-Hit The Road- London Film Festival: Best Film award winner! 5 Stars! “It’s an intimate, frequently funny, poignant and deeply moving piece of work.” (CineVue) 4/4 Stars! “masterful…unforgettable…unique” (RogerEbert.com) -All My Puny Sorrows- Directors Guild Of Canada: Best Picture Editing, Sound Editing award winner, Best Feature Film nominee!
Maudie – 3rd Week! Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis falls in love with a fishmonger while working as his housekeeper. Starring Oscar nominees Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke! Atlantic Film Fest: Best Feature and Screenwriting winner! Their Finest – In 1940, a married woman and a screenwriter develop a growing
-River- Florida Film Festival: Audience Award winner! 5 Stars! “It is natural history, it is social commentary and it is poetry…an exhilarating piece of camerawork.” (The Canberra Times) “a breathtaking and powerful documentary” (Backseat Mafia) -Sick Of Myself- Ottawa Premiere! Cannes: Un Certain Regard Award nominee!
New this week: You Were Never Really Here, C’est La Vie!, and the Ottawa Premiere of Lowlife. Plus, 2nd Weeks for Hochelaga: Land Of Souls, and Finding Your Feet Our month long Stanley Kubrick Film Fest kicks off with Dr Strangelove, plus special presentations of I Am Rohingya: A Genocide
Hotel Mumbai – Adelaide Film Fest: Audience Award winner! Everybody Knows – Cannes Film Fest: Palme d’Or nominee! Fotogramas de Plata: Best Movie Actress award winner! Rafiki – NewFest: New York’s LGBT Film Fest: Audience Award winner! Her Smell – Ottawa Premiere! TIFF: Platform Prize nominee! AFI Fest: Audience
-The Grizzlies- Directors Guild of Canada: Outstanding Directorial Achievement award winner! -Diane- Tribeca Film Fest: Best Narrative Feature, Screenplay, and Cinematography award winner! -Amazing Grace- Held Over for a 3rd Week! Image Awards: Outstanding Documentary award winner! -Shadow- Golden Horse Film Fest: Best Director, FX, Art Direction, and Makeup /
Dheepan – Cannes: Palme d’Or winning crime drama, from the BAFTA, Cesar, & London Film Fest winning director of A Prophet Sing Street – 1980’s set music filled drama from the acclaimed director of music movie favourites Once and Begin Again Borealis – Ottawa Premiere! Canadian Filmmakers’ Festival: Best Director
I, Daniel Blake – A widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer lives according to his own moral code. After a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the welfare system fails him, he must stand up and fight for his dignity. A Quiet Passion – Emily Dickinson from
-The Worst Ones- Ottawa Premiere! “one of the most touching and illuminating films of the year…masterfully blurs the line between narrative and documentary to create a wholesome, unique experience…A remarkable achievement of filmmaking and human compassion.” (Awards Watch) -The Eight Mountains- Cannes: Jury Prize award winner! 5 Stars!
– Sir – Cannes: Support for Distriubtion award winner, and Critics’ Week Grand Prize nominee! – Us – From Jordan Peele, the Oscar winning writer/director of Get Out! – Amazing Grace – The long lost, thought unsalvagable Aretha Franklin documentary is Held Over for a 2nd Week! – Ninja Scroll