Wednesday, October 19
Oscar-winning filmmaker Brigitte Berman turns her talents to one of our most beloved local heroes, the world’s most charming rowdy man. It takes at least a full-blown feature to capture the life and time of such a performer, and The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent delivers.
Thursday, October 20
The Goodnight Kiss • Remembering Claire • Ida Here and There • Dollface • The Woman Who Saw the Bear • Tipping Point • Rien sur les mocassins • Grandma Learns to Drive
Directed most competently by Justin Simms, the film draws us easily into its gripping drama, where the action lies in character and not necessarily the other way around. With such an amazingly strong cast and crew, it’s no wonder that Away From Everywhere is so compelling an experience.
Atlantic follows the rise and fall of three small fishing communities in Ireland, Norway, and Newfoundland.
Friday, October 21
In our time, the once noble art of burlesque has given way to the tedious mechanics of pole dancing. League of Exotique Dancers is an enormously entertaining celebration of that art and of the women who once performed their way to the status of legends.
We don’t think we know of another film quite like Boundaries—that is, one that so profoundly explores politics and power from a woman’s point of view.
The Truck Nutag (Homeland) • Oscar • Ingrid and the Black Hole • Swimming in the Imaginary • A Different Way • Breakfast • Steps • High Tea • In So Many Words • Assini
Saturday, October 22
Some kids grow up in the suburbs; others on the streets. This ambitious debut feature by Burin-based Martine Blue tracks the latter, as a 15-year-old Bernice seeks alternatives to her cloistered ordinariness. But be careful what you wish for.
January Hymn • Malignant • Mystery of the Secret Room • Dogs Don't Breed Cats • Sourdough Starter • Uncertain Spring • Oh-Be-Joyful
This charming feature comedy comes from Amy Jo Johnson. We are especially eager to show the lighter side of romance and parenting, which this delightful production does so skillfully.
Sunday, October 23
With a bravura performance by Sally Hawkins as the titular figure, Maudie is an uncannily brilliant profile of the much-revered folk artist. Nova Scotia-based Maud Lewis famously suffered from crippling arthritis. The loneliness such a condition must have imposed on her found a large measure of relief in painting.
Father's Day • Small Town, Big Musical • Panthalassa • Good Grief • Skip • Obedjiwan 5-0 • The Garrick Theatre – Then & Now • The View from Here Mr. Bernstein
Ann Marie Fleming is a long-time festival darling, having graced our screens with her totally brilliant animated shorts, always first-class executions of illustrative storytelling. Frankly, we have never ever seen anything quite like this before.
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