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Faith Connections

Official Selection, TIFF 2013

“Fascinating”- The Film Reel

Filmmaker Pan Nalin (Samsara) joins the tens of millions taking part in Kumbh Mela, one of the world’s most extraordinary religious events, and shares diverse and deeply moving stories all connected by this spectacular display of devotion.

SAT, SEPT 27 - THU, OCT 2, select dates and times

Code Black

Winner—Best Documentary, Los Angeles Film Festival 2013

“Extraordinary.”- The Hollywood Reporter

A gripping behind-the-scenes look at “C-Booth,” Los Angeles County Hospital’s legendary trauma bay and the birthplace of Emergency Medicine, and the ideals and realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system.

THU, SEPT 18 - 25, select dates and times

Divide in Concord

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2014

“Inspiring.”- Toronto Film Scene

A fiery octogenarian spends her golden years cold-calling constituents and attending city council meetings in her hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. Can one little old lady make history by banning single-serve plastic water bottles? Special guests will participate in post-screening Q&A.

Series presented with Planet in Focus

THU, SEPT 18, 6:30 PM

The Globe and Mail Foreign Dispatches: 5 Broken Cameras

Nominee—Best Documentary Feature, Academy Awards 2013

Over six years, five cameras capture one family’s experience as their West Bank village is threatened by encroaching Israeli settlement in this Sundance and IDFA award winner. Special Guest: Patrick Martin, Middle East Correspondent, The Globe and Mail

Screening with Smile, and the World Will Smile Back

WED, SEPT 17, 6 PM

Root Hog or Die: Special Guest John Porcellino

Canadian Premiere!

This behind-the-scenes look at John Porcellino’s punk rock and DIY ethics and his uncompromising vision examines how his work has inspired a massive community of new and established artists around the world.

Filmmaker Dan Stafford and artist John Porcellino will introduce the screening and participate in a post-screening Q&A. A book signing for John's new release, The Hospital Suite, will follow the discussion.

Co-presented by The Beguiling Books & Art.

Big in Bollywood

“A grand adventure.”- Huffington Post

As American-born actor Omi Vaidya struggles with the pressures of stardom after landing a dream role in Bollywood film 3 Idiots, his four buddies, armed with cameras, join him in Mumbai to document his big premiere.

MON, SEPT 15, 6:30 PM

Woodstock

Winner—Best Documentary, Academy Awards 1971

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Woodstock with this landmark concert film, a definitive record of the 60s peace movement, featuring music by Joan Baez, The Who, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills & Nash, Santana and more.

Co-presented by NXNE

FRI, AUGUST 15, 9:00 PM

Gimme Shelter

Experience the energy, behind-the-scenes tension and deadly climax of The Rolling Stones' 1969 Altamont Free Concert, where a decade’s dreams turned into disillusionment.

Arrive early as we kick off the party with DJ Moe Berg and drink specials ($5 Steam Whistle Tall Boys)!

Co-presented by NXNE

SAT, AUGUST 9, doors at 8:30 PM and screening at 9:30 PM

I Dream of Wires

“Fascinating”- PopMatters

I Dream of Wires documents the history and resurgence of the modular synthesizer-exploring the passions and obsessions of inventors, musicians and enthusiasts who’ve dedicated their lives to this esoteric instrument.

Arrive early as we kick of the night with DJ Jason Amm (Solvent), then stay for a Q&A with the directors and a modular synthesizer performance by Keith Fullerton Whitman.

SAT, AUGUST 23, doors at 8 PM and screening at 9:30 PM

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