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Canada

Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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

There’s one thing a deaf teenager would like to hear more than anything else…

Disabilities, Aboriginal / First Nations
Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 04 01:00 pm
Oct 05 08:45 pm

In his latest incendiary investigative documentary, Harold Crooks (Surviving Progress) examines the sordid history of offshore tax havens and the dire contemporary ramifications of such corporate malfeasance. It seems that it’s big business’ world and we’re just picking up the tab. But how long can the middle class and poor bear the tax burden? This is shocking look at an unsustainable system poised to implode.

Economics & Globalization, The Great Divide
Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 04 09:30 pm
Oct 06 04:45 pm

Daniel Grou (aka PODZ) directs this riveting ensemble film about interlocking lives. We have Xavier Dolan playing against type as a buttoned-down Jehovah’s Witness; Julien Poulin and Louise Turcot as casino employees with secrets; Robin Aubert as a high-powered man with gambling issues; Anne Dorval as his perpetually plastered wife and Gabriel Sabourin as a tortured drug mule. Wow.

Mystery
Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 06 04:45 pm

A broken family learns to cope when their autistic son shows them everything they need—without saying a word.

Family Relations
Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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

A chef who’s honed his talents in prison finds the outside world to be an unforgiving place.

Crime
(Toutes des connes)
Duration: 6 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2013
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 07 04:30 pm

Love. Grief. Shock. Denial. Sleeplessness. Bubble bath. Masturbation. Pop Tart. Bootie. Rejection. Weeping. Awkward. Life’s a bitch.

Comedy, Romance, Sex & Eroticism
Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
BC Spotlight

Carol (Arabella Bushnell) has a unique way of dealing with her frustrations with family, friends and co-workers: writing brutally honest songs (that frequently feature threats of violence) and leaving them on their voicemail. Carol’s creative catharsis has some immediate and unexpected consequences in this hilarious, offbeat comedy from writer-director Kris Elgstrand.

Comedy, Music & Dance
Duration: 99 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Altered States

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: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

Bernie Custis, 83, was the first black quarterback in professional football. This is his story.

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

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Oct 07 04:30 pm

After a couple discovers a supernatural phenomenon in their backyard, their relationship takes an unexpected turn.

Romance, Sci-fi & Horror
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: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

A young military couple struggles to keep their marriage together through the last days of the husband’s tour.

Family Relations, Romance, War & Espionage, Women Directors
Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
BC Spotlight

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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: 14 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 09 04:45 pm

An animated ode to filmmaker Claude Jutra and an account of his views on art and cinema.

Animation, Biography, Filmmaking
Duration: 74 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
BC Spotlight

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Oct 03 11:00 am

Maureen Bradley’s debut feature is a bittersweet romantic comedy with a transgender hero in an unimaginable predicament. Oddball couple Miriam and Adam have an ill-advised and pivotal one night stand that sees them both wind up pregnant. Engagingly shot by Amy Belling, the film features standout performances from Gavin Crawford (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Naomi Snieckus (Mr. D) and Gabrielle Rose.

Comedy, Queer Interest, Romance
Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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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: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

Three friends struggle to realize their identities inside a shifting love triangle that fractures their friendship.

(3e page après le soleil)
Duration: 6 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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

An abstract exploration of ephemerality and recycling.

Animation, Fine Arts or Theatre, Experimental & Avant garde
Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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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: 119 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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

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