Biography

Biography

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.

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.

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.

Stanley Nelson
US/UK
2019
115 minutes
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:30pm

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tracks the artist’s history from his affluent upbringing as the son of a prominent Illinois dentist, through his training at Julliard in New York, and on to the truly remarkable records and performances which defined his apex years of creativity from the mid 1950s to the late 1970s. Fans of Davis will revel in watching never-before-seen footage and learning more about the complex man behind his canonical body of music.

Hepi Mita
New Zealand
2018
87 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:30pm

Directed by her youngest son Hepi Mita, Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen is a tender posthumous tribute to his mother’s life and career. A notorious agitator, her films bear witness to the injustice Māori people face in New Zealand, providing a voice for Māori people and especially for Māori women.