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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. 

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.

Brett Story
Canada/US
2019
92 minutes
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 1:45pm

It’s August in New York City and the otherwise warm and inviting cityscape is permeated by an undercurrent of unease. Climate change, unemployment, race and class tensions, and loss of community — Brett Story’s simple questions of the New Yorkers she encounters around the different boroughs reveal that these issues are on everyone’s lips, and the languid summer moments feel like the quiet before a great storm.

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.

Julien Elie
Canada
2018
154 minutes
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 7:45pm

There is a crisis in Mexico. While headlines that sensationalize drug cartels and glorify bosses like El Chapo hint at the problem, Julien Elie’s epic Dark Suns reveals the terrifying extent of the violence and its consequences.

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.

Various
Canada
1995-1998
63 minutes
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

Part of Longing and Belonging: 1990s South Asian Film and Video, this series of shorts includes Surviving Sabu and The Dreams of the Night Cleaners.

Various
Canada
1991-1994
74 minutes
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:00pm

Part of Longing and Belonging: 1990s South Asian Film and Video, this series of shorts includes The Wild Woman in the Woods, Bolo! Bolo!, and Coconut/Cane & Cutlass.

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.