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Screenings listed below are from the BMO World Film Festival 2016.
The 2017 line-up will be posted in September 2017.


 Friday, October 14 - Opening Night





 

 

 

 

A QUIET PASSION

Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm
Lincoln Alexander Centre

 

Dir. Terence Davies, 2016, UK, 125min. Rating PG, Drama

 

Official Selection:
2016 Berlin International Film Festival
2016 Toronto International Film Festival
2016 New York Film Festival
2016 London Film Festival

Cynthia Nixon stars as the legendary poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

 

Presented by:

 


Immediately following the screening, join us for music, drinks, dancing and fun. The party starts at 9 pm and will include a performance of Green Bunker, a sound/video initiative based on the experimental exploration of pre-recorded sounds - computer made improv-noise mixed with traditional Latin sounds by Jorge Lozano, Edgardo Moreno and Alvaro Giron. Everyone is welcome! Free admission! Cash bar.


 Saturday, October 15





 

 

 

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 pm
Lincoln Alexander Centre

Dir. Whit Stillman, 2016, Ireland/Netherlands/France, English, 92 min. Rating G, Drama, Comedy


Official Selection:
2016 Sundance Film Festival

Whit Stillman brings this talent to bear in this adaptation of Jane Austin’s novel Lady Susan. This period comedy stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel and Stephen Fry.

 

Presented by: Kate and Carl Turkstra


 

 








 

 

 

MUSTANG *SECOND SCREENING*

Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 pm
AGH Annex

Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015, France/Turkey, Turkish w/English Subtitles, 97 min. Rating PG, Drama

 


2016 Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film
César Awards: Best First Feature, Best Writing, Best Editing, Best Original Score

Official Selection:
2015 Cannes Film Festival
2015 Toronto International Film Festival


 

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

 

 

 








 

 

ONLY YESTERDAY

Saturday, October 15 at 4:00 pm
Lincoln Alexander Centre

 

Dir. Isao Takahata, 1991, Japan, English, 118min. Rating G, Animation/Drama



Official Selection:
2015 Toronto International Film Festival,
2015 Venice Film Festival

Deftly switching between past and present, Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by Studio Ghibli, one of the world’s most revered animation studios. From Academy Award nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya), this critically acclaimed film has never before been released in North America until now–in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

 

Community Partner: The Japan Foundation

 

 

 








 

 

 

 

MUSTANG

Saturday, October 15 at 4:00 pm
(SOLD OUT - RUSH LINE ONLY)
AGH Annex

Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015, France/Turkey, Turkish w/English Subtitles, 97 min. Rating PG, Drama

 


2016 Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film
César Awards: Best First Feature, Best Writing, Best Editing, Best Original Score

Official Selection:
2015 Cannes Film Festival
2015 Toronto International Film Festival


 

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

 

 

 








 

 

 

LIFE, ANIMATED

Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 pm
Lincoln Alexander Centre

Dir. Roger Ross Williams, 2016, USA, English, 89 min. Rating PG, Documentary

 

Winner:
2016 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award
2016 San Francisco Film Festival Audience Award

 

Official Selection:
Hot Docs 2016


 

From Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams, Life, Animated is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man with Autism Spectrum Disorder who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence.

 

 

Panel discussion to follow the film.

 

 

Community Partner: McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Hot Docs

 

 









 

 

 

STANDING TALL

Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 pm
(SOLD OUT - RUSH LINE ONLY)
AGH Annex

Dir. Emmanuelle Bercot, 2015, France, French w/English Subtitles, 120min., Rating 14A, Drama



Official Selection
2015 Cannes Film Festival


 

Malony has been in conflict with the school and with the law since he was six. But Florence Blaque, a juvenile judge, and Yann, a special educator, are convinced that they can save him from the spiral of revolt and violence in which he seems to be caught for the rest of his days. Will they attain their end in spite of everything, in spite of Malony himself who is his own worst enemy?

 

Panel discussion to follow the film.

 

Community Partner: McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

 

 








 

 

 

SWEET BEAN

Saturday, October 15 at 9:00 pm
AGH Annex

Dir. Naomi Kawase, 2015, Japan, Japanese w/English Subtitles, 113 min. Rating 14A, Drama

 



Official Selection
2015 Cannes Film Festival
2015 Toronto International Film Festival


 

The manager of a pancake stall finds himself confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, which starts a relationship that is about much more than just street food.

 

 

Community Partner: The Japan Foundation

 

 


 Sunday, October 16





 

 

 

KONELINE: OUR LAND BEAUTIFUL

Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 pm
Lincoln Alexander Centre

Dir. Nettie Wild, 2015, Canada, English, 96 min. Rating PG, Documentary

 

 

 


Official Selection:

2016 Hot Docs

 

 


Koneline: Our Land Beautiful is a sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it.

 

Some hunt on the land. Some mine it. They all love it. Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, Koneline captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change. A feast for the eyes in the hands of an expert story teller.


Community Partner: Hot Docs

 

 







 

 

WHERE THE UNIVERSE SINGS – THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF LAWREN HARRIS

Sunday, October 16 at 4:00 pm
Lincoln Alexander Centre

Dir. Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont, 2016, Canada, English, 90 min. Rating G, Documentary

 



Official Selection:

2016 Vancouver International Film Festival

 

An intimate portrait of Canada’s most renowned artist, and the expansive landscapes that inspired him. Who was this curious man, raised in a family of wealth and privilege, whose notebook doodlings compelled a professor to suggest he try art studies in Europe? Why was Harris so determined to battle the critics and paint a radical new vision of Canada with bold brush strokes and brilliant colours? And what led this driven man to the spiritual realm of stylized abstraction?

 

Q&A with Directors Nancy Lane and Peter Raymont following the screening

 

 

Presented by:

 


 

 

 

 

 







 

 

 

WEIRDOS

Sunday, October 16 at 7:00 pm
Lincoln Alexander Centre

Dir. Bruce McDonald, 2016, Canada, English, 83 min.

Rating PG, Drama

 

Official Selection:

2016 Toronto International Film Festival

 

 

A coming of age tale by Canadian master filmmaker Bruce McDonald. It’s Nova Scotia, 1976, the weekend of the American Bicentennial and 15-year-old Kit is running away from home. Enlisting the help of his girlfriend, Alice, he hitchhikes through the stunning Maritime landscape towards a new home with his glamorous, artistic mother. However, as Kit and Alice near their final destination they find their relationship tested as Kit approaches a realization that will change his life forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Monday, October 17





 

 

 

LITTLE MEN

Monday, October 17 at 1:00 pm
Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster
(formerly SilverCity Ancaster)


Dir. Ira Sachs, 2016, USA, English, 85 min. Rating PG, Drama



Official Selection:
2016 Sundance Film Festival
2016 Berlin International Film Festival

Two teens develop a growing friendship in Brooklyn, N.Y. while the feud between their respective parents (Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle) continues to escalate. A compassionate view of the ways adult problems impact childhood friendships.

Community Partner: Ancaster Film Festival

 

 

 








 

 

 

THE INNOCENTS (Les innocents)

Monday, October 17 at 4:00 pm
Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster
(formerly SilverCity Ancaster)


Dir. Anne Fontaine, 2016, France/Poland, French, Polish, Russian w/English Subtitles, 115 min. Rating 14A , Drama



Official Selection:

2016 Sundance Film Festival
2016 Jerusalem Film Festival

 

 

 

A war film about women made by women. Warsaw, December 1945: the Second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new government and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities.

 

Community Partner: Ancaster Film Festival







 

 

 

CAFÉ SOCIETY

Monday, October 17 at 7:00 pm
Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster
(formerly SilverCity Ancaster)


Dir. Woody Allen, 2016, USA, English, 96 min. Rating PG, Comedy

 


Official Selection:

2016 Cannes Film Festival

 


New York in the 1930s. As he has more and more trouble putting up with his bickering parents, his gangster brother and the family jewellery store, Bobby Dorfman feels like he needs a change of scenery! So he decides to go and try his luck in Hollywood where his high-powered agent uncle Phil hires him as an errand boy.

 

 

Community Partner: Ancaster Film Festival

 

Presented by:

 









 

 

 

IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD
(Juste la fin du monde)

Monday, October 17 at 7:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 6 Jackson Square


Dir. Xavier Dolan, 2016, Canada, French w/English Subtitles, 97 min. Rating 14A, Drama


 

Winner: Grand Jury Prize, Ecumenical Jury Prize, 2016 Cannes Film Festival

 

Xavier Dolan, the most exciting contemporary voice in Canadian film, delivers yet another visionary work in this story of a young gay playwright who returns to his volatile family after a 12-year absence to tell them he’s dying. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, Juste la fin du monde is a magnificent, thunderous drama about home and familial roots.

 


 Tuesday, October 18






 

 

MIA MADRE

Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 6 Jackson Square

Dir. Nanni Moretti, 2015, Italy,Italian w/English Subtitles, 106 min. Rating 14A, Drama

 


Official Selection:

2015 Cannes Film Festival

2015 Toronto International Film Festival

2015 New York Film Festival


 

 

 

Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. The star of her film, a charming but hammy American actor (John Turturro), initially presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together as her beloved mother's illness progresses, and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant.

 

Community Partner: Cinema Insieme

 

 

 







 

 

MAKING SPACE: FIVE WOMEN CHANGING THE FACE OF ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm
AGH Annex

Dir. Ultan Guilfoyle, 2014, USA, English, 50 min. Rating PG, Documentary

 


Official Selection:
New York Architecture and Design Film Festival


For the first time in history, women are the rising stars in architecture­—previously an all-male galaxy— and they are literally and figuratively changing the landscape. Making Space captures the compelling stories and outstanding designs of Annabelle Selldorf (NY), Farshid Moussavi (London), Odile Decq (Paris), Marianne McKenna (Toronto), and Kathryn Gustafson (Seattle & London).

 

Panel discussion to follow the film.


Presented by:

 

 


 







 

 

 

THINGS TO COME

Tuesday, October 18 at 9:00 pm
AGH Annex

Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016, France, French, 102 min. Rating PG, Drama


Winner:
Best Director Award, 2016 Berlin International Film Festival

Official Selection: 2016 Toronto International Film Festival I 2016 New York Film Festival


Mia Hansen-Løve’s fifth feature marks a departure from the topic of youth; instead she has chosen to explore the onset of age in a powerful yet also ironic portrait of a woman. A warm performance by Isabel Huppert as an academic facing a crisis at home in this intimate, intellectual film, which explores questions of happiness, of having a vocation, and the value or folly of established ways of living.

 

Community Partner: Le Centre français Hamilton Inc.




 

 

 


 Wednesday, October 19





 

 

 

GENIUS

Wednesday, October 19 at 1:00 pm
Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster
(formerly SilverCity Ancaster)


Dir. Michael Grandage, 2016, UK, English, 104 min. Rating PG, Drama

 

 

Official Selection:

2016 Berlin International Film Festival

 

 

 

From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage in his feature film debut, comes Genius, a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe.

 

 

Community Partner: Ancaster Film Festival

 

 

 








 

 

OUR LITTLE SISTER

Wednesday, October 19 at 4:00 pm
Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster
(formerly SilverCity Ancaster)

 

Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2015, Japan, Japanese w/English Subtitles, 128 min. Rating PG, Drama


Official Selection:

2015 Cannes Film Festival
2015 Toronto International Film Festival

 


Three sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father - absent from the family home for the last 15 years - dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral, and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.

 

 

Community Partner: The Japan Foundation, Ancaster Film Festival

 









 

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm
Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster
(formerly SilverCity Ancaster)

Dir. Matthew Brown, 2015, UK, English, 108 min. Rating PG, Drama

 

 

Official Selection:

2015 Toronto International Film Festival
2016 Tribeca Film Festival


The true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, travelled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, he forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world.


Community Partner:
Ancaster Film Festival

 

 







 

NELLY

Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 6 Jackson Square

 

Dir. ANNE ÉMOND, 2016, Canada, French w/English Subtitles, 108min. Rating 18A , Drama

 

 

Official Selection:
2016 Toronto International Film Festival


Award-winning filmmaker Anne Émond (Nuit #1, Les êtres chers) returns with this creatively imagined biopic of controversial Quebec writer Nelly Arcan, who scandalized the French literary world with her semi-autobiographical novel based on her experiences as a sex worker.



Panel discussion to follow the film
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Community Partner: McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

 

 





 


 

 

SONITA

Wednesday, October 19 at 9:00 pm
AGH Annex

 

Dir. Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015, Iran/Germany, Persian/Dari w/English Subtitles, 90 min. Rating 14A, Documentary

 

 

Winner:
Audience Award, 2016 Hot Docs
2016 Sundance Film Festival
Best Documentary, 2016 Sundance Film Festival
2015 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Munich International Documentary Film Festival


Sonita is an 18-year-old Afghan refugee living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live the way she wants, as an artist, singer, and musician, in spite of all the obstacles she confronts in Iran and her conservative patriarchal family.


Community Partner: Hot Docs


 

 


 Thursday, October 20




 

 

NERUDA

Thursday, October 20 at 1:00 pm
Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster
(formerly SilverCity Ancaster)

 

Dir. Pablo Larrain, 2016, Chile/Argentina/Spain/France, Spanish/French w/English Subtitles, 108min. Rating 18A, Drama

 


Official Selection:

2016 Cannes Film Festival
2016 Toronto International Film Festival
2016 London Film Festival
2016 Telluride Film Festival
2016 New York Film Festival

An engrossing metafictional fable around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Pablo Neruda, who goes underground when Chile outlaws communism and is pursued by an ambitious police inspector hoping to make a name for himself by capturing the famous fugitive.

 

 


Community Partner:
Ancaster Film Festival

 

 

 








 

 

SING STREET

Thursday, October 20 at 4:00 pm
Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster
(formerly SilverCity Ancaster)

 

Dir. John Carney, 2016, Ireland, English, 106 min. Rating 14A, Comedy

 


Official Selection:
2015 Toronto International Film Festival
2015 London Film Festival
2016 Sundance Film Festival

 

 

In 1985 a Dublin teenager deals with being the new kid in school while trying to ignore mounting discord at home. A fledgling musician, he forms a band, starts writing songs and making DIY videos, and, with a growing confidence and swagger that emulates the best rock heroes of his era, takes a swift turn toward a future full of possibility.

 

 

Community Partner: Ancaster Film Festival

 

Presented by:



 

 

 








 

 

 

OPERATION AVALANCHE

Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 6 Jackson Square

 

Dir. Matt Johnson, 2016, Canada, English, 94 min. Rating PG, Thriller, Comedy

 

 

Official Selection:

2016 Sundance Film Festival

2016 Hot Docs

In 1967, during the height of the Cold War, two young CIA agents go undercover at NASA to investigate a possible Russian mole. In disguise as documentary filmmakers, they tap phones and break into offices while purporting to learn more about the Apollo project. Their discovery of a shocking NASA secret sparks the biggest conspiracy in American history.

 

Presented by:




 

 





 


 

 

LAST FOLIO

Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 pm
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion


Dir. Katya Krausova, 2015, Slovakia, Slovak w/English Subtitles, 81 min. Rating 14A, Documentary

 

Slovakian-Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc undertakes a personal journey into the past and present of Slovakia’s Jewish community. Through interviews with Shoah survivors who remained in Slovakia, as well as the story of Yuri’s parents who spent the war in hiding, the film looks at both the help Slovakian Jews received and the anti-Semitism they experienced. It is Yuri’s stunningly beautiful photographs that let us experience the vibrant cultural history of Slovakian Jews through the now abandoned schools, synagogues and mikvahs he lovingly captures with his camera.


Q&A with Director Katya Krausova and artist Yuri Dojc following the screening.

 

Last Folio: Yuri Dojc opens at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on Oct. 22, 2016 as an exhibition of photographs taken by Yuri on a visit to his family's former home in a small Jewish village in Slovakia.

 





 

 

 

 

IXCANUL

Thursday, October 20 at 9:00 pm
AGH Annex


Dir. Jayro Bustamante, 2015, Guatemala, Maya/Spanish w/English Subtitles, 93 min. Rating 14A, Drama

 

Official Selection:

2015 Berlin International Film Festival
2015 Toronto International Film Festival

In this dreamlike fusion of documentary and fable, two young, impoverished Mayan lovers escape from their servitude on a remote Guatemalan coffee plantation and attempt to make their way to the United States.

 

 


 Friday, October 21





 

DRIVING WITH SELVI

Friday, October 21 at 7:00 pm
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion

 

Dir. Elisa Paloschi, 2015, Canada, English, 74 min. Rating PG, Documentary



Selvi, a former child bride, escapes her violent marriage to become South India’s first female taxi driver. Over a 10-year journey we see a remarkable transformation as she finds her voice and defies all expectations.

 

 

Community Partner: Hot Docs, South Asian Heritage Association of Hamilton and Region.

 

Q&A with Selvi to follow the film.








 

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

Friday, October 21 at 7:00 pm
Collective Arts Brewing

Dir. Ron Howard, 2016, USA, 137 min. Rating PG, Documentary

 


 

 


A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

 

 

Community Partners:

Collective Arts Brewing

Dr. Disc

 

 

 

 

 








 

SPACESHIP EARTH

Friday, October 21 at 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion

 

Dir. Kevin McMahon, 2016, Canada, English, Japanese, German w/English Subtitles, 122min. Rating 14A, Documentary

 


 

For 50 years scientists have been working to understand humanity’s daily influence on our planet’s life forces. SPACESHIP EARTH is a poetic feature film exploring what they have learned, and what that tells us about our responsibility for steering the only ship in the universe known to carry life.

 

Community Partner: Environment Hamiltonand Hot Docs






 

 

GIMME DANGER

Friday, October 21 at 9:30 pm
Collective Arts Brewing

 

Dir. Jim Jarmusch, 2016, USA, English,108min.
Rating 14A, Documentary


Official Selection:

2016 Cannes Film Festival
2016 Toronto International Film Festival
2016 New York Film Festival

 

Emerging from Ann Arbor, Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges’ powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s.  Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed.  A chronicle of the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time.



Community Partners:

Collective Arts Brewing

Dr. Disc

 Saturday, October 22





 

LO AND BEHOLD REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD *SECOND SCREENING*

Saturday, October 22 at 1:00 pm
AGH Annex

 

Dir. Werner Herzog, 2016, USA, English, 98 min. Rating 14A, Documentary

 

 

Official Selection:

2016 Sundance Film Festival
2016 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival

 

 

Continuing his fascination with portraying humans set against larger forces that we cannot fully comprehend, Werner Herzog’s latest film brings us face-to-face with a behemoth of our own creation: the Internet. In typical Herzogian playful-yet-chilling fashion, this popular Hot Docs 2016 hit contains a treasure trove of strange and beguiling interviews, from Internet pioneers to victims of wireless radiation whose anecdotes weave a complex portrait of our brave new world.

 

Community Partner: Hot Docs






 

 

LO AND BEHOLD REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD

Saturday, October 22 at 4:00 pm (SOLD OUT - RUSH LINE ONLY)
AGH Annex

 

Dir. Werner Herzog, 2016, USA, English, 98 min. Rating 14A, Documentary

 

 

Official Selection:

2016 Sundance Film Festival
2016 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival

 

 

Continuing his fascination with portraying humans set against larger forces that we cannot fully comprehend, Werner Herzog’s latest film brings us face-to-face with a behemoth of our own creation: the Internet. In typical Herzogian playful-yet-chilling fashion, this popular Hot Docs 2016 hit contains a treasure trove of strange and beguiling interviews, from Internet pioneers to victims of wireless radiation whose anecdotes weave a complex portrait of our brave new world.

 

Community Partner: Hot Docs








 

 

HARRY BENSON – SHOOT FIRST

Saturday, October 22 at 5:00 pm
Collective Arts Brewing

 

Dir. Justin Bare, Matthew Miele, 2016, USA, English, 87 min. Rating PG, Documentary

 


Official Selection:

2015 Toronto International Film Festival

 

What we know today about many famous musicians, politicians, and actresses is due to the famous work of photographer Harry Benson. He captured vibrant and intimate photos of the most famous band in history: The Beatles. His extensive portfolio included iconic photos of Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, and Dr. Martin Luther King. His wide-ranging work has appeared in publications including Life, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Benson, now 86, is still taking photos and has no intentions of stopping

 

Community Partner: Collective Arts Brewing

 

 








 

THE MEASURE OF A MAN

Saturday, October 22 at 7:00 pm
(SOLD OUT - RUSH LINE ONLY)
AGH Annex

 

Dir. Stephane Brize, 2015, France, French w/English Subtitles, 91 min. Rating 14A, Drama

 


 

Winner:
Best Actor Award, 2015 Cannes Film Festival
2016 César Awards

Official Selection:
2015 New York Film Festival
2015 London Film Festival

At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry (Vincent Lindon) starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?

 

Community Partner: Le Centre français Hamilton Inc.

 

 









 

MISS SHARON JONES!

Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 pm
Collective Arts Brewing

Dir. Barbara Kopple, 2015, USA, English, 93 min. Rating PG, Documentary


Official Selection:

22015 Toronto International Film Festival

 

AGH EMERGE Members are invited to attend this film for FREE! Simply RSVP to: ticketing@artgalleryofhamilton.com by Friday at 5pm to reserve your seats. Space is limited. Available while quantities last.

 

Not an EMERGE Member? Learn about becoming one.


Dreams never expire but sometimes they are deferred. Miss Sharon Jones! follows the talented and gregarious soul singer of the Grammy-nominated R&B band "Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings." In the most challenging year of her life, Sharon Jones confronts pancreatic cancer. As she struggles to find her health and voice again, the film intimately uncovers the mind and spirit of a powerful woman determined to regain the explosive singing career that eluded her for 50 years.

 

Community Partner: Collective Arts Brewing and Hot Docs

 

OFFICIAL CLOSING PARTY!

At 9:30 pm, following the screening of Miss Sharon Jones everyone is invited (whether you see the film or not) to celebrate at the Official Closing Party at Collective Arts Brewing!


Join us for music, food, drinks, and dancing! Free to all, cash bar.

 

 








 

DHEEPAN

Saturday, October 22 at 9:00 pm
(SOLD OUT - RUSH LINE ONLY)
AGH Annex

Dir. Jacques Audiard, 2015, France, Tamil/French w/English Subtitles,115min. Rating 14A, Drama


Winner: Palme d’Or, 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Official Selection:
2015 Toronto International Film Festival
2015 London Film Festival


To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. They barely know one another, but try to build a life together.

 

 

Panel discussion to follow the film

 

Community Partner: McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

 

 

 


 Sunday, October 23





 

BOY & THE WORLD

Sunday, October 23 at 1:00 pm
AGH Annex

 

Dir. Alê Abreu, 2014, Brazil, English, 80 min. Rating PG, Animation/Adventure/Family
 

 


2016 Academy Award Nominee
Best Animated Feature Film. 40+ film festival awards.

An amazing Brazilian animation that truly exemplifies the power of imagery and music as a combination that has more than enough to portray a powerful and deep message. It shows an adventurous quest that illustrates the issues of the modern world through the eyes of a child. A cautionary tale of globalization, Boy & the World teaches above all the dangers of the massification of the economy, of the mind, and of the soul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








 

 

CALLING OCCUPANTS

Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 pm
(SOLD OUT - RUSH LINE ONLY)
AGH Annex

 

World Première

 

Dir. Mitch Fillion, 2016, Canada, English, 68 min. Rating 14A, Drama

 

 

A young man and his friends experiment with human-initiated contact techniques in an attempt to develop a peaceful relationship with extra-terrestrials. Along their journey, they attend an ET disclosure hearing in Brantford, Ontario and interview the world's top UFO researchers, abductees and lobbyists to find out the truth behind the UFO cover-up.

 

Q&A with director Mitch Fillion to follow the screening

 

 

 








 

CALLING OCCUPANTS *SECOND SCREENING*

Sunday, October 23 at 5:30 pm
AGH Annex

 

World Première

 

Dir. Mitch Fillion, 2016, Canada, English, 68 min. Rating 14A, Drama

 

 

A young man and his friends experiment with human-initiated contact techniques in an attempt to develop a peaceful relationship with extra-terrestrials. Along their journey, they attend an ET disclosure hearing in Brantford, Ontario and interview the world's top UFO researchers, abductees and lobbyists to find out the truth behind the UFO cover-up.

 

Q&A with director Mitch Fillion to follow the screening

 

 

 






 

SHIRIN

Sunday, October 23 at 7:00 pm
AGH Annex

 

Dir. Abbas Kiarostami, 2008, Iran, Persian w/English Subtitles, 92min.Rating PG, Drama

 

 

Official Selection:

2008 Venice Film Festival
2008 Tokyo International Film Festival

To close this year’s festival, we celebrate the life of one of cinema’s greatest filmmakers Abbas Kiarostami who passed away in June.

A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theatre and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the 12th century, put on stage by Kiarostami. The development of the text–long a favorite in Persia and the Middle East–remains invisible to the viewer of the film, the whole story is told by the faces of the women watching the show.



OUR SINCERE THANKS IS EXTENDED TO:

Nadeem Akhtar, Khursheed Ahmed, Michael Boyuk, David Brennan, Stephen Broomer, Charles Criminisi, Bill Curran, Beth deJong, Amanda Dudnik, Lane Dunlop, Nathan Fleet, Mark Furukawa, Laura Good, Brydie Huffman, Abedar Kamgari, Nick Kates, Mike Lalich, Ming-Jenn Lim, Devon Craig MacDonald, Dima Matar, Andrew O’Connor, Stephen O’Connor, Terrance Odette, Ryan Perez, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Nea Reid, Cristina Saban, John Smith, Kyle Stewart, Caitlin Sutherland, Tyler Tekatch, Leonardo Tenan, Alana Traficante, Jennifer Wallace, The Burnt Tongue, Eden’s Café, Jack & Lois, Mills Hardware, The Works.



 
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