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Full Program for October 12 Screening

Our sixth great season wraps with a selection of award winners from this summer’s Scruffy City Film and Music Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. Oh, and one local gem, too. We’d love it if you could join us!

P.S. We have a pair of tickets to give away courtesy of imagineNATIVE to their LOVE STORIES shorts program on Saturday October 21st at 5:45pm. One raffle ticket free with admission. Others are just $1 each!

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


Still from LAST CALL LENNY

LAST CALL LENNY

Dir: Julien Lasseur
USA – 2016

Lenny Upton combines euthanasia with his used furniture business to provide suicide assistance to melancholy customers with a death wish. Armed with a briefcase full of weapons and an eye for antiques, he custom designs a personalized death experience for his one-time clients. All sales are final in this short film that takes a darkly comic evaluation of the value of life and used furniture.

  • Best Narrative Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 12:30


Still from PRELUDE

PRELUDE

Dir: Isaiah Stratton
USA – 2016

With the help of an intuitive therapist and the love of a woman that he does not remember, a damaged musician fights through the loss of his memory.

  • Audience Award, Short Film – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 10:00


Still from THE OTHER SIDE

THE OTHER SIDE

Dir: Griselda San Martin
Spain – 2016

The Other Side is the story of deported musician Jose Marquez and his daughter Susanna who have been separated for almost 15 years but meet every month on either side of the US-Mexico border wall.

  • Best Documentary Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 6:00


Still from CHANGE

CHANGE

Dir: Isaac Kerlow
Singapore – 2016

Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.

  • Best Animated Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 5:15


Still from A LOVE STORY

A LOVE STORY

Dir: Anushka Naanayakara
UK – 2016

A powerful tale about love faced with darkness.

  • Best Student Film – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
  • BAFTA Award – Short Animation

Duration: 7:00


Still from WISHING BOX

WISHING BOX

Dir: Lizzie Zhang
USA – 2016

The pirate Derek and his monkey sidekick, after years of sailing the high seas, finally find a treasure chest, a magic box that makes wishes come true.

  • Best Director – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 5:30


Still from SILENCE

SILENCE

Dir: Dejan Mrkic
Australia – 2016

A sensuous portrait of a young musician who begins to tackle the fragility of her own identity when her hearing starts to fade into a seemingly muted existence. NOTE: Contains nudity and sexual content.

  • Best Actress, Best Sound Design – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 14:30


Still from WOMAN WITH AN EDITING BENCH

WOMAN WITH AN EDITING BENCH

Dir: Karen Pearlman
Australia – 2016

Inspired by the woman who edited Man with a Movie Camera (1929), Woman with an Editing Bench reveals the personal impact of Stalin’s censorship of cinema on a woman navigating politics, bureaucracy and the impetuous outbursts of collaborators to create something beautiful despite the odds.

  • Best Editor – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 15:00


Still from URBAN AUDIO SPECTRUM

URBAN AUDIO SPECTRUM

Dir: Marina Schnider
Germany – 2016

An audio visualization through manipulation and animation of video recordings in the city of Berlin.

  • Best Music Video – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 4:00


Still from POLLYANNA

POLLYANNA

Dir: Roman Gubin
Canada – 2017

A young girl’s internal struggle is expressed through a contemporary dance.

Duration: 1:30


It’s time to celebrate six seasons! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) just $10, and door tickets are only $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Full Program for July 13 Screening

Our sixth great season continues with a lineup that contains our shortest film ever (just 40 seconds long!) amongst a generous selection of animated films. We’d love it if you could join us!

P.S. We have great raffle prizes courtesy of Mongrel Media. One raffle ticket free with admission. Others are just $1 each!

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


Still from PUSSY

PUSSY

Dir: Renata Gasiorowska
Poland – 2016

A young woman is spending the evening alone at home, and decides to engage in some sweet solo pleasure. But not everything goes according to plan.

  • Official Selection – Glasgow Short Film Festival

Duration: 8:00


Still from MUTANTS

MUTANTS

Dir: Alexandre Dostie
Canada – 2016

In the summer of 1996, life throws a curveball at Keven Guénette, and it hits him squarely in the face.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Winner – Canadian Screen Award

Duration: 16:30


Still from MAGIC MUSHROOMS

MAGIC MUSHROOMS

Dir: Sean Wainsteim
Canada – 2017

After an awkward teenage boy and his crush switch bodies after taking mushrooms, he discovers that attraction is more complicated than he thought. Magic Mushrooms is an unexpected, wry reflection on gender identity and coming-of-age sexuality.

  • Official Selection – Canadian Film Festival

Duration: 8:00


Still from SWEET MADDIE STONE

SWEET MADDIE STONE – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)

Dir: Brady Hood
UK – 2016

Maddie Stone rules her school yard under the protection of her family name. But after discovering her notorious father has been arrested, she has to make his bail money or lose the yard.

  • Official Selection – Encounters Film Festival

Duration: 24:00


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HOW LONG, NOT LONG

Dir: Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
Denmark – 2016

A visual journey that challenges us to think about a universal belonging that doesn’t confine itself to a city, region or national boundary, in an age in which xenophobia, nationalism and intolerance are a daily occurrence.

  • Official Selection – Encounters Film Festival

Duration: 5:00


Still from LOVE

LOVE

Dir: Reka Bucsi
France/Hungary – 2016

LOVE is a short film describing affection in three different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system. Abstract haiku-like situations reveal the change in atmosphere on one planet, caused by the change of gravity and light. This pulsing planet makes the inhabitants become one with each other in various ways.

  • Official Selection – Berlin Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Ottawa International Animation Festival

Duration: 14:00


Still from DEATH IN SPACE

DEATH IN SPACE

Dir: Tom Lucas
UK – 2016

WARNING: When in space there are many ways in which to meet an untimely end…

  • Official Selection – Encounters Film Festival

Duration: 0:40


Still from METER MAID

METER MAID – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (TIE)

Dir: Aaron Setton
Canada – 2017

A self-appointed parking bylaw enforcement agent gives out homemade parking tickets to his neighbours. Things escalate quickly when one of his neighbours decides to ticket him back.

Duration: 7:00


Still from UMBRA

UMBRA

Dir: Brenna Baines
Canada – 2017

A sentient shadow awakes to find brightly lit fireflies in his personal space. When Umbra discovers he can eat their light–and that it makes him bigger and stronger–he eats as much light as he can find in their valley. As the world gets darker, and Umbra more powerful, the fireflies try to stop him from taking them all into total darkness. A student film from the 2D Animation Programme at Seneca College.

Duration: 6:00


It’s definitely shorts weather again, so let’s see your knees! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) just $10, and door tickets are only $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Full Program for April 13 Screening

Spring is here (maybe) and we’ve got a great lineup of (mostly) funny films to brighten your April. We’d love it if you could join us!

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


Still from ANIME

ANIME

Dir: Arnaud Brisebois
Canada – 2016

We showed Arnaud Brisebois’ first short film Trotteur way back in April 2012, so it’s a pleasure to welcome him back in 2017. Anime follows two young people through a post-apocalyptic cityscape as they scavenge for food and shelter. Brisebois’ sense of visual style is stronger than ever.

Duration: 12:00


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THE COMMITTEE

Dirs: Gunhild Enger and Jenni Toivoniemi
Norway/Finland/Sweden – 2016

Three delegates from Sweden, Norway and Finland are gathered in Lapland to decide on an art piece, which is to be placed where the three borders meet geographically. But the committee is in for a surprise.

  • Official Selection – Locarno Film Festival

Duration: 14:00


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SECOND TO NONE – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Vincent Gallagher
Ireland – 2016

Frederick Butterfield is tired of always being runner up. When he becomes the world’s second oldest person, he hatches a plan to claim first place.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 7:00


Still from TEN METER TOWER (HOPPTORNET)

TEN METER TOWER (HOPPTORNET)

Dirs: Axel Danielson and Maximilien Van Aertryck
Sweden – 2016

A ten meter diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 16:00


Still from AUDIBLE STATIC

AUDIBLE STATIC

Dir: Sai Selvarajan
USA – 2016

Thaddeus is a teenager in love. Love comes with panic. Silence. Racing thoughts, but no words. Just, audible static. In the last days of analogue, Thaddeus finds a way to cheat the system.

Duration: 11:00


Still from 3 WAY (NOT CALLING)

3-WAY (NOT CALLING)

Dir: Molly McGlynn
Canada – 2016

A couple decide to spice up their sex life with a threesome. Now where can they find the willing third?

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 11:00


Still from A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X

Dir: Gabriel Abrantes
France/Portugal/UK – 2016

A supercharged history of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s infamous “Princess X,” a futuristic bronze phallus that is actually a bust portrait of Napoleon’s equally infamous great grand niece, Marie Bonaparte.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Locarno Film Festival

Duration: 7:00


It just might be shorts weather again, so we’ll show you ours if you’ll show us yours! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) just $10, and door tickets are only $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂