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Film Synopsis
  • It started with a dance… inspired by the drums… that lead to a dream… a Dream For Uganda.

    SUUBI: Dance, Drum, Dream is a film shot in 2014 at the Cambridge Secondary School in Kyengera, Uganda, just west of the capital of Kampala. Cambridge is one of only a handful of post primary education facilities in Uganda that focuses on teaching the arts.

    The Cambridge Suubi Fusion Troupe (Suubi means Hope in Luganda) travelled to Canada in 2013 where they wowed Canadian audiences in the KW area. A year later, a film team followed the dance troupe to Uganda. There, the students received instruction by Bryan Beerbaum and Zac Widarski, music graduates of Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

    Assisted by Fanshawe film school graduate Mitch Pollard, and led by Canadian filmmakers Paul Campsall and Paul Francescutti, SUUBI: Dance, Drum, Dream chronicles the relationship developed by the Uganda/Canadian collaboration.

    Viewers will see the creation of a music room at the school, built by the Canadians. Here, everyone collaborated to learn and rehearse a song, called Dream for Uganda. Ten days of intense instruction and camaraderie culminates in a two-day recording session to bring the song to life.

    The film is saturated with the dance and drums of the troupe along with the dreams of the students… as told by the students.

     

  • We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that: we are PLANETARY.

    In a stunning visual exploration, the film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with intimate interviews from renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, to National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa. They shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet.

  • An inspiring documentary film about the inhabitants of Haida Gwaii, a remote archipelago off the Northwest coast of Canada that National Geographic recently named one of the “Must See Places in the World”. As one of the only places in North America where natives actually outnumber and out vote non-natives, “Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World” profiles a unique community comprised of individuals from both groups who are all striving in different ways to undo the damage done by a century of reckless resource extraction, to stop the fleet of oil laden tankers targeting their sea lanes, and restore balance to the islands for the next generation. A powerful and hopeful story that by its end will make viewers want to rise up and protect not only one of the most beautiful and unique places on Earth but their own natural back yards as well.

    Winner, Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award, Hot Docs 2015

  • The Rider and the Wolf is a feature documentary about the life and mysterious disappearance of Mountain Bike Hall of Fame cyclist Mike Rust. He helped form the sport of mountain biking in the USA with the stoke and technical innovations he put into action in the mountain towns of Crested Butte and Salida. He went missing without a trace in 2009 in remote part of Colorado. The mystery remains. Shot in Red Epic-X 4K , this film tells the tale of another side of the great American West.

  • Deepa Mehta mixes guns, bhangra beats, bespoke suits, cocaine, and betrayal in

    Beeba Boys: a ferocious, adrenaline-charged Indo Canadian gang war, and a violent clash of culture and crime.

    Gang leader Jeet Johar and his young, loyal, and often-brutal crew dress like peacocks, love attention, and openly compete with an old style Indo crime syndicate to take over the Vancouver drug and arms scene. Blood is spilled, hearts are broken, and family bonds shattered as the Beeba Boys (“Good Boys”) do anything ”to be seen and to be feared” in a white world.

    Beeba Boys is a gangster film by an internationally celebrated director; a movie where stereotypes are intentionally challenged and which takes us right inside this Indo Canadian world…a specific world and culture which no crime movie has explored before.

    Presented in partnership with IDEA | EXCHANGE Cineseries program, part of the TIFF Film Circuit.

  • Montrealer Sandra Bagaria is having an erotic and intellectual online romance with Amina Arraf, a Syrian-American woman living in Damascus. As the Syrian uprising was being violently repressed, Arraf launched the blog A Gay Girl in Damascus, which quickly became a source for respected news media reports of on-the-ground stories of resistance. But when Arraf is abducted and Bagaria starts a campaign to free her, no one—not even the US State Department—can find a trace of her. A modern love story shapeshifts into an international thriller as journalists and activists hunt for the real Arraf through the virtual world. Identities and avatars proliferate, fiction is reported as fact and nothing can be taken as truth. Superb storytelling and cinematic style seamlessly blends with erotica, news footage of the uprisings and shots of an imaginary Arraf walking the streets of Damascus. A true masterpiece of hybrid documentary cinema

  • Curtis Duffy, a teen who fought and stole for the thrill, discovered his place in the kitchen after a home economics teacher nurtured his talents. After an unimaginable tragedy involving his parents, Duffy doubled down on his cooking career. Soon, his intense drive earned him accolades as one of the country’s most renowned chefs. But as he began building his dream restaurant in Chicago, called Grace, Duffy found himself in another point of personal crisis: His laser focus cost him his marriage and two young daughters.

    For Grace is a documentary about food, family, sacrifice, and the journey from concrete box to opening night of one of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants.

  • What’s a little sex between people you’ve known all you life.

    How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town is a comedy about a group of friends who live in the picturesque town of Beaver’s Ridge whose orderly lives get interrupted with the homecoming of big city sex columnist Cassie Cranston. In her youth Cassie suffered a public humiliation that got her labeled as the town slut, and now that her former friends are looking to spice up their sex lives it’s her chance for revenge… and to make some money in the form of a book she owes to her publisher.

    • Documentary
    • Canada
    • English
    • Paul Campsall, Paul Francescutti
    • 45 minutes
    • Rated G
    • World Premiere! SUUBI: DANCE, DRUM, DREAM
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    • Docmumentary
    • UK
    • English
    • Guy Reid
    • 85 minutes
    • Rated G
    • PLANETARY
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    • Documentary
    • Canada
    • English
    • Charles Wilkinson
    • 74 minutes
    • Rated G
    • HAIDA GWAII: ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
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    • Documentary
    • USA
    • English
    • Nathan Ward
    • 65 minutes
    • Rated PG13
    • THE RIDER & THE WOLF
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    • Drama
    • Canada
    • English, Punjabi
    • Deepa Mehta
    • 103 minutes
    • Rated 18A
    • BEEBA BOYS
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    • Documentary
    • Canada
    • French, English, Arabic subtitles
    • Sophie Deraspe
    • 85 minutes
    • Rated 18A
    • THE AMINA PROFILE
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    • Documentary
    • USA
    • English
    • Mark Helenowski, Kevin Pang
    • 92 minutes
    • Rated G
    • FOR GRACE - SOLD OUT
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    • Comedy
    • Canada
    • English
    • Jeremy Lalonde
    • 101 minutes
    • Rated 18A
    • HOW TO PLAN AN ORGY IN A SMALL TOWN
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