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Program Running Time 92 min.

Jul 15 08:15 pm
Jul 16 08:00 pm
Jul 17 04:40 pm
Jul 21 02:15 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: David Farriar, Dylan Reeve
(New Zealand, 2016, 92 mins, DCP)

Nothing can prepare you for the weirdness that is Tickled: when journalist David Farrier stumbles across an online video for "competitive endurance tickling", he knows there must be a story there. But he no idea of where this is going to take him. In fact within five minutes we promise, your mind is going to be boggled, and things will only get curiouser and curiouser…


Program Running Time 118 min.

Jul 04 08:50 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Miguel Gomes
(Portugal, 2012, 118 mins, DCP)

Gloriously lyrical, sumptuously shot, occasionally funny and unabashedly romantic—Miguel Gomes’ (Our Beloved Month of August) latest "moves from modern-day Lisbon to a rapturous evocation of romance in colonial Africa. But no plot description can do justice to the idiosyncratic poetry of director Miguel Gomes." Sight & Sound.


Program Running Time 104 min.

Jul 18 06:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Pablo Berger
(Spain, 2012, 104 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

In this brilliant retake on the Grimm fairytale, Blancanieves (Snow White) escapes her wicked stepmother to become a famous matador. Propelled by the Flamenco rhythms of Alfonso de Villalonga’s score, this is one tribute to silent film that has the verve and passion of a musical.

Omara: Cuba

Program Running Time 90 min.

Jul 22 06:45 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Lester Hamlet
(Cuba, 2016, 90 mins, DCP)

This moving documentary about the life and career of Omara Portuondo, known as the Diva of Buena Vista Social Club, features touching recollections by personalities of Cuban culture, including Eusebio Leal, Pablo Milanés, Chucho Valdés, José María Vitier, Rodulfo Vaillant, Amaury Pérez, Rosa Fornés, Luis Carbonell, Fernando Pérez, and Santiago Alfonso.

Join us for a filmmaker Q&A, mojitos and more Cuban sounds before and after this screening.

Frances Ha

Program Running Time 86 min.

Jul 18 08:35 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Noah Baumbach
(USA, 2012, 86 mins, DCP)

Greta Gerwig is delightful - a kind of modern day Annie Hall - in this lovely, deft, funny/sad movie from Noah Baumbach. Frances Halladay is 27, living in New York, and not really pulling things together yet. She’s in the wrong job, and her most intimate friend is her flatmate, who’s moving out. Simultaneously optimistic and melancholy, romantic and unsentimental, it’s a real charmer.

Embrace of the Serpent

Program Running Time 124 min.

Jul 04 06:30 pm

Films in Program

(El abrazo de la serpiente)
Directed By: Ciro Guerra
(Colombia, 2015, 124 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

Academy Award nominee: Best Foreign Language Film, Guerra’s film is a bewitching Amazonian odyssey inspired by two historical forays deep into the jungle by European anthropologists. Filmed in stunning black and white, this is a potent, poetic, political film reminiscent of Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre.

De Palma

Program Running Time 107 min.

Jul 01 08:35 pm
Jul 02 06:20 pm
Jul 03 05:00 pm
Jul 04 02:10 pm
Jul 05 08:35 pm
Jul 07 08:35 pm
Jul 12 08:30 pm
Jul 14 04:20 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Jake Paltrow, Noah Baumbach
(USA, 2016, 107 mins, DCP)

In this candid, compelling, often very funny interview conducted by fellow filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, Brian De Palma talks us through his long rollercoaster career, and talks illuminatingly about the nexus of cinephilia, voyeurism, politics, Hitchcock and Hollywood that have produced such a flamboyantly personal yet commercial body of work. "A cinephile’s nirvana." The Guardian

3-ticket pack available for De Palma series

Mia Madre

Program Running Time 106 min.

Jul 01 06:30 pm
Jul 02 04:10 pm
Jul 03 02:50 pm
Jul 04 04:15 pm
Jul 05 06:30 pm
Jul 06 01:00 pm
Jul 07 06:30 pm
Jul 11 04:15 pm
Jul 12 06:30 pm
Jul 16 02:15 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Nanni Moretti
(Italy, 2015, 106 mins, DCP)

The great Margherita Buy stars as a film director trying to deal with simultaneous crises — one on the movie set and one involving her mother’s health — in Italian master Nanni Moretti’s smart and funny humanist take on the ties that bind. "Warm, witty and seductive - tremendously smart and enjoyable. Moretti’s best film in years." (The Guardian)

Bell Media Best of Hot Docs: Spaceship Earth

(2016, 122 mins)
In English, Japanese, German with English subtitles


Jul 10 06:00 pm

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Though the concept of planet Earth as a ship pre-dates space travel, it wasn’t until Apollo astronauts photographed "Earth rise" that the metaphor of Spaceship Earth—a term championed by futurist Buckminster Fuller in the 1960s—really captured the collective imagination. The idea of Earth as a finite entity hurling through a seemingly infinite and empty universe became a clarion call for sustainability and cooperation. But what does that really mean? Award-winning doc auteur Kevin McMahon travels across the globe to unpack what scientists have discovered about humanity’s impact on the planet. Consulting some of the world’s most prominent thinkers, including physicists, astronauts, anthropologists and geologists, Spaceship Earth is a beautiful, poetic film that offers insight and inspiration into how to change the hearts and minds of every person on this planet—a necessity if humans are to survive on the only vessel capable of sustaining us. Lynne Fernie

Guest: Skype Q&A with Director Kevin McMahon

Bell Media Best of Hot Docs: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

(2016, 98 mins, DCP)
Classification: 19+


Jul 09 08:20 pm

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Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. From the brilliant mind of Werner Herzog comes a playful yet chilling examination of our rapidly interconnecting lives. Herzog captures interviews with a treasure trove of strange and beguiling individuals—from Internet pioneers to victims of wireless radiation—whose anecdotes and reflections weave together a complex portrait of our brave new world. The Internet may be, as Herzog states, "one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing," but he tempers this enthusiasm with tragic stories from victims of online harassment and Internet addiction, wrestling with profound questions about the future of the Internet—and humanity. Is this digitally dominated age humankind’s salvation or a high-speed pipeline to our demise? Shane Smith

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"Expansive and ambitious." The Guardian

"Suggesting that modern cinema’s most prescient work may yet turn out to be The Terminator, Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World takes a simultaneously curious, awe-struck, and terrified look at the origins and future of the web and the interconnected reality it’s begat." Nick Schager, The Playlist

"Modestly profound and consistently fascinating." Tim Grierson, Screen International