COMING SOON

 
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Japanese subtitled in English
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Release date :
05 May 2017
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AFTER THE STORM (STA)
A divorced man struggles to regain his estranged family’s trust while sheltering with them during a typhoon, in the latest film from celebrated Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son; Our Little Sister).

Gentle and melancholy yet surprisingly amusing, the latest film by celebrated Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Our Little Sister) focuses on Ryota (Hiroshi Abe), a failed writer, third-rate detective, and no-luck gambler who has become separated from his wife and young son. When a typhoon strikes one night, the broken family is forced to spend the night together at the home of Ryota's mother, where the ensuing interaction — free of melodrama or forced catharsis — is tender, bittersweet, and quietly incisive, in true Kore-eda style.
 
English subtitled in French
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05 May 2017
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I, DANIEL BLAKE (STF)
Daniel Blake, 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, after a heart attack and nearly falling from a scaffold, he needs help from the State for the first time in his life. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.
 
English 
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Release date :
12 May 2017
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CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY
Presented in collaboration with Montréal Urban Ecology Center
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY is a story about our global urban future, in which nearly three-fourths of the world’s population will live in cities by the end of this century. It’s also a story about America’s recent urban past, in which bureaucratic, “top down” approaches to building cities have dramatically clashed with grassroots, “bottom up” approaches. The film brings us back mid-century, on the eve of the battles for the heart and soul of American cities, about to be routed by cataclysmically destructive Urban Renewal and highway projects.

The film details the revolutionary thinking of Jane Jacobs, and the origins of her magisterial 1961 treatise The Death and Life of Great American Cities, in which she singlehandedly undercuts her era’s orthodox model of city planning, exemplified by the massive Urban Renewal projects of New York’s “Master Builder,” Robert Moses. Jacobs and Moses figure centrally in our story as archetypes of the “bottom up” and the “top down” vision for cities. They also figure as two larger-than-life personalities: Jacobs—a journalist with provincial origins, no formal training in city planning, and scarce institutional authority—seems at first glance to share little in common with Robert Moses, the upper class, high prince of government and urban theory fully ensconced in New York’s halls of power and privilege. Yet both reveal themselves to be master tacticians who, in the middle of the 20th century, became locked in an epic struggle over the fate of the city.

In three suspenseful acts, CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY gives audiences a front row seat to this battle, and shows how two opposing visions of urban greatness continue to ripple across the world stage, with unexpectedly high stakes, made even higher and more unecpectically urgent in the suddenly shifting national political landscape of 2017, in which the newly inaugurated U.S. President is a real estate developer, who is calling for a new era Urban Renewal, echoing the traumatic period in which this film takes place. In perilous times for the city and for civil rights, Citizen Jane offers a playbook, courtesy of Jane Jacobs, for organizing communities and speaking the truth to entrenched and seemingly insurmountable powers.

Jane's walk
Jane's Walk is an event held simultaneously in over 212 cities around the world for the past 10 years. The event pays tribute to Jane Jacobs, a writer, activist and philosopher of architecture and urbanism. Jane’s Walk encourages citizens to tell stories about their neighborhood explore the city and exchange with their neighbours. With more than 80 walks in 19 Montréal boroughs and districts, citizens will have plenty of opportunities to stretch their legs on May 5, 6 and 7!

The complete free programming is available here
 
English 
Release date :
12 May 2017
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RISK
The Oscar-winning director of Citizenfour turns her camera on another controversial figure, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, in this immersive documentary, which continues Poitras’ courageous examination of voices who question authority in an era of ever-increasing surveillance and state secrecy.
 
English subtitled in French
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Release date :
19 May 2017
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THE BLEEDER (STF)
He was the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. But before all that, Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber) was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed overnight when, in 1975, he was chosen to take on The Greatest in a highly publicized title match. It's the beginning of a wild ride through the exhilarating highs and humbling lows of sudden fame-but what happens when your fifteen minutes in the spotlight are up? Driven by a committed performance from Liev Schreiber, Chuck is a refreshingly human tale of resilience and redemption. Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts costar.
 
English and French subtitled in English
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Release date :
26 May 2017
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BGL DE FANTAISIE (STA)
Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière met as visual arts students at Université Laval. After 20 years working together as BGL, doing no damage to their friendship, their career truly took off in 2015. Their art – “intellectual tinkering” – is now prominently displayed on the streets of Toronto and Montreal, in the form of imposing public artworks; the collective is even representing Canada at the 56th Venice Biennale with a piece called Canadissimo. During their triumphant year, Benjamin Hogue followed them and made this direct cinema document of the approach, work and life of a playful, uncomplicated, critical and explosive trio of artists blessed with a contagious sense of the fantastical.
 
Turkish subtitled in English
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Release date :
26 May 2017
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KEDI (STA)
Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame –and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.
 
nauvha subtitled in English
Release date :
02 June 2017
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TANNA (STA)
TANNA, an extraordinary Australia/Vanuatu co-production, is a Romeo and Juliet story set in one of the world's last true tribal societies. It is the first feature film shot entirely in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, in a village called Yakel. The people of this remote community, high in the mountain rainforests near a spitting volcano, truly wear grass skirts and penis sheaths and have rejected colonial and Christian influences in favor of their traditional and pure "Kastom" system of laws and beliefs. Their customs and lifestyle have changed little for centuries. Before Tanna, they had never before seen a movie or a camera, yet welcomed the filmmakers to live with the tribe for seven months where they absorbed stories and observed ceremonies, with the input and collaboration of the local people. None of the 'cast' had ever acted before, but astonishingly, they passionately and naturally re-created this real-life story from recent tribal history as if they had had years of training.

TANNA is a spectacularly lush and exotic film that is Australia's submission for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Film of 2017. The movie recently won the Directors Guild of Australia award for Best Director. Earlier, the movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival this past fall, where it won the Audience Award in the International Critics Week sidebar as well as the Best Cinematography prize.
 
Spanish subtitled in English
Release date :
02 June 2017
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CEVICHE\'S DNA (STA)
In the last decade, Peru has become internationally renowned for its ingenious, tasty and widely varying gastronomy. Its star dish is ceviche, a preparation of raw fish marinated in citrus juices, served with aji chili peppers, camote sweet potatoes, cassava and corn... and of course, a variety of secret ingredients.

Travelling through the north coast of Peru, Amazonia and Lima, this mouth-watering and highly entertaining documentary explores the historical, culinary, environmental and socio-political aspects of this dish, which has been prepared and eaten in Peru in its ancestral form since pre-Hispanic times. From roadside stands to bustling markets to fine-dining restaurants, along the way we meet everyone from fishermen to small-town cooks to acclaimed chefs, Javier Wong and Gastón Acurio, each with their own take on the delectable experience of ceviche.

“CEVICHE’S DNA illustrates how this simple yet scrumptious appetizer crosses social statuses and generations, gathering people together.” Seattle International Film Festival
 
Mandarin subtitled in English
Release date :
09 June 2017
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THE BEEKEEPER AND HIS SON (STA)
Back in the village after his studies in town, Maofu is 20 years old and his ambition is to modernise his father’s bee farm. However, the latter does not see it this way and bemoans his son’s lack of desire to enter this trade.

A word from the director: “With a personal desire to reconnect with my roots, I longed to make a film about a young man learning his father’s traditional beekeeping craft and reconnecting with his family (...). However, things didn’t go as I had expected, and I became interested in why it was so hard for a young man to stay in the village nowadays. I gradually realized that the film has helped me face my own questions about identity and family relationships through understanding the internal needs of both the father and the son.”

A silent conflict filmed close up and with a certain empathy, which reflects the generational divide in contemporary China, hesitating between rural life and urban State capitalism.
 
English subtitled in French
Release date :
09 June 2017
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IT COMES AT NIGHT (STF)
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
 
Spanish subtitled in English
Release date :
16 June 2017
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ALIAS MARIA (STA)
María, a 13 year old guerrilla soldier watches the secret birth of the commander's child, while she decides what she'll do with the baby she's expecting. Through her eyes we'll see the desolate landscape of the armed conflict in Colombia.
 
English 
Release date :
16 June 2017
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JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT
JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy.

Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneering figure in the emerging California cuisine movement. After leaving Chez Panisse, due in part to a famously contentious relationship with founder Alice Waters, Tower went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Stars was an overnight sensation and soon became one of America’s top-grossing U.S. restaurants. After several years, Tower mysteriously walked away from Stars and then disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface in the most unlikely of places: New York City’s fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. There, he launched a journey of self-discovery familiar to anyone who has ever imagined themselves to be an artist. Featuring interviews by Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl and Martha Stewart, this delicious documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef, whose brash personality and culinary genius has made him a living legend.
 
CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY
CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY is a thought-provoking, uplifting, powerful and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.

This rich, textured and compelling portrait of a remarkable artist reveals the critical events, passions, experiences and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds. It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. But, above all else, it is the incredible journey of a spiritual warrior who found himself, found God, and in the process, created an extraordinary body of work that transcends all barriers of race, religion, age and geography. It is a film for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.

The beauty, poignancy, energy, pain, joy and inspiration heard in nearly 50 Coltrane recordings from throughout his career brings alive the artist and the times in which he lived. Even those familiar with his music will be able to hear and appreciate the music of John Coltrane in a new and exciting way.

Although Coltrane never participated in any television interviews (and only a handful for radio) during his lifetime, he has an active and vibrant presence in the film through his print interviews. These words -- spoken by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington – illuminate what John Coltrane was thinking and feeling at critical moments throughout his life and career.