FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

Opening Night | Abu

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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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

Freelancer on the Front Lines

7:30PM    I    FAMOUS PLAYERS CANADA SQUARE CINEMAS

 

This fast-paced documentary follows Canadian freelance reporter Jesse Rosenfeld’s journey across the Middle East. 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.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

The Solitude (La Soledad)

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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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017

Half Ticket

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.

Reelworld Shorts Program

5:00PM    I    FAMOUS PLAYERS CANADA SQUARE CINEMAS

 

Discover the world’s untold stories through a series of short films that span the globe, highlighting the refugee experience, identity, displacement, and racism. From Syria to India and even local Toronto, we’re all on the frontline in today’s world.

Newton

7:30PM    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.

VR (Virtual Reality) Films

12PM - 5PM | TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

At Reelworld, we want you to experience the power of story in every form. In our Digital Storytelling zone, you’ll have the chance to dive deep into new worlds through immersive VR films.

Video Gaming

12PM - 5PM | TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

Discover the newest ways that storytellers are engaging audiences, addressing the issues and helping us understand the world.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

ACTRA Shorts Program

1:00PM    I    FAMOUS PLAYERS CANADA SQUARE CINEMAS

The program features ten short films made by members of ACTRA’s Young Emerging Actors Assembly (YEAA) – a chapter of creators and screen actors between the ages of 17-30.

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In Jesus’ Name

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.

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