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Jul 26, 2017

Goin' Down the Road

July 26, 2017 from 10am to 11:30am
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Don Shebib

Year: 1970
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
In rural Nova Scotia, childhood friends Joey and Peter set off in search of a better life in Toronto. The pals find meager but steady work at a soda bottling plant. Soon, Joey then learns that his girlfriend is pregnant and they must now figure out some way to survive in the big city.

Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The

July 26, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Ted Kotcheff

Year: 1974
Duration: 120 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Duddy Kravitz (Richard Dreyfuss) seeks to rise above his family's poverty and to purchase and develop lakefront land near the hotel resort he is working at. But Duddy's quest to make something of himself reveals a harsh determination to do whatever he has to in order to make his dream a reality.

Life Without Death

July 26, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:52pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Frank Cole

Year: 2000
Duration: 82 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
In 1989, Canadian Frank Cole began the harrowing journey across the Sahara Desert by camel, confronting his own mortality. Will he persevere or will he fall prey to the shifting weather patterns or murderous banditry across the region? Filmed by Cole himself, the striking images of the desert create a powerful cry for life in this, Cole’s final film.

Crime Wave

July 26, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:50pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by John Paizs

Year: 1985
Duration: 80 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script. The daughter of his landlord befriends him and tries to help by putting him in touch with a man who wants to collaborate on the script – the strange "Dr. Jolly".

Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, The

July 26, 2017 from 3pm to 4:32pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Juho Kuosmanen

Year: 2016
Duration: 92 min
Country: Finland, Sweden, Germany
Language: Finnish, English
Subtitles: English
Filmed in gorgeous high-contrast black & white, this is the true story of the Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, the road to fame and fortune has been paved for Olli. All he has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But he didn’t count on falling in love.

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Man Who Skied Down Everest, The

July 26, 2017 from 3pm to 4:26pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Bruce Nyznik, Lawrence Schiller

Year: 1975
Duration: 86 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A Japanese skier and his unfathomable dream to ski down Mt. Everest. This documentary chronicles this incredible feat and the tremendous task of climbing Everest itself, told through diary entries from the skier himself. This would be the first Canadian-produced feature film to win an Oscar for best documentary in 1976.

Léolo

July 26, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:17pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Jean-Claude Lauzon

Year: 1992
Duration: 107 min
Country: Canada
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Young Léolo lives in a Montreal apartment building with his troubled and highly eccentric family. Léolo attempts to cope with his unsettling reality by retreating into his mind, with his meandering thoughts often drifting to his gorgeous neighbor, Bianca.

My Winnipeg

July 26, 2017 from 5:30pm to 6:50pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Guy Maddin

Year: 2007
Duration: 80 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this famed "docu-fantasia" of Winnipeg. By combining archival footage and interviews, dreamlike camera work and recreated scenes Guy Maddin manages to be historical, intimate, surreal, entertaining and entirely his own.
 

Opening Reception

July 26, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm
Johnson Hall
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Super Pass holders are invited to join us as we celebrate 17 years of the Gimli Film Festival. Get the inside info on the films creating a buzz and meet our sponsors, supporters and special guests. Cash Bar.

Thank you for the support of Catherine Filmon, Elsebeth & Andre Kriening, Bergmann’s on Lombard, De Luca Fine Wines and Brazen Hall.

Fly, The

July 26, 2017 from 8pm to 9:36pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by David Cronenberg

Year: 1986
Duration: 96 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. Directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jeff Goldblu and Geena Davis.

Picture of Light

July 26, 2017 from 8pm to 9:23pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Peter Mettler

Year: 1994
Duration: 83 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
We live in a time where things do not seem to exist if they are not captured as an image. A film crew braves the rigours of the Canadian Arctic Circle in winter to document the beauty of the Northern Lights in Churchill, Manitoba. A beautiful, poetic film by master Canadian documentarian Peter Mettler.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

July 26, 2017 from 10pm to 11:27pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Animation

Directed by Wes Anderson

Year: 2009
Duration: 87 min
Country: United States
Language: English
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation in Wes Anderson's beloved stop-motion animation classic.

Jul 27, 2017

Little Hours, The

July 27, 2017 from 10am to 11:30am
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Jeff Baena

Year: 2017
Duration: 90 min
Country: United States
Language: English
A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages.

Commune, The

July 27, 2017 from 10am to 11:51am
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Year: 2016
Duration: 111 min
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Language: Danish
Subtitles: English
Searching for more out of life, a family in 1970’s Denmark establishes a commune in a large villa in the upmarket district of Copenhagen. Collective living may prove to be more than they bargained for, as they try to navigate through the idiosyncrasies and dramas of the members of their new alternative family.

This River w/ The Road Forward

July 27, 2017 from 10am to 10:19am
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Katherena Vermette Vermette, Katherena Vermette Erika MacPherson

Year: 2016
Duration: 19 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**plays before the feature documentary, "The Road Forward".

This short documentary offers an Indigenous perspective on the devastating experience of searching for a loved one who has disappeared. Volunteer activist Kyle Kematch and award-winning writer Katherena Vermette have both survived this heartbreak, and share their histories with each other and the audience.

The Road Forward w/ This River

July 27, 2017 from 10am to 11:41am
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Marie Clements

Year: 2017
Duration: 101 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**preceded by short film "This River" by Erika MacPherson & Katherena Vermette [NFB].

The Road Forward is a musical documentary that celebrates the untold history of the Indigenous civil rights movement in Canada. The film tells the story of six generations of Indigenous activism, chronicling the history of Canada’s first Indigenous newspaper, The Native Voice, as well as the Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood and the Constitution Express.

Soul Sisters: The Catholic Women Religious of Manitoba

July 27, 2017 from 11am to 11:56am
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Danielle Sturk

Year: 2016
Duration: 56 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Subtitles: English
An intimate glimpse into the lives of the Catholic Sisters of Manitoba, laced with humour, feminism and compassion.

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Bell MTS Stories from Home 1: Our Land, Our Past, Our Future

July 27, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:42pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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A series of short documentaries that present local stories made by local filmmakers.
Sponsored by BellMTS Stories from Home.

Stealing Alice

July 27, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Marc Séguin

Year: 2016
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: French, English, Italian
Subtitles: English
Art dealer Alice is haunted by the suffering inflicted on her mother’s Inuit people. As she and her sisters travel back and forth between the Far North, Venice, Manhattan, and the Vatican, she releases her fury while trying to get a handle on the hunger for revenge that consumes her.

Out of Thin Air

July 27, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:55pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Dylan Howitt

Year: 2017
Duration: 85 min
Country: Iceland, United Kingdom
Language: Icelandic, English
Subtitles: English
“Every Icelander knows about this case.” Iceland in 1974 was a bucolic country of farmers and fishermen, living in a kind of perfect isolation, far from the troubles of the world. Crime was rare, murder rarer still. Then two men disappear under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected. The country demands a resolution. Police launch the biggest criminal investigation Iceland has ever seen. Finally, six people confess to two violent murders and are sent to prison. It seems the nightmare is over. But it was far from over. Incredibly, this infamous murder case is still being tried, debated and re-examined today. This taut psychological thriller incorporates archival footage, personal diaries, false confessions, dramatic recreations, wrongful convictions and multiple narratives to explore the most intense criminal investigation in Iceland’s history.

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Son of Sofia

July 27, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2:15pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Elina Psikou

Year: 2017
Duration: 105 min
Country: Bulgaria, France, Greece
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
11-year-old Misha moves from Russia to Athens to live with his mother in the home of an elderly Greek man who will be his new father. As Misha struggles adapting to this new life, he clings to the stories he grew up with, melding them with reality to create a dark fairy-tale.

Becoming Bond

July 27, 2017 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Josh Greenbaum

Year: 2017
Duration: 90 min
Country: United States
Language: English
Lazenby, George Lazenby. The only man to play James Bond just once, George shares the stranger-than-fiction story of how he lucked into the iconic role and later left it behind. Through a playful combination of re-enactments and a stellar sit-down interview, George relates tall tales about his life that could rival any 007 storyline. Born in a small town in Australia with only half a kidney, he wasn’t supposed to live past age seven. But live he did, and how! After discovering girls and the joys of sex in adolescence, he gained a reputation. But all that changed after meeting Belinda, whom he followed to England.… Featured in the re-enactments are Bond girl Jane Seymour as the woman who discovers George, Dana Carvey as Johnny Carson and Jeff Garlin as film producer Harry Saltzman. Hollywood may associate his name with a single, short-lived performance, but George proves he’s his own man.

Boundaries

July 27, 2017 from 3pm to 4:40pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Chloé Robichaud

Year: 2016
Duration: 100 min
Country: Canada
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Emily Price tries to balance family life and leading crucial negotiations between a Canadian politician and the president of a country whose natural resources are being exploited.

Sheldon Kennedy Story, The

July 27, 2017 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Norma Bailey

Year: 1999
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Rural farm-boy Sheldon Kennedy is recruited for professional ice-hockey at age 14. Years later Sheldon decideds to publicly disclose what's been eating him for years: coach Graham James sexually abused Sheldon, who fears being laughed away as a queer or loosing his job if he goes public.

I Am Not Your Negro

July 27, 2017 from 3pm to 4:33pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Raoul Peck

Year: 2017
Duration: 93 min
Country: United States
When famed American novelist James Baldwin died in 1987, he left behind an unfinished manuscript. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Master filmmaker Raoul Peck re-envisions this incomplete novel, transforming it into an incendiary new documentary that encompasses decades of black history.

Love and Saucers w/ White Balloon

July 27, 2017 from 5:30pm to 6:36pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Brad Abrahams

Year: 2017
Duration: 66 min
Country: Canada, United States
Language: English
The strange story of David Huggins, a 72 year-old Hoboken man who claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings. Beginning with loosing his virginity to a gargantuan alien woman, David has chronicled it all in his surreal impressionist paintings. A quirky yet endearing portrait of a regular man with some incredible stories.

White Balloon w/ Love and Saucers

July 27, 2017 from 5:30pm to 5:59pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Nihad Ademi

Year: 2016
Duration: 29 min
Country: Canada, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Language: English
Subtitles: English
**plays before the feature documentary "Love and Saucers" on Thursday, July 27 at 5:30pm.

A haunting personal odyssey and a heartfelt documentary that follows filmmaker Ademi as he returns to Bosnia, 23 years after being released from a concentration camp in former Yugoslavia.

C.R.A.Z.Y.

July 27, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:37pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

Year: 2005
Duration: 127 min
Country: Canada
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Zach is confused about his sexuality and is in conflict with his Canadian-Catholic upbringing. Forcing himself to like girls, Zachary also has to cope with his older brothers, who don't make his life any easier. But when he finally accepts his true feelings, will his family still accept him?

Heartstone

July 27, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:36pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Year: 2016
Duration: 126 min
Country: Iceland
Language: Icelandic
Subtitles: English
Teenagers Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer amidst the rugged beauty of a remote fishing village in Iceland as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. Summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland returns, signalling the boys’ transition to adulthood.

Limit is the Sky

July 27, 2017 from 8pm to 9:47pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Julia Ivanova

Year: 2017
Duration: 107 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Dubbed “Fort McMoney” by detractors and admirers alike, the city and its vast oil sands projects offered lucrative employment to thousands of fortune seekers from around the world. Limit is the Sky follows seven such dreamers, arriving from places as far flung as Sudan, Lebanon and even Winnipeg.

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Reykjavík

July 27, 2017 from 8pm to 9:32pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Asgrimur Sverrisson

Year: 2016
Duration: 92 min
Country: Iceland
Language: Icelandic
Subtitles: English
A thirtysomething couple, Hringur and Elsa, are about to buy their dream house in downtown Reykjavík when the video store Hringur owns faces foreclosure. As the crisis threatens to split them apart, Hringur resolves to sort things out before it's too late.

Menorca

July 27, 2017 from 8pm to 9:21pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by John Barnard

Year: 2016
Duration: 81 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A hedonistic soccer mom embarks on a journey of self-discovery to reconnect with her estranged son after he dismisses her as his mother by bringing his pet rock back to the island of Menorca, Spain. Filmed both in Manitoba, and amongst the breathtaking vistas of Menorca.
 

American Graffiti

July 27, 2017 from 10pm to 11:50pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by George Lucas

Year: 1973
Duration: 110 min
Country: United States
Language: English
**preceded by Contents of the Heart by local director Julie Epp // 4min – drama – 2016

Relive the magical nostalgia of the 1950's when a couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

A Ghost Story

July 27, 2017 from 10pm to 11:27pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by David Lowery

Year: 2017
Duration: 87 min
Country: United States
Language: English
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to try and reconnect with his bereft wife (Rooney Mara). A Ghost Story is a profoundly haunting and beautiful meditation on the nature of grief.
 

Contents of the Heart

July 27, 2017 from 10pm to 10:04pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Drama

Directed by Julie Epp

Year: 2016
Duration: 4 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
An old man takes a heartbreaking and beautiful journey into the memories of his forbidden love of 50 years ago as he digs through the contents of an old trunk.

A Moon of Nickel and Ice

July 27, 2017 from 10pm to 11:50pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by François Jacob

Year: 2017
Duration: 110 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
**Filmmaker François Jacob will be in attendance!

The mining town of Norilsk sits at the end of the world in the Siberian Arctic. While teenagers in the icy city dream of escape, the nickel miners ponder the lost Soviet comradeship and the atrocities of the Gulag prison that founded this remote community. A Moon of Nickel and Ice uncovers Norilsk's dark past, buried under ice and censorship.

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Quest

July 27, 2017 from 10pm to 11:45pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Jonathan Olshefski

Year: 2017
Duration: 105 min
Country: United States
Language: English
Filmed with intimacy for over a decade, Quest is the moving portrait of a family living in North Philadelphia. Everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis, set against a backdrop of a country now in turmoil. A profound testament to love, healing and hope.

Kubasa in a Glass

July 27, 2017 from 10pm to 11:56pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Matthew Rankin, Walter Forsberg

Year: 2006
Duration: 116 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Kubasa in a Glass is a hilarious collection of Winnipeg's commercial and public access programming throughout the 80s, rescued from the trash by members of the former-Winnipeg filmmaking collective Atelier National du Manitoba.

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Jul 28, 2017

Dim the Fluorescents

July 28, 2017 from 10am to 12:08pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Daniel Warth

Year: 2017
Duration: 128 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**Filmmaker Daniel Warth in attendance

A struggling actress and an aspiring playwright pour all of their creative energy into the only paying work they can find: role-playing demonstrations for corporate training seminars. When they book the biggest gig of their careers at a hotel conference, they commence work on their most ambitious production to date.

Norman McLaren: 8 Films

July 28, 2017 from 10am to 11:07am
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Salesman, The (Forushande)

July 28, 2017 from 10am to 12:05pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Asghar Farhadi

Year: 2016
Duration: 125 min
Country: Iran, France
Language: Persian
Subtitles: English
After their flat becomes uninhabitable, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, Iran, must move in to another apartment. Once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes their lives, further exacerbating the simmering tension between husband and wife.

A Moon of Nickel and Ice

July 28, 2017 from 10am to 11:50am
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by François Jacob

Year: 2017
Duration: 110 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
**Filmmaker François Jacob will be in attendance!

The mining town of Norilsk sits at the end of the world in the Siberian Arctic. While teenagers in the icy city dream of escape, the nickel miners ponder the lost Soviet comradeship and the atrocities of the Gulag prison that founded this remote community. A Moon of Nickel and Ice uncovers Norilsk's dark past, buried under ice and censorship.

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The Road Forward w/ This River

July 28, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2:11pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Marie Clements

Year: 2017
Duration: 101 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**preceded by short film "This River" by Erika MacPherson & Katherena Vermette [NFB].

The Road Forward is a musical documentary that celebrates the untold history of the Indigenous civil rights movement in Canada. The film tells the story of six generations of Indigenous activism, chronicling the history of Canada’s first Indigenous newspaper, The Native Voice, as well as the Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood and the Constitution Express.

This River w/ The Road Forward

July 28, 2017 from 12:30pm to 12:49pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Katherena Vermette Vermette, Katherena Vermette Erika MacPherson

Year: 2016
Duration: 19 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**plays before the feature documentary, "The Road Forward".

This short documentary offers an Indigenous perspective on the devastating experience of searching for a loved one who has disappeared. Volunteer activist Kyle Kematch and award-winning writer Katherena Vermette have both survived this heartbreak, and share their histories with each other and the audience.

Commune, The

July 28, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2:21pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Year: 2016
Duration: 111 min
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Language: Danish
Subtitles: English
Searching for more out of life, a family in 1970’s Denmark establishes a commune in a large villa in the upmarket district of Copenhagen. Collective living may prove to be more than they bargained for, as they try to navigate through the idiosyncrasies and dramas of the members of their new alternative family.

Becoming Bond

July 28, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Josh Greenbaum

Year: 2017
Duration: 90 min
Country: United States
Language: English
Lazenby, George Lazenby. The only man to play James Bond just once, George shares the stranger-than-fiction story of how he lucked into the iconic role and later left it behind. Through a playful combination of re-enactments and a stellar sit-down interview, George relates tall tales about his life that could rival any 007 storyline. Born in a small town in Australia with only half a kidney, he wasn’t supposed to live past age seven. But live he did, and how! After discovering girls and the joys of sex in adolescence, he gained a reputation. But all that changed after meeting Belinda, whom he followed to England.… Featured in the re-enactments are Bond girl Jane Seymour as the woman who discovers George, Dana Carvey as Johnny Carson and Jeff Garlin as film producer Harry Saltzman. Hollywood may associate his name with a single, short-lived performance, but George proves he’s his own man.

Graduation (Bacalaureat)

July 28, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2:38pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Cristian Mungiu

Year: 2016
Duration: 128 min
Country: Romania
Language: Romani
Subtitles: English
Romeo Aldea, a physician in a small town in Romania, wants the best life for his 18 year old daughter. When she is attacked on the street before her college entrance exams, he must face the difficult task of getting justice for her while sticking to the very principles he taught her to live by.

Being Greene w/ This I Know for Sure

July 28, 2017 from 3pm to 4:18pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Jeff Newman

Year: 2016
Duration: 78 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**preceded by "This I Know for Sure" by Carly Southern.

On the surface, the Greenes are a fun-loving family of performers. Dave, the father, is an Elvis impersonator. The mom, Roxie, is a writer. Quinn, the eldest son, is an actor, and his little brother Kane is a beat-boxer. But underneath, they have a secret.

Quest

July 28, 2017 from 3pm to 4:45pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Jonathan Olshefski

Year: 2017
Duration: 105 min
Country: United States
Language: English
Filmed with intimacy for over a decade, Quest is the moving portrait of a family living in North Philadelphia. Everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis, set against a backdrop of a country now in turmoil. A profound testament to love, healing and hope.

This I Know For Sure w/ Being Greene

July 28, 2017 from 3pm to 3:12pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Carly Southern

Year: 2016
Duration: 13 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**plays before the local feature film, "Being Greene"

A tragic event is interpreted and retold by the spirited family that it ultimately created. This I Know for Sure is a spirited documentary that tells the story of a passionate family through interviews, where many stirring conversations arise. Although the film follows a dramatic tale, it is funny, entertaining and ultimately ties the characters together in a sincere meditation on how stories are passed down through the generations.

Searchers (Maliglutit)

July 28, 2017 from 3pm to 4:34pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Zacharias Kunuk

Year: 2016
Duration: 94 min
Country: Canada
Subtitles: English
Nunavut, circa 1913. Kuanana returns from a caribou hunt to discover his wife and daughter kidnapped, and the rest of his family slaughtered. His father’s spirit helper, the loon Kallulik, sets him on course to overturn fate and reunite his family.

Personal Shopper

July 28, 2017 from 3pm to 4:45pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Olivier Assayas

Year: 2016
Duration: 105 min
Country: France, Germany
Language: English, French, Swedish
Subtitles: English
In her inimitable style, Kristen Stewart plays Maureen, a personal shopper for a high-class celebrity in Paris. Struggling with the recent death of her twin brother, she begins to seek contact with him from beyond the grave. What follows is a uniquely-modern take on the ghost story for the digital age.

Acts and Intermissions w/ More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters

July 28, 2017 from 5:30pm to 6:27pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Abigail Child

Year: 2017
Duration: 57 min
Country: United States
Language: English
**preceded by Kelly Gallagher's short film "More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters"

Once considered the “most dangerous woman alive,” the American revolutionary Emma Goldman was also passionate, poetic and sexual. This documentary weaves historical industrial-era footage with excerpts of Emma’s prescient speeches and intimate diary entries to explore human vulnerabilities, compromises, and choices.

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Cowboys and Indians:The JJ Harper Story

July 28, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Norma Bailey

Year: 2003
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
J.J. Harper, a First Nations chief, is gunned down by police constable Robert Cross on his way home one night in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba. A classic Winnipeg-based film directed by renowned Manitoban director Norma Bailey.

My American Cousin

July 28, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Sandy Wilson

Year: 1985
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
In 1950s British Columbia, 12-year-old Sandy Wilcox longs for adventure over her summer break. When her cousin Butch arrives unexpectedly from America, he introduces her to rock music and makes her swoon. An unforgettable Canadian tale of a young woman coming-of-age.

More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters w/ Acts and Intermissions

July 28, 2017 from 5:30pm to 5:37pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Kelly Gallagher

Year: 2016
Duration: 7 min
Country: United States
Language: English
**plays before the feature documentary, "Acts and Intermissions".

An experimental animated documentary exploring the powerful and inspiring life of revolutionary Lucy Parsons. This film illustrates her dedicated life to struggle, and her important, countless contributions fighting endlessly against capitalism, racism, and sexism.

I Am Not Your Negro

July 28, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:03pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Raoul Peck

Year: 2017
Duration: 93 min
Country: United States
When famed American novelist James Baldwin died in 1987, he left behind an unfinished manuscript. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Master filmmaker Raoul Peck re-envisions this incomplete novel, transforming it into an incendiary new documentary that encompasses decades of black history.
 

RBC Beach Boardwalk

July 28, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Join us FREE fun before the RBC Sunset screenings on Gimli Beach:
• GFF tent for 2017 merchandise & raffle tickets
• Interactive activities from several organizations
• Zumba with Janice Keryluk at 8 pm
• Music by Andre Kriening, 8:30 pm, Friday
• Children games
• Prizes and free giveaways

Stealing Alice

July 28, 2017 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Marc Séguin

Year: 2016
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: French, English, Italian
Subtitles: English
Art dealer Alice is haunted by the suffering inflicted on her mother’s Inuit people. As she and her sisters travel back and forth between the Far North, Venice, Manhattan, and the Vatican, she releases her fury while trying to get a handle on the hunger for revenge that consumes her.

Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, The

July 28, 2017 from 8pm to 9:32pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Juho Kuosmanen

Year: 2016
Duration: 92 min
Country: Finland, Sweden, Germany
Language: Finnish, English
Subtitles: English
Filmed in gorgeous high-contrast black & white, this is the true story of the Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, the road to fame and fortune has been paved for Olli. All he has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But he didn’t count on falling in love.

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Dina

July 28, 2017 from 8pm to 9:41pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles

Year: 2017
Duration: 101 min
Country: United States
Language: English
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Dina is an unconventional love story about an eccentric woman who has overcome tragedy and found true love. Dina is unstoppable, a force of nature, and as the star of her own life story, she's an unconventional movie protagonist the likes of which hasn't been seen before.

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Downtime

July 28, 2017 from 8pm to 9:02pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Greg Hanec

Year: 1980
Duration: 62 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
The everyday lives of a group of 20-somethings living in Winnipeg in the 1980s. Dark, brooding, and full of dry humour, Downtime paints a lethargic picture of life for young people, with characters and banter than are funny, unnerving and insightful. Considered the first feature film made at the Winnipeg Film Group.

Road Movie, The

July 28, 2017 from 10pm to 11:07pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Dmitrii Kalashnikov

Year: 2017
Duration: 67 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Russian national character is illustrated solely through dashboard camera videos. This fascinating mosaic of asphalt adventures and landscape photography presents the absurd and frightening nature of Russia. Everything can happen on Russian roads. Everything can happen on the road of life.

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Hue Quilted Windowpane

July 28, 2017 from 10pm to 10:05pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Lasha Mowchun

Year: 2016
Duration: 5 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A lonely woman finally finds love when Elvis Presley charms her through the television. As a host of the Shopping Channel, Elvis can communicate with Edi privately as she watches the screen. But when he promises to come by to deliver the pantyhose she ordered, Edi must wait to see if the man of her dreams will appear in reality.

Little Hours, The

July 28, 2017 from 10pm to 11:30pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Jeff Baena

Year: 2017
Duration: 90 min
Country: United States
Language: English
A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages.

Slack Bay (Ma Loute)

July 28, 2017 from 10pm to 12:02am
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Bruno Dumont

Year: 2016
Duration: 122 min
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Language: French, English
Subtitles: English
Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide.

Neruda

July 28, 2017 from 10pm to 11:47pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Pablo Larraín

Year: 2016
Duration: 107 min
Country: Chile
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Nobel prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is on the run after joining the Communist Party and drawing the ire of an obsessed police inspector (played by Gael Garcia Bernal). This kicks off a wild game of cat and mouse in Pablo Narrain’s lyrical, freewheeling, and alternative anti-biopic that blurs the line between fiction and fact.
 

Twister

July 28, 2017 from 10pm to 11:53pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Jan De Bont

Year: 1996
Duration: 113 min
Country: United States
Language: English
**preceded by Hue Quilted Windowpane by local director Lasha Mowchu // 5min – drama – 2016

Bill and Jo Harding, extreme storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of the most violent class of tornadoes.
 

Birds, The

July 28, 2017 from midnight to 1:58am
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Year: 1963
Duration: 119 min
Country: United States
Language: English
In Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classic, a wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Jul 29, 2017

RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition

July 29, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Gimli Theatre
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Allegra Chiarella

Year: 2017
Duration: 5 min
Country: Canada
Edie is a prodigious composer gifted with the ability to see music as colour, or synesthesia. The rare condition is represented through animated watercolours, layered over Edie’s live-action world. Struck by nerves on the opening night of her first symphony, she loses this ability, and is forced to continue blind.

Limit is the Sky

July 29, 2017 from 10am to 11:47am
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Julia Ivanova

Year: 2017
Duration: 107 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Dubbed “Fort McMoney” by detractors and admirers alike, the city and its vast oil sands projects offered lucrative employment to thousands of fortune seekers from around the world. Limit is the Sky follows seven such dreamers, arriving from places as far flung as Sudan, Lebanon and even Winnipeg.

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Love and Saucers

July 29, 2017 from 10am to 11:06am
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Brad Abrahams

Year: 2017
Duration: 66 min
Country: Canada, United States
Language: English
The strange story of David Huggins, a 72 year-old Hoboken man who claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings. Beginning with loosing his virginity to a gargantuan alien woman, David has chronicled it all in his surreal impressionist paintings. A quirky yet endearing portrait of a regular man with some incredible stories.

Slack Bay (Ma Loute)

July 29, 2017 from 10am to 12:02pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Bruno Dumont

Year: 2016
Duration: 122 min
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Language: French, English
Subtitles: English
Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide.

Heartstone

July 29, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2:36pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Year: 2016
Duration: 126 min
Country: Iceland
Language: Icelandic
Subtitles: English
Teenagers Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer amidst the rugged beauty of a remote fishing village in Iceland as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. Summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland returns, signalling the boys’ transition to adulthood.

Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Making of a Political Revolution

July 29, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Jon D. Erickson, Jacob Smith, Kathryn Goldman

Year: 2017
Duration: 90 min
Country: United States
Language: English
Waking the Sleeping Giant is a moving call-to-action in uncertain political times. Five people – including a school bus driver from LA, an anti-poverty activist from West Virginia, the organizers of Democracy Spring, and Senator Bernie Sanders – all come together in an intersectional coalition that offers a glimmer of hope in these dark days.

Winnipeg Film Group 48 Hour Film Contest

July 29, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm
Gimli Theatre
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Join us for the World Premiere of 18 new films all created in just 48 hours. Participants are tasked to write, shoot, edit, score and complete an original short in just two days. Awards and prizes presented plus cast your vote for the Audience Choice Award.
 

Manitoba-Made Virtual Reality Showcase

July 29, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm
The Commons (First Avenue between Centre & Goldfield)
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Explore storytelling through Immersive Content 360 experiences made right here in Manitoba. Three projects will be on display: Sky Stories (Kistikan Pictures), Breaking Ice (Build Films) & Phantom of the Forest (Electric Monk). Stop by and try out these locally-made new media projects and win prizes provided by On Screen Manitoba.

Duke and Battersby: 3 Videos

July 29, 2017 from 3pm to 3:57pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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BellMTS Stories from Home 2: Bygone Eras

July 29, 2017 from 3pm to 4:06pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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A series of short documentaries that present local stories made by local filmmakers.
Sponsored by BellMTS Stories from Home.

Black Code

July 29, 2017 from 3pm to 4:29pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Nicholas De Pencier

Year: 2017
Duration: 89 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A look at the global impact the internet has on free speech, privacy and activism. Canadian filmmaker Nicholas de Pencier (Watermark) examines how the internet is being controlled and manipulated by governments in order to censor and monitor their citizens.

Mike Hoolboom: 6 Films

July 29, 2017 from 5:30pm to 6:44pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Salesman, The (Forushande)

July 29, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:35pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Asghar Farhadi

Year: 2016
Duration: 125 min
Country: Iran, France
Language: Persian
Subtitles: English
After their flat becomes uninhabitable, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, Iran, must move in to another apartment. Once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes their lives, further exacerbating the simmering tension between husband and wife.

Apples and Indians w/ RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

July 29, 2017 from 5:30pm to 5:35pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Lorne Olson

Year: 2006
Duration: 5 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**plays before the feature documentary, "RUMBLE: the Indians Who Rocked the World".

A beautiful cinematic portrait of an ex-prison inmate, 29-year-old Patrick Ross. Ross was not an artist, nor a spiritual person, until he came to Manitoba's Stony Mountain Institution.

A Better Man

July 29, 2017 from 5:30pm to 6:49pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Lawrence Jackman, Attiya Khan

Year: 2017
Duration: 79 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Attiya was 17 when she dated Steve. Two decades later, they’re sitting across from each other again, not to reminisce but to process. In a powerful act of restorative justice, they’ve come together to talk through their abusive relationship. A brave film in every regard.

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World w/ Apples and Indians

July 29, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana

Year: 2017
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**preceded by Lorne Olson's "Apples and Indians" [NFB].

Rumble tells the little-known history of Native Americans influence on popular music, from Link Wray to Charley Patton and Jimi Hendrix to Redbone. These talented indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, changed popular American music history forever.
 

RBC Beach Boardwalk

July 29, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Join us FREE fun before the RBC Sunset screenings on Gimli Beach:
• GFF tent for 2017 merchandise & raffle tickets
• Interactive activities from several organizations
• Zumba with Janice Keryluk at 8 pm, Saturday
• Children games
• Prizes and free giveaways

Road of Iniquity

July 29, 2017 from 8pm to 9:37pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Mark Ennis

Year: 2017
Duration: 98 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Just out of prison, a man becomes embroiled in an escalating conflict between two First Nation gangsters operating a lucrative drug trade through the US/Canadian border.

Neruda

July 29, 2017 from 8pm to 9:47pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Pablo Larraín

Year: 2016
Duration: 107 min
Country: Chile
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Nobel prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is on the run after joining the Communist Party and drawing the ire of an obsessed police inspector (played by Gael Garcia Bernal). This kicks off a wild game of cat and mouse in Pablo Narrain’s lyrical, freewheeling, and alternative anti-biopic that blurs the line between fiction and fact.

Life Without Death

July 29, 2017 from 8pm to 9:22pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Frank Cole

Year: 2000
Duration: 82 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
In 1989, Canadian Frank Cole began the harrowing journey across the Sahara Desert by camel, confronting his own mortality. Will he persevere or will he fall prey to the shifting weather patterns or murderous banditry across the region? Filmed by Cole himself, the striking images of the desert create a powerful cry for life in this, Cole’s final film.

Son of Sofia

July 29, 2017 from 8pm to 9:45pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Elina Psikou

Year: 2017
Duration: 105 min
Country: Bulgaria, France, Greece
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
11-year-old Misha moves from Russia to Athens to live with his mother in the home of an elderly Greek man who will be his new father. As Misha struggles adapting to this new life, he clings to the stories he grew up with, melding them with reality to create a dark fairy-tale.
 

Awards Reception

July 29, 2017 from 8pm to 12am
Gimli Dance Pavilion
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Appetizers plus host & cash bar.
Super Pass holders, sponsors, supporters, filmmakers and industry guests are invited to join us as we celebrate outstanding members of the film industry.

The Alda Award recognizes outstanding filmmakers from the circumpolar nations including Canada, the United States, Russia, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Greenland and the Baltics states. This year’s recipient is Norma Bailey.

Jack Clements “Livin’ the Dream” Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of outstanding contribution to the rich history of film in Manitoba, will be presented to Derek Mazur and Joan Scott.

Thank you to Gled Vid Investment Company for sponsoring the GFF 2017 Awards Reception.
 

Footloose

July 29, 2017 from 10pm to 11:47pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Herbert Ross

Year: 1984
Duration: 107 min
Country: United States
Language: English
**preceded by Springtime in Greenland by John Paizs // 24min – drama – 1981

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and shakes up the populace with his rebellious spirit and infectious moves.

Dina

July 29, 2017 from 10pm to 11:41pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles

Year: 2017
Duration: 101 min
Country: United States
Language: English
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Dina is an unconventional love story about an eccentric woman who has overcome tragedy and found true love. Dina is unstoppable, a force of nature, and as the star of her own life story, she's an unconventional movie protagonist the likes of which hasn't been seen before.

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Road Movie, The

July 29, 2017 from 10pm to 11:07pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Dmitrii Kalashnikov

Year: 2017
Duration: 67 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Russian national character is illustrated solely through dashboard camera videos. This fascinating mosaic of asphalt adventures and landscape photography presents the absurd and frightening nature of Russia. Everything can happen on Russian roads. Everything can happen on the road of life.

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Personal Shopper

July 29, 2017 from 10pm to 11:45pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Olivier Assayas

Year: 2016
Duration: 105 min
Country: France, Germany
Language: English, French, Swedish
Subtitles: English
In her inimitable style, Kristen Stewart plays Maureen, a personal shopper for a high-class celebrity in Paris. Struggling with the recent death of her twin brother, she begins to seek contact with him from beyond the grave. What follows is a uniquely-modern take on the ghost story for the digital age.
 

Springtime in Greenland

July 29, 2017 from 10pm to 10:25pm
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Drama

Directed by John Paizs

Year: 1981
Duration: 25 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A lifetime of suburbia in a half hour, Springtime in Greenland uses 50s cinematic conventions to tell a story about the sophomoric inhabitants of a fictional utopia. Meet Nick. He's silent, aloof and straining against suburban values.

Jul 30, 2017

In The Name of All Canadians FREE

July 30, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Presented by Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, this screening is a compilation of six short commissioned documentaries inspired by Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. From Indigenous rights to multiculturalism to the controversial ‘notwithstanding clause,’ participating filmmakers have each selected a specific aspect of the Charter to explore, looking at how it resonates in the stories of their fellow Canadians. 

Graduation (Bacalaureat)

July 30, 2017 from 10am to 12:08pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Cristian Mungiu

Year: 2016
Duration: 128 min
Country: Romania
Language: Romani
Subtitles: English
Romeo Aldea, a physician in a small town in Romania, wants the best life for his 18 year old daughter. When she is attacked on the street before her college entrance exams, he must face the difficult task of getting justice for her while sticking to the very principles he taught her to live by.

MTYP’s Movie Magic Camp – Premiere Screenings

July 30, 2017 from 10am to 11am
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Join us for the screening of films by aspiring young filmmakers, as we premiere productions from the MTYP Movie Magic Camp for young Filmmakers in Gimli.

BellMTS Stories From Home 3: Beyond the Limelight

July 30, 2017 from 12pm to 1:22pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Nate Bower

Year: 2016
Duration: 83 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Grammy Award winning violinist James Ehnes decided that for his 40th birthday he would tour every province and territory in Canada, in his most ambitious recital tour ever. Life-long friend and filmmaker Nate Bower journeyed with James, his accompanist Andrew Armstrong (a world-renowned pianist himself), and James' family to every corner of the country, capturing the life behind the tour, intimate family moments, and breathtaking 'postcards' of each region, set to the gorgeous score performed by James and Andrew in his hometown of Brandon, Manitoba

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Directing and Acting Workshop with Sean Garrity FREE

July 30, 2017 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Johnson Hall
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Using Improvisation To Unlock Scenes & Characters

So you think you can't improvise, you're wrong. Films from “On the Waterfront” to “Kramer vs. Kramer” to “Super Bad” make extensive use of improvisation on set and in prep to explore material, build character, and create authentic dialogue. Improv is an effective tool to unlock scenes, discover problems in writing, finesse characters and craft memorable, believable dialogue.

In this workshop, we will explore how to make use of improv as both a filmmaker and an actor. A brief discussion, and screening of film clips will be followed by hands-on improvisation exercises.

Free – preregistration required; online on GFF website or APP or by calling GFF Box Office (204) 642-8846. Maximum number of participants: 7 directors and 14 actors.

Dim the Fluorescents

July 30, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2:38pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Daniel Warth

Year: 2017
Duration: 128 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**Filmmaker Daniel Warth in attendance

A struggling actress and an aspiring playwright pour all of their creative energy into the only paying work they can find: role-playing demonstrations for corporate training seminars. When they book the biggest gig of their careers at a hotel conference, they commence work on their most ambitious production to date.

A Better Man

July 30, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:49pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Lawrence Jackman, Attiya Khan

Year: 2017
Duration: 79 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Attiya was 17 when she dated Steve. Two decades later, they’re sitting across from each other again, not to reminisce but to process. In a powerful act of restorative justice, they’ve come together to talk through their abusive relationship. A brave film in every regard.

BellMTS Stories From Home 4: Concerto

July 30, 2017 from 2pm to 2:46pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Ivan Hughes

Year: 2016
Duration: 46 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Victoria is a percussionist with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra who is given the opportunity to perform as the soloist in the world premiere of a new composition. As the date of the concert nears she must work with the orchestra, memorize her parts, overcome her fears and prepare to take her place at the front of the stage. There are no guarantees of success but sometimes it’s your turn to shine.

Canada 150 Manitoba Short Films - Winnipeg Film Group

July 30, 2017 from 3pm to 4:14pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Lovesick

July 30, 2017 from 3pm to 4:31pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Tyson Caron

Year: 2016
Duration: 91 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Dash, a broke and depressed 33-year-old man living in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange district, is still in love with his ex. It all seems hopeless until he meets Nora, a spontaneous and unforgettable woman. But timing is everything, and Nora's not going to wait around. Featuring a soundtrack by Winnipeg musicians.

Acts and Intermissions w/ More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters

July 30, 2017 from 3:30pm to 4:27pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Abigail Child

Year: 2017
Duration: 57 min
Country: United States
Language: English
**preceded by Kelly Gallagher's short film "More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters"

Once considered the “most dangerous woman alive,” the American revolutionary Emma Goldman was also passionate, poetic and sexual. This documentary weaves historical industrial-era footage with excerpts of Emma’s prescient speeches and intimate diary entries to explore human vulnerabilities, compromises, and choices.

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More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters w/ Acts and Intermissions

July 30, 2017 from 3:30pm to 3:37pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Kelly Gallagher

Year: 2016
Duration: 7 min
Country: United States
Language: English
**plays before the feature documentary, "Acts and Intermissions".

An experimental animated documentary exploring the powerful and inspiring life of revolutionary Lucy Parsons. This film illustrates her dedicated life to struggle, and her important, countless contributions fighting endlessly against capitalism, racism, and sexism.

A Ghost Story

July 30, 2017 from 5:30pm to 6:57pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by David Lowery

Year: 2017
Duration: 87 min
Country: United States
Language: English
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to try and reconnect with his bereft wife (Rooney Mara). A Ghost Story is a profoundly haunting and beautiful meditation on the nature of grief.

Reykjavík

July 30, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:02pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Asgrimur Sverrisson

Year: 2016
Duration: 92 min
Country: Iceland
Language: Icelandic
Subtitles: English
A thirtysomething couple, Hringur and Elsa, are about to buy their dream house in downtown Reykjavík when the video store Hringur owns faces foreclosure. As the crisis threatens to split them apart, Hringur resolves to sort things out before it's too late.

Canadian Short Films

July 30, 2017 from 6:30pm to 7:40pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Best of Fest

July 30, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
Gimli Theatre
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This film will be selected from audience ratings and jury. Selected film will be promoted early Sunday afternoon on GFF website and social media.

Apples and Indians w/ RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

July 30, 2017 from 8pm to 8:05pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Lorne Olson

Year: 2006
Duration: 5 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**plays before the feature documentary, "RUMBLE: the Indians Who Rocked the World".

A beautiful cinematic portrait of an ex-prison inmate, 29-year-old Patrick Ross. Ross was not an artist, nor a spiritual person, until he came to Manitoba's Stony Mountain Institution.

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World w/ Apples and Indians

July 30, 2017 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana

Year: 2017
Duration: 90 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
**preceded by Lorne Olson's "Apples and Indians" [NFB].

Rumble tells the little-known history of Native Americans influence on popular music, from Link Wray to Charley Patton and Jimi Hendrix to Redbone. These talented indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, changed popular American music history forever.

Out of Thin Air

July 30, 2017 from 8:30pm to 9:55pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Dylan Howitt

Year: 2017
Duration: 85 min
Country: Iceland, United Kingdom
Language: Icelandic, English
Subtitles: English
“Every Icelander knows about this case.” Iceland in 1974 was a bucolic country of farmers and fishermen, living in a kind of perfect isolation, far from the troubles of the world. Crime was rare, murder rarer still. Then two men disappear under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected. The country demands a resolution. Police launch the biggest criminal investigation Iceland has ever seen. Finally, six people confess to two violent murders and are sent to prison. It seems the nightmare is over. But it was far from over. Incredibly, this infamous murder case is still being tried, debated and re-examined today. This taut psychological thriller incorporates archival footage, personal diaries, false confessions, dramatic recreations, wrongful convictions and multiple narratives to explore the most intense criminal investigation in Iceland’s history.

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Neverending Story, The

July 30, 2017 from 10pm to 11:42pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Drama

Directed by Wolfgang Petersen

Year: 1984
Duration: 102 min
Country: United States
Language: English
In one of the most beloved children's films of the 1980's, a bullied boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book to escape his troubled school life.