Familiar to Toronto audiences for his signature droll humour and empathetic characters The Other Side of Hope is master Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki’s follow-up to his 2011 film Le Havre. In both films, Kaurismäki illuminates the plight of refugees, chance encounters, the kindness of strangers and the possibility of a brighter future. The Other Side of Hope opens in theatres in Canada, beginning Dec. 8 in Toronto after a successful run at TIFF and The New York Film Festival.
Films We Like Presents “BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT” - Coming Soon!
Films We Like is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sara Driver’s BOOM FOR REAL: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and 1980s shaped his vision.
THE DIVINE ORDER: Opens Friday, Nov 3rd @ Cineplex Yonge + Dundas (Toronto, ON)
1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Nora’s life is not affected either; she is a quiet person who is liked by everybody – until she starts to publicly fight for women’s suffrage, which the men are due to vote on in a ballot on February 7, 1971.
Films We Like is pleased to announce the acquisition of Canadian rights for NICO, 1988, Susanna Nicchiarelli’s biopic of Velvet Underground singer Nico, which made its debut at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.
Films We Like is pleased to announce the upcoming theatrical release of the MY FRIEND DAHMER, written and directed by Marc Meyers and based on the graphic novel by John "Derf" Backderf, about the haunting, sad, funny, true story of Jeffrey Dahmer in high school.
Familiar to TIFF audiences for his signature droll humour and empathetic characters The Other Side of Hope is master Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki’s follow-up to his 2011 film Le Havre. In both films, Kaurismäki illuminates the plight of refugees, chance encounters, the kindness of strangers and the possibility of a brighter future.
Films We Like is pleased to announce the acquisition of Petra Volpe’s THE DIVINE ORDER, a fearlessly feminist “feel-good drama” (Variety) and winner of the Tribeca 2017 Audience Award.
THE WEDDING PLAN, directed by critically acclaimed Rama Burshtein (Fill The Void) is making its Canadian theatrical debut in select cities across Canada on Friday, May 12th. The film stars Israel's biggest heartthrob Oz Zehavi, Ophir Award (Isreal's version of the Oscars®) winner Noa Kooler, and Israeli Television Award winner Amos Taman.
Films We Like is thrilled to announce the Canadian rights acquisition of LUCKY, the directorial debut of actor John Carroll Lynch.
A comedy drama about mortality and spirituality, LUCKY stars legendary actor, singer and musician Harry Dean Stanton with a stellar ensemble cast that includes: David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, Beth Grant, and James Darren.
Coming Soon... 3 New Documentaries from Films We Like: BECOMING BOND, LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY & QUEST
Films We Like is pleased to announce the acquisition of 3 new documentary films for release in 2017: BECOMING BOND, LEANING INTO THE WIND, and QUEST.
Films We Like and Jane's Walk Presents CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY - Opening Friday, April 21, 2017 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
Films We Like is pleased to partner with Jane’s Walk for an opening night event on Friday, April 21 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Patrons have the opportunity to experience an exclusive Jane’s Walk before a screening of the film Citizen Jane: Battle for the City and post-screening discussion with special guests including Amanda Lewis (Charlie’s FreeWheels); Hibaq Gelle (Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities) and a speaker from Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT). Regular TIFF Bell Lightbox ticket prices apply and the distributor Films We Like will be donating proceeds from the evening to Jane’s Walk.
Films We Like is excited to announce that WEIRDOS won two Canadian Screen Awards at last night’s ceremony. Original Screenplay - Daniel MacIvor, Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Molly Parker.
FILMS WE LIKE presents Kasper Collin’s I CALLED HIM MORGAN - Opens April 7 - Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Toronto
Films We Like is pleased to announce that Kasper Collin’s new documentary I Called Him Morgan will open in Toronto at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Friday, April 7, 2017.
Kasper Collin’s second feature-length documentary, I Called Him Morgan looks at one of the music world’s most shocking and talked-about murders.
Films We Like is pleased to announce the upcoming theatrical release of director Daniel Warth’s DIM THE FLUORESCENTS, winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film Festival, and named one of six Canadian features to look out for in 2017 by NOW Magazine.
WEIRDOS, directed by critically acclaimed Bruce McDonald is making its Canadian theatrical debut in select cities across Canada on March 17th. The film stars Canadian actor, Dylan Authors (Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium), Young Artist Award winner, Julia Sarah Stone, Emmy nominee, Molly Parker, and actor and producer Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), in a romantic drama set in 1976 Nova Scotia.
At 32, Michal is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé’s decision to call off the wedding with only a month’s notice.
Films We Like is pleased to announce the upcoming theatrical release of the THE LURE, the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska, which had its North American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.
The AGO Gets Back in the Cinema Game. Art Films from Around the World to Debut at the AGO’s Jackman Hall in New Series.
Winter 2017 marks the return of regular cinema programming to Jackman Hall, as the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) presents a screening series dedicated to the best films and videos by artists about artists. AGO Art + Cinema will feature insightful documentaries, biopics, artist films and videos, many accompanied by commentary from a variety of guest experts. A beloved space for AGO programming and the former home of the Toronto International Film Festival’s popular Cinematheque Ontario program from 1990 to 2010, Jackman Hall is the perfect theatre to discover new film favourites.
Films We Like and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) co-present the Canadian theatrical premiere of Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey’s documentary on Robert Mapplethorpe, whose controversial photographs of the 1970s New York BDSM scene caused national debate (courtesy of HBO Canada). Debuting on Jan. 18, 2016, 4 screenings run at the AGO’s Jackman Hall until Jan. 21.
Films We Like Presents the Canadian Family Classic "HOCKEY NIGHT", new 4K Restoration - Saturday Dec 17 at the Revue Cinema, Toronto
FILMS WE LIKE PRESENTS THE CANADIAN FAMILY CLASSIC “HOCKEY NIGHT” NEW 4K RESTORATION!
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT at the REVUE CINEMA, TORONTO!
SATURDAY DECEMBER 17TH, 4PM
Q&A WITH ORIGINAL CAST AND CREW INCLUDING YANNICK BISSON (Actor - MURDOCH MYSTERIES), JACK BLUM (Writer)
TUESDAY DECEMBER 27 + THURSDAY DEC 29, 2017
Following its World Premiere at the Whistler Film Festival, Films We Like presents the theatrical release of the beloved 1984 Canadian family drama Hockey Night, gloriously restored to 4K from its original elements.
What's a girl to do when her family moves to a small town where “fun hasn't been invented yet” and where there is no girl’s hockey team? For Cathy Yarrow (Megan Follows, Ann of Green Gables, Rain), the answer is simple: strap on her goalie pads and try out for the boy's all-star team.
Local broadcaster Bum Johnston (Maury Chaykin) doesn't think a girl's place is in a hockey arena. Nor does lumber magnate Bill Moss (Henry Ramer), the team’s sponsor. But Cathy stands firm between the pipes, helping the team win games while winning herself loyal allies in star player Spear Kozak (Yannick Bisson, Murdoch Mysteries) and coach Willie Liepert (Rick Moranis).
Hockey Night is an uplifting and rousing story of adolescent relationships, the struggles of small-town politics and of triumph over the expectations and pressures of the adult world.
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About Films We Like
Founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential, Altman) Films We Like is a boutique distributor of documentary, independent, and international films in Canada. Recent releases include Things to Come, Tampopo and Cameraperson.
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