Docs Screening in Canada This Week (Nov. 27 - Dec. 3)

How to Change the World


By Pat Mullen

Our friends to the south are celebrating with turkeys and pumpkin pies this weekend, so POV thinks readers can celebrate their thankfulness for good docs by tucking in to some non-fiction films this week. Here’s a round-up of documentaries screening in Canada this week from Friday, Nov. 27 – Thursday, Dec. 3.

Docs now playing:

Al Purdy Was Here
Dir. Brian D. Johnson | Canada | 90 min.
-Winnipeg: Winnipeg Cinematheque: Wed, Dec. 2 – Thurs, Dec. 3 (and the following week)

All the Time in the World
Dir. Suzanne Crocker | Canada | 89 min.
-Coburg, ON: The Loft Cinema – Fri. Nov. 27
-Vancouver, BC: Meaningful Movies – Fri, Nov. 27

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young
-Toronto: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Fri, Nov. 27 – Thurs, Dec. 3

Bikes Vs. Cars
Dir. Fredrik Gertten | Sweden | 90 min.
-Winnipeg: Winnipeg Cinematheque: Sat. Nov. 28 – Sun, Nov. 29

Drone
Dir. Tonje Hessen Schei | Norway/Pakistan/USA | 78 min.
-Toronto: Carlton Cinema – Fri, Nov. 27; Tues, Dec. 1 – Thurs, Dec. 3
-Toronto: Kingsway Theatre – Fri, Nov. 27; Sun, Nov. 29; Tues, Dec. 1, Thurs, Dec. 3

Field Niggas
Dir. Khalik Allah | USA | 59 min.
-Toronto: The Royal – Wed, Dec. 2
-Preceded by the short film Time is the Sun

FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
Dir. Regan Brashear | USA | 61 min (film RT only)
-Toronto: TIFF Lightbox – Thurs, Dec. 3
This event is FREE

Fractured Land
Dir. Damien Gillis, Fiona Rayher | Canada/New Zealand/USA | 75 min.
-Vancouver: Vancity Theatre –Sat, Nov. 28 (all ages show); Thurs, Dec. 3

Gray Matters
Dir. Marco Orsini | USA | 72 min.
-Winnipeg: Winnipeg Cinematheque: Fri. Nov. 27

Hadwin’s Judgement
Dir. Sasha Snow | Canada | 87 min.
-Montreal: Cinéma du Parc – Fri. Nov. 27 – Thurs. Dec. 3

Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World
Dir. Charles Wilkinson | Canada | 74 min.
-Vancouver: Vancity Theatre –Thurs, Dec. 3

He Named Me Malala (POV review) (POV interview with director Davis Guggenheim)
Dir. Davis Guggenheim | USA | 87 min.
-Ottawa: ByTowne Cinema – Thurs, Dec. 3 – Fri, Dec. 4

Heart of a Dog
Dir. Laurie Anderson | USA/France | 75 min.
-Guelph: Bookshelf Cinema – Wed, Dec. 2 – Thurs, Dec. 3
-Toronto: Kingsway Theatre – Fri. Nov. 27 – Thurs. Dec. 3

How to Change the World
Dir. Jerry Rothwell | Canada/UK | 110 min.
-Saskatoon: Broadway Theatre – Fri, Nov. 27 – Thurs, Dec. 3 (No showtime Nov. 29)

I Am What I Play (The Heyday of Rock Radio)
Dir. Roger King | Canada/USA | 105 Min.
-Vancouver – Vancity Theatre – Mon, Nov. 30

Mavis!
Dir. Jessica Edwards | USA | 90 min.
-Edmonton, AB: Metro Cinema – Tues, Dec. 1 – Thurs, Dec. 3
-Hamilton, ON: Westdale Theatre – Fri, Nov. 27
-Guelph, ON: Bookshelf Cinema – Fri, Nov. 27
-Toronto, ON: Mt. Pleasant – Fri, Nov. 27
-Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Cinematheque –Sat. Nov. 28 – Sun, Nov. 29

Miners Shot Down
Dir. Rehad Desai | South Africa | 86 min.
-Toronto: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (Cinema Politica) – Tues, Dec. 1

Monsoon
Dir. Sturla Gunnarsson | Canada | 108 min.
-Quadra Island, BC: Friday Flicks – Fri, Nov. 27

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Dir. Lisa Immordino Vreeland | USA/UK/Italy | 96 min.
-Montreal: Cinéma du Parc – Fri. Nov. 27 – Thurs. Dec. 3
-Toronto: TIFF Lightbox – Fri. Nov. 27 – Thurs. Dec. 3

Requiem for the American Dream
Dir. Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | USA | 73 min.
Toronto: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – Fri. Nov. 27 – Mon. Nov. 30

/T/error
Dir. Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe | USA | 93 min.
-Ottawa: Mayfair Theatre – Fri, Nov. 27; Mon, Nov. 30; Tues, Dec. 1

Theremin: An Electric Odyssey
Dir. Steven M. Martin | USA | 1994 | 83 min.
-Winnipeg: Winnipeg Cinematheque: Sat. Nov. 28 – Sun, Nov. 29

This Changes Everything
Dir. Avi Lewis | Canada/USA | 90 min.
-Edmonton: Metro Cinema – Fri, Nov. 27 – Thurs, Dec. 3 (no show Dec. 1)
-Vancouver: Vancity Theatre –Thurs, Dec. 3

Very Semi Serious
-Toronto: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (Doc Soup) – Wed, Dec. 2 – Thurs, Dec. 3

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