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CANADA’S SWEETHEART: THE SAGA OF HAL C. BANKS
Rating: NR
Runtime: 115 mins.
Language: English

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CANADA’S SWEETHEART: THE SAGA OF HAL C. BANKS (1985)

The violent and corrupt state of labour-management relations in Canada from the late 1940s to early 1960s is explored through the true story of an American thug imported to Canada to crush the Seafarers’ International Union. Starring Maury Chaykin.

Director: Donald Brittain - Writer(s): Richard Neilson, Donald Brittain
CAST NO SHADOW
Rating: PG
Runtime: 85 mins.
Language: English

CAST NO SHADOW (2014)

In rural Newfoundland, 13-year-old Jude Traynor (Percy Hynes White) relies on his vivid imagination to navigate the challenges of a delinquent childhood, a tumultuous family life and an evil cave-dwelling troll across the harbour.

Director: Christian Sparkes - Writer(s): Joel Thomas Hynes
CE QU’IL FAUT POUR VIVRE / THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE
Rating: PG
Runtime: 108 mins.
Language: French

CE QU’IL FAUT POUR VIVRE / THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE (2008)

In 1952, an Inuit hunter (Natar Ungalaaq) leaves his northern community to be treated for tuberculosis in Quebec City, where he is alone and despondent, until a young orphan arrives at the sanatorium. The hunter shares his culture with the boy and rediscovers his pride and energy along the way.

Director: Benoît Pilon - Writer(s): Bernard Émond
CE QU’IL RESTE DE NOUS/WHAT REMAINS OF US
Rating: G
Runtime: 77 mins.
Language: English, French and Tibetan

CE QU’IL RESTE DE NOUS/WHAT REMAINS OF US (2004)

A Tibetan-Canadian smuggles a message from the Dalai Lama into her homeland and documents the suffering of her people.

Director: Hugo Latulippe, Francois Prevost - Writer(s): Hugo Latulippe, Francois Provost
CE QU’IL FAUT POUR VIVRE / THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE
Rating: PG
Runtime: 108 mins.
Language: French

CE QU’IL FAUT POUR VIVRE / THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE (2008)

In 1952, an Inuk hunter (Natar Ungalaaq) leaves his northern community to be treated for tuberculosis.

Director: Benoît Pilon - Writer(s): Bernard Émond
CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT
Rating: G
Runtime: 94 mins.
Language: Sichuanese and Mandarin

CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT (2012)

In south-western China, poor rural teenagers are recruited to become boxing champions. Upon graduation, top students face a difficult choice: Should they fight for the collective good or for themselves?

Director: Yung Chang - Writer(s): Yung Chang
CHRISTOPHER’S MOVIE MATINEE
Rating: G
Runtime: 88 mins.
Language: English

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CHRISTOPHER’S MOVIE MATINEE (1968)

When cameras were put in the hands of a few young people, they filmed themselves at sit-ins, love-ins, discussions and encounters with adults.

Director: Mort Ransen - Writer(s): n/a
CLOSET MONSTER
Rating: 14A
Runtime: 90 mins.
Language: English

CLOSET MONSTER (2015)

Troubled by memories of a hate crime he witnessed as a child, Oscar becomes afraid to reveal his own homosexuality. But with the help of friends — and his own unbridled creativity — Oscar is determined to expel the nightmares that haunt him and embrace his true self. Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Award at TIFF 2015, and starring Connor Jessup and Aliocha Schneider.

Director: Stephen Dunn - Writer(s): Stephen Dunn
CONTINUOUS JOURNEY
Rating: PG
Runtime: 87 mins.
Language: English

CONTINUOUS JOURNEY (2004)

This inventive docudrama explores the exclusionary politics behind Canada’s historic Continuous Journey regulation, which kept the 376 Indian passengers of the Komagata Maru sequestered at sea for over two months in this infamous standoff of 1914.

Director: Ali Kazimi - Writer(s): n/a
CORBO
Rating: PG
Runtime: 119 mins.
Language: French

CORBO (2014)

In this gripping feature debut based on a true story, an idealistic teenager (Anthony Therrien) in 1966 is attracted to the separatist politics of the Quebec Liberation Front and is drawn in as their tactics become increasingly violent and dangerous.

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

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