Docs Screening in Canada This Week (Jan. 29 - Feb. 4)

Magicarena


By Pat Mullen

This week has docs from coast to coast. New films opening include the observational/behind the scenes doc Magicarena at the Bloor in Toronto and Dreams Rewired at Vancouver’s Cinematheque. Non-fiction fans in Toronto can catch two landmark docs playing at the Lightbox this weekend: Steve James’s game-changing Hoop Dreams and Wim Wenders/Nicholas Ray’s form-bending Lightning Over Water. Don’t forget to grab some popcorn while you’re at it!

Docs now playing:

After the Last River
Dir. Vicki Lean | Canada | 88 min.
-Peterborough, ON: Reframe Film Fest – Sat, Jan. 30

Al Purdy Was Here
Dir. Brian D. Johnson | Canada | 90 min.
-Cambridge, ON: Cambridge Galleries Cineseries / TIFF Film Circuit – Thurs, Feb. 4
-Coburg, ON: The Loft – Fri, Jan. 29 – Sun, Jan. 31
-Milton, ON: Milton Film Fest / TIFF Film Circuit – Sun, Jan. 31
—>Q&A with director and producer Brian D. Johnson.
-Peterborough, ON: Reframe Film Fest – Sat, Jan. 30
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Mon, Feb. 1
-Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Cinematheque – Fri, Jan. 29; Sun, Jan. 31; Wed, Feb. 3

All the Time in the World
Dir. Suzanne Crocker | Canada | 89 min.
-Peterborough, ON: Reframe Film Fest – Sat, Jan. 30
-Salmon Arm, BC: Shuswap Film Society / TIFF Film Circuit – Wed, Feb. 3

Amy
Dir. Asik Kapadia | UK | 128 min.
-Cornwall, ON: Aultsville Theatre Film Series / TIFF Film Circuit – Fri, Jan. 29
-Milton, ON: Milton Film Fest / TIFF Film Circuit – Sun, Jan. 31
-Toronto, ON: Cineplex Yonge & Dundas – Fri, Jan. 29 – Thurs, Feb. 3

A Ballerina’s Tale
Dir. Nelson George | USA | 85 min.
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Sat, Jan. 30 – Mon, Feb. 1

Best of Enemies
Dir. Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | USA | 87 min.
-Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON: Festival Film Series – Fri, Jan. 29

Bienvenue à F.L. / Welcome to F.L.
Dir. Geneviève Dulude-De Celles | Canada | 75 min.
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma Beaubien – Fri, Jan. 29 – Thurs, Feb. 4

Dreams Rewired
Dir. Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart, Thomas Tode | Austria/Germany/Great Britain | 88 min.
-Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Cinematheque – Fri, Jan. 29 – Sun, Jan. 31; Wed, Feb. 3

The Fear of 13
Dir. David Sington | UK | 96 min. | Canadian Premiere
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Wed, Feb. 3 – Thurs, Feb. 4
—>Director David Sington will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in Q&As. / Doc Soup series

Fractured Land
Dir. Damien Gillis, Fiona Rayher | Canada | 78 min.
-Ottawa, ON: Mayfair Theatre – Wed, Feb. 3 – Thurs, Feb. 4
-Peterborough, ON: Reframe Film Fest – Sat, Jan. 30

Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr
Dir. Michelle Shepard, Patrick Reed | Canada | 90 min.
-Edmonton, AB: Metro Cinema – Sun, Jan. 31
-Kelowna, BC: Kelowna Film Society / TIFF Film Circuit – Wed, Feb. 3

Hadwin’s Judgement
Dir. Sasha Snow | Canada | 87 min.
-Calgary, AB: Globe Cinema – Fri, Jan. 29 – Wed, Feb. 3
-Richmond, BC: DOXA, Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall – Fri, Jan. 29

Heart of a Dog
Dir. Laurie Anderson | USA/France | 75 min.
-Coburg, ON: The Loft – Fri, Jan. 29
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Fri, Jan. 29

Hitchcock/Truffaut
Dir. Kent Jones | USA | 80 min.
-Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Cinematheque – Fri, Jan 29

Hoop Dreams
Dir. Steve James | 1994 | USA | 170 min.
-Toronto, ON: TIFF Lightbox – Sun, Jan. 31

Hôtel la Louisiane
Dir. Michel Le Veaux | Canada | 108 min
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma Beaubien – Fri, Jan. 29 – Thurs, Feb. 4

How to Change the World
Dir. Jerry Rothwell | Canada/UK | 110 min.
-Fernie, BC: Fernie Arts Council / TIFF Film Circuit – Mon, Feb. 1
-Milton, ON: Milton Film Fest / TIFF Film Circuit – Sat, Jan. 30
—>A Q&A with former Greenpeace activist Dan McDermott will follow the film.

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
Dir. Stig Björkman | Sweden | 104 min.
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma du Parc – Fri, Jan. 29 – Thurs, Feb. 4
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Sat, Jan. 30; Mon, Feb. 1 – Tues, Feb. 2; Thurs, Feb 4

Lightning Over Water
Dir. Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders | 1980 | West Germany | 90 min.
-Toronto, ON: TIFF Lightbox – Sun, Jan. 31

Magicarena
Dir. Andrea Prandstraller, Niccolò Bruna | Italy | 84 min.
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Fri, Jan. 29 – Thurs, Feb. 4

Ninth Floor
Dir. Mina Shum | Canada | 82 min.
-Edmonton, AB: Metro Cinema – Sat, Jan. 30
-Montreal, QC: Cinéma du Parc – Fri, Jan. 29 – Thurs, Feb. 4
-Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Cinematheque – Sat, Jan 30

Noma: My Perfect Storm
Dir. Pierre Deschamps | UK | 95 min.
-Vancouver, BC: Vancity Theatre – Sun, Jan. 31; Tues, Feb. 2 – Wed, Feb. 3
—>Royal Dinette’s Head Chef Jack Chen, Chef Rasmus Leck Fischer, Sous Chef Erik Køllgaard Pedersen will be in attendance at the Sunday Jan 31 screening.

Our Last Tango
Dir. German Kral | Argentina/Germany | 85 min.
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Tues, Feb. 2

Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven
Dir. Phyllis Ellis | Canada | 70 min.
-Waterloo, ON: Princess Cinema – Sat, Jan. 30 – Sun, Jan. 31

Palio
Dir. Cosmina Spender | UK | 91 min
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Fri, Jan. 29 – Tues, Feb. 2 (No Monday show)

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Dir. Lisa Immordino Vreeland | USA/UK/Italy | 96 min.
-Ottawa, ON: ByTowne Cinema – Fri, Jan. 29 – Sat, Jan. 30
-Regina, SK: Regina Public Library – Fri, Jan. 29 – Sat, Jan. 30
-Toronto, ON: Kingsway Theatre – Fri, Jan. 26 – Wed, Feb. 3
-Victoria, BC: Cinecenta – Wed, Feb. 3 – Thurs, Feb. 4
-Wolfville, NS: Fundy Film Society / TIFF Film Circuit – Wed, Feb. 3

Pink Ribbons, Inc.
Dir. Léa Pool | 2011 | Canada | 98 min.
-Bancroft, ON: North of Seven Film Festival / TIFF Film Circuit – Fri, Jan. 29

Pure Pwnage
Dir. Geoff Lapaire | Canada | 90 min.
-Edmonton, AB: Metro Cinema – Fri, Jan. 29

A Syrian Love Story
Dir. Sean McAllister | UK/France | 90 min.
-Ottawa, ON: Mayfair Theatre – Thurs, Feb. 4 (Cinema Politica screening)
—>Director Sean McAllister and protagonist Amer Daoud will be in attendance.
-Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Tues, Feb. 2 (Cinema Politica screening)
—>Director Sean McAllister and protagonist Amer Daoud will be in attendance.
-Vancouver, BC: Vancity Theatre – Tues, Feb. 2 – Wed, Feb. 3

Terminal Device
Dir. Ross Turnbull | Canada/France | 68 min.
-Ottawa, ON: ByTowne Cinema – Thurs, Feb. 4
Director Ross Turnbull will be present for a short Q&A after the screening.

This Changes Everything
Dir. Avi Lewis | USA/Canada | 90 min.
-Kingston, ON: Queen’s University, Kingston Hall – Wed, Feb. 3
-Peterborough, ON: Reframe Film Fest – Sun, Jan. 31
-St. Catherines, ON: Brock University Film Series / TIFF Film Circuit – Wed, Feb. 3
-Whistler, BC: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – Wed, Feb. 3

Unbranded
Dir. Phillip Baribeau | USA | 105 min.
-Cornwall, ON: Aultsville Theatre Film Series / TIFF Film Circuit – Sun, Jan. 31

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