIS ROUVAS, VANGELIS MOURIKIS, PANOS KORONIS
A FILM BY ATHINA RACHEL TSANGARI
A buddy movie without the buddies...
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. But at the end of the voyage, when the game is over, the man who wins will be the best man. And he will wear upon his little finger the victorious signet ring: the “Chevalier.”
2015 - GERMANY/ FRANCE/ THE NETHERLANDS - 87 MINUTES - IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ALEXANDER SOKUROV
June 1940: German troops march into Paris. Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff Metternich worked together to protect and preserve the treasure of the Louvre Museum. Alexander Sokurov tells their story. He explores the relationship between art and power, and asks what art tells us about ourselves, at the very heart of one of the most devastating conflicts the world has ever known.
USA – 2015 – 79 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - COLOUR & B&W - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JON NEALON & JENNY RASKIN
HERE COME THE VIDEOFREEX starts in 1969. America is undergoing cultural and political revolutions, but you’d never know it by watching TV. Young CBS executive Don West creates a secret project to tell the stories of the counterculture ignored by TV news.
CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR
THAILAND – 2015 – DCP - 122 MINS - 1:1.85 - 7.1 AND 5.1 SURROUND SOUND - IN THAI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL
Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends young medium Keng who uses her psychic powers to help loved ones communicate with the comatose men. Doctors explore ways, including coloured light therapy, to ease the mens’ troubled dreams.
CHINA - JAPAN - FRANCE – 125 MIN – COLOR – 1.33 / 1.85 / 2.39 – 5.1 – 2015
A FILM BY JIA ZHANGKE
China, 1999. In Fenyang, childhood friends Liangzi, a coal miner, and Zhang, the owner of a gas station, are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually marries the wealthier Zhang and they have a son he names Dollar.
2014. Tao is divorced and her son emigrates to Australia with his business magnate father.
Australia, 2025. 19-year-old Dollar no longer speaks Chinese and can barely communicate with his now bankrupt father. All that he remembers of his mother is her name.
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.
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.
USA – 2001 – 72 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EDO BERTOGLIO
DOWNTOWN 81 is a feature film starring the legendary American artist Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988.) Basquiat was a 19 year old painter, graffiti artist, poet and musician when he played the lead in this film, which vividly depicts the explosive downtown New York art and music scene of 1980-81.
GERMANY – 2012 – 80 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
FILM BY PEACHES
Following the advice of a 65 year old stripper, Peaches makes music that is sexually forthright. Her popularity grows and she becomes what her fans expect her to be — transsexual. She soon falls in love with a beautiful she male, but Peaches gets her heart broken and has to realize who she really is.
BELGIUM / NETHERLANDS – 2012 – 111 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN FLEMISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY FELIX VAN GROENINGEN
THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN tells the love story between Elise and Didier. She has her own tattoo shop, he plays the banjo in a band. It is love at first sight, in spite of major differences. He talks, she listens. He is a dedicated atheist, although at the same time a naïve romantic. She has a cross tattooed on her neck, even though she has both feet firmly on the ground. Their happiness is complete after their little girl Maybelle is born.
USA – 2010 – 84 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RICHARD PRESS
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Anna Wintour about Bill Cunningham, the 80-year-old New York Times photographer and unlikely man-about-town. Cunningham has two weekly columns in the Style section of The New York Times: “On The Street,” in which he identifies fashion trends as he spots them emerging on the street; and “Evening Hours,” his ongoing coverage of the social whirl of charities that benefit the cultural life of the city. The result is far from simple picture taking — it is cultural anthropology.
CANADA – 2010 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JAY CHEEL
An apt mix of humour and humanity, BEAUTY DAY is a feature length documentary which chronicles the life and times of cable television star Ralph Zavadil.
USA – 2013 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JESSE MOSS
Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.
In the tiny town of Williston, North Dakota, tens of thousands of unemployed hopefuls show up with dreams of honest work and a big paycheck under the lure of the oil boom. However, busloads of newcomers chasing a broken American Dream step into the stark reality of slim work prospects and nowhere to sleep. The town lacks the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, even for those who do find gainful employment.
FRANCE – FEATURE - 2014 – 131 MIN – COLOUR - FRENCH & ENGLISH - DCP
A FILM BY MIA HANSEN-LØVE
FEATURING: PAULINE ETIENNE, GRETA GERWIG AND BRADY CORBET
In the 90’s, french electronic music is developing at a fast pace. in the exciting Paris nightlife, Paul is taking his first steps as a DJ. With his best friend he creates a duo called “Cheers”, and they rapidly find their au- dience. They are quickly caught up in a euphoric and short-lived rise to fame and Paul, blinded by his pas- sion, overlooks his own life.
USA – 2013 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
WITH BRIT MARLING, HAILEE STEINFELD, MUNA OTARU, SAM WORTHINGTON, KYLE SOLLER,
A FILM BY DANIEL BARBER
Based on Julia Hart’s revered 2012 Black List screenplay, and directed by Academy Award® ￼Nominated Daniel Barber (Harry Brown), The Keeping Room is a tense and uncompromising ￼tale of survival that also shatters both gender and genre conventions.