FEATURE FILMS

Opening Night | Abu

 WEDNESDAY OCT 11    I    7:00PM    I    GLENN GOULD STUDIO 

Join us for the opening night celebration of the 17th annual Reelworld Film Festival.The evening will include a cocktail reception, the Toronto premiere of award-winning documentary ABU, and an engaging Q&A with filmmaker Arshad Khan and special guests.

 

Using family archives, pictures and movies, ABU is a revealing and deeply affecting portrait of a family’s tug-o-war between conservatism and liberalism that has greater implications for those choosing the west as their home.

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Freelancer on the Front Lines

THURSDAY OCT 12    I    7:30PM    I    FAMOUS PLAYERS CANADA SQUARE CINEMAS

 

This fast-paced documentary follows Canadian freelance reporter Jesse Rosenfeld’s journey across the Middle East. Having made the region the focus of his work, he shows us the thorny geopolitical realities on the ground and explores how journalism practices have changed in the age of the Internet. From Egypt to Turkey and Iraq by way of Israel and Palestine, filmmaker Santiago Bertolino captures the ups and downs of a new kind of journalism in action.

Half Ticket

SATURDAY OCT 14    I    2:00PM    I    FAMOUS PLAYERS CANADA SQUARE CINEMAS

 

A film about desires and the yearning for the unattainable. Half Ticket is a story of two slum kids who are fascinated with the arrival of a new pizza shop in their locality. Expensive beyond their means, they long to try one. But, fate has a different game in store for them.

In Jesus’ Name

SUNDAY OCT 15    I    4:30PM    I    FAMOUS PLAYERS CANADA SQUARE CINEMAS

 

In Jesus’ Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne's Residential School is a poignant all-indigenous English and Cree-English collaborative documentary film that breaks long-held silences imposed upon indigenous children who were interned at the notoriously violent St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario.

Screening with No Reservations.

Newton

SATURDAY OCT 14    I    7:00PM    I    FAMOUS PLAYERS CANADA SQUARE CINEMAS

 

As India, the world’s largest democracy, braces itself for another general election- with 9 million polling booths, more than 800 million voters, and costing nearly $5 billion- Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk finds himself entrusted with a task that appears deceptively simple: conducting elections in a remote village in the jungles of central India.

The Solitude (La Soledad)

FRIDAY OCT 13    I    7:30PM    I    FAMOUS PLAYERS CANADA SQUARE CINEMAS

 

Capturing the life of real people amidst the Venezuelan crisis, La Soledad is the story of Jose, a young father who discovers that the dilapidated mansion he occupies will soon be demolished. Desperate to save his family from homelessness, Jose begins a search for cursed treasure that has long said to be buried in the house.

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