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HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Rating: PG
Runtime: 110 mins.
Language: English

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HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD (2015)

Eco-organization Greenpeace has boots on the ground all over the world. But their origin story begins in 1971 off
the coast of Vancouver, where young men and women are Alaska-bound to stop President Nixon’s atomic bomb tests.

Director: Jerry Rothwell - Writer(s): Jerry Rothwell
HURT
Rating: NR
Runtime: 84 mins.
Language: English

HURT (2015)

In 1985, Steve Fonyo ran across Canada on one leg to become a national hero. Thirty years later, director Zweig follows up with a man who has many regrets. Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Platform Prize.

Director: Alan Zweig - Writer(s): Alan Zweig
I DECLARE WAR
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 94 mins.
Language: English

I DECLARE WAR (2012)

Summer war games between neighbourhood kids get out of hand when jealousy and betrayal enter the mix. Moving between reality and fantasy, with echoes of Lord of the Flies, the escalating struggle tests the combatants’ values to their core.

Director: Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson - Writer(s): Jason Lapeyre
I LOVE A MAN IN UNIFORM
Rating: R
Runtime: 97 mins.
Language: English

I LOVE A MAN IN UNIFORM (1993)

An actor (Tom McCamus) f inds his new purpose in life when he’s cast as a cop on a TV show, but he takes his new role too far.

Director: David Wellington - Writer(s): David Wellington
I, CLAUDIA
Rating: 18A
Runtime: 75 mins.
Language: English

I, CLAUDIA (2004)

Claudia is “twelve and three quarters” — a precocious and disarmingly honest pre-teen who’s juggling the demands of puberty with the impact of her parents’ divorce. Based on Kristen Thomson’s play.

Director: Chris Abraham - Writer(s): Kristen Thomson
I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING
Rating: PG
Runtime: 81 mins.
Language: English

I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING (1987)

The quirky relationships among three women — a gallery curator, a secretary and a painter — are revealed with humour and charm. Starring Sheila McCarthy and Paule Baillargeon.

Director: Patricia Rozema - Writer(s): Patricia Rozema
IF YOU LOVE THIS PLANET
Rating: PG
Runtime: 26 mins.
Language: English

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IF YOU LOVE THIS PLANET (1982)

Devastating and simple, this documentary cuts between horrifying images of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Dr. Helen Caldicott’s lecture about the true human costs of a nuclear war.

Director: Terre Nash - Writer(s): n/a
IMITATIONS OF LIFE
Rating: NR
Runtime: 75 mins.
Language: English

IMITATIONS OF LIFE (2003)

An abstract work that is beautiful and absorbing as a purely aesthetic experience. The video is separated into 10 chapters and explores themes of childhood memory through a variety of cinematic methods.

Director: Mike Hoolboom - Writer(s): n/a
IN HER PLACE
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 115 mins.
Language: Korean

IN HER PLACE (2014)

Haunting and masterful, this film revolves around the visit of a wealthy woman to a desolate farm in South Korea, where she stays with an impoverished woman and her teenaged daughter. Tensions between them mount as the purpose of the woman’s visit gradually comes to light.

Director: Albert Shin - Writer(s): Pearl Ball-Harding, Albert Shin
INCENDIES
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 130 mins.
Language: French

INCENDIES (2010)

After their mother’s death, twins embark on a journey to the Middle East that shines a disturbing light on their past. Incendies won eight Genie Awards and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. From the play by Wajdi Mouawad.

Director: Denis Villeneuve - Writer(s): Denis Villeneuve

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