Social Justice Film Series

Social Justice Film Series

We believe in the power of cinema to breed empathy and understanding!  We believe in a transformative cinema that can create a more equal and just world.

Through the support of The Mauro Family Foundation, we bring you groundbreaking documentaries and films that will stir you from your seat, and into action!!

 


The King

dir. Eugene Jarecki
USA / Germany | 2017 | 1 h 58 m | 14A
Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, a musical road trip across America in his 1963 Rolls Royce explores how a country boy lost his authenticity and became a king while his country lost her democracy and became an empire.
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Minding the Gap

dir. Bing lui
USA | 2018 | 1 h 40 m | 14A
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.
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Roll Red Roll

dir. Nancy Schwartzman
USA | 2018 | 1 h 20 m | 14A
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.
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Transformer

dir. Michael Del Monte
**producer Paul Kemp in attendance!
Canada | 2017 | 1 h 17 m | PG
Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski – father, ex-marine and world-record powerlifter – stares down a singular feat of strength: transitioning from male to female. Risking professional and personal rejection, Matt comes out in as Janae, a powerful woman who searches for peace in her own skin in this clear-eyed portrait of the transition process.
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What Walaa Wants

**dir. Christy Garland in attendance!
Canada / Denmark | 2018 | 1 h 29 m | PG
Young Walaa, her sights set on becoming one of the few women to join the Palestinian Security Forces, fights to survive police training bootcamp with her wildly rebellious spirit intact.
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A Mother’s Love

dir. Susan Loewen
Canada | 2018 | 18 m | PG
A mother goes to the furthest lengths to try and find her son who disappears as a result of his addiction.
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Pumpkin Movie

dir. Sophy Romvari
Canada | 2017 | 10 m | PG
When two long-time friends call each other over Skype to continue their annual Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins together, they swap stories of negative encounters with men, both first- and secondhand, in this frank window into the pervasive nature of gender inequality.
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