Through interviews with common folk and politicians alike, Push shows the strain that cities across the globe have felt as housing has become a commodity for the wealthy, rather than a necessity for the many.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Buddy, veteran Dutch director Heddy Honigmann crafts a heartwarming exploration of the dog-human bond, celebrating the extraordinary skills of service dogs and how they support the physical and emotional health of their companions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir, Elín Hansdóttir, Hanna Björk Valsdóttir
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?