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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


Still from HOW LONG, NOT LONG

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 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


Still from UNDERDOG

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? 🙂