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September 7-17, 2023

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AGO Bader Elgin-Winter HotDocs Lightbox Princess RTH Ryerson Scotia –ALL

Hot Docs/Rogers on Bloor

FRI.05.SEP at 12:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Toa Fraser
Hongi, a Maori chieftain's teenage son, must avenge his father's murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after … 
CastJames Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe T…
LanguageMaori   CountryNew Zealand
SP$18A

FRI.05.SEP at 3:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Spain, 1950s. Monste’s agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she sacr… 
CastLuis Tosar, Carolina Bang, Hugo Silva
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
VAN$R

FRI.05.SEP at 6:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhea…
A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a girl harbouring a dark, primordial secret in this … 
CastLou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Nick Nevern,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$18A

FRI.05.SEP at 9:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Santiago Esteinou
 
Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DOC$PG

SAT.06.SEP at 9:30am [2014]


Reviews
Tony Ayres
Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), a very private young man who is trying to make a … 
CastSullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell, Jessica De…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$18A

SAT.06.SEP at 12:15pm [2014]


Reviews
In the '90s, French electronic music is developing at a fast pace. Entering this exciting Parisian nightlife, Paul and his best friend form a DJ… 
CastFelix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Mac…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

SAT.06.SEP at 3:45pm [2014]


Reviews
Afia Nathaniel
Fleeing with her 10-year-old daughter after the girl is promised in marriage as part of a peace treaty, the wife of a tribal chieftain is pursue… 
CastSamiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza and Saleha Aref
LanguageUrdu/Pashto   CountryPakistan
DISC$14A

SAT.06.SEP at 6:30pm [2014]


Reviews
Dave McKean
Renowned artist and filmmaker Dave McKean (MirrorMask) brings his distinctive blend of live action and gorgeously wrought animation to this drea… 
CastBen Daniels, Dervla Kirwan, Michael Maloney,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$14A

SAT.06.SEP at 9:30pm [2014]


Reviews
Pieter Van Hees
Leo Woeste is a homicide investigator living with his girlfriend Kathleen and her five-year-old son, Jack. Kathleen gets pregnant unexpectedly j… 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
VAN$14A

SUN.07.SEP at 9:30am [2014]


Reviews
Ole Christian Madsen
Leading Danish filmmaker Ole Christian Madsen (Flame & Citron) directs this epic, continent-crossing countercultural romance based on events tha… 
Cast
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
CWC$18A

SUN.07.SEP at 12:30pm [2014]


Reviews
Mikael Marcimain
 
CastDavid Dencik, Ruth Vega Fernandez, David Fuk…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
SP$18

SUN.07.SEP at 6:45pm [2014]


Reviews
Gerard Johnson
Michael Logan is an anti-hero for our times: a natural predator, a high-functioning addict, and corrupt police officer. But his dark world is ev… 
CastPeter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maske…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$18A

SUN.07.SEP at 9:45pm [2014]


Reviews
Kevin Smith
Wallace (Justin Long) is a podcaster on a mission who thinks he has found the story of a lifetime in Howard Howe (Michael Parks), an adventurer … 
CastJustin Long, Michael Parks, Genesis Rodrigue…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$$R

MON.08.SEP at 9:30am [2014]


Reviews
Baran bo Odar
Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world’s stage. This enterta… 
Cast
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$18A

MON.08.SEP at 12:15pm [2014]


Reviews
Jungbum Park
A simple labourer in a remote mountain village is driven to desperate measures to provide for the women in his life in this wrenching yet beauti… 
CastJungbum Park, Seungyeon Lee, Myeonghoon Park…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$14A

MON.08.SEP at 4:15pm [2014]


Reviews
Abd Al Malik
The true story of a French teenager rising out of the underprivileged suburbs through love, education and rap music. Regis is a culturally gifte… 
CastMarc Zinga, Sabrina Ouazani, Larouci Didi, M…
LanguageFrench/Arabic/Lingal…   CountryFrance
DISC$18

MON.08.SEP at 7:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Veronika Franz, Severin Fial…
In the heat of the summer in an isolated house in the countryside between woods and corn fields, 10-year-old twins wait for their mother. When s… 
CastSusanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
VAN$R

MON.08.SEP at 9:45pm [2014]


Reviews
A boy and a girl meet at a custody center for youth with difficulties. The boy has come to serve his obligatory civil service. The girl is one o… 
Cast
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
VAN$18A

TUE.09.SEP at 8:45am [2014]


Reviews
James Franco
A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century. [It is the s… 
CastJames Franco, Joey King, Seth Rogen, Scott H…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

TUE.09.SEP at 11:30am [2014]


Reviews
Tetsuya Nakashima
When beautiful straight-A high school student Kanako goes missing, her mother asks ex-husband Akikazu — a drifting, irresponsible former cop — t… 
Cast
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
VAN$R

TUE.09.SEP at 2:30pm [2014]


Reviews
Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan
Through stop-motion animation, drawings and interviews, this film reveals how 18 cows in the village of Beit Sahour became an inspiration and sy… 
CastAlison Darcy, Heidi Foss, Holly Uloth O'Brie…
LanguageArabic/Hebrew   CountryPalestine/Canada
DOC$PG

TUE.09.SEP at 4:45pm [2014]


Reviews
Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saase…
His life and career at a crossroads, an independent filmmaker is reinvigorated when he accidentally runs into an old flame while in Berlin — but… 
CastAlex Holdridge, Rupert Friend, Jennifer Ulri…
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany
CWC$18

TUE.09.SEP at 7:15pm [2014]


Reviews
Stefan Liberski
A Japanophile young Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student, in this charming and tender tale … 
CastPauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Lebreto…
LanguageFrench/Japanese   CountryBelgium
CWC$PG

TUE.09.SEP at 10:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Fabrice Du Welz
When Gloria and Michel meet on a dating site, nothing suggests the destructive and murderous passion that will be born of their crazy love. Alle… 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
VAN$R

WED.10.SEP at 9:00am [2014]


Reviews
Mark Hartley
Director Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood, Machete Maidens Unleashed!) continues his delightful documentary disinterment of down-market movie d… 
CastMolly Ringwald, Dolph Lundgren, Bo Derek, Ro…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
MM$18A

WED.10.SEP at 11:45am [2014]


Reviews
Gabe Polsky
A smash hit at this year’s Cannes, director Gabe Polsky’s exhilarating documentary chronicles the rise and fall of Soviet hockey in the 1980s. 
CastSlava Fetisov, Vladislav Tretiak, Scotty Bow…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
DOC$PG

WED.10.SEP at 5:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Shonali Bose
In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy (Kalki Koechlin, Dev.D, That Girl… 
CastKalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, Willi…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

WED.10.SEP at 7:45pm [2014]


Reviews
Blaine Thurier
An awkward high school student strives to lose his virginity before his parents and their satanic cult can sacrifice him to the devil. 
CastJesse Carere, Daryl Sabara, Kristin Bauer va…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

WED.10.SEP at 10:15pm [2014]


Reviews
Adam MacDonald
Based on a true story, Backcountry follows an urban couple who go camping in the wilderness and get hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they… 
CastMissy Peregrym, Eric Balfour, Nicholas Campb…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18A

THU.11.SEP at 10:00am [2014]


Reviews
Neil Young, Dean Stockwell
The director's cut version of Neil Young's mind-bending 1982 post-apocalyptic musical comedy, in which the rock legend writes, directs and stars… 
CastNeil Young, Dean Stockwell, Devo, Russ Tambl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

THU.11.SEP at 12:30pm [2014]


Reviews
Fan Lixin
Lixin Fan, director of the award-winning Last Train Home, takes a very different look at contemporary China with this documentary that follows t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DOC$PG

THU.11.SEP at 3:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Fabrice Du Welz
When Gloria and Michel meet on a dating site, nothing suggests the destructive and murderous passion that will be born of their crazy love. Alle… 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
VAN$R

THU.11.SEP at 5:45pm [2014]


Reviews
Jonathan Nossiter
Jonathan Nossiter follows up his hit 2004 docuementary Mondovino with this profile of four radical vineyard propietors in Italy, who are strivin… 
CastPaula Prandini, Alberto Sordi, Giovanna Tiez…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DOC$G

THU.11.SEP at 8:30pm [2014]


Reviews
Naomi Kawase
Facing both family tragedy and the unpredictable rhythms of nature, two teenagers on a subtropical Japanese island find solace in each other, in… 
CastNijiro Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Miyuki Matsu…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$14A

FRI.12.SEP at 9:30am [2014]


Reviews
Im Kwon-taek
A middle-aged man who has recently lost his wife to cancer indulges in fantasies about a young woman at his work in the new film from Korean mas… 
CastAhn Sung-ki, Kim Qyu-ri,Kim Ho-jung
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$14A

FRI.12.SEP at 12:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Gerard Johnson
Michael Logan is an anti-hero for our times: a natural predator, a high-functioning addict, and corrupt police officer. But his dark world is ev… 
CastPeter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maske…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$18A

FRI.12.SEP at 3:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Veronika Franz, Severin Fial…
In the heat of the summer in an isolated house in the countryside between woods and corn fields, 10-year-old twins wait for their mother. When s… 
CastSusanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
VAN$R

FRI.12.SEP at 6:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Marjane Satrapi
An awkward young shipping clerk (Ryan Reynolds) goes off his strict regimen of antipsychotics — with horrifyingly hilarious results — in this de… 
CastRyan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$$18

FRI.12.SEP at 9:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Takashi Miike
A star, Miyuki Goto (Ko Shibasaki) plays Oiwa, the protagonist in a new play based on the ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. She pulls some strings to … 
CastKo Shibasaki, Ebizo Ichikawa, Miho Nakanishi…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
VAN$R

SAT.13.SEP at 9:00am [2014]


Reviews
Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) stars as French police magistrate Pierre Michel, who waged an obsessive six-year battle to bring… 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$18

SAT.13.SEP at 12:15pm [2014]


Reviews
Chris Evans
Set in Manhattan, the story follows two strangers after their serendipitous meeting in Grand Central. Over the course of one night, they form an… 
CastChris Evans, Alice Eve
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

SAT.13.SEP at 2:45pm [2014]


Reviews
Michel Hazanavicius
A nine-year-old Chechen orphan and a teenaged Russian soldier encounter the many terrible faces of war during the 1999 Russian invasion of the b… 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

SAT.13.SEP at 6:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Shira Piven
A woman suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (Kristen Wiig) becomes an overnight celebrity after a huge lottery jackpot allows her to … 
CastKristen Wiig, James Marsden, Jennifer Jason …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

SAT.13.SEP at 9:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Tetsuya Nakashima
When beautiful straight-A high school student Kanako goes missing, her mother asks ex-husband Akikazu — a drifting, irresponsible former cop — t… 
Cast
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
VAN$R

SUN.14.SEP at 9:45am [2014]


Reviews
Santiago Esteinou
 
Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DOC$PG

SUN.14.SEP at 12:30pm [2014]


Reviews
Joshua Oppenheimer
Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to his extraordinary documentary The Act of Killing follows a family who, after viewing the previous film, discov… 
CastErnardi Watimin
LanguageIndonesian/Javanese…   CountryIndonesia
DOC$14A

SUN.14.SEP at 3:15pm [2014]


Reviews
Dieudo Hamadi
Director Dieudo Hamadi follows a group of teenagers in his hometown of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo, whose struggles to pass th… 
CastUnknown
LanguageLingala/French   CountryCongo
DOC$PG

SUN.14.SEP at 6:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Nick Broomfield
Perennially provocative documentarian Nick Broomfield (Aileen Wournos: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Biggie and Tupac) digs into the case of the … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$18A

SUN.14.SEP at 9:00pm [2014]


Reviews
Marah Strauch
A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, "the father of BASE jumping," whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more specta… 
CastJean Boenish, Carl Boenish
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG