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AGO Bader Cineplex Cumb Elgin-Winter RTH Ryerson Scotia Varsity YDS –ALL

Art Gallery of Ontario

FRI.11.SEP at 3:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Roberto Hernández and Geoffr…
Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions… 
CastJosé Antonio Zúñiga Rodriguez, Eva Gutiérrez…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
RTR$PG

FRI.11.SEP at 6:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Klaus Lutz, Heinz Emigholz, …
George Méliès’ playful and eccentric spirit hovers throughout Wavelengths’s opening programme. Klaus Lutz’s Titan (USA), is a charming, artisan… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryUSA, Austria/Germany…
WL$18

FRI.11.SEP at 9:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Philippe van Leeuw
Offering a new take on the Rwandan genocide, acclaimed cinematographer van Leeuw's directorial debut recreates the first-person experience of on… 
CastRuth Nirere, Afazali Dewaele, Lola Tuyaerts
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
DISC$18A

SAT.12.SEP at 1:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Ivan Grbovic, Min Sook Lee,…
La Chute - Ivan Grbovic Marie, an elementary school teacher, suspects a student has been abused at home. Her judgment clouded by tensions in he… 
CastMarie-Ève Bertrand, Uriel Isaac Emahel, Yves…
LanguageEnglish / French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

SAT.12.SEP at 3:45pm [2009]


Reviews
Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra …
Film archivist Serge Bromberg uncovers a treasure trove of imagery from an unfinished film called L’Enfer starring Romy Schneider and directed b… 
CastRomy Schneider, Serge Reggiani, Bérénice Bej…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
RTR$PG

SAT.12.SEP at 6:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Tomonari Nishikawa, Nicky Ha…
In a time of tampered food and farming, an appreciation for nature and its untold mysteries is as strong as ever. Tomonari Nishikawa’s Lumphini… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryThailand,United King…
WL$18

SAT.12.SEP at 9:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Ben Russell
Let Each One Go Where He May (USA) is the stunning feature debut of celebrated Chicago-based filmmaker Ben Russell. Having its world premiere in… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
WL$18

SUN.13.SEP at 1:15pm [2009]


Reviews
Sami Khan, Sonya Di Rienzo,…
75 El Camino - Sami Khan In Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, a red-hot Chevy El Camino is the last treasured possession that Travis and Marianne have … 
CastEarl Pastko, Victoria Snow, Rachel Wilson, J…
LanguageEnglish/French/Ewe/A…   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

SUN.13.SEP at 4:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Harun Farocki, Lisandro Alon…
Lisandro Alonso (Liverpool, Los Muertos) creates a face-to-face encounter with the wild in the beguiling and enigmatic S/T (Argentina), a moment… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCzech Republic, Arge…
WL$18

SUN.13.SEP at 6:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Marina Gioti, Jean-Luc Godar…
Personal expressions of historical and collective memory confront spectres from the past throughout this programme. With The Secret School (Gre… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryGreece, Austria, Fra…
WL$18

SUN.13.SEP at 9:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Cordell Barker, Peter Welli…
Runaway - Cordell Barker Award-winning animator Cordell Barker brings us this zany and sumptuously animated tale about a reckless train ride. G… 
CastOliver Dennis, Noam Jenkins Marc Bendavid, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

MON.14.SEP at 3:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Cordell Barker, Peter Welli…
Runaway - Cordell Barker Award-winning animator Cordell Barker brings us this zany and sumptuously animated tale about a reckless train ride. G… 
CastOliver Dennis, Noam Jenkins Marc Bendavid, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

MON.14.SEP at 6:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Anne Emond, Nicolas Pereda,…
Naissances - Anne Emond Naissances examines an ephemeral connection between strangers and the false hope borne of living in a moment that both … 
CastJolianne L'Allier, Nico Gagnon Amalio Miran…
LanguageEnglish/French/Spani…   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

MON.14.SEP at 9:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Ute Aurand, Friedl vom Gröll…
Wavelengths 2009 concludes on a ruminative note, with art and experience partaking in time’s inevitable passage. Ute Aurand’s Snowing Chestnut … 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada, Austria, USA…
WL$18

TUE.15.SEP at 9:00am [2009]


Reviews
Susanne Schneider
Thirty years after giving her daughter up for adoption to join the terrorist underground in Germany, Judith is tracked down by her now adult dau… 
CastKatharina Schüttler, Iris Berben, Jacques Fr…
LanguageGerman | French   CountryGermany/France
DISC$14A

TUE.15.SEP at 12:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Norman Z. McLeod
Norman McLeod’s It’s a Gift, considered by critics and fans to be one of W.C. Fields’s finest films. The film showcases Fields’s adroitness as … 
CastW.C. Fields
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DIAL$PG

TUE.15.SEP at 3:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Anne Emond, Nicolas Pereda,…
Naissances - Anne Emond Naissances examines an ephemeral connection between strangers and the false hope borne of living in a moment that both … 
CastJolianne L'Allier, Nico Gagnon Amalio Miran…
LanguageEnglish/French/Spani…   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

TUE.15.SEP at 6:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Federico Fellini
Featuring a wonderful score by Nino Rota, this charming and farcical romantic comedy by Fellini offers an affectionate and satirical look at rom… 
CastAlberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DIAL$18

TUE.15.SEP at 9:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Bernard Émond
Dr. Rainville, an aging country doctor with a deep attachment to his patients, is about to retire and is looking for a successor. Jeanne Dion, a… 
CastJacques Godin, Elise Guilbault
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
MAST$14A

WED.16.SEP at 1:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Bob Richman
This directorial debut from acclaimed cinematographer Bob Richman (The September Issue, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) creates a vivid portrai… 
CastRuth Gruber
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

WED.16.SEP at 4:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Randall Okita, Mio Adilman, …
fish in barrel - Randall Okita Following the intricate and ethereal dream landscape he created in Machine with Wishbone, Randall Okita continue… 
CastLeif Nygaard, Roberta Cenedese, Brendan McLe…
LanguageEnglish, Bosnian, Cr…   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

WED.16.SEP at 7:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster is one of the filmmaker’s most acclaimed works, and remains one of the most significant contributions to what became … 
CastElias Koteas, Arsinée Khanjian, Maury Chayki…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
COV$R

WED.16.SEP at 10:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Peter Mettler
Filmmaker and visual artist Peter Mettler takes audiences on an eye-opening aerial tour of Alberta’s tar sands in this beautiful, haunting and v… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$G

THU.17.SEP at 4:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Pablo Stoll
World Premiere Juan sings in a rock band, but he doesn’t talk much. He also works at a bakery during the night and sleeps most of the day. This … 
CastJuan Andrés Stoll, Guillermo Stoll, Mario St…
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay
VIS$PG

THU.17.SEP at 6:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Jane Campion
A strikingly original and darkly comic work that centres on a dysfunctional pair of contrasting sisters. Using unusual colour, framing, angles a… 
CastGeneviève Lemon, Karen Colston
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DIAL$14A

THU.17.SEP at 10:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Ismail Necmi
The concepts of real life and fiction, documentary and drama, are explored in this real-life feature which follows the unbelievable life of Petr… 
CastPetra Woschniak
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
DISC$14A

FRI.18.SEP at 10:00am [2009]


Reviews
Wan Ma Cai Dan, Pema Tseden
This peacefully charming second feature by Pema Tseden (Wan Ma Cai Dan) is the first ever to be shot entirely in Tibet and in the Tibetan langua… 
CastManla Kyab, Tsondrey, Lumo Tso
LanguageTibetan   CountryChina/Tibet
CWC$PG

FRI.18.SEP at 1:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Paramita Nath
In 1978, Toronto poet Souvankham Thammavongsa was born in a Lao refugee camp in Thailand. Based on her book of poems inspired by her father’s di… 
CastSouvankham Thammavongsa, Kevin Au
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

Reviews
Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond’s documentary Reel Injun is a long-needed corrective to the wildly inaccurate portrayals of native peoples in Hollywood films and f… 
CastWes Studi, Adam Beach and Sacheen Littlefeat…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$PG

FRI.18.SEP at 4:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Violeta Ayala, Dan Fallshaw
Filmmakers Fallshaw and Ayala's journey of discovery among Saharawi refugees turns into a political thriller. 
CastUnknown
LanguageHassanya | Spanish …   CountryAustralia
RTR$PG

FRI.18.SEP at 7:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Cordell Barker, Peter Welli…
Runaway - Cordell Barker Award-winning animator Cordell Barker brings us this zany and sumptuously animated tale about a reckless train ride. G… 
CastOliver Dennis, Noam Jenkins Marc Bendavid, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

FRI.18.SEP at 10:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Harmony Korine
Harmony Korine returns to Gummo territory in this handheld video of a loser-gang cult-freak collective who do antisocial things in a nonnarrativ… 
CastCharles Ezell, Chris Gantry, Harmony Korine,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/United Kingdom
VIS$18

SAT.19.SEP at 10:00am [2009]


Reviews
Werner Herzog
Inspired by true events, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, is a story of ancient myth and modern madness. Brad Macallam, an aspiring actor perf… 
CastWillem Dafoe, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Peña, M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA, Germany
SP$PG

SAT.19.SEP at 1:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Jason Lehel
A group of Native Americans discover a young woman, left for dead, in the Arizona desert and take her to their reservation. Through her relation… 
CastCynthia Adkisson, Deswood Etsitty, Emily Lap…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VIS$18

SAT.19.SEP at 4:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Roberto Hernández and Geoffr…
Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions… 
CastJosé Antonio Zúñiga Rodriguez, Eva Gutiérrez…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
RTR$PG

SAT.19.SEP at 6:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Chris Chong Chan Fui
Poetic, observant and allegorical, Karaoke juxtaposes a young man's idealism with the reality of a changing Malaysia through karaoke videos. 
CastZahiril Adzim, Amerul Affendi, Hariry Jalil,…
LanguageMalay   CountryMalaysia
VIS$PG