Films by Genre

Thursday Evening


The Eagle Huntress

13-year-old Aisholpan defies gender norms and chases her eagle-hunting dreams!

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017, 7:30 pm, Galaxy Cinemas

Thursday Night


Bubble Wrapture Album Release with Sarah DeCarlo

Featuring Peterborough-based, mixed blood artist Sarah DeCarlo, along with Julia Fenn, Megan Kendrick and Stefan Loebus. A night of dreams, beats, ballads, and video.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017, 9:30 pm, Catalina's

Friday Morning



A reflection on how suicide touched a family’s life, expressed through dance

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 11:30 am, Showplace

Friday Afternoon


Shadow Girl

A filmmaker loses her sight -- and shares her journey to regain her voice and her art

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 1:00 pm, Market Hall



Recycled tsunami scraps… an artist’s memorial to Japan’s victims.

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 1:00 pm, Showplace


Revolution Begins at Home

A filmmaker’s remarkable radical family in late 1960s Ontario – political upheaval, youthful idealism, and police brutality

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 4:45 pm, Market Hall


Dreams of Electric City

A visual meditation on Peterborough’s people, landscape, and community

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 4:45 pm, Showplace

Friday Evening


Someone is Weaving

An Iranian shoemaker reflects on her life and her craft

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 7:30 pm, Showplace


Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming)

Peace, love, and cultural understanding – an animated feature about a young Canadian poet’s transformative journey to self-discovery

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 7:30 pm, Showplace

Saturday Morning



A 18-year-old undocumented Afghan refugee in Iran – and her persistent journey to rapper stardom

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 11:30 am, The Venue

Saturday Afternoon


Random Acts of Legacy

Rare home movies of the Fungs reveal a moving, multi-layered tale of racism, integration, and success

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 1:45 pm, Market Hall


Real Boy

Music and a transgender teen’s transition – and a mom’s journey from resistance to acceptance

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 1:45 pm, The Venue


A Cerebral Game

A filmmaker ponders his changing identity through the lens of baseball

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, The Venue


Extraordinary People

A quirky and inventive exploration of the unique way of life in Turkey’s Black Sea region

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, The Venue

Saturday Evening



New York Times obituary writers shine a spotlight on stories of remarkable lives

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

Saturday Night

Sunday Morning


Hooligan Sparrow

Smuggled footage – a fearless Chinese activist who exposes child rape and stands up for sex workers’ rights

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 10:00 am, The Venue

Sunday Afternoon


Circus Without Borders

A tale of two circuses, two cultures, and one vision: inspiring resilience in struggling communities

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 12:00 pm, Market Hall


Uncle Howard

A nephew revisits his filmmaker uncle’s life, entwining stunning archival footage of William S. Burroughs with the present day

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 2:30 pm, Showplace


A Matter of Time

When her mother gets diagnosed with ALS, musician Kathryn Calder takes on an intensely personal recording project.

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 4:35 pm, Market Hall


Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

An intimate portrait of the life, poetry, and politics of a civil rights icon

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 4:35 pm, The Venue