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Life Off Grid - A Film About Disconnecting
A two-year journey exploring the lives of Canadians in every province and territory who have made the choice to disconnect. LIFE OFF GRID is a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy, with beautiful,…
Rumble - The Indians Who Rocked the World
This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey,…
Almost Adults
This comedy feature follows two best friends in their final year of college while they transition into adulthood. One embraces her sexuality and tries to catch up on everything she has missed during her teenage years, while the other ends…
Dawson City: Frozen Time - The Buried History of a Gold Rush Town Found on Nitrate Film
This meditation on cinema's past from pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became…
Dead Ringers
Claire Niveau (Genevieve Bujold) is in love with handsome Beverly. Or does she love Elliot? It's uncertain because brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle (both played by Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons) are identical twins sharing the same medical practice, apartment and women…
All You Can Eat Buddha
At the Palacio, an all-inclusive resort in the carribean, Mike's arrival complicates the normal flow of operations. His voracious appetite, mysterious magnetism and unexpected miracles bring him the curious, among which he makes three friends and meeets a few admirers,…
Small Town Murder Songs
When a young, unidentified woman is found dead by the lake -- the victim of a brutal and violent crime -- Walter, an aging small town police officer (Peter Stormare - Fargo, The Big Lebowski ), is called to the…
Examined Life - A Look at Contemporary Philosophy
This intellectual documentary takes philosophy out of the darkened corners of academia and into the hustle and bustle of the everyday, a visual reminder that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the world around us. EXAMINED LIFE interweaves…
Rabid
After undergoing radical emergency surgery, Rose develops an insatiable desire for blood. She searches out victims to satisfy her incurable craving, infecting them with an unknown disease which in turn swiftly drives them insane... and makes them equally bloodthirsty. RABID…
Wilby Wonderful
Wilby Wonderful is a bittersweet comedy about the difference a day makes. Over the course of twenty-four hours, the residents of the tiny island town of Wilby try to maintain business as usual in the face of an emerging sex…
Nanook of the North
Robert Flaherty made this wonderful film of Eskimo (Inuit) life following six years as an Artic explorer for the Canadian Northern Railway. Flaherty seized upon the idea of structuring his movie around characters who reenacted episodes of their lives and…
Nuit #1
Clara and Nikolai meet at a rave. They return to Nikolai's apartment and frantically make love. Afterwards, instead of parting, the two lovers divulge their deepest secrets to one another. Nicolai is a beautiful loner, one with great ambition which…
In the Year of the Pig - Origins of the Vietnam War
From French colonialism and rickshaws to the Vietnamese victory at Dien Bien Phu. And then, the origins and nature of the U.S. commitment from the end of WWII through the offensive of 1968. History, death, battle, ideas as only film…
Imagine the Sound - Jazz in the 60's
Imagine the Sound brings together interviews and performances with the prime innovators of the once controversial free jazz movement of the 60s. The first feature documentary by Ron Mann (Grass, Comicbook Confidential) is an eloquent tribute to a group of…
Maudie
Based on a true story, this amorous drama follows the unlikely romance between Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) and reclusive fishmonger Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke). Nominated for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival .…
Altman - A Portrait of Robert Altmanʼs Life and Career
Maverick. Auteur. Rebel. Innovator. Storyteller. Rambler. Gambler. Mad man. Family man. Director. Artist. Robert Altman's life and career contained multitudes. This father of American independent cinema left an indelible mark, not merely on the evolution of his art form, but…
1981
This cheeky, coming-of-age comedy tells the story of 11-year-old Ricardo, who struggles to fit in at his new school in 1981. With a flare for inventiveness and a desperate desire to impress his classmates, Ricardo weaves a web of untruths,…
Supergirl - The Story of a Young Orthodox Jewish Weightlifter
Naomi seems like a typical 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl, but watching her lift almost three times her bodyweight tells a different story. SUPERGIRL tells an empowering story about one girl who is coming of age while testing the limits of…
Two 4 One
A bittersweet comedic drama that sees a transgender hero in an unimaginable predicament. When transgender man, Adam, helps his baby-crazy ex-girlfriend Miriam artificially inseminate, they wind up in bed together--and they both get pregnant. Now Adam must grapple with his…
The Saver
In this gripping drama, 16-year old Fern sets out to fight for life on her own terms after her mother's sudden death. However, she soon learns that she needs community more than money to survive. Winner of Best Actress (Imagyn…