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Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

Dilys is full of energy as she gives us an entertaining insight into life at 91, and shares her ambitious hopes for the future.

Duration: 99 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Altered States

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Sep 27 11:30 pm
Sep 28 04:00 pm

When a series of grisly murders plague a low-rent film production, a former master-editor turned whipping boy becomes the prime suspect. Astron-6 (Manborg) film collective members Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy write, direct and star in this deranged, debauched ode to ’70s Italian giallo fare. Gore, gratuitous nudity and an inspired guest appearance by Udo Kier make for the perfect late night out.

Comedy, Fantasy, Filmmaking, Sci-fi & Horror, Sex & Eroticism
Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Altered States

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Oct 03 11:30 pm
Oct 04 03:45 pm

After having this hand lopped off by a gangster he’s offended, a brash underground cartoonist watches the disembodied appendage return to life and become a reanimated avenging angel/defender of free speech. Deliriously irreverent, wantonly vulgar and perversely gory, Matt O’Mahoney’s splatter horror flick is one of the year’s most gonzo genre offerings and “signals an underground spirit thriving in Vancouver…”—Spectacular Optical

Comedy, Sci-fi & Horror
Duration: 6 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Sep 26 11:30 am
Oct 06 04:00 pm
Oct 08 07:15 pm

Memorial Necropole Ecumenica, the world’s tallest cemetery, allows the dead to be laid to rest amongst the clouds.

Religion, Spirituality & Myth
Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
BC Spotlight

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Oct 01 06:30 pm
Oct 03 03:30 pm

Ana Valine’s darkly comic drama centres on mother/daughter con artists who just can’t catch a break. Seen through the eyes of 16-year-old Sammie (Paloma Kwiatkowski)—who lives with her pill-popping, alcoholic mom Marlene (Suzanne Clément)—this bittersweet journey leads us through dysfunction, love and addiction, before culminating with an unusual deliverance for this compelling pair. Winner, Best Director, Leo Awards 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Crime, Family Relations, Women Directors
Duration: 2 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

Water fights can lead to dramatic outcomes.

Duration: 12 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 30 09:00 pm
Oct 08 05:00 pm

At a Saskatchewan cattle ranch during branding season, a blue-collar kid is rattled by an unsettling discovery.

Drama, Aboriginal / First Nations
Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 08:30 pm
Oct 09 04:45 pm

A young boy falls in love in Victoria’s Chinatown and sparks a symphony in dynamite.

Comedy, Fantasy, History
Duration: 12 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 08:30 pm
Oct 09 04:45 pm

Believing that he’s been racially profiled, a young black man blows off steam. Then, things get personal.

Drama
(Mynarski chute mortelle)
Duration: 8 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 08:30 pm
Oct 09 04:45 pm

A fantastical, phantasmagoric retelling of the final moments of Winnipeg’s WWII legend Andrew Mynarski.

Animation, Experimental & Avant garde, Fantasy, War & Espionage
Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

"Young people today are too often found in a space of social homelessness, where we are invisible in public discourse, and the value of our lived experience is reduced to teenage weirdness." A poetic statement of what youth need.

Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 30 06:30 pm
Oct 02 12:45 pm

Director Ricardo Troggi (1981) delights with this hilarious and sometimes caustic souvenir of his own life when he was 17 years old. Jean-Carl Boucher plays young Ricardo as a cockeyed Quixote, fearlessly tilting at the repressive tyranny of everyday adolescence. Inspired by a surreal vision, he’s on a quirky quest that involves raging hormones, family drama and petty crime.

Comedy, Crime, Family Relations, Youth Under 18 May Attend
Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 30 07:00 pm
Oct 01 02:00 pm

Jack (Paul Campbell) and Meagan (Alex Paxton-Beesley) have got it all. They’ve just bought a house, they’re thinking about a family and they have a close-knit circle of zany friends that love them. A few hookups, breakups and breakdowns later, the circle unravels and then regroups in this sharp-edged and libidinous comedy from writer-director Alex Pugsley.

Comedy, Romance, Sex & Eroticism
Duration: 7 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 02 08:30 pm
Oct 10 12:00 pm

An intimate portrait of uncertainty and loss told through close details of hands and objects.

Experimental & Avant garde, Drama
Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 28 09:15 pm
Oct 01 02:30 pm

In the crackpot mosaic that is Montréal in 1966, Jean Corbo, an idealistic 16-year-old, befriends two far-left political activists and joins the FLQ (Liberation Front of Québec), an underground movement determined to spark a socialist revolution and Québec’s separation from Canada. Director Mathieu Denis brings the true and tragic story of a decisive moment in Canadian history into sharp focus.

History
Duration: 1 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

What happens when love exists outside of the high school norm? (United Way Care to Change Video Competition winner.)

Duration: 16 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 02 08:30 pm
Oct 10 12:00 pm

Tormented by bedbugs, an ostracized woman learns an unexpected lesson about acceptance.

Comedy, Music & Dance
Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 09:00 pm
Oct 03 11:15 am

An eminent psychiatrist disappears from his office. The last person to have seen him is Michael, a handsome and seemingly innocuous patient, played here by Xavier Dolan in a tour-de-force performance. The director of the hospital, Dr. Green (Bruce Greenwood), investigates the disappearance but instead uncovers Michael’s dark secrets. Charles Binamé directs this taut psychological drama with a sure and subtle hand.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Health (Mental & Physical)
Duration: 1 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

Sometimes you are your own greatest ally. (United Way Care to Change Video Competition winner.)

Canada, Belgium, Germany

(Bevor der letzte Vorhang fällt)
Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,Belgium,Germany, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters

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Sep 25 07:00 pm
Sep 26 01:30 pm
Sep 29 04:30 pm

It’s closing night for popular Belgian cabaret Gardenia and its gay and trans stars face reintroduction into reality. Mixing avant-garde choreography with confessional interviews, Thomas Wallner offers “an endearing recollection of life as an outsider, a sincere exploration of queer identity, and a stunning celebration of the communion we achieve in art.”—Indiewire. Winner, Special Jury Prize: Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2014.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Audience Award Winners, Queer Interest

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