Canadian Premiere

Canadian Premiere

Claire Simon
France
2018
100 minutes
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 5:45pm

At a high school in Ivry, on the outskirts of Paris, Claire Simon films pairs or groups of kids finding quiet spaces like the school roof, a schoolyard bench, or an empty hallway to talk about their families, fears, relationships, and dreams.

Nicolás Molina
Chile
2018
82 minutes
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:00pm
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 2:30pm

A meditative journey along two rivers — the Ganges in India, and the Biobío in Chile — that serves as a junction between two similar but distinct ways of life.

Emmanuelle Antille
Switzerland
2018
94 minutes
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 2:15pm

A Bright Light: Karen and the Process follows three women on an oneiric road trip as they trace folk musician Karen Dalton's movements across the American landscape back to Woodstock.

Marco Piccarreda, Gaia Formenti
Italy
2018
57 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 5:30pm

A remote Sicilian reception centre for unaccompanied migrant minors is about to close, and six teenagers are left awaiting the decision that will seal their fate.

Martina Melilli
Italy
2018
66 minutes
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 9:30pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 2:30pm

Martina is a visual artist living in Italy. Mahmoud is a nuclear engineering student living in Libya. An unlikely friendship develops between the two when Martina becomes interested in documenting her grandparents’ history in Tripoli, where they lived before fleeing the country as a result of Muammar Gaddafi’s 1970 coup d’état.

Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir, Elín Hansdóttir, Hanna Björk Valsdóttir
Iceland
2019
73 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 4:15pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

For the past 25 years, Snorri Magnusson has operated an infant swim class pushing the boundaries of what we believe tiny humans are capable of. More than just a swim class, Snorri offers a sense of connection and community for new families navigating the beginnings of parenthood.

Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff
Chile/Germany
2018
78 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00pm

Daily life at the Los Reyes skate park in Santiago, Chile, is unremarkable, but as this wonderfully original film unfolds, we become aware that human affairs — of street cleaners, small-time drug dealers, and skateboarders — are incidental to the real story here. The stars of this film are its two canine subjects — Football and Chola.

Amy Jenkins
US
2018
95 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:00pm

Instructions on Parting is an intimate portrait of the filmmaker’s own life and of those dearest to her as they deal with marriage, childbirth, and three cancer diagnoses in her immediate family.

Rehad Desai
South Africa
2018
85 minutes
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that stormed onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education.

Ian Soroka
US/Slovenia/Croatia
2018
99 minutes
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:30pm

In his debut feature, director Ian Soroka creates an evocative portrait of the southern Slovenian landscape that facilitated what is considered to be Europe’s most effective resistance movement during World War II.

Nadia Shihab
US/Kuwait
2018
90 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 4:15pm

Over a five-year collection of visits to her childhood home in the West Texas town of Lubbock, Nadia Shihab explores questions of identity in diaspora through the life and work of her visual artist mother.