Join us for our opening night reception! Open to All Access and VIP Pass holders. Enjoy…

Thu 02
148 Front Street5:00 pm

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

Thu 02
Imperial Theatre7:30 pm

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.

Fri 03
Imperial Theatre1:00 pm

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.

Fri 03
Imperial Theatre4:00 pm

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.

Fri 03
Imperial Theatre7:00 pm

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.

Fri 03
Imperial Theatre9:00 pm

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!

Sat 04
Imperial Theatre11:00 am

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.

Sat 04
Imperial Theatre1:00 pm

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.

Sat 04
Imperial Theatre4:00 pm

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.

Sat 04
Imperial Theatre6:30 pm

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.

Sat 04
Imperial Theatre9:00 pm

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.

Sun 05
Imperial Theatre11:00 am

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.

Sun 05
Imperial Theatre1:00 pm

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.

Sun 05
Imperial Theatre4:00 pm

Sun 05
Imperial Theatre7:00 pm

Thursday 02 November

November 2, 2017
5:00 pm
148 Front Street
Sarnia
Kathryn Bigelow
Preceded by Memorable Moments. 148 Front St 5-7pm. All access and VIP pass holders admitted. Complimentary snacks and beverages. Live music.
November 2, 2017
7:30 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia

Friday 03 November

Wim Wenders
November 3, 2017
1:00 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia
Denis Villeneuve
November 3, 2017
4:00 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia
Tasha Hubbard
Q&A with director and local residential school survivors following the film
November 3, 2017
7:00 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia
Warwick Thornton
November 3, 2017
9:00 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia

Saturday 04 November

Chris Noonan
preceded by DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver
November 4, 2017
11:00 am
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia
Aki Kaurismäki
Q&A with star Sherwan Haji following the film
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia
Dustin Harrison-Atlas
Q&A w/ Director Dustin Harrison- Atlas and local celebrity chef Paresh Thakkar
November 4, 2017
4:00 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia
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Sean Baker
November 4, 2017
6:30 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia
Ruben Östlund
November 4, 2017
9:00 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia

Sunday 05 November

Lucija Stojevic
November 5, 2017
11:00 am
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia
Matthew Heineman
Following the film, please join us for a panel discussion with JAYU Executive Director, Gilad Cohen and survivor Mohamad Lazakani.
November 5, 2017
1:00 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia
Miguel Arteta
November 5, 2017
4:00 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia
November 5, 2017
7:00 pm
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia