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Be Natural – May 11 – 7:30

2019Films, Uncategorized

April 2, 2019

When: Saturday, May 11, 7:30pm
Where: CIGI – Centre for International Governance Innovation
67 Erb St W, Waterloo ON , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 6C2
See Map: Google Maps
CANADIAN PREMIERE
Moderator: Jocelyn Lernout

USA, 2018, 103 mins., Documentary
Director: Pamela B. Green

Synopsis:

Narrated by Jodie Foster, BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ is a documentary about the first female filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché, which explores the heights of fame and financial success she achieved before she was shut out from the very industry she helped create. Guy-Blaché started her career as a secretary to Léon Gaumont and, at 23, was inspired to make her own film called La Fée aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy), one of the first narrative films ever made. After her filmmaking career at Gaumont (1896-1907), she had a second decade-long career in the U.S., where she built and ran her own studio in Fort Lee, N.J.

 Over the span of her career, she wrote, produced or directed 1,000 films, including 150 with synchronized sound during the ‘silent’ era. Her work includes comedies, westerns and dramas, as well as films with groundbreaking subject matter such as child abuse, immigration, Planned Parenthood, and female empowerment. She also etched a place in history by making the earliest known surviving narrative film with an all-black cast.

Post-screening Q&A with director Pamela B. Green (via Skype) and Dr. Katherine Spring, Wilfrid Laurier University Film Studies and Dr. Charlie Keil, University of Toronto Film Studies (attending)

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9491

Chef Flynn – May 11 – 2:00

2019Films, Uncategorized

April 2, 2019

When: Saturday, May 11, 2:00pm
Where: UW School of Architecture
7 Melville St S, , Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, N1S 2H4
See Map: Google Maps

USA, 2018, 83 mins.
Director: Cameron Yates

Synopsis:

While many of his peers were still playing with toy cars, Flynn McGarry was creating remarkable gastronomic delights at his home in Studio City, California. Enjoying unwavering support from his mother Meg, an artist who documented every step of his distinctive journey, he devoted himself entirely to his creative passion. Flynn loved to prepare elaborate dinners for friends and family and soon became known as the “Teen Chef,” establishing his own supper club at age 12 and being featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story at age 15. Before he was 16, he had staged in top restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, and Europe. But critics soon emerged who challenged Flynn’s rapid ascent in the culinary world, threatening to distract him from his dream. Pairing Meg’s exhaustive home videos with intimate vérité footage, director Cameron Yates (The Canal Street Madam) creates a collage of Flynn’s singular focus and one-of-a-kind childhood. The result is a uniquely comprehensive portrait of a young star’s rise as seen from the inside.

 

Post-screening panel with Brian McCourt Ignite Group, Liam Cameron Crazy Canuck, and Jody O’Malley The Culinary Studio

Moderator: Michael Clark

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9625

The Parting Glass – May 10 – 7:00

2019Films, Uncategorized

April 2, 2019

When: Friday, May 10, 7:00pm
Where: Apollo Cinema
141 Ontario St N, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2H 4Y5
See Map: Google Maps
CANADIAN PREMIERE

USA, 2018, 96 mins., Drama
Director: Stephen Moyer

Synopsis:

THE PARTING GLASS is the story of a suicide and how it ripples and tears through a family – testing their bonds to each other and the their memories. The family gathers in Missouri, where Colleen (Anna Paquin), now dead, was last living. Her brother, Danny (Denis O’Hare) and his two sisters, Mare (Cynthia Nixon) and Al (Melissa Leo) meet up with their father, Tommy (Ed Asner) and their sister’s estranged husband, Karl (Rhys Ifans) and they set out on an odyssey. Together, they attempt to piece together Colleen’s last moments and to make sense of her death. Competing claims and memories war with each other and each person fights to understand and guard their own versions of Colleen. Their 3 car caravan gets lost, diverted, and detoured. The family comes together, fights, laughs and descends into the grim reality of what suicide is. Finally, after being tested, they come together in a raucous, emotional wake that leaves them whole and possibly stronger. The film ends with Danny as he discovers some lost video of his sister and we end with the haunting question: what do we have left when someone dies? How do we carry them with us?

 

Post-screening Q&A with director Stephen Moyer and producer Cerise Larkin

Moderator: Katie Parkes

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9655

Starfish – May 9 – 9:30

2019Films, Uncategorized

April 2, 2019

When: Thursday, May 9, 9:30pm
Where: Apollo Cinema
141 Ontario St N, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2H 4Y5
See Map: Google Maps

USA, 2018, 99 mins., Drama/Horror/SciFi
Director: A. T. White

Synopsis:

When a mysterious Signal triggers an event that sparks the end of the world, Aubrey Parker (Virgina Gardner) is trapped in her dead best friend’s apartment, with a single cassette tape labelled…‘THIS MIXTAPE WILL SAVE THE WORLD’ With reality fraying at the edges, Aubrey must unlock the secrets of the Signal. A secret that could end up saving the world… or condemning it.

STARFISH is a unique, intimate and honest portrayal of a girl grieving for the loss of her best friend that just happens to take place on the day the world ends as we know it.

 

Award-winning UK writer/composer/director, A.T. White’s debut works best when evoking the essence of grief through sound. Music becomes a living part of the narrative, speaking for the character when she cannot and transporting her back to good times and bad. Enhanced by Virginia Gardener’s performance, an upbeat indie soundtrack, and beautiful imagery, Starfishmixes genre cinema and music to create a unique portrayal of loss.”
– Emily Sears, Birth.Movies.Death

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9898

The Public – May 9 – 6:45

2019Films, Uncategorized

April 2, 2019

When: Thursday, May 9, 6:45pm
Where: Apollo Cinema
141 Ontario St N, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2H 4Y5
See Map: Google Maps

USA, 2018, 122 mins., Drama , PG13
Director: Emilio Estevez

Synopsis:

What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and library officials when a conscientious librarian turns the Cincinnati Public Library into an impromptu homeless shelter for one night during the most brutal cold snap in recent Cincinnati history.

Post-screening talk with Mary Chevreau, CEO Kitchener Public Library, Lynn Macauley, Chair of the All IN 2020, and Suzi Gursoy, Chair People’s Action Group

Moderator:: Christiane Sadeler, Executive Director, Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

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10022

Goalie – May 8 – 7:30

2019Films, Uncategorized

April 2, 2019

When: Wednesday, May 8, 7:30pm
Where: CIGI – Centre for International Governance Innovation
67 Erb St W, Waterloo ON , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 6C2
See Map: Google Maps

Canada, 2019, 119 mins., Drama
Director: Adriana Maggs

Synopsis:

The life of a professional hockey player was not always a glamorous one. For legendary goaltender Terry Sawchuk, each save means one more gash to his unmasked face and one more drink to numb the pain. Even with a wife and seven children at home, he is haunted by the void left from his childhood which he tried to fill with cheering crowds. Following Sawchuk from his youth in Winnipeg in the 1930s to Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York between 1950 and 1970, his 103 shutouts, and 400 stitches to his face, this is a man who lives, breathes, and dies a goalie.

Post-screening panel with Kevin Shay, historian, award-winning author of 17 hockey books, and the editor of publications and features for the Hockey Hall of Fame; and, David Edgeworth, Owner and Justin Brooks, Partner DEPTH Training

Moderator: Darryl Law, morning host 107.5 DaveFM

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10030

The Grizzlies – May 8 – 7:30

2019Films, Uncategorized

January 2, 2019

When: Wednesday, May 8, 7:30pm
Where: Galaxy Cinemas, Cambridge Centre
355 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge
See Map: Google Maps

Canada, 2018, 107 minutes

Director: Miranda de Pencier

Principal Cast: Tantoo Cardinal, Ben Schnetzer, Will Sasso, Booboo Stewart

Synopsis:

THE GRIZZLIES is based on the inspiring true story of a group of Inuit students in a small Arctic town suffering from one of the highest teen suicide rates in the world. The classmates are initially resistant when the naive and culturally ignorant white teacher from the south introduces them to lacrosse—but gradually, as they begin to connect with each other as teammates, the students find inspiration to make profound shifts in their lives. Together as “The Grizzlies”, the players learn to lead each other, gain the support of a deeply divided town, and look to compete in the National Lacrosse Championships. The students ultimately discover that success doesn’t lie in the outcome of a lacrosse game, but instead in their awakened spirits and the awareness that even in the toughest of circumstances there is always the possibility of transformation and hope.

THE GRIZZLIES is more than an inspiring sports drama as it is set in one of the most unique places on earth, featuring fresh, young actors in starring roles. Unlike many sports/coach/inspiring teacher films, THE GRIZZLIES is not just a story about a teacher who affected his student’s lives – it is a true story about a group of Inuit students who changed their teacher and eventually their whole community for the better.

Post-screening talk with Cam Bomberry, Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee and Director of  Iroquois Lacrosse, and Miles General former lacrosse player

Moderator: Joe Mancini, Director, The Working Centre

Trailer:

Review: http://www.solzyatthemovies.com/2018/09/13/tiff-2018-the-grizzlies-an-inspiring-sports-drama/

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