Vegan Delights: Canadian Shorts
May
12
6:30 PM18:30

Vegan Delights: Canadian Shorts

Eleven Canadian Shorts, 75 mins

Admission is $10

The Vegan Delights Program is inspired by passion, playfulness and inclusivity. It showcases independent animation that expresses a heartfelt personal investment and reflects a creative connection with the audience.

Curated by Festival Director, Siloën Daley, this year's program contains eleven fairly new short animated films. Three of the artists will be present to take part in an extended Q&A following the screening, they are Amanda Strong, Alicia Eisen, and Evan DeRushie.

• Old Man - Alicia Eisen (Vancouver)

• Fox and The Whale - Robin Joseph

• Borscht & Fresh Bread - Sarah Gignac (Halifax)

• Emanations: A Visual Poem - Patrick Jenkins

• Tesla Lumiere Mondiale - Matthew Rankin

• Naked Island: Sober - Élise Simard

• Flood - Amanda Strong (Vancouver)

• Birdlime - Evan DeRushie (Toronto)

• I Like Girls - Diane Obomsawin

• Michi - Kaho Yoshida (Vancouver)

• Hedgehog's Home - Eva Cvijsnovic

Following the show (at the start of the party so folks do not need to purchase a ticket to this screening to attend) the Helen Hill Animation Award will be presented to an artist to create a new short animation.

Helen’s particular style of creation was unhampered by convention, and marked by a rarely found honesty and immediacy. Her clear and engaging presence can be felt in all her work. Helen is a key inspiration behind the Animation Festival of Halifax.

The Helen Hill Award was created by the Linda Joy Media Arts Society to celebrate this remarkable individual and to support artists working in animation.

 

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Vegan Delights: Canadian Shorts
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Sat, May 12, 6:30PM

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The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Follow the Big Bad Fox and other creatures around as they have the adventures of their lives.

Dir. Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert, France, 80 min - French with English subtitles

Admission is $10 or Festival Pass

From the creators of the Academy Award®- nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again!

Directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert adapt Renner’s own acclaimed graphic novel into a delirious, delightful triptych of interlocking stories, with a pacing and visual spontaneity that harkens back to classic Looney Tunes shorts and slapstick two-reelers. But underneath the gags (and there are plenty of them), the three stories offer a sensitive and beautiful portrayal of family and the anxieties of modern life.

Tickets Available With A Festival Pass, Or At The Door A Half Hour Before The Event (Rush Tickets)

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10.00

Sat, May 12, Noon

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Saturday Morning Cartoons
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Free and welcome to all! There will be cereal!!

AFX - the Animation Festival of Halifax in partnership with Halifax Public Libraries and Mini-Con presents: Saturday Morning Cartoons. Out of this world cartoons made in Halifax!

Join us in your PJs, cozies or your choice of costume for Saturday morning cartoons and cereal at the Halifax Central Library, Paul O'Regan Hall.

We can’t wait to reveal some of the big name cartoons that are made right here by four studios in Halifax! Hosted by John Davie.

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John Davie –

Saturday Morning Cartoon & Cereal Host

John has worked primarily for DHX Media and its earlier incarnations since 2004, when he joined the team for the second season of the stop-motion series Poko.

During that time he has been a Script Coordinator, Writer and/or Voice Performer for a variety of animated series, including Lunar Jim, Inspector Gadget, Bo on the Go, Addison, Amazon Prime’s Wishenpoof, and the upcoming Netflix series Colorforms.

In addition to animation, John has worked in the field of Live-Action on such shows as This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Book of Negroes, Canada’s Handyman Challenge, and CBC-TV’s Short Film Face-Off.

 

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Satellite Girl and Milk Cow
May
11
9:30 PM21:30

Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

Dir. Chang Hyung-yun, Korea, 2014, 81 mins - Korean with English subtitles

Admission is $10

An out of commission satellite picks up a lovelorn ballad on her radio antenna and descends to Earth to find the source of such sincere emotions. But on the way she is caught in the crossfire of a raging magical battle and is transformed into Satellite Girl, complete with Astro Boy-like rocket shoes and weapon-firing limbs.

Meanwhile, the balladeer in question – a loser 20 something at a café open mic – meets the fate that befalls all broken-hearted lovers: he is turned into a farm animal. But love knows no bounds, and aided by the wise and powerful Merlin – a wizard who has been turned into a roll of toilet paper – our duo must evade the all-consuming incinerator monster, the wily pig witch, and other nefarious adversaries in an attempt to be together.

From the brilliant and slightly twisted mind of writer/director Chang Hyung-yun, Satellite Girl and Milk Cow is a heartfelt and wildly entertaining commentary on the possibility for human connection in the crazy, mixed-up, post-modern world we live in.

 

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Satellite Girl and Milk Cow
10.00

Fri, May 11, 9:30PM

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Think Oscar!
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Think Oscar!

Masterclass by Ron Diamond

Admission is $10

Often people wonder, “Why did certain films not get nominated?”, “What distinguished one film over another to make it to become the Oscar Winner?”, “What are the voting procedures?,” “What qualifies a film?”, and “How does someone become an Academy member?”

Academy Member Ron Diamond, presents a three hour Master Class that will entertain, inform, and challenge the viewing audience’s preconceptions as to the lesser-known facts about the filmmaking world’s most sought after and respected honor, the Academy Award®.

Diamond explains the rules for submission and pitfalls that have caused some films to be disqualified. To give participants perspective on what kinds of films attract the attention of the Academy Members, Diamond will present a selection of short films including samples of Academy Award Winners, Academy Award Nominates, Oscar qualified shorts that were shown for consideration yet did not progress to nomination, and shorts that did not qualify, might have been disqualified or were not submitted for consideration.

Diamond will share original documents with attendees along with Academy Awards programs and other materials generally regarded as only seen by Academy members and those attending the Academy Awards.

 

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Think Oscar!
10.00

Fri, May 11, 6PM

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AFX Pitch Panel
May
11
3:30 PM15:30

AFX Pitch Panel

AFX Pitch Panel

Free and welcome to all to sit in and watch, but if you want to pitch click here to signup.

Have you ever wondered how an animation production gets started? Whether it’s a movie, short film, or a series, it all starts with an idea. That idea is then explained (pitched) to someone who has the authority to say ‘yes’ and if all goes well, the production is funded (given the green-light) and work begins.

This mock pitch session is an opportunity to see the pitching process in an open forum. The format is similar to Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank, where our animation panel will hear pitches from hopeful creators and give feedback. Our panelists will share their insights which will be engaging and informative for both audience and participants alike.

Our panel is not in a position to green-light any projects, but at the end of the session, the panel will deliberate and select a winner. All participants will get valuable experience and guidance in shaping their pitches.

Led by Dylan Edwards of Copernicus

Confirmed on the panel are:
Stephanie Betts, Vice President, Development and Current Series, DHX
Phillip Stamp, Vice President, Current Production, DHX Halifax
Mary Elizabeth Luka, Consultant, Digital Media, Arts, Culture

 

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Pitching Workshop
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Pitching Workshop

AFX Pitching Workshop

Free and open to all, however registration is required so check out this page to do so.

Participation includes sign-up for Pitch Panel at 3:30pm

Do you have an idea for an animated project, but are not sure how to take the next step to make it reality? Join our workshop and shape that idea into a pitch!

Led by Dylan Edwards from Copernicus Studios, this workshop will be looking at how to structure a pitch so that your concept is clear, and working on tips for presentation. 

No experience necessary, no preparation required. All you need is an idea for an animated project and a willingness to take criticism. The workshop will run through the morning with a break for lunch. In the afternoon, workshop participants will get a chance to show their work at the Pitch Panel.

Bring a lunch or go to one of the many nearby restaurants.

 

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Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
May
10
9:00 PM21:00

Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

 

Dir. Masaaki Yuasa, Japan, 2017, 93 min - Japanese with English subtitles

Admission is $10

Night is Short, Walk on Girl, directed by Masaaki Yuasa, takes place over the course of one strange night as a nameless young woman, known only as “the girl with black hair,” walks the streets of Kyoto and experiences a series of surreal encounters and odd characters, drinking middle-aged salarymen under the table, exploring an all-night used bookstore with a bird goblin, helping a guerilla theater company express their feelings… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart. The perfect “I guess it’s romantic?” comedy for the modern age, Night is Short is a celebration of the unconventional, confusing routes that love and life can take.

Advance Tickets are "Off Sale" / "Rush Tickets" available at the door a half hour before the screening

 

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19th Annual Animation Show of Shows
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

16 International Films / Various Artists / 2017 / 93 min

Introduced and a Q&A to follow with program curator, Ron Diamond of L.A.

• Can You Do It - Quentin Baillieux (France)

• Tiny Big - Lia Bertels (Belgium)

• Next Door - Pete Docter (U.S.)

• The Alan Dimension - Jac Clinch (Great Britain)

• Beautiful Like Elsewhere - Elise Simard (Canada)

• Hangman - Paul Julian & Les Goldman (U.S.)

• The Battle of San Romano - Georges Schwitzgebel (Switzerland)

• Gokurosama - Aurore Gal, Clémentine Frère, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, & Romain Salvini(France)

• Dear Basketball - Glen Keane (U.S.)

• Island - Robert Löbel & Max Mörtl (Germany)

• Unsatisfying - Parallel Studio (France)

• The Burden - Niki Lindroth von Bahr (Sweden)

• Les Abeilles Domestiques - Alexanne Desrosiers (Canada)

• Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon - Tomer Eshed (Germany)

• Casino - Steven Woloshen (Canada)

• Everything - David OReilly (U.S.)

 

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AFX Kick-off
May
10
5:01 PM17:01

AFX Kick-off

Join us as we say a few words to open AFX !!

Greetings from Mayor Mike Savage, and Festival Directors Siloën Daley and Phillip Stamp.

DJ James Reid will be in the house, and Tidehouse Brewery will launch a brew made made especially for the festival.

Come out and toast the art and industry of animation with us!

 

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AFX the Animation Festival of Halifax
May
10
to May 12

AFX the Animation Festival of Halifax

Three days celebrating the art and industry of animation in Halifax and beyond! 

Festival Passes are 'off sale' but advance tickets are still available for all events, some are going fast though. But all shows will have a limited number of 'rush tickets' at the door.

Note that since our advance tickets are virtual, you will be added to a list at the door. Bringing proof of purchase, such as your order number or email notification which you'll receive after purchase, is helpful but not required. (You will receive your pass at your first festival event.)

Doors open 30 minutes before events start, however our lounge will be open all day. During the festival please arrive at least 20 minutes before your event start time. Your pass only guarantees a seat until 20 minutes to start time, at which point your seats will be offered to customers looking for single tickets.

Note also that we stop letting folks into screenings 15 minutes after shows start so as not to cause too much distraction.

Contact Siloën at movies@carbonarc.ca with any questions or concerns.

Our new festival website: www.anifx.ca

 

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The Last Family
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Last Family

Dir. Jan P. Matuszyński / Poland / 2016 / 123 minutes

Polish with English subtitles

An unusual trio is at the center of Jan P. Matuszynski’s THE LAST FAMILY, a harrowing portrait of surrealist painter Zdzislaw Beksinski (Andrzej Seweryn in an award-winning role) and his relationship with spouse Zofia (Aleksandra Konieczna) and frenetic son Tomasz (Dawid Ogrodnik), a radio broadcaster. Seweryn breathes life into the role of Beksinski’s shy and frustrated artist father, as do Konieczna and Ogrodnik. With infinite attention to period detail, THE LAST FAMILY recreates 28 years of their strife, haunted by psychological torments clearly articulated for all to see within the dark horrors of Beksinski’s apocalyptic body of work.

 

Shorts Before Features

Becka Barker's 5 minute film screens before The Last Family.

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And When Alone Repeat is short meditation that brings together amateur weather balloons, a dashcam meteorite, hand-drawn rotoscoped animation, and Robert Frost's consternation with poets who, he felt, used language to obscure rather than illuminate.

 

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In the Fade
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

In the Fade

Dir. Fatih Akin / Germany, France / 2017 / 106 minutes / German with English subtitles

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

 

 

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Oh Lucy!
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Oh Lucy!

Dir. Atsuko Hirayanagi / USA & Japan / 2017 / 96 minutes / English & Japanese with English subtitles

OH LUCY! follows Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima in an Independent Spirit Award-nominated performance), a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.” The new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett, Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”). When John suddenly disappears from class, Setsuko travels halfway around the world in search of him, and in the outskirts of Southern California, family ties and past lives are tested as she struggles to preserve the dream and promise of “Lucy.”

 

 

 

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Outside In
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Outside In

Dir.  Lynn Shelton / USA / 2017 / 109 minutes

Written by Jay Duplass and Lynn Shelton. Starring Jay Duplass, Edie Falco, Kaitlyn Dever and Ben Schwartz

After serving 20 years for the crime of essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time, 38-year-old Chris (Jay Duplass) is granted early parole thanks largely to the tireless advocacy of Carol (Edie Falco), his former high-school teacher. As he struggles with the challenges of navigating the modern world as an ex-con, and with a fraught relationship with his brother Ted (Ben Schwartz), Chris ends up confessing his romantic love for Carol — a love that, given her marital status, Carol cannot reciprocate. Or can she? Carol longs for something her husband no longer provides. Meanwhile, Carol's daughter Hildy (Kaitlyn Dever) befriends Chris, finding a kindred spirit in this awkward, tormented older guy.

 

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The Light of the Moon
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Light of the Moon

dir. Jessica M. Thompson / USA / 2017 / 94 minutes

Presented in partnership with Avalon Sexual Assault Centre.

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Bonnie, a young and successful Latina architect, is sexually assaulted while walking home from an evening out with friends in Brooklyn. At first, she attempts to keep the assault a secret from her long-term boyfriend Matt, but the truth quickly emerges. Bonnie emphatically denies the impact of what has just happened to her. She fights to regain normalcy and control of her life, but returning to her old life is more complicated than expected. Her attempt to recapture the intimacy she previously had with Matt falters and cracks begin to surface in their relationship. Another attack in the neighborhood only drives Bonnie further into denial, before an encounter with an at-risk woman causes her to face the truth and confront her own self-blame.

Stephanie Beatriz gives a powerful and moving performance as Bonnie, a woman who maintains her dignity and sense of humor as she deals with the aftermath of a life-altering experience. The Light of the Moon is a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of relationships in the face of a tragedy.

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Shorts Before Features

Local short animation by Jenna Marks screens before the feature

How You Turned into a Fish, 5m

How You Turned into a Fish is a poetic animated painting. It explores the ideas of grief and time and shows how one woman can keep a friend alive as long as she keeps remembering.

 

Tickets available at the door tonight

 

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Dreams So Real - Metric Concert Film
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dreams So Real - Metric Concert Film

Dir.  T. Edward Martin and Jeff Rogers / Canada / 2018 / 120 minutes

Dreams So Real, the feature-length 4k concert documentary, captures Canadian rock group Metric’s last live performance of a year-long sold-out world tour. 

In 2016 the group traversed the globe on the most significant tour of their career. The show in Vancouver, BC was the culmination of a year’s work on behalf of the band and their dedicated crew. Their performance was recorded by 26 cameras, finished in 4K with audio mixed by multi-Grammy winner David Bottrill. 

The film features fan favourites from over five albums including indelible hits Breathing Underwater, Gold Girls Guns and Help I’m Alive. With plenty of arena-worthy moments, Dreams So Real is a stunning recreation of an incredibly special evening.

 

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In Between
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

In Between

Dir.  Maysaloun Hamoud / Israel & France / 2016 / 103 minutes

Lalia, Salma, and Nur share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Lalia, a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene. Salma, slightly more subdued, is a DJ and bartender. Nur is a younger, religious Muslim girl who moves into the apartment in order to study at the university. Nur is both intrigued and intimidated by her two sophisticated roommates. When her conservative fiancé visits he is horrified by her secular friends, entreating her to hasten their marriage, leave Tel Aviv, and assume her rightful role as a wife. She refuses and his violent rebuttal leaves all of the women shaken. Salma and Lalia also face turmoil: Lalia has found love with a modern Muslim man whose acceptance proves less than unconditional, and Salma discovers that her Christian family in a northern Galilean village is not as liberal as they claim. These three very different women find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.

Presented in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

 

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Jane
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Jane

dir Brett Morgen / USA / 2017 / 90 minutes

 
 

In 1960, Dr. Louis Leakey arranged for a young English woman with a deep love of animals to go to Gombe Stream National Park near Lake Tangyanika. The Dutch photographer and filmmaker Hugo van Lawick was sent to document Jane Goodall’s first establishment of contact with the chimpanzee population, resulting in the enormously popular Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees, the second film ever produced by National Geographic. One hundred hours of Lawick’s original footage was rediscovered in 2014. From that material, Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) has created a vibrant film experience, giving new life to the experiences of this remarkable woman and the wild in which she found a home.

Screens at 7 & 9pm Saturday March 3. Limited tix available at the door for both screenings

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Short before the 9pm feature film:

See Weeds by Dawn George - 3:18m

An examination of three weeds - dandelion, coltsfoot, and goldenrod and each weed’s direct effects on film stock, via hand-processing with eco-processing techniques.

 

 

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The Insult
Mar
2
8:30 PM20:30

The Insult

dir. Ziad Doueiri / Lebanon / 2017 / 112 minutes

Please note this screening is later than our usual 7pm start time.

 
 

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. The Insult is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.

Presented in Arabic and French with English subtitles.

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School Life
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

School Life

dir. Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane / Ireland / 2017 / 99 minutes

 
 

This observational documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers at Headfort, the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Housed in an 18th century estate, school life embraces tradition and modernity. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. For his wife Amanda, the key to connecting with children is the book, and she uses all means to snare the young minds. For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds, but now the unthinkable looms: what would retirement mean? What will keep them young if they leave?

 

   La Vie à Vélo

Shorts Before Features screen in partnership with AFCOOP and Telefilm Canada

La Vie à Vélo
Chris & Susie Shapones / 2017 / 1m

A journey to the moon and back.

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The Stairs w/ director Hugh Gibson
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Stairs w/ director Hugh Gibson

dir. Hugh Gibson / Canada / 2017 / 95 minutes

Winner of Best Canadian Film from the Toronto Film Critics Association, The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg and Roxanne, who each survived decades of street-involvement. Using their experiences to ease the paths of others, they perform social work in their old neighbourhood, while struggling to maintain their newly-found stability. Told over five years, The Stairs examines life on society’s margins. Defying stereotypes through intimate portraits, its remarkable subjects are surprising, funny, shocking and moving.

Read our review from the 2017 Atlantic International Film Festival.

Hugh Gibson will be present to introduce the screening and for a discussion afterwards.

 

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Faces, Places
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Faces, Places

dir. Agnès Varda & JR / France / 2017 / 89 minutes

 
 

Agnès Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting mix of documentary and road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. Together, they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts, and trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship formed along the way.

Presented in French with English subtitles.

Second screening added! 7pm & 9pm Friday February 16

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Félicité
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Félicité

dir. Alain Gomis / France, Senegal / 2017 / 123 minutes

 
 

Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale this year, the fourth feature from Senegalese-French filmmaker Alain Gomis is steeped in visual and musical lyricism. Félicité follows a fiercely independent club singer and single mother who lives her life in the chaotically vibrant Congolese capital of Kinshasa with a proud defiance — she doesn't need marriage, a man, or even love to get by. But when her teenage son is in a horrific traffic accident, she must find a way to pay for his operation, which forces this resolutely solo woman to find help before it's too late. This quest sends her on a fast-paced journey through the streets of Kinshasa and eventually leads Félicité to trust in Tabu (Papi Mpaka), a man known more for his indulgences than his intimacies.

Presented in Lingala and French with English subtitles.

Advance tickets are off sale

24 tickets available at the door Friday

 

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2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

various directors and countries / 2017 / 112 minutes

Presented by The Globe and Mail.

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Carbon Arc is excited to open the winter season with a perennial audience favorite. An award from the Cannes Lions Festival is recognized as "the ultimate achievement in creativity" and this collection of commercials represents the best in marketing and advertising globally. Come and enjoy a selection of smart, funny clips from Canada, Argentina, Japan, and more.

Advance Tickets Are Sold Out

Rush Tickets Will Be Available At The Door Starting 6:30pm Friday.

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Sami Blood
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sami Blood

dir. Amanda Kernell / Sweden / 2016 / 110 minutes

 
 

Though not enough Canadians know about this country's shameful history with residential schools, the story of Sami Blood should sound familiar to those that do. Elle Marja (Lene Cecilia Sparrok) is an indigenous Sámi teenager in the 1930s who is taken from her family and forced to integrate with Swedish society. She is curious and eager at first, but relationship with her new peers is challenged by racism, abuse, and her developing sexuality. Writer-director Amanda Kernell balances a nuanced coming-of-age character study with a righteous and raging historical screed that asks: What happens to you when you cut all ties to your culture and history? Can you really become someone else?

Presented in Swedish and Sami with English subtitles.

Tickets on sale now

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Brigsby Bear
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Brigsby Bear

dir. Dave McCary / USA / 2017 / 97 minutes

 
 

Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; one that can make memories of your childhood feel like a magical world that was built just for you. For James, that feeling is a reality. Living in his parents' basement, he obsesses over "Brigsby Bear", a children's TV show made for a one-man audience. When the show ends in a startling revelation, James decides to recreate the show for himself as a way to make sense of his disorienting new existence. Kyle Mooney brings a sensitive and uplifting quality to James and is supported by an all-star cast including Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Claire Danes, Matt Walsh, and Andy Samberg. Born from the memories of the filmmakers spanning from He-Man to Teddy Ruxpin, Brigsby Bear is an honest, offbeat, and profound love letter to the power of entertainment and creativity.

Advance Tickets Are Sold Out

Rush Tickets Will Be Available At The Door On Saturday.

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Dina
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dina

dir. Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles / USA / 2017 / 103 minutes

 
 

Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses a new challenge.

Filmmakers Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini construct seamless vérité scenes that lovingly frame Dina and Scott's vulnerable, yet matter-of-fact romance. Whether at the local nail salon, the warm beaches of Ocean City, Dina's racy bachelorette party, or on honeymoon in the Poconos, Dina captures the cadences and candid conversations of a relationship that reexamines the notion of love on-screen.

Advance Tickets Are Sold Out

Rush Tickets Will Be Available At The Door On Friday.

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Columbus
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Columbus

dir. Kogonada / USA / 2017 / 104 minutes

 
 

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother. With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, this debut from director Kogonada unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation and showcases a striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.

Advance Tickets Are Sold Out

Rush Tickets Will Be Available At The Door on Friday.

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Lost in Paris
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Lost in Paris

dir. Fiona Gordon & Dominique Abel / France, Belgium / 2016 / 83 minutes

 
 

Drawing on a 25-year career of physical comedy collaborations that have appeared on stage and screen, Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel do it all in this whimsical slapstick tour through the French capital. Besides writing and directing, they also star, respectively, as Fiona (a hapless librarian) and Dom (a charming vagrant). Fiona has flown to Paris on short notice after an emergency letter from her aunt, played by the legendary Emmanuelle Riva. She arrives to find that her aunt has disappeared, and the resulting adventure is one of hilariously hectic set pieces and spectacularly choreographed antics that draws inspiration from such comedic masters as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Jacques Tati.

Presented in French with English subtitles.

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