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5¢ A COPY

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July 30, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Ed Ackerman, Greg Zbitnew

Year: 1980
Duration: 5 min
Country: Canada
An innovative experimental animated film that makes moving images with a photocopy machine and a pulsing electronic musical score.

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A Better Man

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July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
July 30, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

A Chairy Tale

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July 26, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 28, 2017 at 10am – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Norman McLaren

Year: 1957
Duration: 10 min
Country: Canada
Language: - Without dialogue
 

A Ghost Story

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July 27, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 30, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

A Moon of Nickel and Ice

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July 27, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 28, 2017 at 10am – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

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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Acts and Intermissions

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July 28, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets
July 30, 2017 at 3:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

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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American Graffiti

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July 27, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Apples and Indians

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July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 30, 2017 at 8pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The

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July 26, 2017 at 10am – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.

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Bayline

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July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 27, 2017 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by JJ Neepin

Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A family travels back to the 'Bayline' for a 3 day long camping trip.
 

Beauty Plus Pity

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July 29, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby

Year: 2009
Duration: 15 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Presented in seven parts, this video considers the potential for goodness amidst the troubled relations between God, humanity, animals, parents and children.
 

Becoming Bond

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July 27, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
July 28, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Begone Dull Care

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July 26, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 28, 2017 at 10am – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Norman McLaren

Year: 1949
Duration: 8 min
Country: Canada
Language: - Without dialogue
 

Being Greene

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July 28, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Between

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July 30, 2017 at 5pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Heidi Phillips

Year: 2012
Duration: 2 min
Country: Canada
Someone once said that the only interesting story is the human face. In Between, Phillips superimposes family portraits with handmade emulsion.
 

Beyond the Limelight

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July 30, 2017 at 12pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

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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Birds, The

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July 28, 2017 at 11:59pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Black Code

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July 29, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Blessing, The

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July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

Directed by Shira Newman

Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min
Country: Canada
Language: English, Yiddish
1904. A young Jewish immigrant begins to believe that she is possessed by a baby-killing spirit after moving to a newly-established Jewish agricultural settlement in the Manitoba Interlake and giving birth to her first child.
 

Blinkity Blank

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July 26, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 28, 2017 at 10am – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Norman McLaren

Year: 1955
Duration: 6 min
Country: Canada
Language: - Without dialogue
 

Bombing

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July 30, 2017 at 6:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)

Directed by Gloria Mercer

Year: 2016
Duration: 13 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Sophie is an unmotivated comedian. When her estranged young daughter is unexpectedly thrust back into her life, Sophie's plans have to be reshuffled. While they both struggle to adjust to the new environment, Sophie must come to terms with the fact that she's in over her head.
 

Boundaries

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July 27, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Brief Encounters and Sustained Engagement

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July 30, 2017 at 5pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Freya Björg Olafson

Year: 2012
Duration: 10 min
Country: Canada
Language: - Without dialogue
A part of Olafson's AVATAR series exploring methods of creating, validating and disseminating one’s identity through the use of technology and the Internet.

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C & J Forever

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Directed by Roger Boyer

Duration: 7 min
Jack returns home to visit his childhood friend Candace.
 

C.R.A.Z.Y.

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July 27, 2017 at 5:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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?
 

Cattle Call

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July 30, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Mike Maryniuk, Matthew Rankin

Duration: 4 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A high-speed animated documentary about the art of livestock auctioneering.
 

Ce moment d'ivresse où tout pourrait basculer

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July 30, 2017 at 6:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)

Directed by Anne-Marie Bouchard

Year: 2016
Duration: 16 min
Country: Canada, France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
While cycle touring in Normandy, a young French Canadian girl makes a striking encounter.
 

Citizen Poet

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July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Mike Hoolboom

Year: 2017
Duration: 8 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Poetry is the speech of citizenship. Pigeons flap, friends clasp hands, a pair of strangers dissolve on the metro, ghost cars, lovers don’t mind the rain, tea sipping, sunset at the bridge. As if they were coming back to life.
 

Colour My World

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July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Mike Hoolboom

Year: 2017
Duration: 3 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Three-part colour inquiry. Questions adapted from Frederick Douglass to Jericho Brown bring the hurt. The images have been soaked in water until everything recognizable has been stripped away, leaving behind a wash of colours, a bacterial flow.
 

Commune, The

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July 27, 2017 at 10am – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
July 28, 2017 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Concerto

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July 30, 2017 at 2pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Contents of the Heart

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July 27, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

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.
 

Cowboys and Indians:The JJ Harper Story

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July 28, 2017 at 5:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Crime Wave

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July 26, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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".

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Dear Lorde

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July 29, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby

Year: 2015
Duration: 27 min
Country: Canada
Bone collector Maxine Rose, a 14 year old teenage girl, is looking for validation from her heroes, amongst them the primatologist Jane Goodall, bishop Desmond Tutu and the New Zealand teen popstar Lorde.
 

Debut, The

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July 29, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Der Glöckner

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July 30, 2017 at 6:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

Directed by Chrystene Ells, Berny Hi

Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min
Country: Canada
Language: - Without dialogue
16mm German Expressionist homage film. From his lonely belltower, the aged Glöckner (Bellringer) watches the ravages of WWI on the village below. The eventual destruction of all he knows unveils his own soul in the form of a ghostly young girl, who leads him to transcendence through loss and beauty.
 

Dim the Fluorescents

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July 28, 2017 at 10am – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets
July 30, 2017 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Dina

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July 28, 2017 at 8pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 29, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

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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Domestic Bliss

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July 30, 2017 at 5pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Wendy Geller

Duration: 4 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A highly condensed, yet playful narrative on conjugal life with a protagonist dominated by B-movie scenes. The character’s gestures highlight relationships between women, domestic space and film.
 

Don't Waste a Precious Minute

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

Directed by Marc Greene

Year: 2016
Duration: 11 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
John and Leanne are caged, desperate and losing track of time. Given the chance to escape, John is forced to turn his back on Leanne and confront the unknown, where he is the trophy game.
 

Downtime

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July 28, 2017 at 8pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

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July 26, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

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.
 

Fats

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July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Mike Hoolboom

Year: 2017
Duration: 20 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Part of a work-in-progress feature called Aftermath, this portrait of New York stride pianist Fats Waller (dubbed "the king of Harlem") is a daydream of skaters and reverential passersby, while Ta-Nehisi Coates and others unpack the cruel racial divides.
 

Fisher Cove

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July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

Directed by Sean Skene

Year: 2016
Duration: 8 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Finn, a tenacious fisherman, locks in a deathly battle with a powerful creature hooked on the line of his boat.
 

Fly, The

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July 26, 2017 at 8pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Footloose

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July 29, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

For Our Peat's Sake

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July 27, 2017 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Thayer MacInnis

Year: 2017
Duration: 35 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Subtitles: English
An examination of the economic benefits and ecological impacts that are incurred through the production and use of ancient reserves of peat mosses. This film focuses on the Lake Winnipeg watershed region, where desperate Canadians and First Nations peoples are fighting for the protection of water, as nutrient runoff, flooding, and extreme weather has resulted in suffocating lakes and toxically-undermined water sources.
 

Forever Young

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

Directed by Steve Payne

Year: 2017
Duration: 6 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A young man loses his brother to a Fentanyl overdose. He and his girlfriend plan their revenge, however things don't go as planned and the girlfriend takes matters into her own hands.
 

Founder

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July 30, 2017 at 5pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Leah Decter, Cheryl L'Hirondelle

Year: 2015
Duration: 9 min
Country: Canada
Founder: Noun- a person who establishes an institution or settlement. Verb- (of a ship) fill with water and sink. (of a plan or undertaking) fail or break down.

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Game On

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July 30, 2017 at 5pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Divya Mehra

Year: 2007
Duration: 4 min
Country: Canada
Language: - Without dialogue
Being a real woman is never simple.
 

Ghost

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July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Mike Hoolboom

Year: 2017
Duration: 3 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
How to say good-bye to friends? How to keep from becoming a ghost in the old streets of the Czech Republic, at once too strange and familiar? Let’s step inside the old scenes of love (which are also the prelude to love’s betrayal) before animal rescue can offer consolations.
 

Ghost Hunters

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Mockumentary

Directed by Amanda Kindzierski

Year: 2017
Duration: 12 min
Country: Canada
 

Goin' Down the Road

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July 26, 2017 at 10am – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Graduation (Bacalaureat)

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July 28, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.

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Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, The

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July 28, 2017 at 8pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 26, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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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Headdress

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by JJ Neepin

Duration: 4 min
Country: Canada
JJ Neepin is a female Indigenous filmmaker. With the help of photographer Nadya Kwandibens, JJ plans to recreate her great-grandfather’s portrait.
 

Heartstone

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July 27, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Here is Everything

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July 29, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby

Year: 2013
Duration: 15 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A message from The Future, as narrated by a cat and a rabbit. These spirit guides explain that they’ve decided to speak to us via a contemporary art video because they understand this to be our highest form of communication.
 

Hila

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July 30, 2017 at 6:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Adam Bentley

Year: 2016
Duration: 3 min
Country: Canada
Language: - Without dialogue
In the first video to ever feature a choreographed dance in snowshoes, an Inuit woman in Canada's north has a private moment in which she dances in snowshoes.
 

How the Savage Came to Be

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Dinae Robinson

Year: 2017
Duration: 9 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Canada’s dark history of the Indian Residential School system has only begun to surface within the past decade. Testimonies from former students speak of experiences so dark and bleak, it is hard to believe that a such an inhumane government funded, church-run school could ever exist. What some might forget is that the victims were only children.
 

Hue Quilted Windowpane

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July 28, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

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.

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I Am Not Your Negro

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July 28, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
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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.
 

Identification

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July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Mike Hoolboom

Year: 2017
Duration: 30 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
“A newly completed, expressive portrayal of African-American social life and family bonds amidst the ceaseless backdrops of segregation, poverty and brutal police violence.” -Steve Anker
 

Imitations

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July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

Directed by Fabian Velasco, Milos Mitrovic

Year: 2017
Duration: 10 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
After getting plastic surgery to look more like famous pop star Austin Kelsey, things become strange for introverted super-fan Arnold as he notices the surgery has gone awry.
 

In the Name of All Canadians

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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Year: 2017
Duration: 88 min
Country: Canada
Language: English, French
To commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, a compilation of six short documentaries inspired by Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms has been commissioned by the Hot Docs film festival. 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.

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Journey Through Fear

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July 30, 2017 at 5pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Dennis Jackson

Year: 1998
Duration: 6 min
Country: Canada
The story follows an old Aboriginal mushom (grandfather) as he checks his week’s worth of traps while hunting along the shoreline. As he ventures out with his dog sled team, he reflects on how he got where he is.

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Kami

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July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by James Dixon

Year: 2017
Duration: 5 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A short documentary that details the creative and physical process of Winnipeg artist Kami Goertz.
 

Kubasa in a Glass

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July 27, 2017 at 10pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

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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Lazer Ghosts 2: Return to Laser Cove

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July 30, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

Directed by Steven Kostanski

Year: 2008
Duration: 10 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
In this spectacular sci-fi, our heroes from Winnipeg's Astron 6 must wage war on the evil spirit of Einstein and his army of laser-wielding ghosts.
 

Lesbian National Parks & Services Presents: Endangered Species

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July 30, 2017 at 5pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Mockumentary

Directed by Shawna Dempsey, Lorri Milan

Year: 2009
Duration: 7 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Lesbian National Parks and Services presents three portraits of lesbian species in crisis. Not unlike the renowned 1970s Hinterlands Who's-Who series, these public service announcements point to the perils of habitat loss and poaching.
 

Life Without Death

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July 26, 2017 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
July 29, 2017 at 8pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Limit is the Sky

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July 27, 2017 at 8pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets
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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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Little Hours, The

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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Love and Saucers

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July 29, 2017 at 10am – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
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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.
 

Lovesick

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July 30, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Léolo

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July 26, 2017 at 5:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.

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Man Who Skied Down Everest, The

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July 26, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Menorca

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July 27, 2017 at 8pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters

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July 28, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets
July 30, 2017 at 3:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Moucle's Island

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July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Mike Hoolboom

Year: 1998
Duration: 10 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
"Poignant and playful, Moucle's Island features Viennese filmmaker Moucle Blackout in a reverie which combines an older woman relearning childhood gestures with a nostalgic lesbian idyll." Ken Anderlini
 

My American Cousin

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July 28, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

My Winnipeg

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July 26, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

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.

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Nature Mother

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July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Delf Gravert

Year: 2016
Duration: 11 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
An artist follows in the steps of his mother - visiting the same photographic haunts, talking to her friends about her - learning more about her approach to life and art, and also about his own artistic process.
 

Neighbours

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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Norman McLaren

Year: 1952
Duration: 8 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
 

Neruda

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July 28, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 29, 2017 at 8pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Neverending Story, The

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July 30, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

New and Used: Winnipeg

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July 29, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Jamie Mierau

Year: 2016
Duration: 44 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
The Winnipeg record stores that once lined North Portage represented a vibrant community of Winnipeg’s musicians and music lovers. Stores like Opus 69 and Autumn Stone were cultural meeting places; they were more than just bricks and mortar; they were places people often encountered and discovered new worlds of music and experiences. They were community centers for the music lovers.

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Opening Speech: McLaren

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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Norman McLaren

Year: 1961
Duration: 8 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
 

Out of Thin Air

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July 27, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 30, 2017 at 8:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

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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Pas de deux

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July 26, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Norman McLaren

Year: 1968
Duration: 13 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
 

Personal Shopper

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July 28, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
July 29, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Picture of Light

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July 26, 2017 at 8pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

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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Pompidoleum

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July 30, 2017 at 5pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Ryan Takatsu

Year: 1978
Duration: 7 min
Country: Canada
"Pompidoleum" is a psychedelic video-processed architectural tour of the newly-built Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

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Qikiktaarjuit

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July 27, 2017 at 12:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Christopher Paetkau

Year: 2017
Duration: 23 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Has Canada’s most southern ancient Thule settlement been found in Manitoba?
 

Quest

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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.
 

Question of Reality

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July 30, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Barry Gibson

Year: 1997
Duration: 24 min
A look into the real or imagined psychic abilities of a loner, and in the process, put a touchingly human face on the heavily metaphoric isolation commonly used by other members.

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Remains, Human

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

Directed by Cody Halcrow

Duration: 8 min
Country: Canada
Young reporter Jessica Hale and her cameraman are eager to uncover what lies behind the mysterious alleged monster sightings in their town. But when a shadowy character named Victor Merrick grants them the tell-all interview they have been waiting for, their big-break news story just might be their last.
 

Restoring the Sacred

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Students Of The Sacred Hoop Broadcast Program Film Mentor: Andrew George

Year: 2017
Duration: 3 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
One student's experience in the Restoring The Sacred program.
 

Reykjavík

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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Road Forward, The

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July 27, 2017 at 10am – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 28, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Road Movie, The

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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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Road of Iniquity

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July 29, 2017 at 8pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World

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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.

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SACRED WOMYN

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Students Of The Sacred Hoop Broadcast Program Film Mentor: Erica Daniels

Year: 2017
Duration: 4 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
SACRED WOMYN was created by a group of young women in the Sacred Hoop Program at the inner city organization Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. The girls wanted to learn more about their culture and the sacredness of being women, so they sat down with respected grandmother Sherry Copenace from Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation to learn more about their identity.
 

Salesman, The (Forushande)

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July 28, 2017 at 10am – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Sarah

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July 30, 2017 at 6:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Elias Djemil

Year: 2016
Duration: 8 min
Country: Canada
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Sarah wants to dance . Like any artist, wants to create. This movie tells the story of the creative transition from darkness to light.
 

Searchers (Maliglutit)

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July 28, 2017 at 3pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Sheldon Kennedy Story, The

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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Shenanigans at Sunset

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July 29, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Kayla Jeanson

Year: 2016
Duration: 22 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
"A weird wince of nostalgia kept on tugging at me while watching. Nostalgia for what; I'm not too sure exactly. But it was there and it was quite lovely.” ~ James Swirsky (Indie Game: The Movie) Shenanigans at Sunset will be viewable on MTS Stories from Home in late 2016.
 

Short and Suite

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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Norman McLaren

Year: 1959
Duration: 6 min
Country: Canada
Language: - Without dialogue
 

Slack Bay (Ma Loute)

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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Snip

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July 30, 2017 at 6:30pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Terril Calder

Year: 2016
Duration: 15 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
In this richly layered stop-motion animation, written and narrated by award-winning author Joseph Boyden, Annie and Gordon travel through a portal in time to help two children escape the horrors of residential school.
 

Son of Sofia

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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

Soul Sisters: The Catholic Women Religious of Manitoba

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July 27, 2017 at 11am – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

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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Springtime in Greenland

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July 29, 2017 at 10pm
July 30, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

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.
 

Stealing Alice

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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.
 

SWEAT

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Experimental

Directed by Kristin Snowbird

Year: 2016
Duration: 4 min
Country: Canada
A sweat lodge ceremony cannot be documented. In this film, I recreate my experience and what brought me to the sweat lodge with a metaphorical and poetic interpretation of this beautiful ceremony.
 

Synchromy

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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Norman McLaren

Year: 1971
Duration: 8 min
Country: Canada
Language: - Without dialogue

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"The Talk" True Stories About the Birds & the Bees

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July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Animation

Directed by Alain Delannoy

Year: 2016
Duration: 9 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is “The Talk”.
 

This I Know For Sure

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July 28, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

This River

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July 27, 2017 at 10am – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets
July 28, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

Thyco

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July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm – Gimli Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

Directed by Melanie Dahling

Year: 2016
Duration: 6 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
A little girl with a flair for the dramatic and a love of Hitchcock films makes a suspenseful journey to the Principal's office.
 

Twister

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July 28, 2017 at 10pm – Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings

Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

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.

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Urban Sasquatch, The

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

Directed by VIncent Beaulieu

Year: 2017
Duration: 7 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Willy Coyote shares a glimpse in to a day in the life of a professional Sasquatch hunter.

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Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Making of a Political Revolution

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

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.
 

We're Talking Vulva

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July 30, 2017 at 3pm – Lady of The Lake Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)
Documentary

Directed by Lorri Millan, Shawna Dempsey, Tracy Traeger

Year: 1990
Duration: 6 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
At long last, everything you've always wanted to know about "down there" but were afraid to ask.
 

Where Did She Go?

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30pm – Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre Buy Tickets

Short Film (< 75 mins)

Directed by Students Of The Sacred Hoop Broadcast Program

Year: 2017
Duration: 3 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Two friends search for a girl who went missing the previous winter.
 

White Balloon

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July 27, 2017 at 5:30pm – Gimli Unitarian Church - Aspire Theatre Buy Tickets

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.