- Trimpin: The Sound of InventionFri, Oct 23 / 7 pmThis amusing exploration of the sonic world of an eccentric creative genius will delight anyone interested in the mysteries, pitfalls, and sheer joy of creative experiment. Artist, inventor, engineer and composer Trimpin shuns the hype and hyperbole of the commercial art world – yet his freewheeling sculptures and outrageous musical experiments.
Sat, Oct 24 / 2 pm
- SoftieSat, Oct 24 / 4 pm & 6:15 pmA nominee for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Boniface this remarkable, suspenseful documentary is the story of a political activist in Kenya “Softie” Mwangi who decides to run for office amidst incredible corruption. Introduced by Elyas Tesfaye.
Sun, Oct 25 / 2:15 pm & 6:45 pm
Tue, Oct 27 / 6:45 pm
- Jazz Film Fest: Back in the Day: The Legendary Arrows ClubSun, Oct 25 / 4:30 pmA special presentation of three rare Canadian jazz films: Nelson Symonds Quartet is a great performance by a legendary guitarist in Canadian jazz who was regarded as one of the greatest guitar players anywhere by B.B. King. Back In The Day is the story of the pioneering Halifax music club The Arrows Club, which rose to significance in the 1960's as one of the first and most popular Black owned nightclubs in Halifax. Live Zoom conversation with director Elizabeth McCormack following the screening.
- The ReturnTue, Oct 27 / 9 pmWinnipeg director BJ Verot makes a great feature debut with an eerie film that combines the best elements of the horror house genre. After the death of his father, a brilliant college student returns to his family home where he learns that the horrors from his childhood aren't as dead and gone as he once thought.
Wed, Oct 28 / 9:30 pm
Thu, Oct 29 / 9 pm
Fri, Oct 30 / 7 pm
Sat, Oct 31 / 3:15 pm & 10 pm
- Jazz Film Fest: Say Amen, Somebody (New 4K Restoration)Wed & Thu, Oct 28 & 29 / 6:30 pmOne of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George Nierenberg’s masterpiece — a joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, featuring the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey ("Precious Lord, Take My Hand"); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith. George Nierenberg will be interviewed following the Wednesday, October 28 screening.
Fri, Oct 30 / 9:15 pm
Sat, Oct 31 / 1 pm
- A Cream of the Crap Halloween: Season of the RetchSat, Oct 31 / 7 pmAfter a short hiatus, our special team of cultural archaeologists are back to tear into what may very well go down in history as the new champion of trash cinema! Our...
- Native SonAvailable to rent October 5 - November 2One of the most controversial novels of its day, Richard Wright’s Native Son (first published in 1940) exposed the injustices of urban African-American life, witnessed through the eyes of Bigger Thomas, whose violent tendencies and moral confusion were the natural result of a lifetime of deprivation. In prison for murder and sentenced to death, Thomas reflects on the circumstances that led to his fate.
- send+receive Presents: Hooker-Niblock/Flowers Of The SpiritAvailable free to view Oct 16 - 31Join us for this free online program featuring legendary drummer, poet, and composer William Hooker. The two-part program features...
- Happy PlaceAvailable to rent Oct 20 - Nov 2Happy Place explores the time that seven women spend together in an in-patient care facility: all so different, but with one thing in common – they have all attempted suicide. Samira’s (Backo) attempt stems from PTSD after a violent sexual assault several years earlier, and her fellow residents have personal stories that intersect with her own – sophisticated Celine (Perron), ribald Mildred (Walsh), haughty Rosemary (Sinha), good natured Nina (Repo-Martell, reprising the role she originated on stage), and competitive Joyce (McCarthy). Trying to lead them all to healing is psychiatrist Louise (Rosling), holding the centre of this diverse and kinetic group. Some women will leave the safety of the clinic, for better or for worse, and others will stay, hopefully to heal and not to break.
Facebook Live Q&A with the cast on Tue, Oct 27 / at 2pm moderated by Shelagh Carter.