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Genre: Documentary

Metric: Dreams So Real

Metric: Dreams So Real

In DREAMS SO REAL, the new feature-length 4K concert documentary, Canadian rock group Metric’s last live performance of a year-long sold-out world tour is captured, to glorious effect. In 2016 the group traversed the globe on the most significant tour of their career. The show in Vancouver, BC was the culmination of a year’s work… Continue Reading

Faces Places

Faces Places

Currently nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary category, FACES PLACES is a quirky, soulful road trip exploration featuring legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda and her friend JR, who have a few things in common: A passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of… Continue Reading

Play Your Gender

Play Your Gender

Presented by the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth and Kids Culture Film Series with the support of The Georgia Straight. www.r2rfestival.org Juno Award-winning musician Kinnie Starr is on a quest to find out why only 5% of music producers are women even though many of the most bankable pop stars are female. What does… Continue Reading

The Final Year

The Final Year

THE FINAL YEAR is a unique, insiders’ account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their last year in office. Director Greg Barker’s acclaimed documentary is a remarkable achievement, as the team were given unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, offering viewers an uncompromising look at the inner workings of the… Continue Reading

78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock‘s Psycho changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of 3 minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come,… Continue Reading

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

The world’s most beautiful woman was also the secret inventor of secure wifi, bluetooth and GPS communications, but her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved… until now. Hollywood wild-child, Hedy Lamarr, was infamous for her many marriages and affairs with everyone from Spencer Tracy to JFK. In… Continue Reading

Jane

Jane

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over five decades, acclaimed director Brett Morgen (THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK) offers one of 2017’s most compelling documentaries with this profile of legendary primatologist Jane Goodall. JANE offers an absorbing… Continue Reading

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Deliver Us (‘Libera Nos’)

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Deliver Us (‘Libera Nos’)

Italian director Federica Di Giacomo‘s thoughtful, occasionally darkly funny documentary takes a look at the comeback of exorcism practice in Italy (and beyond) as she focuses her lens specifically on a rural Sicilian priest and his flock, many of whom suffer from a growing sense of unease that is diagnosed as “possession.” Father Cataldo is… Continue Reading

Haunters: The Art of the Scare (Canadian Premiere w/ Director Q&A!)

Haunters: The Art of the Scare (Canadian Premiere w/ Director Q&A!)

HAUNTERS: The Art Of The Scare is a heart-warming and heart-stopping documentary about how family-friendly haunted houses for Halloween have spawned a growing subculture of extreme horror simulations. What kind of person dedicates their life to turning other people’s nightmares into reality, and how far is too far? Explore the rise of terror as entertainment,… Continue Reading

The Tragically Hip: Long Time Running

The Tragically Hip: Long Time Running

On Canada Day, we are tipping our hat to “Canada’s Band” with a screening of The Tragically Hip documentary LONG TIME RUNNING, a concert-fueled chronicle of the emotionally epic now-legendary 2016 tour that captured the heart of the nation. Viewers will be given a unique and exclusive perspective into The Tragically Hip’s world through intimate… Continue Reading