The Royal (Toronto, ON) March 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 2017 The Rio (Vancouver, BC) March 21 - 24, 2017 Fright Night Theatre Film Festival (Hamilton, ON) March 21 - 26, 2017 Sudbury Indie Cinema (Sudbury, ON) April 12, 2017 Princess Cinema (Waterloo, ON) April 22 - 24, 2017 Cinema du Parc (Montreal, QC) March 31 - April 1, 2017 Mayfair Theatre (Ottawa, ON) Starts March 31, 2017 Globe (Calgary, AB) Starts March 31, 2017 Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg, MB) June 2 - 4,7 - 9, 10, 2017
2015 - POLAND - 92 MINUTES - IN POLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A FILM BY AGNIESZKA SMOCZYNSKA
One enchanted evening in early ’80s Warsaw, Poland, famished heart-eating sister sirens Golden (Michalina Olszanska) and Silver (Marta Mazurek) emerge from the sea in search of prey. They soon find themselves joining an erotic discotheque act, enabling them to use their transformative mermaid skills as a rather ultimate dancer performance attribute.
Struggling actor Audrey (Claire Armstrong) and aspiring playwright Lillian (Naomi Skwarna) pour all of their creative energy into the only paying work they can find: corporate role-playing demonstrations. When they book the biggest gig of their careers at a hotel conference, they commence work on their most ambitious production to date and the ensuing tensions threaten to derail both the production and their friendship.
2017 - 88 MINUTES - CANADA/ UNITED KINGDOM - IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A FILM BY KYOKO MIYAKE PRODUCERS: EYESTEEL FILM + BRAKELESS LIMITED
Walking down the streets of Tokyo, it is difficult to escape the gaze and the voice of the ‘idol’ girls - Japanese pop singers. They are everywhere, looking down from advertising panels and singing out of shops’s loudspeakers. With an innocent virgin look and piercingly high-pitched voice, they are the ultimate expression of Japanese cuteness.
USA/ FRANCE - 2017 - 87 MINUTES A FILM BY COLIN HANKS PRINCIPAL CAST: JESSE HUGHES, JOSH HOMME, DAVE CATCHING, MATT MCJUNKINS, THE EDGE, BONO MUSIC: EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ALAIN JOHANNES
On November 13, 2015 at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, terrorists killed 89 people and injured hundreds more at a Eagles of Death Metal concert. The band members survived, and a year later returned to Paris to give a triumphant, defiant concert at the Olympia Theatre.
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.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON) Starts May 12, 2017 Cineplex Cavendish Mall (Montreal, QC) Starts May 12, 2017 Cinecenta (Victoria, BC) May 24 + 25, 2017 Vancity Theatre (Vancouver, BC) Starts May 26, 2017 Bytowne (Ottawa, ON) May 26 - June 1, 2017
ISREAL - 110 MINUTES IN HEBREW WITH ENGLISH/ FRANCH SUBTITLES A FILM BY RAMA BURSHTEIN
Michal is 32 years old. She became religious 12 years ago, and only now is she getting married. A month before the wedding, while checking out the catering for the event, the groom has a change of heart and the wedding is called off. Michal feels she's unable to go back to ordinary life, to the usual course of matchmaking. She feels this is the moment to change something very basic in her personality. A simple belief that God is good and sweet; that He wants to give and is only waiting for her to wish it. Michal goes on a month-long journey up to the planned wedding day: "I have the venue, the dress, the apartment; God can easily come up with my groom".
2017 - 75 MINUTES A FILM BY BY ALI WEINSTIEN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER RON MANN
World Premiere - Hot Docs (Toronto, ON) April 28 + 29, May 1 + 5, 2017 Advance Tickets
Mermaids is a lyrical documentary about the allure and transformative power of the universal myth. The film is guided by women (and men) who have experienced very deep connections with their inner sirens, and who beckon us into their underwater worlds...
MARIUS 1931 - 127 MINUTES - FRANCE - BLACK AND WHITE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A FILM BY ALEXANDER KORDA
FANNY 1932 - 127 MINUTES - FRANCE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A FiLM BY MARC ALLEGRET
CÉSAR 1936 - 142 MINUTES - FRANCE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES A FILM BY MARCEL PAGNOL
THEATRICAL STARTS MAY 19, 2017
TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, ON) Friday, May 19 at 6:30pm - MARIUS Saturday, May 20 at 6:30pm - FANNY Sunday, May 21 at 4:00pm - CESAR The Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC) June 1, 11, & 12 - MARIUS June 1, 11, & 12 - FANNY June 5, 11 & 13 - CESAR
Three rich, funny, deep tales of love, life and food in a French Village, a real tear jerker.
A FILM BY ELIZABETH CARROLLThe Immortal Diana Kennedy by documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Carroll is a candid look into the world of 92-year old British chef and author Diana Kennedy, widely regarded as the world’s authority on Mexican cuisine. Ms. Kennedy is a formidable critic of anyone who doesn’t share her objective views of Mexican culinary traditions or anyone who, God forbid, doesn’t recycle.
IN PRODUCTION A FILM BY ALEXANDRA DEAN EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SUSAN SARANDON AND MICHAEL KANTOR PRODUCED BY KATHERINE DREW AND ADAM HAGGIAG CO-PRODUCERS DAVID KOH AND DAN BRAUN
The story of a Hollywood actress, defined by her appearance, who is secretly a brilliant inventor and changes the course of history.
Lamarr appeared nude at the age of 17 in the 1933 Czech film “Ecstasy” and later married a prominent Austrian businessman who became a weapons dealer to the Nazis. Lamarr, who was born Jewish, fled her husband in the middle of the night, boarding a boat for America with nothing to her name except a single designer gown. She eventually convinced MGM boss Louis B. Mayer to sign her to a deal.