Sponsored by Farpoint Films, the brand new VISIONS Film Series spotlights innovative and offbeat voices in Canadian film and media arts, curated by Stephanie Berrington.  The series explores the creative, experimental, and devised realm of cinema, as Canadian filmmakers try to redefine what storytelling in film means to them. 

Jump into a catalog of films that will change the way you see and think about Canadian cinema! 

Curated by Stephanie Berrington. Generously sponsored by Farpoint Films.

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2021 Visions Film Series:

Fauna

dir. Nicolás Pereda
2020 | Canada / Mexico | 70 min
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The latest feature from Mexican-Canadian auteur Nicolás Pereda is a sly, comedic take on how violence in Mexico has infiltrated popular imagination.

Inventing the Future

dir. Isiah Medina
2020 | Canada | 98 min
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By imaginatively creating positive visions for the future and harnessing the power of technology, this film explores what a post-work world might look like. Based on the best-selling book Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work.

No Ordinary Man

dir. Aisling Chin-Yee / Chase Joynt
2020 | Canada | 84 min
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No Ordinary Man is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivalled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honour the legacy of an unlikely hero.

Goodnight Goodnight

dir. Mackenzie Reid Rostad
2020 | Canada | 37 min
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With overconsumption of electric light, the resulting light pollution, and the subsequent loss of the night sky have effectively rid our lives of context. By suppressing natural temporalities and obscuring our place within the solar system, we are left with a distorted sense of permanence—the permanence of our structures, institutions, and relationships.

Goodnight Goodnight is a mid-length experimental documentary exploring hydroelectricity, romance and, alienation.

Night Falls

dir. Ariane Bilodeau
2021 | Canada | 30 min
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A historian with a gift of clairvoyance roams in streets of an old City of Lights. He sees in the Falls of Shawinigan a meditation on the human history and it’s loss of meaning.

You Were an Amazement on the Day you Were Born

dir. Cooper Battersby / Emily Vey Duke
2019 | United States | 33 min
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You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born is a visually stunning film that follows a woman through a life characterized by damage and loss, but in which she finds humor, love, and joy. With a score that follows the span of Lenore’s life, from her birth in the early 70s to her death in the 2040s, the film takes us from moments of harrowing loss to those of poignancy and dark humor. Her life is told through voice over, narrated by performers who range in age from nine to sixty-nine, and is beautifully illustrated with images of animals (including humans), insects and landscapes.