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Brian Ferenchik

Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Brian Ferenchik

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

A boy wakes up every day into a world over-saturated by technology and the media.

Abel Ferrara

Duration: 125 mins
Country of Origin: USA,France, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Abel Ferrara

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Oct 01 03:45 pm
Oct 03 06:45 pm

The meteoric fall of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is luridly rendered and lent enthralling velocity by Abel Ferrara in this debauched, sexually explicit sensory assault starring a magnificently vile Gérard Depardieu as gluttony personified. "A bluntly powerful provocation that begins as a kind of tabloid melodrama and gradually evolves into a fraught study of addiction, narcissism and the lava flow of capitalist privilege."—Variety

Crime, Sex & Eroticism

Daniel Ferreira

Duration: 10 mins
Country of Origin: Italy, 2013
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Daniel Ferreira

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Oct 01 06:00 pm
Oct 06 12:30 pm

In an industrial world, a robot works a strange machine that produces his only means of survival.

Animation

Melissa Flagg

Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Melissa Flagg

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Sep 29 06:30 pm
Oct 01 01:30 pm

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

Mike Fleiss

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Mike Fleiss

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Oct 04 06:45 pm
Oct 06 04:45 pm
Oct 09 02:15 pm

Having spent most of his career in Jerry Garcia’s shadow, Bob Weir assumes the spotlight in this affectionate tribute to the Grateful Dead’s influential rhythm guitarist and resident heartthrob. Mike Fleiss’ rollicking documentary reveals a man every bit as unique and complex as his inimitable playing style. “A well-deserved tribute to a musician whose stature belies the film’s title.”—Hollywood Reporter

Biography, Music & Dance

Maya Forbes

Duration: 88 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Maya Forbes

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Oct 09 06:30 pm

Intimate yet expansive, clear-eyed yet deeply personal, [this] marks an irresistible feature debut for writer-director Maya Forbes. Drawing on a tough but rewarding chapter of her own childhood, during which she and her sister were raised by their bipolar father while their mother went to grad school, Forbes brings a marvelous warmth and specificity to this story of a mixed-race family struggling to survive, aided considerably by one of Mark Ruffalo’s richest, most appealing performances.—Variety

Comedy, Drama, Health (Mental & Physical)

Alain Fournier

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

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Sep 30 09:00 pm
Oct 08 05:00 pm

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

Animation, Fantasy

Sol Friedman

Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2013
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Sol Friedman

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

On Noah’s Ark, the animals discover the darker side of their natures and things get unholy very fast.

Animation, Animals, Comedy, History, Religion, Spirituality & Myth, Sex & Eroticism

Kevan Funk

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

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Sep 30 09:00 pm
Oct 08 05:00 pm

At a Saskatchewan cattle ranch during branding season, a blue-collar kid is rattled by an unsettling discovery.

Drama, Aboriginal / First Nations