Hot Docs 2016: After Circus

Go behind the scenes at a retirement community for circus performers in After Circus. Sarasota, Florida is considered the circus capital of the world and is home to many retired and semi-retired performers, including trapeze artist Dolly Jacobs, horse trailer Caroline Williams, and crown Jackie LeClair. Despite their advancing age, many of these individuals still […]

Hot Docs 2016: KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

The Tahltan First Nation protests against mining on their land in KONELĪNE: our land beautiful. The Tahltan territory of northwestern British Columbia is known to them as “koneline” or “our land beautiful.” However, the land is an area know as the “Golden Triangle” to miners, due to the area’s rich gold and calcium deposits. With mines moving […]

Hot Docs 2016: League of Exotique Dancers

The legends of burlesque tell their story in League of Exotique Dancers. The various pioneers and legends of burlesque, such as Delilah Jones, Lovey Goldmine, Judith Stein, and Camille 2000, are invited to perform at the Legends of Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. These performers tell their story about working in an era when there were very […]

Canadian Film Fest 2016: Chasing Valentine

A depressed man strikes up an unlikely connection with a call girl in Chasing Valentine. Following the tragic loss of the love of his life, Chase (Adam Langton) spends much of his time home alone, editing adult videos for his friend Brad (Brad Cowan). However, one night at a bar, Chase meets Valentine (Gwenlyn Cumyn), […]

Canadian Film Fest 2016: 20 Moves

The story behind Rubik’s Cube is told in 20 Moves. Invented by Hungarian Erno Rubik and originally intended as a teaching tool, the puzzle that would become known as Rubik’s Cube was discovered at a German toy fair by holocaust survivor Tom Kremer. Sold by the Ideal Toy Company, the incredibly difficult three dimensional puzzle became a huge […]

Canadian Film Fest 2016: Jackie Boy

A self-destructive womanizer beings to change his ways in Jackie Boy. Jack (Alino Giraldi) is a man in a small town, who regularly indulges himself in drinking, drugs, and one night stands. However, when he meets Jasmine (Shannon Coulter), Jack is inspired to turn a new leaf and distance himself from his equally self-destructive friend […]

Canadian Film Fest 2016: The Sabbatical

A photography professor on his year off strikes up an unlikely friendship with a much younger art student in The Sabbatical. James Pittman (James Whittingham) is a professor at the University of Regina, who is using his one year sabbatical to attempt to put together a new photography book, even though he has trouble finding inspiration. […]

Canadian Film Fest 2016: Dead Rush

A zombie apocalypse is shown from one man’s point of view in Dead Rush. A viral outbreak has broken out and soon leads to a full out zombie apocalypse. The events before, during, and after the outbreak and shown through the eyes of David (David Michael Moote), who finds himself shacked out with a group […]

Canadian Film Fest 2016: Borealis

A gambling addict goes on the lam with his teenage daughter in Borealis. Jonah (Jonas Chernick) is a Winnipeg man, who owes a nearly $100,000 poker debt to Jewish mafia accountant Tubby Finkelman (Kevin Pollak). Around the same time, Jonah finds out that his teenage daughter Aurora’s (Joey King) eyesight is deteriorating to the point […]

Review: Brooklyn

A young Irish immigrant adjusts to like in America in Brooklyn. Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) is a young woman from a small Irish town, who is arranged by her older sister to go to the US for a better future, with priest and sponsor Father Flood (Jim Broadbent) arranging for Eilis’ accommodation and employment. Eilis is initially incredibly […]