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  • Second Star On The Right

    Movie + 1 extra

    "Second Star on the Right winningly captures our varying levels of maturation and individualism, with beauty and style." Film Inquiry

    Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

    Emilia is a 30-something bisexual woman who teaches acting classes to children, but is tr...

  • Band Ladies

    2 seasons

    Winner Montreal Independent Film Festival
    Winner First Glance Film Festival

    Band Ladies is a darkly comedic digital original series about an uptight homemaker, a disillusioned lawyer, a desperate artist, an infertile millionaire and a love-sick flake, who turn their monthly Book Club into a Punk...

  • Farah Goes Bang
    Movie + 2 extras

    Farah Goes Bang

    Movie + 2 extras

    "...road movie tropes are re-energized with a gender switch and infusion of politics in Farah Goes Bang." The Hollywood Reporter

    Tribeca Film Festival Winner
    Garden State Film Festival Winner

    A road-trip comedy that centers on Farah, a twenty-something woman who tries to lose her virginity whil...

  • The Nikaidos' Fall
    Movie + 1 extra

    The Nikaidos' Fall

    Movie + 1 extra

    Hong Kong International Film Festival
    Nara International Film Festival

    Iranian filmmaker Ida Panahandeh directs this Japanese drama focussing on Tatsuya Nikaido, a middle-aged divorcee who runs an agricultural company and lives in a suburb with his daughter and mother. After his only son's death...

  • Thirty Souls
    Movie + 1 extra

    Thirty Souls

    Movie + 1 extra

    "...in equal parts magical, haunting, mysterious and tangible." Cineuropa

    Berlin Film Festival
    San Sebastian International Film Festival
    Camerimage

    Twelve-year-old Alba longs to discover the mysterious, unknown reality of death in director Diana Toucedo's debut feature, an intensely atmospheri...

  • Avocado Toast the series

    1 season

    Ever wondered about your parents' sex life? Neither did Molly and Elle until coming out and divorce forced them to learn about their parents' new sexcapades.
    After a lifetime of dating men, Molly (31, a grade eight teacher) surprises herself when she falls in love with a woman for the first time....

  • Hi-Ho Mistahey!
    Movie + 1 extra

    Hi-Ho Mistahey!

    Movie + 1 extra

    Toronto International Film Festival

    In this feature-length documentary, Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen's Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education in safe and suitable schools for First Nations children. Strong participation in this initiative eventually br...

  • No Soy Lorena (I'm Not Lorena)

    Movie + 1 extra

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Locarno International Film Festival
    Stockholm International Film Festival

    A case of mistaken identity becomes a living nightmare when a young actress finds herself relentlessly assailed by debt collectors, in this Kafkaesque fable for the information age.

    Chi...

  • Papagajka
    Movie + 1 extra

    Papagajka

    Movie + 1 extra

    "Rozanski has taken bold steps in her first feature film, Papagajka, setting her psychological thriller in the tumultuous background of Sarajevo" - IndieWire

    SXSW Film festival
    Sarajevo Film Festival

    Damir provides security in a quiet building in Sarajevo where he lives. His life is secluded an...

  • Something Necessary
    Movie + 1 extra

    Something Necessary

    Movie + 1 extra

    Rotterdam International Film Festival
    Toronto International Film Festival
    Locarno Film Festival

    Anne is a woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya following the 2007 elections, claiming the life of her husband, the health of her son and leaving her isolated fa...

  • We Were Wolves
    Movie + 2 extras

    We Were Wolves

    Movie + 2 extras

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Atlantic Film Festival
    Whistler Film Festival

    After the death of their father, two estranged brothers return to the family cottage to sort through his possessions. Over the course of three days, they must learn to let go of the man they mythologized and accept...

  • Our People Will Be Healed

    Movie + 1 extra

    "This film functions as both cinema and journalism, the camera pushing us into a world we might not otherwise see and illuminating that world on a human scale." NOW Magazine

    Toronto International Film Festival

    Our People Will Be Healed, Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, reveals how a Cree community...

  • Ninth Floor
    Movie + 1 extra

    Ninth Floor

    Movie + 1 extra

    "...an informative and sobering story that offers plenty of food for thought." Shadow and Act

    Toronto International Film Festival

    In 1969, to protest the administration's mishandling of racist accusations towards a professor, students at Sir George Williams University occupied a ninth floor com...

  • Asalto Al Cine (The Cinema Hold-Up)

    Movie + 1 extra

    "Iria Gomez Conchiero’s engaging and impressively structured heist movie is a cinematic pleasure..." Screen Daily

    Sundance Film Festival
    San Sebastián International Film Festival
    Cartagena Film Festival Winner: Best Actor

    Four childhood friends in Mexico’s Guerrero colony toy with the idea of r...

  • My Prairie Home
    Movie + 1 extra

    My Prairie Home

    Movie + 1 extra

    "Director Chelsea McMullan captures Canadian transgender folk singer Rae Spoon's music and life story in sensitive detail." Variety

    Sundance Film Festival
    Cork International Film Festival
    Winner Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

    In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McM...

  • Everything Will Be
    Movie + 1 extra

    Everything Will Be

    Movie + 1 extra

    "Kwan's dream-like cinematography beautifully captures Chinatown in its contemporary state of flux..." Exclaim

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    Vancouver Film Festival

    As dawn breaks and most of the city still sleeps, the long-time merchants of Vancouver's Chinatown are hard at work. They haul out their ...

  • Love During Wartime
    Movie + 2 extras

    Love During Wartime

    Movie + 2 extras

    "a heartbreaking and unusually intimate account of a relationship impeded by geopolitics." The Atlantic

    Tribeca Film Festival
    CPH:DOX
    Göteborg International Film Festival

    The recently married couple Jasmin and Assi are forced to live separated. She lives in Berlin, he in Ramallah. They want des...

  • Robin & Mark & Richard III

    Movie + 2 extras

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    Over the course of three years, Martha Burns and Susan Coyne filmed the late theatre director Robin Phillips and performer Mark McKinney (The Kids in the Hall) rehearsing a piece from Shakespeare’s Richard III at Robin...

  • Mujer Conejo (Rabbit Woman)

    Movie + 1 extra

    Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Hamburg Film Festival
    Black Movie Film Festival

    Ana, a beautiful young woman of Chinese origin who works as a municipal inspector in Buenos Aires, accidentally becomes involved in the local Chinese mafia. When they threaten her she flees to Argentina's Pa...

  • Crackie
    Movie + 1 extra

    Crackie

    Movie + 1 extra

    "...stunning cinematography and captivating performances by such actors as Walsh and Joel Thomas Hynes" The Globe and Mail

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Winner Torino International Film Festival
    Göteborg Film Festival

    This is a story about a teenager who has been abandoned by her mother, ...

  • Hard Goodbyes: My Father

    Movie + 1 extra

    Locarno Film Festival Winner
    Thessaloniki Film Festival Winner
    Toronto International Film Festival

    Elias is a 10 year old boy living in Athens with his family in 1969 and has an interest in Jules Verne's stories and in astronomy. His father, with whom Elias has a strong relationship, is a travel...

  • It's Hard to Be Human

    Movie + 1 extra

    “It’s Hard to be Human” brings you the visceral experience of God’s daughter in the liminal place before death. Agnes is an 18-year old delinquent who can’t figure out the point of life on earth. Her father (God) is a busy man, a torn husband, and too tired to nurture anyone; her mother self-medi...

  • The Hitch-Hiker
    Movie + 1 extra

    The Hitch-Hiker

    Movie + 1 extra

    100% on Rotten Tomatoes
    TIFF Cinematheque
    AFI Fest

    In Ida Lupino's nail-biting Film Noir classic, two men on a fishing trip pick up a psychopathic fugitive with an intense hatred of humanity in this relentlessly suspenseful thriller. Ray Collins (Edmund O'Brien) and Gilbert Bowen (Frank Love...

  • Nowhere Land
    Movie + 1 extra

    Nowhere Land

    Movie + 1 extra

    ImagineNATIVE Film Festival
    Berlin International Film Festival

    As a young child, Bonnie Ammaq's parents moved their family from Igloolik to the vast interior of Baffin Island. Living off the land for eleven years, the family recount their time living as their ancestors did and the incredible hap...