FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival Announces Docs

Long Time Running opens FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival


By Pat Mullen

FIN, the newly renamed Atlantic International Film Festival, released its line-up last week. The programme offers an impressive number of documentaries, including the opening night gala selection of the Tragically Hip doc Long Time Running by Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier. FIN also screens Baichwal’s Manufactured Landscapes as part of its Telefilm 50 programme.

Speaking of the big 5-0, FIN brings Alanis Obomsawin’s fiftieth film, Our People Will Be Healed to the east coast, along with other doc masters like Agnès Varda (Faces Places) and Ai Weiwei (The Human Flow). Obomsawin leads a strong Canadian contingent of documentary programming at FIN. Other Canadian docs at the festival include A Better Man, Mermaids, The Road Forward, The Stairs, and State of Exception. Films from Atlantic Canada include Play Your Gender, Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart, Beerocracy, In the Waves, Modified, and Only 78.

The full slate of documentaries at the festival is as follows:

All the Wild Horses
Dir. Ivo Marloh | Mongolia / South Africa | UK / USA

Beerocracy
Dir. Alex Veitinghoff & Shauna Chase | Canada

A Better Man
Dir. Attiya Khan & Lawrence Jackman | Canada

Body Language Decoded
Dir. Geoff D’Eon | Canada

California Typewriter
Dir. Doug Nichol | USA / Canada / France

Faces Places (Visages villages)
Dirs. JR, Agnès Varda | France

Free Reins w. Jen’s Book Launch
Dir. Jackie Torrens; Alan Collins & Chuck Clark | Canada

Geek Girls
Dir. Gina Haraszti | Canada / Japan / USA

The Girls of Saint Mary’s
Dir. Christine McLean | Canada

The Halifax Explosion
Dir. Jennifer Adcock | Canada

Halifax Explosion: The Deaf Experience
Dir. Linda Campbell | Canada

Here Right Now
Dir. Amanda Gallagher | Canada

High Hopes: The Business of Marijuana
Dir. Donna Davies | Canada

Human Flow
Dir. Ai Weiwei | Germany / USA

I Heard the Birch Tree Whisper in the Night / The Drinking Life
Dir. Kenneth J. Harvey | Canada

In the Waves
DIr. Jacquelyn Mills | Canada

Long Time Running
Dir. Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier | Canada

Mermaids
Dir. Ali Weinstein | Canada / USA

Modified
Dir. Aube Giroux | Canada

Only 78
Dir. Jawad Mir | Canada

Our People Will Be Healed
Dir. Alanis Obomsawin | Canada

Play Your Gender
Dir. Stephanie Clattenburg | Canada

The Road Forward
Dir. Marie Clements | Canada

A Scattering of Stars
Dir. Kent Martin | Canada

Sickboy
Dir. Andrew MacCormack | Canada

Small Town Show Biz: 2 Dreams from a Harbourtown
Dir. Jackie Torrens | Canada

The Stairs
Dir. Hugh Gibson | Canada

State of Exception
Dir. Jason O’Hara | Canada / Brazil

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton
Dir. Rory Kennedy | USA

The Workers Cup
Dir. Adam Sobel | UK

Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart (Zachary Richard, toujours batailleur)
Dir. Phil Comeau | Canada

Please visit the FIN website for the complete line-up. FIN runs Sept. 14-21.