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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


Still from LUCY IN MY EYES

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? 🙂

Full Program for April 14 Screening

Spring is nearly here! We’ve got you covered with one of our strongest lineups yet, including three recent Sundance selections. We’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday April 14th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from The Procedure

THE PROCEDURE

Dir: Calvin Lee Reeder
USA – 2015

A man is captured and forced to endure a strange experiment.

  • Short Film Jury Award, US Fiction – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 4:00


Still from We Are Outside in the Garden Playing

WE ARE OUTSIDE PLAYING IN THE GARDEN

Dir: Friedericke Hoppe
Germany – 2013

The Indoor Garden Institution™ is an indoor garden institution where people can apply to go on holidays from their everyday life. We offer ponies, garden games, princess costuming etc. Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! PARTY PARTY! YAY PARTY! YAY!

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – Brooklyn Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


Still from Homebodies

HOMEBODIES

Dir: Yianni Warnock
Australia – 2015

Shannon cooks dinner whilst speaking to a perverted stranger online. Andrew takes a bath wrapped in seared Christmas lights. What could possibly shock this estranged couple from their malaise?

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


Still from Killer

KILLER – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Matt Kazman
USA – 2015

When Dusty masturbates for the first time, something terrible happens.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 20:00


Still from Blue Thunder

BLEU TONNERRE (BLUE THUNDER)

Dir: Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagne
Canada – 2015

Bruno, in his thirties and in desperate need of a purpose, ends up homeless after a breakup. Without despairing and under the watchful eye of his motherly big sister, this sawmill worker will find the drive to put his beloved blue suit back on and to rekindle an old flame.

  • Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes Film Festival
  • Official Selection – The Shortest Day (Canada)

Duration: 21:00


Still from Thunder Road

THUNDER ROAD

Dir: Jim Cummings
USA – 2015

Officer Arnaud loved his mom.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Short Film Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


Put some spring in your shorts! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Full Program for January 14 Screening

It’s hard to believe, but we are launching our FIFTH amazing season of showing “the best little films on the big screen” and we’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday January 14th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from Timmy Brothers - Water Makers

TIMMY BROTHERS – WATER MAKERS

Dir: Paul Riccio
USA – 2015

A short look at the Timmy Brothers, Brooklyn–based makers of bespoke drinking water.

Bill and Terry Timmy are introducing handcrafted water to the world with an almost pathological attention to craftsmanship and a thirst for helping people become less thirsty.

The Timmy Brothers. They make water.

Duration: 5:00


Still from Digits

DIGITS

Dir: Alexander Engel
USA – 2015

After losing the last two digits of a girl’s number, a socially awkward fish enthusiast tries every combination to seek her out.

Duration: 7:45


Still from Frontman

FRONTMAN

Dir: Matthew Gentile
USA – 2015

When an emotionally self-destructive rock star starts to lose his hearing, his personal and professional lives begin to unravel.

Duration: 19:00


Still from Lothar

LOTHAR

Dir: Luca ZuberbĂĽhler
Switzerland – 2013

Forced to be alone: Whenever Lothar sneezes, nearby objects explode. To protect the world he locks himself into a subterranean home, isolated from the outer world.

Duration: 13:00


Still from Slingshot

SLINGSHOT – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: David Hansen
Australia – 2015

An amusing analogy of modern love, seen through the eyes of one of its latest victims.

Duration: 7:00


Still from Tom

TOM

Dir: Omry Fisher
Israel – 2015

An astronaut encounters a major problem upon returning to earth after a long space voyage.

Duration: 9:00


Still from Bottle

BOTTLE

Dir: Kirsten Lepore
USA – 2010

Animated on location at a beach, in the snow, and underwater, this stop-motion short details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle.

Duration: 5:00


Still from Red Onions

RED ONIONS

Dir: Simon Ryninks
UK – 2014

Failed writer Ryan is a man on the edge. Alone and broke, with an estranged wife and mounting debt, he attempts to earn some quick cash by agreeing to pen a short story for a magazine. With the deadline just hours away he heads to a local café and, inspired by the young waitress and the customers around him, cooks up a love story tinged with cynicism.

Duration: 5:00


Still from Living Legend

LIVING LEGEND

Dir: Alonso Llosa
USA/Peru – 2015

Charly, the most dangerous gangster in Lima, must face his ultimate fear: moving out of his mother’s house.

Duration: 15:00


Join us as we kick off our 2016 season! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Full Program for October 8 Screening

My favourite season is here! It may not be shorts weather anymore but we’re still celebrating short film. We’re wrapping up our fourth great season of Shorts That Are Not Pants and we hope you’ll join us!

Thursday October 8 at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from Force of Habits

FORCE OF HABITS

Dir: Lu Davidson
New Zealand – 2014

A short film to show how simple new habits can have a positive effect on Climate Change – a daunting and intimidating issue.

Duration: 4:00


Still from O Negative

O NEGATIVE

Dir: Steven McCarthy
Canada – 2015

A young woman and the man who cares for her race to find shelter in a roadside motel so they can feed her addiction, in this intriguing, wordless story about desire and dependency.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 14:00


Still from Awakenings

AWAKENINGS

Dir: Bhargav Saikia
India – 2015

The line between dreams and reality is blurred when a young woman in charge of two children is haunted by mysterious entities.

Duration: 13:00


Still from X

X

Dir: Max Hattler
UK – 2012

The unknown X becomes a whole symphony of shapes… In a kinetic energetic otherworld where everything is by itself yet can intersect with each other, cross-action seems the best way to solve an unknown equation.

  • Staff Pick – Vimeo

Duration: 6:00


Still from Myrna the Monster

MYRNA THE MONSTER – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Ian Samuels
USA – 2014

A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles just like any other 20-something.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 14:30


Still from At the Door

AT THE DOOR

Dir: Miriam Bliese
Germany – 2013

The most painful thing about a separation is the fact that you remain so close to each other.

  • Official Selection – Palm Springs International Shortsfest

Duration: 5:00


Still from Two Seas

TWO SEAS

Dir: Orlando Cubitt
UK – 2014

Denied the future she dreams of, a teenage girl runs away to sea.

  • Official Selection – BFI London Film Festival

Duration: 15:00


Still from Somewhere Down the Line

SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE

Dir: Julien Regnard
Ireland – 2014

A man’s life, loves and losses are shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car.

  • Winner (Best Animation) – Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
  • Winner (Best Animation) – Irish Film and Television Awards
  • Official Selection – Sarasota Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Galway Film Fleadh

Duration: 10:00


Join us as we wrap up our 2015 season! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Full Program for July 16 Screening

Summertime is definitely shorts weather! We’ll even have t-shirts, tote bags, and subscription packages available for sale! Please join us!

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


Still from The Little Deputy

THE LITTLE DEPUTY

Dir: Trevor Anderson
Canada – 2014

Trevor tries to have his photo taken with his father.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 9:00


Still from Call It Blue

CALL IT BLUE

Dir: Julia Hendrickson
Canada – 2014

If you’re always looking at the road ahead, you’ll miss what you’re passing.

Duration: 13:00


Still from And On The Seventh Day

AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY

Dir: Michael Raphan
Spain – 2014

They’ve stuffed their faces with burgers and burritos and toured Rodeo Drive and Venice Beach, which means all that’s left is a hike up to the famous Hollywood Sign. But after a week-long honeymoon in Los Angeles, Spanish newlyweds Nacho and Cristina can barely stand each other.

Then things get worse.

Duration: 16:00


Still from Interesting Ball

INTERESTING BALL

Dir: DANIELS (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert)
USA – 2014

A red ball bounces past a cafĂ© and a couple of folks’ houses and then goes to the beach.

Daniel Scheinert: [T]his film grew out of a desire to celebrate our most embarrassing brain farts.

Daniel Kwan: …and hopefully figure out what it means. You know…life and whatever.

Daniel Scheinert: Who are we? Why are we Daniels?

Daniel Kwan: Why is someone giving us money to make things like this?

Daniel Scheinert: That’s why we made this movie. To explore the existential question of “Why did someone give us money?”

Duration: 13:00


Still from Captain Coulier (Space Explorer)

CAPTAIN COULIER (SPACE EXPLORER)

Dir: Lyndon Casey
Canada – 2009

Sick of the pressure from his parents to become successful on Planet Earth, Anthony Coulier impulsively became a space explorer. Although lured to space by the promise of action, adventure, and glory, he now battles space travel’s greatest obstacle, boredom. Now in between planets, and with mission operations under control, he becomes restless and argumentative with a focused crew that keeps to themselves. Loneliness sinks in. Maybe intergalactic space travel isn’t his schtick.

  • Cast and Crew in Attendance
  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


Still from Weekend Warriors

WEEKEND WARRIORS – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Lyndon Casey
Canada – 2015

Bobby Reddick’s fun-filled weekend in the Canadian part-time army comes to a screeching halt when his camp receives an urgent distress call.

  • World Premiere!
  • Cast and Crew in Attendance

Duration: 16:00


Join us as we escape the summer heat for a few hours! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12.