Friday, October 25 – Gala NightGeorge (short documentary by Ben Proudfoot)
“Using a combination of rescanned and remastered archival documentary footage and new cinematic recreations, ‘George’ tells the story of one soldier’s experience and memory as a Canadian soldier in the First World War.”
Deanne Foley: 2019 Featured Film Maker
Two short films (including her most recent work), followed by her award-winning feature film An Audience of Chairs. “A woman suffering from mental illness tries to cope with losing custody of her two daughters.”
Based on the novel by Joan Clark. Deanne Foley will introduce this film and answer questions afterward.
Saturday, October 26Non-competing documentary (while the ballots are counted) 12 Dogs Drive: The Run Home. Justin Allen and his dog team travel from Churchill to his hometown of St. John. This film documents their journey. Justin Allen and producer Greg Hemmings will introduce the film and answer questions afterwards.
Off the Beaten Path (documentary about artist Geoff Butler, by Devin Fraser, who will speak with the film)
Assholes: A Theory. A savagely entertaining documentary from acclaimed director John Walker. Inspired by the book by Aaron James. John Walker will introduce this film and answer questions afterward.
Sunday, October 27
Free Sunday MorningThe Girl From Nordland. A film about the model who posed for—and inspired—Edvard Munch. Norwegian director Kirsti Grotmol will introduce this film and answer questions afterward.
Standing on the Line (documentary). When Olympic-class athletes decide to declare their sexuality openly, how are their careers affected? This documentary follows several stories and their different outcomes.
Conviction (documentary by Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnis)
Films resume after lunch break, remaining afternoon $15
“Alarmed by the rising number of women in prison and inspired by the conviction of Senator Kim Pate, Conviction flips the narrative away from pop culture’s voyeuristic lens and hands it to the women who are being victimized.”
Beautifully Savage (short documentary by Ben Proudfoot)
“In the United States, about two thirds of released prisoners are rearrested within three years. Joe was determined never to go back.”
Hopeless Romantic (feature film)
Six directors—including this year’s Featured Film Maker, Deanne Foley—explore six related stories about romantic love.
The King of Fish and Chips (short documentary by Ben Proudfoot)
“In the late 1960s, Haddon Salt built a fast-food empire. Then Kentucky Fried Chicken came knocking.”