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Jul 27, 2018

Custody (Jusqu'a la Garde)

July 27, 2018 from 10am to 11:33am
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

Directed by Xavier Legrand

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.
Year: 2017
Duration: 93 min
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English

From Seed to Seed

July 27, 2018 from 10am to 11:26am
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Katharina Stieffenhofer

When Terry and Monique left the opera to pursue their true passion – small-scale, farming – their story of community and resilience took center stage. We follow their young family and a diverse group of farmers and scientists as they blend age old traditions with cutting edge science to develop improved methods for growing food ecologically and in a changing climate. A hopeful story and Canadian perspective on a global social movement that regenerates the land, farming and communities to grow a healthier and truly sustainable future for all of us. .
Year: 2017
Duration: 87 min
Country: Canada
Language: English

Before Anything You Say

July 27, 2018 from 10am to 11:01am
Aspire Theatre (Gimli Unitarian Church)
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Short Film (< 75 mins)
Fiction

Directed by Shelagh Carter

**FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE**
Married couple Isobel and Jack work through hurt feelings and misunderstanding as they attempt to reconcile their lives and love in Paris after Jack announces his intent to pursue a job opportunity that would take him to Bangkok for five years.
Year: 2016
Duration: 61 min
Country: Canada
Language: English

Aboard the Namao

July 27, 2018 from 10am to 11:03am
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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The "Northern Lights" Circumpolar Film Series - sponsored by Gimli Pharmasave - highlights films with an emphasis on Iceland and other circumpolar nations including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Greenland and northern Canada, among others.

Above the Line

July 27, 2018 from 12pm to 2pm
Johnson Hall
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A workshop with Rebecca Gibson (Sponsored by ACTRA Manitoba and Rebecca Gibson. Free for all passholders, $10 for the general public.

Ava

July 27, 2018 from 12:30pm to 2:13pm
Aspire Theatre (Gimli Unitarian Church)
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

Directed by Sadaf Foroughi, Sadaf Foroughi

In Tehran, upper-middle-class teen Ava abides by a strict routine of school, violin lessons, and curfew. When Ava's mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy Ava is stunned by this violation of privacy which escalates Ava's rebellious behaviour, to life-altering effect.
Year: 2017
Duration: 103 min
Country: Canada, Iran, Qatar
Language: Farsi
Subtitles: English

Minding the Gap

July 27, 2018 from 12:30pm to 2:10pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Bing Liu

Three young men bond together over their love of skateboarding to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. Filmmaker Bing Liu returns home to reconnect with his two friends, bringing with him footage he shot over the course of the last 10 years.
Year: 2018
Duration: 100 min
Country: United States
Language: English

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DOC35 | Fat Chance

July 27, 2018 from 12:30pm to 1:42pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), DOC35 and DOC Manitoba are proud to present a selection of classic and dynamic documentaries by Manitoba-based filmmakers.

Sorry to Bother You

July 27, 2018 from 12:30pm to 2:15pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

Directed by Boots Riley

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.
Year: 2018
Duration: 105 min
Country: United States
Language: English

Roll Red Roll

July 27, 2018 from 3pm to 4:20pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Nancy Schwartzman

When a girl is raped in a sleepy Ohio town by members of the beloved high school football team, a veil of silence, complicity and denial descends until a whistle-blowing blogger exposes the truth, catapulting rape culture into national headlines and shining a light on the toxic nature of social media culture.
Year: 2018
Duration: 80 min
Country: United States
Language: English

What Walaa Wants

July 27, 2018 from 3pm to 4:29pm
Aspire Theatre (Gimli Unitarian Church)
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Christy Garland

For eight years, young Walaa was raised in Balata Refugee Camp while her mother was held in an Israeli jail. Now that her mother has been released in a much-publicized prisoner swap, Walaa can finally focus on her lifelong dream: joining the Palestinian Security Forces. What makes this dream difficult to attain is that few women make it into the forces. Strong-willed Walaa is her own worst enemy: she breaks the rules of training and struggles with discipline. Shooting over six years, and with unprecedented access to the Palestinian Police Academy, filmmaker Christy Garland observes a spirited young woman yearning to serve her people. Will Walaa successfully tackle her demons and manage to craft a meaningful career for herself?
Year: 2018
Duration: 89 min
Country: Canada, Denmark
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English

Transformer

July 27, 2018 from 3pm to 4:17pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Michael Del Monte

Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski was a world-record weightlifter with lucrative sponsorships. As a US Marine and bodybuilder, he was a poster boy for masculine body image. But in the summer of 2015, he was publicly outed as transgender—and quickly dropped by sponsors, banned from competing and renounced by his parents. Matt's dual life came to an end as she made the decision to transition to Janae. Wearing makeup while pumping iron and looking for outfits that complement her muscular 250-pound frame, Janae is surrounded by her admiring sons and supportive friends. But it's her emotional, rather than physical, transformation that's truly the heart of this film. Her vulnerability is balanced by strength, her confidence tempered by concern for others. Her openness to documenting the sometimes painful process of letting go captures a timely story of finding acceptance for being who you are.
Year: 2017
Duration: 77 min
Country: Canada
Language: English

DOC35 | Two Films by Elise Swerhone

July 27, 2018 from 3pm to 4:26pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), DOC35 and DOC Manitoba are proud to present a selection of classic and dynamic documentaries by Manitoba-based filmmakers.
 

Women in View Panel FREE

July 27, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Johnson Hall
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Swan, The (Svannurin)

July 27, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:01pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

Directed by Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir

**FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE**
A wayward nine-year-old girl is sent to the countryside to work and mature, but finds herself instead deeply entangled in a drama she can hardly grasp.
Year: 2017
Duration: 91 min
Country: Iceland, Estonia, Germany
Language: Icelandic
Subtitles: English

DOC35 | The Way Things Were // Classic Short MB Docs

July 27, 2018 from 5:30pm to 6:44pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), DOC35 and DOC Manitoba are proud to present a selection of classic and dynamic documentaries by Manitoba-based filmmakers.

Three Identical Strangers

July 27, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:08pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Tim Wardle

New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives - and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.
Year: 2018
Duration: 98 min
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

Shirkers

July 27, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:08pm
Aspire Theatre (Gimli Unitarian Church)
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Sandi Tan

In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore's first indie-a road movie called "Shirkers"-with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. Sandi wrote the script and played the lead, a killer named S. After shooting wrapped, Georges vanished with all the footage! 20 years later, the 16mm cans are recovered in New Orleans, sending Sandi-now a novelist in Los Angeles-on a new personal odyssey across two continents and many media: 16mm, digital, Hi8, Super8, slides, animation and handwritten letters. A kaleidoscopic punk rock ghost story!
Year: 2018
Duration: 98 min
Country: United States

Rider, The

July 27, 2018 from 8pm to 9:44pm
Gimli Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

Directed by Chloe Zhao

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Year: 2017
Duration: 104 min
Country: United States
Language: English

Miseducation of Cameron Post, The

July 27, 2018 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

Directed by Desiree Akhavan

In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment center in a remote area called God's Promise. While she is being subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.
Year: 2018
Duration: 90 min
Country: United States
Language: English

Never Steady, Never Still

July 27, 2018 from 8pm to 9:52pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

Directed by Kathleen Hepburn

**FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE**
A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta's oil field work camps.
Year: 2017
Duration: 112 min
Country: Canada
Language: English

Sweet Country

July 27, 2018 from 8pm to 9:53pm
Aspire Theatre (Gimli Unitarian Church)
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Fiction

Directed by Warwick Thornton

It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like Australian Outback. Sam Kelly, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith. After an ill-tempered bully arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defense, Kelly and his wife Lizzie go on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.
Year: 2017
Duration: 113 min
Country: Australia
Language: English
 

Dazed and Confused

July 27, 2018 from 10pm to 11:45pm
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Note: Rain venue is Dr. George Johnson Middle School, 53 Third Ave @ Keenora Dr. Please watch GFF website, social media and APP for updates. Signs will also be posted at the beach and GFF box office by 7 pm if the screening is moved to the school.

BEACH FILM TIPS:
• Shows start after sunset, but grab a good spot early.
• The marked-off area in front of the screen is the chair-free zone.
• If you bring a chair, make sure it’s low-profile as a courtesy to others.
• Mosquitoes are rare, but sometimes put in a cameo appearance, so be prepared.
• Beach blankets are always a good idea.
• Please respect the beach and keep it clean. No dogs allowed.

Terror Nullius

July 27, 2018 from 10pm to 10:57pm
Aspire Theatre (Gimli Unitarian Church)
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As GFF takes strides towards gender parity at our festival, we are proud to present this bold new series of feature films directed by some of the best emerging female filmmakers working today! Sponsored by Original Pictures, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Canadian Media Producers Association, Farpoint Films, Frantic Films, Inferno Pictures, Media Rendezvous, Merit Motion Pics and Rebecca Gibson!

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

July 27, 2018 from 10pm to 11:38pm
Lady of The Lake Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Matt Tyrnauer

A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.
Year: 2017
Duration: 98 min
Country: United States
Language: English

Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group

July 27, 2018 from 10pm to 11:20pm
Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre
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Feature film (75 mins +)
Documentary

Directed by Kevin Nikkel, Dave Barber

**FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE**
Tales from The Winnipeg Film Group is the explosive story of how a stubborn band of independent filmmakers started a film co-operative that became the most highly respected film centre in Canada. Packed with rare archival footage, dynamic film excerpts, and hilarious interviews, this documentary traces the history of the legendary Winnipeg Film Group.
Year: 2017
Duration: 80 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
 

Big Lebowski, The

July 27, 2018 from 11:45pm to 1:42am
Gimli Beach - RBC Sunset Screenings
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Note: Rain venue is Dr. George Johnson Middle School, 53 Third Ave @ Keenora Dr. Please watch GFF website, social media and APP for updates. Signs will also be posted at the beach and GFF box office by 7 pm if the screening is moved to the school.

BEACH FILM TIPS:
• Shows start after sunset, but grab a good spot early.
• The marked-off area in front of the screen is the chair-free zone.
• If you bring a chair, make sure it’s low-profile as a courtesy to others.
• Mosquitoes are rare, but sometimes put in a cameo appearance, so be prepared.
• Beach blankets are always a good idea.
• Please respect the beach and keep it clean. No dogs allowed.