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LES ORDRES / ORDERS
Rating: PG
Runtime: 109 mins.
Language: French

LES ORDRES / ORDERS (1974)

In 1970, under the pretext of waging war against the Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ), the Canadian Parliament votes in the War Measures Act.

Director: Michel Brault - Writer(s): 109
LES PLOUFFE / THE PLOUFFE FAMILY
Rating: 1981
Runtime: 227 mins.
Language: French

LES PLOUFFE / THE PLOUFFE FAMILY (1981)

A saga about the Plouffe family in working-class, WWII-era Quebec, based on Roger Lemelin’s novel. Starring Gabriel Arcand.

Director: Gilles Carle - Writer(s): Gilles Carle, Roger Lemelin
LES TRIPLETTES DE BELLEVILLE / 
THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
Rating: G
Runtime: 80 mins.
Language: French

LES TRIPLETTES DE BELLEVILLE / 
THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE (2003)

When her cyclist grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her dog join up with an aged trio of singing and dancing sisters to rescue him. This animated film was nominated for two Academy Awards.

Director: Sylvain Chomet - Writer(s): Sylvain Chomet
LET THERE BE LIGHT
Rating: NR
Runtime: 90 mins.
Language: En

LET THERE BE LIGHT (2017)

An energy source that could indefinitely supply the world’s power requirements provides the backdrop for this absorbing doc, in which 37 countries collaborate to prove that nuclear fusion is possible.

Director: Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko - Writer(s): Mila Aung-Thwin
LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME
Rating: PG
Runtime: 103 mins.
Language: English

LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME (1975)

Ted Allan adapted his own story about a young Jewish boy who comes of age in 1920s Montreal, with modern parents and a whimsical old-world grandfather.

Director: Ján Kadár - Writer(s): Ted Allan
LIFE CLASSES
Rating: PG
Runtime: 117 mins.
Language: English

LIFE CLASSES (1987)

A young Cape Breton woman moves to Halifax with her child and tries to become an artist.

Director: William D. MacGillivray - Writer(s): William D. MacGillivray
LIKE A DREAM THAT VANISHES
Rating: NR
Runtime: 40 mins.
Language: English

LIKE A DREAM THAT VANISHES (2000)

The ephemerality of life is echoed in the temporal nature of f ilm — imageless emulsion is intercut with brief shots of natural elements and the stages of human life.

Director: Barbara Sternberg - Writer(s): n/a
LILIES
Rating: AA
Runtime: 95 mins.
Language: English and French

LILIES (1996)

A bishop visits a Quebecois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend who was jailed for murder 40 years earlier and is forced to watch a play depicting the true events of the murder.

Director: John Greyson - Writer(s): Michel Marc Bouchard
LOLA
Rating: AA
Runtime: 97 mins.
Language: English

LOLA (2001)

Frantic Lola leaves her controlling boyfriend and skips town, assuming the identity of a prostitute who she spends the evening with. Starring Sabrina Grdevich and Colm Feore.

Director: Carl Bessai - Writer(s): Carl Bessai
LONELY BOY
Rating: PG
Runtime: 27 mins.
Language: English

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LONELY BOY (1962)

This film chronicles the career of teen singing sensation Paul Anka. A classic documentary about one of Canada’s music icons.

Director: Wolf Koenig, Roman Kroitor - Writer(s): n/a

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