TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON) Starts Friday, October 21, 2016 The Loft (Coburg, ON) Starts Friday, October 21, 2016 Carbon Arc (Halifax, NS) Saturday, October 22, 2016 Bookshelf Cinema (Guelph, ON) Starts Thursday, October 24, 2016 Mount Pleasant Theatre (Toronto, ON) Starts Friday, October 28, 2016 Kingsway Theatre (Toronto, ON) Starts Friday, October 28, 2016 Hyland Cinema (London, ON) Starts Friday, November 4, 2016 Cinecenta (Vancouver, BC) Starts Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Bytowne (Ottawa, ON) Starts Thursday, November 10, 2016 The Vancity (Vancouver, BC) Starts Friday, November 11, 2016 Princess Cinema (Waterloo, ON) Starts Friday, November 11, 2016 Picton Doc Fest (Picton, ON) November 12, 2016 Shuswap Film Society - Film Circuit (Salmon Arm, BC) Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Gorge Cinema (Elora, ON) Starts Friday, November 18, 2016 The Vic (Victoria, BC) Starts Thursday, November 25, 2016 Metro Cinema (Edmonton, AB) Thursday, December 9, 2016
ITALY/ FRANCE – 2015 – 108 MIN - IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY GIANFRANCO ROSI FEATURING: SAMUELE PUCILLO, MATTIAS CUCINA, SAMUELE CARUANA, PIETRO BARTOLO
Samuele is twelve and lives on an island in the Mediterranean, far away from the mainland. Like all boys of his age he does not always enjoy going to school. He would much rather climb the rocks by the shore, play with his slingshot or mooch about the port. But his home is not like other islands. For years, it has been the destination of men, women and children trying to make the crossing from Africa in boats that are far too small and decrepit.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON) Starts Friday, October 14, 2016 Mayfair Theatre (Ottawa, ON) Starts Friday, October 21, 2016 Kingsway Theatre (Toronto, ON) Starts Friday, October 21, 2016 The Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC) Starts Friday, November 4, 2016 Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK) Starts Monday, November 7, 2016 The Vic (Victoria, BC) Starts Friday, November 11 - 13, 2016 Metro Cinema (Edmonton, AB) Starts Friday, November 18, 2016 Globe Cinema (Calgary, AB) Starts Friday, November 18, 2016 Bytowne (Ottawa, ON) November 22 & 23, 2016 Regina Public Film Library (Regina, SK) Starts Thursday, November 24, 2016 Rio Theatre (Vancouver, BC) November 27 & 29, 2016
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.
NOVEMBER 19 & 20 - REGINA PUBLIC LIBRARY FILM THEATRE (REGINA, SK)
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/ 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.
A FILM BY MARK LAMPRELL WITH LAURA MICHELLE KELLY, RONAN KEATING, MAGDA SUBSZANKI
Full-time mum of twins, Elspeth Dickens (Laura Michelle Kelly), becomes a web sensation when she inadvertently broadcasts her sink songs across the internet. With Elspeth’s husband, James (Ronan Keating), at sea saving whales, advertising mogul Cassandra (Magda Szubanski) relishes the opportunity to exploit Elspeth s new-found fame by offering Elspeth her dream career in showbusiness. With her dreams of stardom within reach, Elspeth finds the choice between fame and family may come at the cost of losing both.
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 - 1970 - 96 MINUTES - BLACK & WHITE - 1.66:1 - DCP - BLU RAY A FILM BY JOHN WATERS
John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes to theaters at long last, replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments.
CANADA – 2016 – 82 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - IN ENGLISH A FILM BY JAY CHEEL
If you could travel through time, where -- or when -- would you go? Would you revisit a fond memory from your childhood? Catch a glimpse of the dinosaurs? Or would you place a sure-win, against-the-odds bet on an underdog sports team? Everybody has fantasized about traveling through time, but is it really possible?