Film Festival Schedule

Thursday, January 25, 2018

  Galaxy Cinemas
7:30pm

Friday, January 26, 2018

  Market HallShowplaceThe Venue
11:30am
2:00pm
3:50pm
5:00pm
7:30pm
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

  Market HallShowplaceThe Venue
10:00am
11:30am
12:30pm
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2:00pm
4:00pm
5:15pm
7:30pm
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Sunday, January 28, 2018

  Market HallShowplaceThe Venue
10:00am
12:00pm
2:30pm
4:45pm

Thursday Evening

 

California Typewriter

An ode to the typewriter from Tom Hanks and Sam Sheppard. A fascinating look at our human connection to machines.

Thursday, Jan 25, 2017, 7:30 pm, Galaxy Cinemas

Friday Morning

 

A Cambodian Spring

Cambodian corruption and greed meets three dedicated activists, one of whom is a Buddhist monk!

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 11:30 am, Market Hall

 

Unrest

A woman’s personal struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and her political fight to make it known to the world.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 11:30 am, Showplace

 

A Moon of Nickel and Ice

A Putin-era mining city in the Arctic struggles to provide community and hope.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 11:30 am, The Venue

Friday Afternoon

 

Ask the Sexpert

In Mumbai, despite taboos, columnist Dr. Watsa gives frank and popular sex advice – and he is 93 years old.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 2:00 pm, Market Hall

 

Plastic China

A family works and lives in a plastic waste recycling factory in rural China, surrounded by Western garbage.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 2:00 pm, Showplace

 

Birth of a Family

Four siblings, all Sixties Scoop survivors, rekindle their lost family connections decades after their forced adoptions.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 2:00 pm, The Venue

 

Older Than What?

Featuring the experiences, struggles, knowledge, sex appeal, and charm of LGBTQ elders!

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 3:50 pm, Market Hall

 

ShapeMaker: The Sculptor Don Frost

Master sculptor Don Frost reveals his wondrous art.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 3:50 pm, Showplace

 

Running Against The Wind

A young Iranian woman revels in the forbidden "Parkour,” an outdoor form of jumping, running, and vaulting.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 3:50 pm, The Venue

Friday Evening

 

Conversation with Ziad

A Syrian refugee reminisces as he responds to images of his country projected on a wall.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 5:00 pm, Market Hall

 

The Long Way Home

A Canadian citizen is abducted by Sudanese authorities at the behest of CSIS.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 5:00 pm, Market Hall

 

In From The Cold

A profile of the annual benefit concert for Peterborough’s youth shelter.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 5:00 pm, Showplace

 

Fix and Release

Turtle rescue in Peterborough county.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 5:00 pm, Showplace

 

The Oldest Tree in the World

Interweaving poetics, song, and stories of the land, while honouring the oldest maple tree in this region of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Territory.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 5:00 pm, Showplace

 

Thank You For the Rain

A farmer’s journey to bring climate change education and action to his village in Kenya.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 5:00 pm, The Venue

 

nature mother

A son explores his photographer mother’s love of nature and beauty with a view through her lens.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

 

Modified

Nine years in the making, this mother-daughter activist doc dishes out the reasons to label GMOs in our food!

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

 

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

A profound, essential, and—until now—missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous Influence.

Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 7:30 pm, Showplace

Saturday Morning

 

Migration – Move

Waiting in a train on a track, dancers create body percussion and soulfully sing, “You Gotta Move.”

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Dance for Life

Mozambican Pulga Muchachonda shifts from soccer to something he really loves: contemporary dance.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Locked in a Way

A performance piece about writing, memory, and loss — based on the last recorded conversation between a mother and daughter.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Migration – Pilgrimage

Nine dancers journey through open farms and fields to find solace, shelter, and connection.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Abuelo

An unlikely tango team brings a touch of Argentina to Los Angeles.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Blue

A poignant view of the environmental dangers to marine life and the actions that need to be taken to save it. 

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 am, Showplace

 

Inside the Chinese Closet

Negotiating familial and societal expectations, LGBTQ people in China creatively live their identities through “fake marriages”.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 am, The Venue

 

The Treasure (El Tesoro)

With his family at his side, a 90-year-old carefully chooses a special tree.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 11:30 am, Market Hall

 

Lives Well Lived

Adults from 75 to 100 share their wit, wisdom, and insights on what makes a meaningful life.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 11:30 am, Market Hall

 

FIXED!

A look at the folks who will fix your broken items for free at the Repair Café in Toronto.

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

 

FOOD COOP

A unique grocery store in Brooklyn New York, owned and operated by its customers.

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

 

Directors and Editors: The Magic of Documentary Storytelling

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 11:30 am, The Venue

Saturday Afternoon

 

Lost in Lebanon

Follow four Syrian refugees in Lebanon as they struggle to rebuild their shattered lives despite a constant state of concern for their safety.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 2:00 pm, Market Hall

 

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

A Chinese-American family bank, under siege from the American government, in the wake of the banking crash of 2008.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 2:00 pm, The Venue

 

Heaven is a Traffic Jam On The 405

An intimate film about a funny, insightful, and extraordinary artist living with a lifelong mental illness.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 4:00 pm, Market Hall

 

Slowerblack

A stylish short about a hand-poke tattoo artist from Brooklyn.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 4:00 pm, Market Hall

 

The Hundred-Year-Old Whale

“Granny,” a one hundred year old whale, has proven it better to be wild and free!

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 4:00 pm, Showplace

 

Lovesick

The residents of Lovesick Lake fight against resort development.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 4:00 pm, Showplace

 

The Mount

Celebrating what can happen when volunteers dare to get involved...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 4:00 pm, The Venue

Saturday Evening

 

Heather Booth: Changing the World

The U.S. organizer who makes social change happen. If you are politically disheartened, see this film!

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 5:15 pm, Market Hall

 

White Walls Say Nothing

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Public spaces, street art, and activism. Graffiti on the go.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 5:15 pm, Showplace

 

The Other Side of the Wall

Honduran child immigrants struggle to keep their family together in Mexico when their mother is imprisoned.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 5:15 pm, The Venue

 

Shiners

From the brash street shiners of New York City, to the masked shoe shine boys of La Paz, Shiners travels the world to show you what it means to be a shoe shiner.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

 

Shut Up And Say Something

Passionate poet Shane Koyczan shares his personal pain as he reunites with his estranged, caring father.

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

Sunday Morning

 

The Submarine (El Submariné)

A 95-year-old cinematographer works to perfect his invention.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

The Forger

A French teenager rescues thousands of Jews in wartime Paris.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Kéwku

A visual and vulnerable exploration of one man’s experiences with residential school, addictions, resilience, and revival.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

Farmland - the new green gold. Hoping for export revenues, Ethiopia’s government leases millions of hectares of farmland to foreign investors. But the dream of prosperity has a dark side where the World Bank plays a very questionable role…

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am, Showplace

 

Faces of Harassment

Brazil. Women, 15 to 84, rich and poor, offer testimonies of harassment, sometimes for the first time.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am, The Venue

Sunday Afternoon

 

Heart of the Land (Toivola)

A gentle, hard-working farming couple in Finland love their rural life but they are facing retirement.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 12:00 pm, Market Hall

 

Tongue Cutters

Cutting cod tongues has been work for Norwegian children for generations. Be amazed by Ylva and Tobias.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 12:00 pm, Market Hall

 

Quest

In the face of poverty and racial strife, a black family nurtures hope and creativity. An intimate epic made over 10 years.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 12:00 pm, Showplace

 

Still Tomorrow

Yu: a farmer in her 40s, a poet with cerebral palsy, a YouTube sensation.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 12:00 pm, The Venue

 

Asiyeh

Meet a warm, no-nonsense bonesetter in northeastern Iran who offers counselling on the side!

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 2:30 pm, Market Hall

 

The Thinking Garden

South African grandmothers create an immense garden to “take control of their food and their futures.”

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 2:30 pm, Market Hall

 

Mama Agatha

Migrant and refugee women learn to ride a bike, and take to the streets!

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 2:30 pm, Market Hall

 

BIRTHMARK

When personal trauma aligns with a culturally “unlucky” birthmark, the filmmaker talks to people about their own “spots.”

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 2:30 pm, Showplace

 

Chavela

Portrait of an unconventional Mexican ranchera – a sexual pioneer known for her soul-stirring vocals.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 2:30 pm, The Venue

 

Sweat

Kristin Snowbird’s poetic exploration of her journey to a sweat lodge ceremony.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, Market Hall

 

Restoring Rotinonhsyon:ni: Nikki’s Kanyen’keha Journey

A Mohawk woman shares her journey of working to learn and revive Kanyen’keha—the Mohawk language.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, Market Hall

 

Keep Talking

Language is life, and revitalizing the Kodiak Alutiiq language gives life to Indigenous youth in Alaska.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, Market Hall

 

Pushback

Homelessness, addiction and poverty in Peterborough through the lens of the Warming Room.

Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, Showplace

 

City Specific: The Roost

Elsa Taylor serves up craft cocktails and feminist values at this Winnipeg restaurant bar.

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