Full Program for January 12 Screening

We’re kicking off our SIXTH great season next month and we’d love it if you could join us. We have an amazing lineup of films and after that, we’ll be walking over to Lou Dawg’s Southern BBQ (76 Gerrard St. E.) for food, beverages, and post-screening conversation. We’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday January 12th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from OBJECT

OBJECT

Dir: Paulina Skibińska
Poland – 2015

Object is a creative and abstract image of an underwater search. The action takes place in the dimensions of two worlds – ice desert and underwater. The story is told from the point of view of the rescue team, of the diver entering the water all covered by ice, and of the ordinary people waiting on the shore.

  • Winner, Short Film Special Jury Prize for Visual Poetry – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 15:00


Still from PEACE IN THE VALLEY

PEACE IN THE VALLEY

Dirs: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher
USA – 2015

Peace in the Valley follows the town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas on the eve of a groundbreaking vote for LGBT rights. As the polls close, citizens on all sides of the issue grapple with the roles faith, sexuality and commerce play in their personal lives and community. Meanwhile, at the largest outdoor production of the life of Christ in the USA, the audience is waiting and the show must go on.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 15:00


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SUNRISE ON THE TOTAL CHAOS

Dir: Craig Norris
Canada – 2016

An experimental short that surrealistically transports viewers to the deck of the Total Chaos, a lobster fishing vessel on the magnificent Bay of Fundy at sunrise.

Duration: 5:00


Still from THE SHINING STAR OF LOSERS EVERYWHERE

THE SHINING STAR OF LOSERS EVERYWHERE – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Mickey Duzyj
USA – 2016

The strange but true story of how Japanese racehorse Haru Urara became a nationally celebrated symbol of perseverance while enduring a losing streak of epic proportions. Director and artist Mickey Duzyj traveled to Japan to uncover the story behind the horse’s unlikely rise to celebrity, and presents this animated short as the answer to how an undersized horse who vowed to “Never Give Up” became known as The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere..

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 18:00


Still from ROUGH WATERS

ROUGH WATERS

Dir: Claire Imler
USA – 2016

Submerged in the darkness of her depression, Katie struggles to stay afloat the rough waters in her life, but uncovers what matters most in her journey to recovery.

Duration: 6:30


Still from THESE C*CKSUCKING TEARS

THESE C*CKSUCKING TEARS

Dir: Dan Taberski
USA – 2016

The uncompromising voice behind the first gay-themed country music album – 40 years after its release.

  • Official Selection – Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

Duration: 16:00


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UNDERDOG

Dirs: Naomi Mark and Vivian Belik
Canada – 2016

With economic and physical challenges in the way, a young Japanese expat prepares to compete in a 1000 mile dog sled race to fulfill her mother’s dying wish.

Duration: 10:00


Show us your shorts and we’ll show you ours! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) just $10, and door tickets are only $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

October 2016 Audience Award Winner

Still from POP MUSIC
Still from STEMS

Thanks to everyone who attended last night. It was a small but passionate audience, and one of the closest races ever for our Audience Award. Congratulations to both Ainslie Henderson (Stems) and Patrick Muhlberger (Pop Music), whose films tied for the Audience Award prize!

  1. Pop Music – 4 votes
  2. Stems – 4 votes
  3. Her Friend Adam – 3 votes
  4. Lucy In My Eyes – 3 votes
  5. Roksana – 1 vote

(15 votes total)

Our next screening of new work will be back at the Carlton in January 2017. More news here, on Twitter, and on Facebook. Sign up for the newsletter and don’t miss a thing.

Full Program for October 13 Screening

Hoping to add one more film before next week, but wanted to get the rest of the lineup out there today. Thanks for your patience!

We’re wrapping up our FIFTH great season next week and we’d love it if you could join us. We’ll have at least one of the filmmakers present for a post-screening Q&A, and after that, we’ll be walking over to Lou Dawg’s Southern BBQ (76 Gerrard St. E.) for food, beverages, and post-screening conversation. We’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday October 13th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from ROKSANA

ROKSANA

Dir: Shaina Pakravan
USA – 2016

Roksana, a young Iranian-American twentysomething with obsessive-compulsive tendencies, nervously prepares to meet her suitor and his family for the first time.

Duration: 5:00


Still from HER FRIEND ADAM

HER FRIEND ADAM

Dir: Ben Petrie
Canada – 2016

A boyfriend’s jealous impulse spirals out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 16:00


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LUCY IN MY EYES

Dir: Megan Park
Canada – 2016

On the eve of her wedding, Lucy has a conversation with her six year old self.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – Austin Film Festival

Duration: 11:00


Still from POP MUSIC

POP MUSIC – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)

Dir: Patrick Muhlberger
USA – 2016

Trevor’s been helping his niece prepare a dance for her middle school crush. But when the DJ doesn’t play the correct song, Trevor grabs his samurai sword and decides to confront him. What ensues is an all night trek across suburbia in a tale of love, loss, and freak dancing.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – Short of the Week
  • Staff Pick – Vimeo

Duration: 15:30


Still from STEMS

STEMS – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)

Dir: Ainslie Henderson
UK – 2015

Making puppet making make music.

  • Official Selection – TIFF Kids Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Fantasia Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Edinburgh International Film Festival

Duration: 2:30


Still from THE REPUBLIC OF ENCHANTERS
THE REPUBLIC OF ENCHANTERS

Dirs: Fanny Liatard and Jeremy Trouilh
France – 2016

Ghislaine dances on the roof, Kamel makes himself look smart, and Salomon lies to his brother. Their three stories recount an entire high-rise block, a Republic of Enchanters.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Special Jury Prize – Festival Côté Court

Duration: 13:00


Show us your shorts and we’ll show you ours! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂