BENDING STEEL
7PM ANAF / Friday / $10
Dave Carrol & Ryan Scafuro
USA 2013 / 93 min
bendingsteelmovie.com

An intimate documentary exploring the lost art of the oldetime strongman, and one man's struggle to overcome limitations of body and mind; an inspirational quest to find one's place in the world.
Local strongman & World Champion Ryan “6 Pack” Lapadat will speak after the film. more...

CARBON RUSH
7PM Lincoln Alexander Building 100 / Friday / PWYC
Amy Miller
Canada 2012 / 84 min
thecarbonrush.net
Presented by OPIRG
Director in attendance

Travel across four continents to meet the people most impacted by the emerging “green-gold” multi-billion dollar carbon trading industry. “What happens when we manipulate markets to solve the climate crisis? Who stands to gain and who stands to suffer?”  more...

WORKSHOP 10AM Saturday, Ed Video. PWYC


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DEAD OR ALIVE (Mort ou Vif)
4PM Ed Video / Saturday / PWYC
Mathieu Fontaine
Canada 2012 / 60 min
www.quietmotion.com
Subtitles: English

Morticians skillfully blend science, art and social work. But as far as jobs go, it's woefully misunderstood. Dead or Alive is a lively and entertaining look at a diverse group working in the funeral industry. Seldom has staring at death been so enjoyable and enlightening. more...

FUREVER
7PM Ed Video / Saturday / $10
Amy Finkel
USA 2013 / 80 min
fureverfilm.com

Explore the bonds that form between humans and their pets, the dimensions of grief people experience when they lose a pet, and the lengths to which they'll go to preserve more than a memory. more...

GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN
1PM Bookshelf Cinema / Saturday / $10
Ben Lewis
USA 2013 / 89 min
worldbrainthefilm.com

In keeping with HG Wells 1937 prediction of a “World Brain” containing all the world's knowledge, Google has started the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: to scan every book in the world. Google says they are building a library for mankind, but some say they also have other intentions. Post film discussion with Bookshelf's Doug Minett. more...

 

HUE: A MATTER OF COLOUR
1 PM Ed Video / Sunday / PWYC
Vic Sarin
Canada 2013 / 85 min
huethefilm.com/honalee

Hue, by renowned director and cinematographer Vic Sarin, is a personal investigation into the history and often tragic effects of colourism—the phenomenon whereby people within the same ethnic group discriminate against one another based on differences in skin tone. more...

LAST CHANCE
1PM Ed Video / Saturday / PWYC
Paul Émile d'Entremont
Canada 2012 / 85 min
nfb.ca/film/last-chance

Last Chance tells the stories of 5 asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. They face hurdles integrating into Canada, fear deportation and anxiously await a decision that will change their lives forever. more...

 

MAIDENTRIP
7PM GYMC / Sunday / $10
Jillian Schlesinger
USA 2013 / 82 min
Subtitles: English/Dutch
maidentrip.com

At just 14 years old, Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. Maidentrip is a stirring and emotional testimony to the power of dreams, an inspiring example of how far determination, imagination and belief can take someone. The brave and witty Dekker serves as a reminder that life is a journey that must be engaged completely to be fully appreciated." more...

MY PRAIRIE HOME
7PM Silence / Saturday / $10
7PM McKinnon / Saturday/ $10
Chelsea McMullan
Canada 2013 / 77 min
nfb.ca/myprairiehome
Presented by CFRU

With a voice as big as the prairie sky, transgender musician and author Rae Spoon has a story like no other. This documentary-musical takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey through Rae Spoon's queer and musical coming of age, set against majestic images of the Canadian Prairies' infinite expanses. more...

OIL SANDS KARAOKE
9:30PM ANAF / Friday / $10
Charles Wilkinson
Canada 2013 / 83 min
charleswilkinson.com/oilSands.php

The work is hard and the hours are long. The weather is harsh and the social life is sparse, and everyone must cope with the knowledge that many people worldwide object to what they do for a living. How do they cope? With karaoke of course! Oil Sands Karaoke profiles five Fort McMurray residents as they prepare to unleash their inner divas at the local pub, in a vocal battle royal. more...

Followed by Karaoke with Jenny Omnichord

RENT A FAMILY
9:30PM Ed Video / Saturday / PWYC

Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Denmark 2012 / 80 min
Subtitles: Japanese
kasparworks.com

Ryuichi runs the "I Want To Cheer You Up" company. He rents out people: family members, friends, colleagues or others, to help other people hide their secrets and make their life look better or just ...perfectly normal. Ryuchi is most happy and thriving when he is at work impersonating someone else. His own family has no knowledge of his work and he therefore lives a double life himself. Will Ryuchi succeed in maintaining his secret or find the courage to expose his secret double life to his family? more...

SPRING & ARNAUD
7:30PM MSAC / Thursday / $10
Marcia Connolly and Katherine Knight
Canada 2013 / 67 min
sitemedia.ca/films/spring-and-arnaud/
The artist Spring Harlbut will be in attendance, alongside director Marcia Connolly for our opening night film Spring and Arnaud

A breathtakingly tender and intelligent love story about acclaimed Canadian artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs (1927-2012). Together and alone, each grapples with the nature of an artist's creativity where the drive for invention and discovery resists life's finite reality.  more...

TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE
4 PM Ed Video / Sunday / PWYC
Ric Esther Bienstock
Canada 2013 / 82 min
talesfromtheorgantrade.com

Following the journey of two Canadians in need of a kidney transplant, the film explores the shadowy world of black-market organ trafficking: the brokers, rogue surgeons, impoverished people willing to sacrifice part of their bodies for a quick payday, and the desperate patients who face the choice of obeying the law or saving their lives. This is not a black and white story of exploitation, but rather, a nuanced and complex story that compels you to explore your own moral and ethical beliefs.  more...

TINY: A STORY OF LIVING SMALL
4PM GYMC / Sunday / $10
Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith
USA 2013 / 62 Min
tiny-themovie.com
Presented by the Woolwich Arrow

From 1970 to 2010, the average size of a new house in North America has almost doubled. With changing financial and environmental climates a new generation is redefining its priorities with a focus on flexibility, financial freedom and quality of life over quantity of space. Tiny visits families that are downsizing and building houses smaller than a parking space, raising questions about sustainability, good design and how we find ?home'.  more...



WAVEMAKERS
9:30PM Silence / Saturday / $10
Caroline Martel
Canada 2013 / 97 min
nfb.ca/film/wavemakers
Subtitles: French

Presented by the Guelph Jazz Festival, Wavemakers pursues the legacy of an electronic musical instrument as fragile as it is magical: the Ondes Martenot. The Martenot is indeed so sensitive, so expressive, that nearly a century after its invention, musicians, artisans and scientists are still trying to unravel its secrets. With never-before-seen archival material and an entrancing soundtrack, this film explores the origins and workings of the Martenot, and draws us inexorably into its spell.  more...

 

 

 

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