Films We Like presents STUDIO 54 - Opens Friday October 12, Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto & Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas, Montreal

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Films We Like presents STUDIO 54 - Opens Friday October 12, Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto & Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas, Montreal

Opens Friday, October 12, Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto & Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas, Montreal

“Studio 54’s most celebrated characteristics-celebrities, sex, drugs, disco-are smoke screens obscuring the story of its origins, its overwhelming success, and ultimate collapse. STUDIO 54 seeks to set the record straight, focusing on the human story, often distinct from mythic tales that have grown up around a once sacred nightspot occupying an abandoned theater on West 54th Street”

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CARMINE STREET GUITARS, World Premiere at the 75TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

CARMINE STREET GUITARS, World Premiere at the 75TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

RON MANN’S latest feature documentary CARMINE STREET GUITARS is an intimate portrait of the fabled Greenwich Village guitar shop. There, custom guitar maker RICK KELLY and his young apprentice CINDY HULEJ build handcrafted guitars out of salvaged wood from historic New York buildings. Nothing looks or sounds quite like a Rick Kelly guitar, which is the reason they are embraced by the likes of BOB DYLAN, LOU REED, PATTI SMITH, just to name a few.

FILMS WE LIKE PRESENTS “SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD” OPENS ACROSS CANADA AUGUST 3

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FILMS WE LIKE PRESENTS “SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD” OPENS ACROSS CANADA AUGUST 3

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after World War II and became confidante, aide-de-camp and lover to many of Hollywood’s greatest male—and female—stars. In the 1940s and ‘50s, Scotty ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he would connect his friends with actors and actresses who had to hide their true sexual identities for fear of police raids at gay bars, societal shunning and career suicide. An unsung Hollywood legend, Bowers would cater to the sexual appetites of celebrities—straight and gay–for decades.

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FILMS WE LIKE PRESENTS “BELLE DE JOUR” new 4K restoration opens across Canada July 27

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FILMS WE LIKE PRESENTS “BELLE DE JOUR” new 4K restoration opens across Canada July 27

Belle de Jour tells the story of Séverine, a newlywed who is fearful towards intimacy with her husband. Séverine discovers that she has a friend who works at an upper class brothel. This leaves Séverine intrigued, and goes to see for herself what the brothel is like. There, she meets the owner Madame Anais, who hires Séverine immediately although she can only work in the afternoon, giving her the alter ego of Belle de Jour.

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Films We Like Presents ANGELS WEAR WHITE by Vivian Qu. Starts July 27 at TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX and VANCITY THEATRE

Films We Like Presents ANGELS WEAR WHITE by Vivian Qu. Starts July 27 at TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX and VANCITY THEATRE

Director Vivian Qu draws from a previous encounter she had with a young girl whose parents were migrant workers. The girl had no friends and was clingy to Qu and her team, not wanting to see them go.This left Qu wondering if the young girl was okay. When creating the film, Qu often questioned the role of the women in society, notably “what kind of woman will I become?” inspiring answers within other female characters within the movie.

“BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT” Starts Friday May 18th 2018 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

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“BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT” Starts Friday May 18th 2018 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Sara Driver explores the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision. Conveying Basquiat's personal magnetism, eccentricity and non-stop creativity without romanticizing him, the doc serves as another chapter in the ongoing effort to rescue Basquiat from his own hype.

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Films WE Like Presents Aki Kaurismäki’s THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (Toivon tuolla puolen)

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Films WE Like Presents Aki Kaurismäki’s THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (Toivon tuolla puolen)

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.

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Films We Like presents THE DIVINE ORDER - Opens Friday, Nov 3 - Cineplex Yonge + Dundas (Toronto)

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Films We Like presents THE DIVINE ORDER - Opens Friday, Nov 3 - Cineplex Yonge + Dundas (Toronto)

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.

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THE WEDDING PLAN: Canadian Theatrical Release Starts May 12!

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THE WEDDING PLAN: Canadian Theatrical Release Starts May 12!

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.

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