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From the Academy Award®-winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of '67
Featuring some of the most iconic images of the American Southwest ever captured on film, Wim Wenders’ masterpiece stars the late Harry Dean Stanton as Travis, an amnesiac who, after going walkabout in the South Texas desert, begins a journey with his son to find Jane, Travis’ wife, who has long been missing.
Incendies tells the story of fraternal twins who are trying to fulfill their mother Nawal's dying wish to locate two lost family members. Their quest, which takes them from Montreal to an unnamed Middle Eastern country patterned after Lebanon, is intercut with scenes set in the 1970s depicting Nawal's difficult adolescence in the midst of a religious civil war.
Three sisters and a brother, separated from their parents as infants and placed into separate families during the 60's scoop, meet for the first time ever in front of director Tasha Hubbard’s camera.
Sweet Country may sound idyllic, but the Northern Territory frontier of 1929’s Australia is dry, harsh, and unforgiving. This Outback Western takes its narrative from the annals of true crime, following the relentless chase of an Aboriginal man (Hamilton Morris) whose fatal act of self-defence becomes the catalyst for racist condemnation.
Co-presented by Noelle’s Gift, a charity committed to improving the lives of children in the Lambton area, Babe is the lovable story about a pig who wants to be a sheepherding Border Collie. The 1995 children’s classic comes to Sarnia for a very special SWIFF Fam Jam. That’ll do, pig!
Smart, wry, and utterly droll, The Other Side of Hope is a comically light take on Europe’s current refugee crisis, albeit one steeped in director Aki Kaurismäki’s characteristically delightful sense of humour, wit, and optimism.
New Chefs on the Block is an intimate, multi-year portrait of two chefs and their staffs in Washington, DC who struggle to open and maintain their first restaurants.
In this programme of shorts, we start in far-flung regions like the forests of Haiti (The Crying Conch) and a small village in Nigeria (Waiting for Hassana) before coming home, where our immediate connections to global issues are closer—and more imperative—than we think.
Baker’s follow-up to Tangerine is a breathtaking, fascinating exploration of youthful innocence in the adult world. Audiences will immediately shine to Brooklynn Prince, the precocious, intelligent, energetic child actor behind Moonee, the six-year-old protagonist in this multi-layered story told from her point-of-view as she roams throughout her Orlando neighbourhood, having fun and causing trouble.
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, this riotously strange comedy follows Christian (Claes Bang), the head curator of a contemporary art museum in Sweden, who, after getting pickpocketed, embarks on a quest to track down who stole his cell phone.
In Lucija Stojevic’s documentary about La Chana, the incomparable Catalan dancer, a portrait of a woman’s difficult journey to Spanish superstardom emerges with flair, rhythm, and tons of soul.
In this eye-opening and essential documentary, filmmaker Matthew Heineman enters the world of citizen journalism and anonymous activism to tell the story of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), the Syrian website that reports on the destruction of an ancient city that was once peaceful and beautiful.
"We have to be get back and be proud of who we are. Our stories have to be told again", affirms Gordon Walker, one of the many educators living in Norway House Cree Nation, situated in northern Manitoba. The forces behind Norway House's progressive educational centre and its inclusive community-minded spaces restore Indigenous culture for the next generation.
Described as “the first great film of the Trump era,” Beatriz at Dinner invites you to take a seat for a dinner party you won’t soon forget.
Love is hard, and it only gets harder in periods of transition. In this programme of Canadian short films, characters explore mystifying changes to existing interpersonal dynamics.
Jeff Bauman lost both legs in the Boston Marathon Bombing while cheering on then-girlfriend Erin Hurley, who was running a race she would never complete. His recovery—a difficult road fraught with newfound fame, alcoholism, and a tumultuous relationship—is told in STRONGER, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany.