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POOR BOY’S GAME
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 104 mins.
Language: English

POOR BOY’S GAME (2007)

Racial tensions are reignited in working-class Halifax when a young white man (Rossif Sutherland) is released from prison and forced to face the family and community of his victim: a young black man beaten so brutally he is left handicapped for life. Also starring Danny Glover.

Director: Clement Virgo - Writer(s): Chaz Thorne, Clement Virgo
POUR LA SUITE DU MONDE
Rating: G
Runtime: 105 mins.
Language: French

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POUR LA SUITE DU MONDE (1962)

For centuries, the inhabitants of a small island in the St. Lawrence River trapped beluga whales by sinking saplings into the offshore mud at low tide. In 1962, a team of NFB f ilmmakers document the resumption of the practice decades after it had been abandoned.

Director: Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière, 
Pierre Perrault - Writer(s): Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault
POUVOIR INTIME / INTIMATE POWER
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 87 mins.
Language: French

POUVOIR INTIME / INTIMATE POWER (1986)

A security guard at a government ministry tries to plan a heist with the help of some ex-cons, but it may all be blown apart by another security guard who takes his job very seriously.

Director: Yves Simoneau - Writer(s): Pierre Curzi, Yves Simoneau
PRISONER OF PARADISE
Rating: PG
Runtime: 96 mins.
Language: English

PRISONER OF PARADISE (2002)

The Oscar-winning true story of the remarkable life and career of Kurt Gerron, a well-known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920s and ’30s.

Director: Malcolm Clarke, Stuart Sender - Writer(s): Stuart Sender
PROLOGUE
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 88 mins.
Language: English

PROLOGUE (1970)

A Montreal political activist and his girlfriend experience passion and disillusionment during the turbulent events of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Director: Robin Spry - Writer(s): Sherwood Forrest (based on a story by Robin Spry)
PROM NIGHT
Rating: R
Runtime: 89 mins.
Language: English

PROM NIGHT (1980)

An unknown killer seeks revenge on four teens for the accidental death of a classmate six years earlier. Prom night just may be their last night. Starring Leslie Nielsen and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Director: Paul Lynch - Writer(s): William Gray, Robert Guza Jr.
PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI
Rating: PG
Runtime: 90 mins.
Language: English

PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI (2009)

In 2008, actor Morgan Freeman returned to his hometown of Charleston, Mississippi, and offered to fund the high school’s first-ever integrated senior prom. This doc follows the prom preparations as black and white students cope with deeply-rooted racism.

Director: Paul Saltzman - Writer(s): Paul Saltzman
RADIANT CITY
Rating: PG
Runtime: 86 mins.
Language: English

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RADIANT CITY (2006)

An examination of the sprawling suburban residential developments that have dominated North America since the end of World War II.

Director: Gary Burns, Jim Brown - Writer(s): n/a
REASON OVER PASSION
Rating: NR
Runtime: 80 mins.
Language: English

REASON OVER PASSION (1969)

An examination of notions of Canada, joining the country’s physical landscape with the familiar symbols — the flag, the anthem, bilingualism, the national railway — that stand in for Canadian identity

Director: Joyce Wieland - Writer(s): Pierre Trudeau
REBELLE / WAR WITCH
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 90 mins.
Language: French and Lingala

REBELLE / WAR WITCH (2012)

The painful story of a child soldier in sub-Saharan Africa who can predict when the enemy is approaching. Rebelle was nominated for an Academy Award and won 10 Canadian Screen Awards.

Director: Kim Nguyen - Writer(s): Kim Nguyen

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