Docs Screening in Canada This Week (Jan. 22 - 28)

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By Pat Mullen

It looks to be another busy week for doc fans! The list of docs to see includes a handful of Canadian films (we don’t want to leave anyone out from the intro, so please see the listings below) and a few big docs from the festival circuit like Meru and the delightful Harold & Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story. Enjoy a good week at the movies!

Docs now playing:

20 Feet from Stardom
Dir. Morgan Neville | USA | 90 min
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Tues, Jan. 26
—>Includes a post-screening Q&A and performance by musician NEFE, moderated by Mervon Mehta, The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Executive Director of Performing Arts.

Al Purdy Was Here
Dir. Brian D. Johnson | Canada | 90 min.
-Coburg, ON: The Loft – Thurs, Jan. 28
-Fenlon Fall, ON: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit – Tues, Jan. 26
-Midland, ON: Midland Film Series – Wed, Jan. 27
-Ottawa, ON: Mayfair Theatre – Wed, Jan. 27 – Thurs, Jan. 28
-Stouffville, ON: Starlight Cinema – Fri, Jan. 22
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Fri, Jan. 22; Sun, Jan. 24; Tues, Jan. 26; Thurs, Jan. 28
-Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Cinematheque – Thurs, Jan. 28

Around the World in 80 Concerts
Dir. Heddy Honigmann | Australia/Finland/Sweden/Netherlands | 95 min.
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma du Parc – Thurs, Jan. 28

A Ballerina’s Tale
Dir. Nelson George | USA | 85 min.
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Thurs, Jan. 28

Bienvenue à F.L. / Welcome to F.L.
Dir. Geneviève Dulude-De Celles | Canada | 75 min.
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma Beaubien – Fri, Jan. 22 – Thurs, Jan. 28
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma du Parc – Fri, Jan. 22 – Thurs, Jan. 28

Dark Star: HR Giger’s World
Dir. Belinda Sallin | Switzerland | 95 min.
-Edmonton, AB: Metro Cinema – Fri, Jan. 22; Sat, Jan. 23; Mon, Jan. 25

Fractured Land
Dir. Damien Gillis, Fiona Rayher | Canada | 78 min.
-Nelson, BC: Capitol Theatre – Fri, Jan. 22
-Prince George, BC: Weldwood Theatre – Wed, Jan. 27
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Fri, Jan. 22 – Thurs, Jan. 28
—>Co-director Fiona Rayher will participate in a post-screening Q&A on January 28.
-Williams Lake, BC: Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex – Tues, Jan. 26

Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr
Dir. Michelle Shepard, Patrick Reed | Canada | 90 min.
-Edmonton, AB: Metro Cinema – Fri, Jan. 22; Thurs, Jan. 28
-Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Cinematheque – Sat, Jan. 23

Hadwin’s Judgement
Dir. Sasha Snow | Canada | 87 min.
-Calgary, AB: Globe Cinema – Fri, Jan. 22; Thurs, Jan. 28
—>NFB producer and executive producer David Christensen will be on hand January 22 to take questions after the screening.
-Richmond, BC: DOXA, Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall – Fri, Jan. 29

Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World
Dir. Charles Wilkinson | Canada | 74 min.
-Vancouver, BC: The Rio – Sat, Jan. 23

Half the Sky
Dir. Maro Chermayeff | USA | 2012 | 115 min.
-Guelph, ON: Bookshelf Cinema – Mon, Jan. 25

Harold and Lilian: A Hollywood Love Story (Check back soon for a review!)
Dir. Daniel Raim | USA | 96 min.
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Sun, Jan. 24
—>Director Daniel Raim will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Heart of a Dog
Dir. Laurie Anderson | USA/France | 75 min.
-Coburg, ON: The Loft – Fri, Jan. 22
-Prince George, BC: CNC Theatre – Sat, Jan. 23
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Sat, Jan. 23; Mon, Jan. 25; Wed, Jan. 27

Hitchcock/Truffaut
Dir. Kent Jones | USA | 80 min.
-Sault Ste. Marie, ON: Algoma Int’l Film Association – Thurs, Jan. 28
-Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Cinematheque – Fri, Jan 22 – Sun, Jan. 24; Wed, Jan. 27 – Thurs, Jan. 28

Hôtel la Louisiane
Dir. Michel Le Veaux | Canada | 108 min
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma Beaubien – Fri, Jan. 22 – Thurs, Jan. 28

In Utero
Dir. Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal | USA | 100 min.
-Vancouver, BC: Vancity Theatre – Tues, Jan. 24; Thurs, Jan. 28
—>Guest introduction by Gabor Maté at Jan. 24 screening

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
Dir. Stig Björkman | Sweden | 104 min.
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma du Parc – Fri, Jan. 22 – Thurs, Jan. 28
-Vancouver, BC: Vancity Theatre – Fri, Jan. 22 – Sat, Jan. 23; Mon, Jan. 25; Wed, Jan. 27 – Thurs, Jan. 28

Mavis!
Dir. Jessica Edwards | USA | 90 min.
-Coburg, ON: The Loft – Fri, Jan. 22; Thurs, Jan. 28
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Mon, Jan. 25 – Thurs, Jan. 28

Meru
Dir. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | India/USA | 87 min.
-Trail, BC: Trail Arts Council – Sun, Jan 24

Ninth Floor
Dir. Mina Shum | Canada | 82 min.
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma du Parc – Fri, Jan. 22 – Thurs, Jan. 28

On The Bride’s Side
Dir. Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele del Grande and Khaled Soliman al Nassiry | Italy/Palestine | 98 min.
-Ottawa, ON: ByTowne Cinema – Thurs. Jan. 28
—>Panel discussion follows the film

Our Last Tango
Dir. German Kral | Argentina/Germany | 85 min.
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Fri, Jan. 22; Sun, Jan. 24; Tues, Jan. 26; Thurs, Jan. 28

Palio
Dir. Cosmina Spender | UK | 91 min
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Fri, Jan. 22 – Thurs, Jan. 28

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Dir. Lisa Immordino Vreeland | USA/UK/Italy | 96 min.
-Ottawa, ON: ByTowne Cinema – Wed, Jan. 27 – Sat, Jan. 30
-Regina, SK: Regina Public Library – Thurs, Jan. 28 – Sat, Jan. 30
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Fri, Jan. 22 – Thurs, Jan. 28
-Toronto, ON: Mt. Pleasant – Fri, Jan. 22 – Thurs, Jan. 28
-Vancouver, BC: Vancity Theatre – Sat, Jan. 23; Mon, Jan. 25; Thurs, Jan. 28

Pure Pwnage
Dir. Geoff Lapaire | Canada | 90 min.
-Ottawa, ON: Mayfair Theatre – Wed, Jan. 27
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Sat, Jan. 23
—>Pure Pwnage creators and stars Jarett Cale and Geoff Lapaire will be in attendance

Red Army
Dir. Gabe Polsky | USA/Russia | 76 min.
-West Vancouver, BC: Kay Meek Centre – Tues, Jan. 26

Requiem for the American Dream
Dir. Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | USA | 73 min.
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Wed, Jan. 27
-Vancouver, BC: Vancity Theatre – Fri, Jan. 22 – Sat, Jan. 23; Mon, Jan. 25; Wed, Jan. 27 – Thurs, Jan. 28

Stop Making Sense
Dir. Jonathan Demme | USA | 1984 | 88 min.
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Sat, Jan. 23

This Changes Everything
Dir. Avi Lewis | USA/Canada | 90 min.
-Bracebridge, ON: Spinning Reels – Mon, Jan. 25

Tricks on the Dead
Dir. Jordan Patterson | Canada/China/France/Belgium | 95 min.
-Vancouver, BC: Vancity Theatre – Sat, Jan. 23
—>Director in attendance.

Is your film or theatre not listed here?
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