Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Claudia Tosi
Italy/France
2018
84 minutes
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 8:30pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 2:00pm

With the rise of populism, extremism, racism, and indifference, democracy is in crisis and nobody seems able to find a cure. Director Claudia Tosi explores how this crisis unfolds in Italy through the battles of two remarkable women, Manuela Ghizzoni and Daniela DePietri, both members of the country’s Democratic Party.

Baljit Sangra
Canada
2019
85 minutes
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:30pm

A conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years.

Mosco Levi Boucault
France
2008
52 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

In 1987, the sudden death of the head of Italy’s largest publishing house triggered a battle of succession between two of the country’s most aggressive businessmen: Silvio Berlusconi and Carlo De Benedetti. Four years later, Berlusconi is charged with corruption.

Miguel Eek
Spain
2019
56 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 2:30pm
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 9:00pm

Existential water cooler talk and gallows humour is standard for cemetery workers as they prepare bodies and remove old caskets from tombs, while playfully discussing the afterlife, armageddon, and the benefits of cremation. Director Miguel Eek asks us to abandon sentimentality in order to ponder the more functional aspects of death.

Nettie Wild
Canada
1998
93 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 4:15pm

Director Nettie Wild and her Canadian/Mexican crew capture eight months in the life of the Zapatista National Liberation Army revolution in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico.

Enrico Maisto
Italy
2017
57 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 4:15pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Randomly selected by a computer, 60 apprehensive common citizens take their places in the courtroom of the Milan Assize Court of Appeal, which tries Italy’s most notorious criminals. 

Mosco Levi Boucault
France
2011
126 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 6:30pm

Expert documentarian Mosco Levi Boucault studies the logic of the 1978 Moro affair from within the Red Brigades organization, through in-depth testimonies by four members of the command who organized Moro’s kidnapping to demand the release of 13 imprisoned revolutionary fighters.

Sheona McDonald
Canada
2019
80 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 4:45pm

Candice Vadala aka Candida Royalle is known to many as the “godmother of feminist porn.” Director Sheona McDonald goes beyond the headlines to craft a layered portrait of the woman behind the icon, capturing Vadala in her sixties when, confronted with an ovarian cancer diagnosis.

Kelly O'Brien
Canada
85 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30pm

A live documentary performance that combines the collective sharing of one’s personal life — now habitual on social media — with the 20th century tradition of a family slideshow to unearth the poetry found within the everyday.

Joan Tosoni and Martha Kehoe
Canada
2019
90 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:15pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Features disarmingly honest musings from Lightfoot himself, as well as astonishing archival footage which captures him during his earliest days of performing, Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind provides an illuminating and emotional glimpse into the personality and behind-the-scenes life of a Canadian legend.

Joseph Hillel
Canada
2018
80 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 5:30pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

City Dreamers offers a glimpse into the careers of four trailblazing urban architects of the 20th century: Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, and Denise Scott Brown. Each of the four boasts an impressive and decades-long career in shaping urban spaces.

Jeanie Finlay
UK
2019
90 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 6:00pm
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 2:15pm

Freddy is 30 years old and yearns to start a family. For him, this ordinary desire comes with unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man, and the decision to carry his own baby required years of soul searching.

Mosco Levi Boucault
France
2019
145 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 4:00pm

Corleone delivers a Shakespearean storyline about the rise and fall of Teodoro Totò Riina, the real-life godfather who was born into the same village as Vito Corleone played by Marlon Brando in Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, The Godfather

Naomi Mark
Canada
2019
82 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 2:30pm

Documentarian Naomi Mark returns home to the Yukon to learn the craft of beekeeping from her father, Don Mark. Seasons change along with Don’s health, making the relationship between father, daughter, and bees grow all the more important.

Corradino Durruti
France
2008
90 minutes
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 4:30pm

A unique and thrilling investigation with multiple twists and turns, Corradino Durruti’s film serves as a chilling study of the morals and mores of both the Italian police and of the notorious ‘Ndrangheta, a powerful criminal network with tentacles reaching deep into the corporate and political worlds.

Jewel Maranan
Philippines
2017
120 minutes
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 6:00pm

Filmmaker Jewel Maranan follows the plight of four families living in the impoverished Manilan district of Tondo as the government forces their resettlement, casting a critical look at the everyday violence that precedes the construction of a globalized city.

Shannon Walsh
Canada
2019
87 minutes
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 3:45pm

Resilience in the face of disaster is at the heart of Shannon Walsh’s expansive study. Shot across five different countries, Walsh introduces us to five courageous women, each encountering their own form of crisis. 

Phyllis Ellis
Canada
2019
90 minutes
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

Meet Mymy, a young medical student who measures her body’s chemical burden from over 27 different cosmetic products. With exclusive access to scientists, lawyers, and whistle-blowers, Toxic Beauty critically examines the global cosmetic industry.

Paul Émile D’Entremont
Canada
2019
80 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 8:00pm

In both amateur and professional sports, being gay remains taboo. Standing on the Line looks at the experiences of LGBTQ+ athletes in Canada who set out to overcome prejudice.

Tasha Hubbard
Canada
2019
98 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

Few events in recent Canadian history have sparked as much media attention and outrage as the death of Colten Boushie, a young Cree man who was murdered on a farm in rural Saskatchewan in 2016. Tasha Hubbard’s essential film follows his family’s fight for justice while casting an unflinching look at systemic racism in Canada.

Isabelle Groc and Mike McKinlay
Canada
2017
76 minutes
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Every summer, thousands of fingernail-sized Western toads cover a rural road in the community of Ryder Lake in Chilliwack, British Columbia. When the toadlets migrate from their breeding ground in the wetlands into the forest, many never make it to the other side of the road.

Larry Weinstein
Canada
2019
92 minutes
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:30pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:00pm

Propaganda has been harnessed as a powerful weapon to shape worldviews through compelling images and narratives. In an era of fake news and alternative facts, director Larry Weinstein asks the question: How do we know what we know?

Brent Hodge
Canada
2019
70 minutes
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 9:15pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

To the majority of people alive and breathing in the year 2000, Who Let The Dogs Out? is the name of a massively popular radio hit by the flash-in-the-pan group Baha Men. To artist Ben Sisto, it is a philosophical question that challenges accepted notions of authorship and creative ownership.