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Matt O'Mahoney

Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Altered States
Director: Matt O'Mahoney


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

Terrance Odette

Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Terrance Odette


Oct 03 07:00 pm
Oct 05 12:30 pm

Terrance Odette’s (Heater, Saint Monica, Sleeping Dogs) drama centres on a Catholic priest (Michael Murphy) in a Niagara Falls parish whose world is turned upside down after he receives a letter alleging sexual transgression. Our sympathies are put to the test as he comes to terms with his memories and deals with the fallout.

Drama, Religion, Spirituality & Myth

Randall Lloyd Okita

Duration: 9 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Randall Lloyd Okita


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

Two brothers share the scars of an untold history that has driven them to existential extremes.

Animation, Experimental & Avant garde, Fantasy

Margreth Olin

Duration: 165 mins
Country of Origin: Norway,Austria,Denmark,Germany, 2014
3D Special Presentations
Director: Margreth Olin


Sep 30 05:45 pm
Oct 04 11:00 am

Six stunning buildings, six auteurs and glorious 3D come together in this hymn to the art of architecture. The Berliner Philharmonie concert hall (Wim Wenders), California’s Salk Institute (Robert Redford), the National Library in St. Petersburg (Michael Glawogger), Denmark’s Halden prison (Michael Madsen), the Oslo Opera House (Margreth Olin) and the Pompidou in Paris (Karim Ainouz) are brought to life like never before.

3D, Fine Arts or Theatre

Göran Hugo Olsson

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Sweden,Denmark,Finland, 2014
Nonfiction Features
Director: Göran Hugo Olsson


Oct 05 04:15 pm
Oct 08 09:30 pm

Assembling striking archival material of African liberation efforts and scoring it with passages from Frantz Fanon’s vital treatise on colonialism, The Wretched of the Earth, acclaimed director Göran Hugo Olsson fashions one of the most impressively structured and incredibly intense found-footage films in recent memory. Lauren Hill narrates this “prickly, passionate call to arms.”—Time Out. Winner, Cinema Fairbindet Prize, Berlin 2014.

History, The Great Divide, War & Espionage

Omori Tatsushi

(Mahoro Eki-mae Kyosokyoku)
Duration: 124 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Omori Tatsushi


Sep 26 08:15 pm
Sep 27 10:30 am

Omori follows The Ravine of Goodbye with a delicious comedy-drama about the perfect odd couple: Tada (Eita), who runs a shaky do-it-all service, and his buddy Gyoten (Matsuda Ryuhei), who usually gets in the way. The storyline involves phoney organic farming, pensioners, babysitting, yakuza and lesbian parenting. Two hours of sheer charm! Tony Rayns

Comedy, Queer Interest


Duration: 74 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
High School Outreach
Director: One9


Sep 28 02:00 pm
Oct 01 01:00 pm
Oct 03 09:30 pm

Twenty years ago, Nas released Illmatic and redefined the sound of hip-hop with the album’s intricate jazz-infused rhythms and blunt-force rhymes. In his directorial debut, graffiti artist One9 looks back at the seminal record’s creation, as well as the environment and experiences that contributed to it. “It’s impossible not to get swept up in the energy of the era.”—Indiewire

Biography, Music & Dance, Youth Under 18 May Attend

George Ovashvili

(Simindis kundzuli)
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: France,Georgia,Germany,Kazakhstan,Czech Republic, 2014
Cinema of Our Time
Director: George Ovashvili


Sep 25 12:15 pm
Sep 27 06:30 pm
Oct 02 04:45 pm

Eloquent and engrossing, George Ovashvili’s fable-like drama unfolds on a tiny island that emerges each summer from a river between warring Georgia and Abkhazia. For the skillful elderly peasant who plants its amazing corn crop and his nubile granddaughter, it’s soon the site of a desperate struggle for survival. "A master class in emotionally charged minimalism…"—Hollywood Reporter. Winner, Crystal Globe, Karlovy Vary 2014.

Drama, Environment, War & Espionage