Lake of Fire
North American Premiere
Fear of death and interpretations of hell filter through online social bubbles to distill a singular divine message.
Visions of dark impulses are given the spotlight and invite an opportunity to reflect on the personal in relation to the political. From Congo to China, and the Philippines to Poland, the end is nigh.
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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
American photographer Nan Goldin is famous for her empathetic pictures of intimate, exuberant, anguished urban bohemia. Today Goldin is using her celebrity to denounce the Sackler family's art-washing tactics and their role in the opioid crisis.
All That Breathes
Two brothers are determined to nurse back to health New Delhi's ailing black kites—the megacity's ubiquitous birds of prey. Striving to keep their wildlife rescue clinic afloat, political tensions loom over their neighbourhood as ominously as the smog.
Part of the Pack
The wolf has always been a haunting symbol of the wild. This beautifully shot BC-made film looks at the complex and evolving relationship between wolf and human, including a focus on world famous southern Vancouver island celebrity, Takaya.
Revival 69: The Concert that Rocked the World
Incorporating live performance footage shot by the legendary DA Pennebaker, Revival 69 details the incredible behind-the-scenes story of Toronto's Woodstock, featuring John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Alice Cooper and The Doors.
Johnson's third film - which draws on The Terminator and 12 Monkeys - keeps us happily confused. Joseph Gordon Levitt plays Joe, a "looper", or professional hit-man, who receives his victims from 30 years in the future, when time travel has been invented.
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On
Cree singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie has inspired generations with her commitment to Indigenous and women's rights, as well as her famous anti-war hit, Universal Soldier. In 2015, in her mid-70s, she won the Polaris Music Prize. This is her story.
NEOZOON is a female art collective founded in 2009 in Berlin and Paris. The film work is based on the principle of collage and deals with sociological questions of the Anthropocene. The de- and recontextualization of found footage and YouTube material is a recurring element. NEOZOON’s work was exhibited at Centre Pompidou in Paris, at Zentrum für Kunst und Medien in Karlsruhe, at Kunst-Werke Berlin, and has been shown at national and international film festivals in Oberhausen, Rotterdam, London, and New York. NEOZOON is a member of the Gallery Climate Coalition and supports the work of Artists4Future.