Docs Screening in Canada This Week (Dec. 18 - 26)

Noma: My Perfect Storm

By Pat Mullen

Bringing a lightsabre to the movies is an acquired taste, although one might want to grab one to help clear a path through the throngs of moviegoers at the theatres this week. Luckily, though, the non-fiction films on the POV menu aren’t anywhere near the nacho-serving multiplexes showing Star Wars. One perk of a massive tent-pole release is that it makes ample room for alternative films, and there are still plenty of docs on screens across the country with Noma and Hôtel la Louisiane opening this week and
Hitchcock/Truffaut having a notable expansion. Here’s a round-up of documentary showtimes for Canada this week!

Docs now playing:
—>This week’s showtimes include Dec. 25 & 26 if available.

Al Purdy Was Here
Dir. Brian D. Johnson | Canada | 90 min.
-Charlottetown, PEI: City Cinema – Fri, Dec. 18 – Mon, Dec. 21
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Mon, Dec. 21; Sat, Dec. 26
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Sat, Dec. 19; Mon, Dec. 21; Wed, Dec. 23

Drone
Dir. Tonje Hessen Schei | Norway/Pakistan/USA | 78 min.
-Toronto: Kingsway Theatre – Fri, Dec. 18; Sun, Dec. 20; Tues, Dec. 222, Thurs, Dec. 24

Heart of a Dog
Dir. Laurie Anderson | USA/France | 75 min.
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Sat, Dec. 19; Mon, Dec. 21; Wed, Dec. 23

Hitchcock/Truffaut
Dir. Kent Jones | USA | 80 min.
-Hamilton, ON: Westdale Theatre – Fri, Dec. 18 – Thurs, Dec. 24
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma du Parc – Fri, Dec. 18 – Thurs, Dec. 24
-Quebec, QC: Cinéma Le Clap – Fri, Dec. 18 – Thurs, Dec. 24
-Toronto, ON: Mt. Pleasant – Fri, Dec. 18 – Wed, Dec. 23 (no Monday show)
-Toronto, ON: TIFF Lightbox – Fri, Dec. 18 – Thurs, Dec. 24
-Vancouver, BC: Vancity Theatre – Fri, Dec. 18 – Tues, Dec. 22 (no Monday show)
-Victoria, BC: The Vic – Fri, Dec. 18 – Wed, Dec. 23 (no Sunday show)

Hôtel la Louisiane
Dir. Michel Le Veaux | Canada | 108 min
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma Beaubien – Fri, Dec. 18 – Thurs, Dec. 24
-Quebec, QC: Cinéma Le Clap – Fri, Dec. 18 – Thurs, Dec. 24

Mavis!
Dir. Jessica Edwards | USA | 90 min.
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Fri, Dec. 18; Sun, Dec. 20; Tues, Dec. 22; Thurs, Dec. 24
-Vancouver, BC: The Rio – Sun, Dec. 20

Meet the Patels
Dir. Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel | USA | 88 min.
-Guelph, ON: Bookshelf Cinema – Fri, Dec. 18 – Mon, Dec. 21

Noma: My Perfect Storm
Dir. Pierre Deschamps | UK | 95 min.
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Fri, Dec. 18 – Sun, Dec. 26

Our Last Tango
Dir. German Kral | Argentina/Germany | 85 min.
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Fri, Dec. 25 – Sat, Dec. 26

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain
Dir. Kate Geis | USA | 86 min.
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Fri, Dec. 18

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Dir. Lisa Immordino Vreeland | USA/UK/Italy | 96 min.
-Hamilton, ON: Westdale Theatre – Fri, Dec. 18 – Thurs, Dec. 24
-Kitchener, ON: Apollo Cinema – Mon, Dec. 21 – Tues, Dec. 22
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma du Parc – Fri, Dec. 18 – Thurs, Dec. 24
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Fri, Dec. 18; Sun, Dec. 20; Tues, Dec. 22; Thurs, Dec. 24
-Toronto, ON: Mt. Pleasant – Fri, Dec. 18 – Thurs, Dec. 24
-Toronto, ON: TIFF Lightbox – Fri, Dec. 18 – Thurs, Dec. 24
-Vancouver, BC: Vancity Theatre – Fri, Dec. 18; Mon, Dec. 21 – Wed, Dec. 23

Stop Making Sense
Dir. Jonathan Demme | USA | 1984 | 88 min.
-Vancouver, BC: The Rio – Fri, Dec. 18

This Changes Everything
Dir. Avi Lewis | Canada/USA | 90 min.
-Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON: NOTL Writers Circle- Sun, Dec, 20

Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing
Dir. Phil Grabsky | UK | 93 min.
-Vancouver, BC: Vancity Theatre – Mon, Dec. 21

Is your film or theatre not listed here?
Send your showtimes to: pat[at]povmagazine.com (Documentaries only, please!)