After witnessing an act of violence, a guilt-stricken junior hockey player must choose between his teammates and the truth.
In turns sensuous and sinister, Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas’ entrancing, atmospheric character study unfolds in an isolated, snowbound cabin within which a woman is plagued by grief, illness and a supernatural presence. "Viewers who are unafraid to venture into cinema’s darkest hinterlands will be impressed by what they discover here."—Grid
A man, a maid and a monster… Love triangles are seldom this bizarre.
Words can be sticky, persistent, nasty things.
Some of us were born for the stage (or screen) while others have flop sweat in their veins. Will the characters in these short films rise to the occasion or go down in flames?
Director Louise Archambault avoids the obvious traps in this thoughtful telling of the love between Gabrielle, a young woman affected by a neurodevelopmental disorder, and a boy she meets through her choir. With the stirring participation of famous Quebec singer Robert Charlebois, this is a crowd-pleaser with integrity. Winner, Audience Award, Locarno 2013.
As a tattoo is being etched into his skin, a man loses himself in the fading memories of his youth.
Blue is small and lonely, but the story doesn’t have to end there.
Just as the concept of dark matter leaves astrophysicists scratching their heads, the short films assembled here snub their noses at straightforward synopses by finding inventive takes on familiar tropes.
"Gosh, why can’t we all just get along?"
Taking their cues from the vagaries of youth, these capricious short films tackle those formative experiences that either shape our futures or simply leave us forever scarred.
Walter is an 89-year-old curmudgeon, and proud of it.
In their boldly cinematic new collaboration, celebrated documentarian Jennifer Baichwal and influential photographer Edward Burtynsky globetrot from floating farms in China to the once-mighty Colorado River, detailing our complex relationship with our most precious resource: water. Shot in staggering 5K ultra high-definition video, this is an eco film tailor-made for the big screen.
While waiting anxiously for his “I Saw You” ad to be answered, a lovelorn guy stumbles across an unlikely community in his neighbourhood park.
Inspired by Terry Fox, two well-intentioned but poorly prepared cousins embark on an alternately hilarious and heartbreaking marathon of haplessness.
In his latest masterful documentary, John Walker traces the origins of Nunavut. The furthest thing from a stodgy history lesson, this is an epic drama featuring radicals, visionaries and Western civilization’s largest land claim. It’s also an incredibly personal film, as it charts Walker’s return to the High Arctic he first explored as a wide-eyed teenager. Winner, Best Atlantic Feature, Atlantic 2013.
How to get your video-addict friends to go camping.
As a pack of kids pilot their bikes through suburban streets, idleness erupts into anarchy and they taste teenage rebellion for the first time.
When a giant inexplicably picks a fight with him, a young man must throw down with his oversized tormentor.
When M.S. suddenly robbed filmmaker Jason DaSilva of his ability to walk, the Emily Carr graduate did what came naturally: started making a documentary. This intimate, affecting piece spans seven years and charts both DaSilva’s slow acceptance of his degenerative condition and staunch refusal to relinquish his lust for life. Winner, Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2013.