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Canada, Indonesia

Duration: 107 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,Indonesia, 2013
Series:
The Great Divide

Canada’s Daniel Ziv has made the most successful documentary in Indonesian history. Shining a light on urban poverty, it’s also made stars of three inspirational Jakarta street musicians whose talent is only rivalled by their resourcefulness. Life is hard for these troubadours but commitment and passion always have a fighting chance. "Stunningly vivid and full of energy…”—Tempo Magazine. Winner, Best Documentary, Busan 2013.

Economics & Globalization, Human Rights, The Great Divide, Music & Dance

Canada

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

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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: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
BC Spotlight

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Oct 03 06:00 pm
Oct 05 01:00 pm

Writer-director Soran Mardookhi brings us the moving story of Sherzad (Kamal Yamolky) and his estranged young daughter, Jina. A former electrical engineer in Iraqi Kurdistan, he’s now trying to make a new life for himself in his adopted home of Canada. Jina (Camillia Mahal) numbs her harrowing childhood memories with drugs. But even among other misfits, she has a hard time fitting

in…

Human Rights, Immigration, War & Espionage, Women Directors
Duration: 1 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

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

(Sale Gueule)
Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 08 05:00 pm

While posted at a remote lighthouse, a disfigured sailor is besieged by a strange storm.

Animation, Fantasy
Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

Ruba Nadda (Cairo Time) delivers layers of fear and distress with this taut psychological thriller. Helen (Patricia Clarkson) is a doctor mourning the recent death of her husband (Callum Keith Rennie) when Will (Scott Speedman) arrives at her cabin, badly injured by a gunshot. Clarkson’s performance is nuanced and compelling and you won’t soon forget Tim Roth as the relentless villain.

Crime, Romance, Action, Thrills & Suspense, Women Directors
Duration: 1 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

What would bullying look like if we saw it for what it is? (United Way Care to Change Video Competition winner.)

Duration: 9 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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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
(La Bille Bleue)
Duration: 7 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 04 01:15 pm
Oct 09 10:00 am

An African village is the stage for a story of oppression and hope.

War & Espionage
Duration: 8 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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

A first aid attendant is called into action in an Okanagan mill town.

Drama
Duration: 106 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
BC Spotlight

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Oct 02 04:00 pm

Ruth (Sonja Bennett, who also penned the screenplay) fakes being pregnant to fit in with her child-rearing friends. This uproarious comedy from Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky) will have you cringing in between fits of uncontrollable laughter as Ruth’s web of lies becomes increasingly tangled. The road to acceptance has never been so baby-bumpy; you’ll be laughing until you birth. Sorry, burst.

Comedy
Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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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
Duration: 117 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 1989
Series:
BC Spotlight

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Oct 08 07:00 pm
Oct 10 02:30 pm

Anne Wheeler’s most decorated film is an upbeat musical melodrama based on her mother’s wartime memories. Daisy Cooper (Rebecca Jenkins) is a wife and mother who joins a dance band to provide for her family while her husband is at war. Beautifully shot by cinematographer Vic Sarin, it’s bittersweet and poignant, with fine performances by Jenkins and Robyn Stevan, both of whom won Genies for their work.

Audience Award Winners, History, Music & Dance, Women Directors
Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 08 05:00 pm

Out of his depth in a fight for a girl’s affections, Adam issues a challenge to his rival.

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

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Oct 08 05:00 pm

A stubborn teenager with hypersensitive hearing tries to prove herself during an internship at an acoustics lab.

Drama
Duration: 15 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 07 04:30 pm

In need of cash for a lifesaving operation, a senior schemes to rig a bingo game.

Comedy, Crime, Family Relations, Action, Thrills & Suspense
Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

The journey of a toy car takes us on a memorable journey through time and across generations in rural Quebec.

Duration: 7 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 07 04:30 pm

As a woman and her dog go about their day, our understanding of their relationship shifts dramatically.

Animals, Family Relations
Duration: 15 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 06 04:45 pm

A little girl believes that a homeless man is the reincarnation of her recently flushed goldfish.

Comedy, Women Directors

Canada, Belgium, Germany

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

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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