Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON) January 18 - 28, 2017
USA/ GERMANY - 108 MINUTES - COLOUR & BLACK AND WHITE - IN ENGLISH A FILM BY FENTON BAILEY AND RANDY BARBATO *Courtesy HBO Canada
Using two retrospectives at LA's Getty and LACMA museums as a backdrop, this definitive portrait profiles the controversial artist from early childhood, to his beginnings in NYC and his meteoric rise in the art world, to his untimely death in 1989.
Metro Cinema (Edmonton, AB) January 13 - 18, 2017 Fundy Film Society (Wolfville, NS) January 25, 2017 RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK) Thursday, February 2 - 5, 2017 Screening Room (Kingston, ON) February 13 + 15, 2017
2016 - USA - 102 MINUTES - COLOUR A FILM BY KIRSTEN JOHNSON
What does it mean to film another person? How does it affect that person - and what does it do to the one who films?
Globe Cinema - TIFF Top 10 (Calgary, AB) January 19, 2017 Barrie - The Screen One Film Series (Barrie, ON) February 16, 2017 Metro Cinema - TIFF Top 10 (Edmonton, AB) January 22, 2017 Stittsville Rotary International Film Series (Stittsville, ON) January 23, 2017 Cinefest Picton (Picton, ON) January 23, 2017 Milton Film Festival, (Milton, ON) January 27 - 29, 2017 Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK) January 28 - Feb 9, 2107 Oakville Monday Night @ the Movies (Oakville, ON) January 30, 2017 Salmon Arm Film Festival (Salmon Arm, BC) February 17 - 26, 2017 Timmins Film Society (Timmins, ON) February 20, 2017 Port Alberni Film Circuit (Port Alberni, BC) February 26, 2017 Fernie District Arts Council (Fernie, BC) March 5, 2017 Friday Flicks (Quadra Island, BC) Friday, March 17, 2017 The Reel Thing Film Series (Richmond Hill, ON) - Film Circuit March 20, 2017
Gallery Stratford (Stratford, ON) March 20, 2017
Renfrew Film Association (Renfrew, ON) April 2 + 5, 2017
Friends of the Spruce Grove Public Library (Film Circuit), Spruce Grove, AB May 11, 2017
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA / CANADA - 2016 - 80 MIN - FEATURE - IN MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A FILM BY JOHNNY MA FEATURING: CHEN GANG, NAI AN, WANG HONGWEI, ZHANG ZEBIN, LUO XUE'ER
In Johnny Ma’s thrilling debut feature, a Chinese taxi driver finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare where no good deed goes unpunished. Beginning as a gritty social-realist drama before u-turning into a blood-drenched noir, Old Stone follows the repercussions of a car accident in a society where life is cheap and compassion is ruinously expensive.
City Cinema (Charlottetown, PEI) January 20 - 24, 2017 The Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC) January 26 - February 2, 2017 MUN Cinema Series - Memorial University (St. John's, NFLD) February 1, 2017 Cinecenta (Victoria, BC) February 7 + 8, 2017 RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK) February 16 - 19, 2017 Screening Room (Kingston, ON) March 20, 2017
1985 - 115 MINUTES - JAPAN - 1.85:1 A FILM BY JUZO ITAMI
Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.
Kingsway Theatre (Toronto, ON) Starts December 9, 2016 Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, MB) Starts January 19, 2017 Festival de Baie-Comeau et Sept-Iles (Baie-Comeau, QC) January 20, 2017 Shuswap Film Society (Salmon Arm, BC) January 21, 2017 Smithers Film Society, (Smithers, BC) January 22, 2017 Far Out East Cinema (Moncton, NB) January 24 + 25, 2017 Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catharines, ON) January 25 - 28, 2017 Prince Rupert Community Arts Council, Prince Rupert, BC January 26, 2017 North Vancouver Community Arts (North Vancouver, BC) February 1, 2017 Kelowna Film Society (Kelowna, BC) Februrary 1, 2017 Cineclub Caserne 45 (Montréal, QC) Feb, 2, 2017 Fredericton Monday Night Film Series (Fredericton, NB) February 6, 2017 Cine-Qualité (Rouyn-Noranda, QC) Feb. 17, 2017 Shot in the Dark - Langley Film Nights (Langley, British Columbia) February 22, 2017 Kamloops Film Society (Kamloops, BC) February 23, 2017 Cranbrook Film Festival - The Rockies Film Series (Cranbrook, BC) March 2 - 4, 2017 Cinéma Paspébiac (Paspébiac, QC) March 3, 2017 Monday Night at the Movies, (Blairmore, AB) March 13, 2017 Ciné-club du Carré 150 (Victoriaville, QC) April 3, 2017 Stockey Film Night, Parry Sound, ON March 2, 2017 FSJ Film Society (Fort St John, BC) March 6, 2017 The Patricia Theatre (Powel River, BC) March 8 + 9, 2017 Cine-Club L'entrepôt (Lachine, QC) March 13, 2017 Cinéma Potton (Mansonville, QC) March 17, 2017 Friday Flicks (Quadra Island, BC) March 17, 2017 MUSE International Fine Films, (Peterborough, ON) April 3, 2017 Reel Alternatives (Duncan, BC) April 24, 2017 Friends of the Spruce Grove Public Library, Spruce Grove, AB May 18, 2017
FRANCE/ GERMANY – 2016 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A FILM BY MIA HANSEN-LØVE FEATURING: ISABELLE HUPPERT, ANDRÉ MARCON, ROMAN KOLINKA, EDITH SCOB, SARAH LE PICARD, SOLAL FORTE, ELISE LHOMEAU, LIONEL DRAY, GRÉGOIRE MONTANA-HAROCHE, LINA BENZERTI
Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.
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.
USA – 2016 – 91 MIN – COLOUR - IN ENGLISH A FILM BY ZACH CLARK FEATURING: ADDISON TIMLIN, ALLY SHEEDY, KEITH POULSON, PETER HEDGES, KRISTIN SLAYSMAN, MOLLY PLUNK, BARBARA CRAMPTON
October, 2008. Young nun Colleen is avoiding all contact from her family, until an email from her mother announces, “Your brother is home.” On returning to her childhood home in Asheville, NC, she finds her old room exactly how she left it: painted black and covered in goth/metal posters.
Fundy Film Society (Wolfville, NS) January 22, 2017 RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK) February 9 - 12, 2017
BRAZIL – 2015 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN PORTUGUESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A FILM BY SÉRGIO MACHADO
After failing to be admitted into the renowned São Paulo Symphonic Orchestra, Laerte, a talented violinist, is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a public school in Heliopolis, the biggest favela of Brazil. His path is full of difficulties but the transforming power of music and the friendship arising between the professor and his students open the doors into a new world. Based on a true story.
Far Out East Cinema (Moncton, NB) Tuesday, January 31 + February 1, 2017 Barrie Reel Stories Film Festival (Barrie, ON) Feb 3 - 5, 2017
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.
Barrie Reel Stories Film Festival (Barrie, ON) February 3 - 5, 2017
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/ 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 - 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.