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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)


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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 worldโ€™s second oldest person, he hatches a plan to claim first place.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 7:00


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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


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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


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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


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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? ๐Ÿ™‚

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)


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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? ๐Ÿ™‚

Full Program for April 16 Screening

Spring is here, so join us for some short films. You might even be able to wear shorts! We’ll even have t-shirts, tote bags, and subscription packages available for sale! Please join us!

Thursday April 16 at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


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KNEEL THROUGH THE DARK

Dir: James Batley
UK – 2013

Shot on Super-8 by self-taught filmmaker James Batley, this experimental film is inspired by the occult rituals of Aleister Crowley. Gus Van Sant called it “cool.”

  • Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival

Duration: 8:00


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DE HONGER (THE HUNGER)

Dir: Benoit de Clerck
Belgium – 2014

Wednesday, the 29th of May, 1963. A boy goes out to play in the dunes. His game is disrupted harshly when he makes a discovery in between the sand and grass. This encounter will permanently alter his life and can only be remembered in secrecy.

  • Official Selection – Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Duration: 15:00


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EN RETOUR (IN RETURN)

Dir: Benjamin Wacksmann
France – 2013

Middle-aged Jean-Marc invites the much younger Simon for dinner in his Paris apartment. After an initially warm meeting, they discover each other’s expectations, leading to an escalating tension throughout the evening…

Duration: 18:00


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REHOVOT

Dir: Sofia Gutman
Israel – 2014

In the sunlit town named Rehovot, a father and his daughter spend a day together. When night falls the girl is confronted with her parent’s violent past. She dives into a world of images and frightening memories.

Duration: 8:30


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MOUSE-X – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Justin Tagg
UK – 2013

Anderson wakes in a building with no idea where he is or how he got there. Slowly he discovers that in the rooms around him are a thousand clones of himself, all of whom woke into the same mysterious scenario.

Duration: 15:00


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MEMORABLE MOI (REMEMBER ME)

Dir: Jean-Francois Asselin
Canada – 2013

Mathieu seeks all ways to attract attention to himself. It is a matter of survival: you think of me so I am.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 15:00


Join us as we celebrate the arrival of spring! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And, by the way, 2015 subscriptions are still on sale at a reduced price! Get all your 2015 shorts in advance!