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A transient road film featuring an array of young drifters wandering throughout the U.S. with varying degrees of purpose, or lack-thereof , "States" is a multifaceted meditation on freedom - via Twain, Kerouac, Altman, Linklater... - and an outsider's love letter to America and the searchers of its endless highways. Featuring Alex Essoe from Doctor Sleep!
Drowning is a slow burn psychological thriller where the lead character, Anna, uses wish fulfillment to break free from a cycle of abuse. Anna does not have the self-esteem needed to overcome the abuse she suffers in the real world, so she creates a new reality where she fights back. Anna is a prostitute who has been abused, exploited and manipulated for as long as she can remember. Disconnected from her emotions, Anna must take control of her own life, empower herself and learn to live her life on her own terms. Returning to her childhood home, Anna faces off against her enablers, her abusers, and her own demons.
A starving musician Finn Faber (Tyler Shaw) gets a temporary job as a therapeutic clown at a hospital entertaining sick kids. He is assigned a 9 year-old leukemia patient: Sophia Hill (Sadie Munroe). Finn soon learns that Sophia coming into his life was no coincidence, but an important lesson he needed to learn before making a big step forward in life.
After three wars in eight years and an ongoing eleven-year blockade, how are the people of Gaza coping? This is a story about extraordinary citizens trying to keep others alive and healthy, whether it be by securing access to clean water while maintaining waste management systems, or ensuring that the hospital emergency rooms have power.
What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they are finding their place in a new economy no longer dominated by profits and big business.
A doctor runs in a grueling 24-hour, 100-mile ultramarathon over rugged mountain terrain as he avoids the aftermath of a recent incident in his medical practice. Over the course of the marathon, as physical and mental exertion turns to exhaustion and hallucinations, race-related dramas intertwine with the details of his current crisis. He's tormented by his decision to assist in the death of a terminally-ill teenager under his care, against both the parents' wishes and the legal parameters of assisted suicide.
Set in the sleepless night of Nuit Blanche, White Night follows six different stories as they weave their way through various art installations and tackle issues of love, loss, aging and the ever important question; is it art? White Night is a feature film shot entirely in one night by five different directors.
This war drama is dedicated to the victory in The Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). It revolves around Pavel Zubov, a school teacher, whose village got occupied by the fascists. Being a teacher is his calling in life. He believes in such basic human values as love and family. However, a certain chain of events changes the way he perceives life and puts him back to reality. In this time of war, as the enemy shows its true face, he must make an uneasy choice to either survive and adapt to the new regime or fight for his family, love, Homeland, ideals and beliefs.
Diana Prieto is pregnant and taking care of her autistic son Martin has become overwhelming. She has no one to help her while her husband Tomas spends months working in Asia. Diana's at her breaking point with Martin when Luz, a gifted caregiver from the Philippines, steps in to help. Martin quickly begins improving under Luz's supervision, but Diana's worried that he's only being taught to speak Filipino. Diana begins to suspect that Luz is using the language barrier and voodoo to turn Martin against Diana and into something far more sinister...
A drug addict (Francesco Filice) awakens to find the girl he is with is dead, and must rush to escape the consequences. Along the way, he seeks the help of his ex-girlfriend (Caleigh Le Grand), while dodging a mysterious figure (Patrick McFadden) who has started chasing him around the city with a gun. A tense real-time thriller presented in a single, unbroken take. / BONUS MATERIAL: Director's Commentary, Actor's Commentary, Behind the Scenes Featurette (65 minutes), Q&A at Canadian Film Fest 2017
An Arthouse-Thriller in which an Insurance Executive, seen simultaneously in the future and in the present, is betrayed and left penniless and then must battle his closest friends to try to gain back his life. After ambitious Nicholas Gray becomes a whistleblower his world begins to crumble. A charismatic drifter then introduces him to acts of theft and "wealth redistribution" and Nicholas's life spirals further out of control. Simultaneously, in the future, a now penniless Nicholas is released from prison and wrestles with his moral choices as he becomes determined to take back his life from those who cheated him. A murder, frame and police investigation follow in which no one is what he seemed to be.
On her first night in New York City, Jen finds herself stranded in a lonely late night bar. Her luck ran out trying to check in with her friend Christine, and so now, instead, its the bartender, Todd, whos keeping her company.
As the beer flows, small talk soon becomes flirting, and its all leading to one heady night together.
Fast forward a couple of years, and Jen is now with Ethan. He's ready to take their relationship to the next level, but shes holding back. So when Todd becomes Ethans new roommate, its soon clear that the past is about to have a major impact on the present. New York is a big city, but its definitely a small world.
In this gritty story based on real events, a drug dealer on Long Island finds himself over his head when one of his soldiers robs a connection to ruthless Serbian gangsters. When the debt falls on his shoulders he is forced to take drastic measures.
Winter 2010. Dolomites. Tommaso Conci, a 4 year old child, disappears during a festival where people disguised as devils, the Krampus, terrorize the village with whips and chains. Five years later, a child was found nameless and without documents. DNA matches: he is Tommi. Manuel, the father, can finally embrace his son. The mother, Linda, however, can not adapt to the new situation. A suspect digs inside her: what if that child is not really her son?
Trapped in a damaged cryogenic pod, a man is forced to watch a series of horrific science-fiction tales while his life support systems run out. Featuring eight intense stories of the unknown and other-worldly, equally wonderful and terrifying. Visit the GALAXY OF HORRORS, if you dare! Curated from Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground's Little Terrors Festival.
Featuring segments directed by Todd Cobery, Javier Chillon, Richard Karpala, Andrew Desmond, Benni Diez, Marinko Spahic, Dennis Cabella, Marcello Ercole, Fabio Prati, Antonio Padovan, Ethan Shaftel and Justin McConnell.
A documentary that tells the history of the ill-fated movie version of the Fantastic Four that was executive produced by Roger Corman.
Photographer Seth Hancock was ASKED to make a documentary on a subject matter that meant nothing to him - Senior Citizens and Hunger. So he traveled across America to discover why senior citizens are the fastest growing group of people going hungry in America, why we treat senior citizens as second-class citizens, why he never cared about this issue and what can be done to make a difference in the lives of senior citizens in America.
Horror which is based on real life events which took place during the Soviet era. It tells the story of an Soviet Estonian student hiking group which gets caught up in a series of scary events unfolding in wintry Siberia. The unpopular group leader Olle (Reimo Sagor), who becomes disappointed in his companions during the trip, disappears on the last day in the mountains. His rival, liberal-minded and adventurous Eero (Priit Pius) guides the descending hikers into a Buryate village on the mountain to seek help. A weird and insane chain of events is unleashed which seems to be orchestrated by the missing Olle. In a foreign land and among people they do not know, the hikers are faced with a task which they at first do not want to undertake and later are unable to tackle.
DAN AND MARGOT is an intimate look at Margot, who not long ago was stalked and tormented by a person who never really existed. After learning she has schizophrenia, Margot struggles to build a life as a young independent woman, while also trying to reclaim the three years that she lost to the illness.
Arianna is nineteen years old and still has not had her first menstrual cycle. Despite the fact that her breasts have become slightly enlarged, which causes her some discomfort, the hormones her gynecologist prescribed for her do not seem to be helping with her maturation. One summer her parents decide to take her back to the lake house in Bolsena where they all used to go on vacation. Arianna has not been back there since she was three years old. While staying in the house, old memories start to come back to Arianna and like pieces of a puzzle, start to slowly fall into place. When her parents tell her it is time to return to the city for a few days, Arianna wants to stay behind to study for her exams. Her father accepts, but for some reason the idea makes her mother extremely uncomfortable; actually her mother has been acting strangely ever since they arrived at the lake house. On her own, as the first afternoons go by slowly and silently, Arianna's investigation of her past also includes the exploration of her body. The encounter with her young cousin Celeste, whose feminine figure is distinctly different than Arianna's, as well as the fact that, unlike her, Celeste has already lost her virginity, pushes Arianna to confront the true nature of her sexuality.
As midnight falls, all manner of terror invades the Earth. Demons, cannibals, killers, ghosts and monsters swarm the world in these tales of the supernatural, the fantastic, and the just plain horrific. Featuring nine stories of horror, curated from Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground's long-running Little Terrors Short Film Series.
Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story follows Young's struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society's most dangerous criminals.
A teenage girl is terrorized when she spends two nights alone on a remote island as part of her camp counselor initiation. Starring Annie Clark (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Daniel Kash (Aliens, Hannibal, The Strain). 83 minutes, Canada.
In the shadow of a De Beers diamond mine, the remote community of Attawapiskat lurches from crisis to crisis. Filmed over five years, After the Last River follows Attawapiskat’s journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight during the protests of Idle No More. Filmmaker Vicki Lean connects personal stories of resistance to entwined mining industry agendas and government policies, painting a complex portrait of a territory that is an imperiled homeland to some and a profitable new frontier for others.
SPECIAL EDITION INCLUDES: Full Film, Commentary w/ director Isaac Cravit and star Annie Clark, Behind the Scenes featurette, bonus short film (Good Boy).
A teenage girl is terrorized when she spends two nights alone on a remote island as part of her camp counselor initiation. Starring Annie Clark (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Daniel Kash (Aliens, Hannibal, The Strain).
Reeling from withdrawal effects after a pharmaceutical drug trial, a reclusive aspiring illustrator sets out to form a relationship with an outgoing gal despite his continuous efforts at solitude and isolation. Parker is uncertain if he suffers from anxiety, but as the medication leaves his system he can barely perform daily tasks. Struggling with withdrawals and anxiety following a pharmaceutical research study, Parker wants nothing but to be left alone. Following a chance encounter with Teresa, a young woman with whom he previously crossed paths, he attempts a step in the opposite direction.
After decades of pouring his heart and faith into his music with modest success, Canadian singer-songwriter Steve Bell gets the chance to play a private concert at the request of CBS Studios President Michael Klausman that could change his career forever.
First time filmmaker follows his girlfriend and boss chase their dream as musicians. His insecurities flair while struggling to find a story, and begins challenging their flaws, on camera, jeopardizing the film, relationships and careers.
One man risks family and future to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, Above All Else follows David Daniel, a retired high-wire artist, as he rallies neighbors and environmental activists to join him in a final act of brinkmanship: a tree-top blockade of the controversial pipeline. What begins as a stand against corporate bullying becomes a rallying cry for climate protesters nationwide. As in his previous film, Mississippi Chicken, director John Fiege puts a human face on a complex case of social injustice, again capturing the South in its beauty and contradiction and revealing the intimate, often unfathomable, experience of creating social change at the grassroots.
TRU, 37, is a serial bed-hopping lesbian who cannot commit to a relationship or a job for long...that is, until she meets ALICE, 60, a beautiful widow, who has come to town at the last minute to visit her daughter, SUZANNE, 35, a too-busy corporate lawyer and Tru's friend. Alice and Tru begin to forge an unlikely friendship...and more. Suzanne, who has a deeply conflicted relationship with her mother and a complicated past with Tru, becomes increasingly alarmed at the growing bond between Tru and her mother. Tensions escalate after Suzanne witnesses an intimate moment between them. She tries to sabotage the budding romance, but it backfires, as Tru Love is hard to contain.
A documentary filmmaker turns the camera on himself to examine the modern day relationship using his own past relationships to guide him. As filming progresses his producer starts to question how much is fact and how much is fiction. Directed by Jeremy LaLonde. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1541931/
Adam Loule, 31, is a struggling writer on the verge of giving it all up. His books have failed, he’s broke and his girlfriend Tracy, 29, wants to move on. As he struggles to finish his last attempt at a novel, he falls for a smart beautiful woman named Emma, 26, who also goes by the name of Death. She offers him everlasting fame and a chance to take his place among the greats. Now Adam must decide if what he’s dreamed about is worth dying for, and if the woman he truly loves is in the present or the hereafter.
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Through an intimate and artistic lens, yet investigative and political, Milk brings a universal focus on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe. Entertaining, inspiring, informative, provocative and sensitive, Milk celebrates a new life with a strong call to action and reflection.
Plus sized and 30 years old, LEXIE IVY is a feisty Bed and Breakfast owner who desperately needs a date to her sisters wedding. In small town Nova Scotia, thats no easy task, especially when the most eligible bachelor is JOSS, the rough handyman fixing her roof. When ADRIAN, a handsome and charming guest, arrives and seems to take an interest in Lexie, she thinks all her problems are solved. But she misreads the situation and is soon reeling, believing her romantic dream has slipped away, maybe forever. After a series of hilarious mishaps and a reality check or two, Lexie opens her heart and eyes to see that love may be a lot closer than she thought.
SPECIAL EDITION: Includes Q&A w/ Dick Miller, Rick Baker, Roger Corman, Ernest R. Dickerson, Elijah Drenner & Lainie Miller, Dick's home movies, outtakes, bonus interview with Rick Baker, classic trailers and more! / Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.
Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.
SPECIAL EDITION: Includes 8 deleted scenes / TRU, 37, is a serial bed-hopping lesbian who cannot commit to a relationship or a job for long...that is, until she meets ALICE, 60, a beautiful widow, who has come to town at the last minute to visit her daughter, SUZANNE, 35, a too-busy corporate lawyer and Tru's friend. Alice and Tru begin to forge an unlikely friendship...and more. Suzanne, who has a deeply conflicted relationship with her mother and a complicated past with Tru, becomes increasingly alarmed at the growing bond between Tru and her mother. Tensions escalate after Suzanne witnesses an intimate moment between them. She tries to sabotage the budding romance, but it backfires, as Tru Love is hard to contain.
Documentary / This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation's majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
SPECIAL EDITION INCLUDES: Commentary w/ actors Jeffrey Combs/Adrian DiGiovanni and director Don Thacker, 4 Behind the Scenes Featurettes (over an hour of material)
After a failed suicide attempt, a depressed man (Adrian DiGiovanni) ends up taking advice from The Mold (Re-Animator star Jeffrey Combs), a smooth-talking fungus growing in his bathroom. A twisted festival hit!
After a failed suicide attempt, a depressed man (Adrian DiGiovanni) ends up taking advice from The Mold (Re-Animator star Jeffrey Combs), a smooth-talking fungus growing in his bathroom. A twisted festival hit!
A disparate variety of couples from all walks of life strive to maintain active sex lives despite the notable distraction of having kids. Directed by Jeremy LaLonde.
PEACE HAS NO BORDERS is a feature-length documentary about a group of U.S. Iraq and Afghan War resisters seeking refuge in an increasingly conservative Canada. Caught between two countries, they fight a battle to win the right to stay in Canada.
Based on the novel THE SCENT OF RAIN & LIGHTNING by Nancy Pickard. When a young woman learns her parents' killer has been released from jail, she is forced to revisit old wounds while discovering the destructive power of hate and the true cost of family secrets fully revealing themselves. Starring Maggie Grace (Lost), Maika Monroe (It Follows) and Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds).
3 countries, 2 continents, separated by the great vastness of the Pacific Ocean coming together to share in the memories, mourn the loses and find great joy in the reuniting of something once thought to be lost forever but has now been found. Imagine loosing everything - your home, your car entire villages washed away. Any semblance of a life that once was is gone. Now people all across the Pacific North West have been finding items washed ashore from the Japanese tsunami and are determined to trace them back to their owners. Come with us on the epic adventure as regular citizens travel to Japan in search for the owners to reunite them with some small piece of their past.
Narrated by Elijah Wood. Made in Japan is the remarkable story of Tomi Fujiyama, the world's first Japanese country music superstar. It is a funny yet poignant multicultural journey through music, marriage and the impact of the corporate world on the dreams of one woman.
A defiant music scene erupts amidst the 2011 Libyan revolution to become the voice against tyranny and oppression - but as victory descends into conflict and chaos, the music goes silent. Will the music thrive once again, or will it remain mired in Post-Revolutionary Blues?
With the crunch of bone and the clack of an automatic weapon, BLOOD, SWEAT & TERRORS is here to punch your right in the face. Featuring 9 blood-soaked, ass-kicking tales of action and horror, from some of the best in the business, this is a non-stop thrill-ride. Curated from Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground's Little Terrors Short Film festival.
Out of the shadowy world of Vancouver's Gastown, Ken Foster emerges as an enigmatic figure. A prolific artist, Foster is known as much for his beautifully distorted renditions of iconic cityscapes as he is for peddling them on the streets to support a serious crack habit and subdue a schizophrenic mind. Inside Ken's squalid hotel room we are privy to an intimate look at life in the city's most unforgiving neighborhood and Foster's fragmented approach to his relationships and his work. When Ken's considerable talent is put to the test in Vancouver's Art Battle competition, what emerges is a gut-wrenching portrait of a man caught in conflict between ambition, ego and the desperation of needing his next fix.
When Faye Banks secretly enters a competition to win a seat on the first manned mission to Mars, she never expects to win. But when the dangerous one way trip becomes a reality, her life on Earth is turned upside down. With time running out, Faye must decide whether to leave her husband, family and friends, or has the prospect of leaving for ever made her realise what she has here on Earth?
Isabel Sullivan, who's fifteen, has just moved to a small town to live with her Uncle Paul, who is the town's Mayor. Isabel has recently lost her parents in a car accident. Feeling very alone and friendless, Isabel befriends a stray robot dog named A.R.C.H.I.E. Though he looks like a normal dog, he is anything but. He can talk. He can run at blinding speed. He has super strength and x-ray vision. Isabel and A.R.C.H.I.E. become fast friends. She teaches him how to be a normal dog, while he helps her to fit in with the cool kid clique. Most of all, Isabel can confide in A.R.C.H.I.E. about what happened to her parents. A.R.C.H.I.E. can relate. He's never had a family, until now. As the summer progresses, things start to get tricky. Paul is up for re-election, and finds himself running against Veronica Taylor, who happens to be in cahoots with Burgertropolis, a national fast food franchise that has been trying to buy Paul out for years. What's worse, an evil man named Hugh Jablonski shows up in town claiming to be A.R.C.H.I.E.'s rightful owner.
In this sequel, the super intelligent artificial robotronic dog, Archie, befriends Gregory, a young boy who is the son of a carnival owner. Gregory is concerned that someone has been stealing from the carnival and enlists his new friend to help find the culprit.
Jason, a talented actor (who recently quit acting), runs from his girlfriend. Debauchery ensues and Jason's best friend decides to make a documentary about him. Before long the camera captures truths that Jason would prefer to keep hidden.
Brendan is a pastor in a small, evangelical church, and he has a secret. He doesn't believe in God anymore. His wife is still a true believer - and she just told the wrong person. Losing Our Religion is a feature length documentary about preachers who are not believers, and what atheists do when they miss church. Allowed access to the 600 members of The Clergy Project - a safe haven for preachers from all faiths who no longer believe - the documentary follows ex-members and clergy who are still undercover. They are not just losing their religion, for many they are losing their friends, community and even family. As well as their job. As events unfold that change lives forever, their stories also connect with secular communities that are growing in surprising places. New groups are experimenting in ways to have church without god, and asking the same question as unbelieving clergy - "what's next?"
At the crossroads of the 2016 presidential race and the fight for civil rights, economic fairness, and a democracy that works for everyone. Featuring Bernie Sanders.
Returning to her home town, Eden Rock, and overwhelmed by the birth of her first born, Chloe van Heerden (19) tries to come to terms with motherhood. Despite the support from her loving mother, Ruby (35), Chloe struggles with the demand of being a new mom. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia sends Chloe into a dark depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, Chloe sees danger in every situation. Distraught she pays a visit to family psychologist Dr. Timothy Reed (40s) who diagnoses her intrusive thoughts and feelings of anxiousness to a mild case of baby blues. Yet the thoughts grow worse and more violent. Chloe starts to hear voices and humming of a childhood lullaby and sees flashes of a strange entity around her child. Convinced that the entity is real, Chloe does everything in her power to protect her son. Her decline reaches fever pitch, and everybody seems to be moving against her. Desperate, Chloe finds solace in the arms of her childhood friend, Emile Hess (20s). The world around Chloe implodes and it becomes clear that she and her child are in imminent danger. But from what? Is Chloe haunted by evil or is it just the baby blues?
In an idyllic English village, an anorexic teenager struggles to come of age, braving first love, sexual awakening, controlling parents...and a nightmarish ghost that may be real, or may be a deadly creation of her starving body. As she battles for truth, sanity and survival, a dark family secret surfaces that will either save her or destroy her.
Theo Fleury's Victor Walk, to bring awareness about child sexual abuse and help bring stronger laws against the abusers and create more help centers for survivors. The Victor Walk started in Toronto May 14th 2013. Theo with his victor walkers walked from Toronto to Ottawa in 10 days which is over 400Kilometers (250miles). See how many people come up to Theo and reveal their stories showing that the numbers don't lie; 1 in 5 boys and 1 in 3 girls have been sexually abused before the age 18. Who is Theo Fleury? He won a Stanley cup in 1989 with the Calgary Flames, a gold medal with team Canada in 2002 and he was sexually abused by his coach in the early 80's
THAT NEVER HAPPENED reveals the story of Canada's first national internment operations between 1914 - 1920, when over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in internment camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from. In 1954, the public records were destroyed and in the 1980s a few brave men and women began working to reclaim this chapter in history and ensure future generations would know about it.