The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Years Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to the city from Portland, Oregon. The kids, who have never liked any of the men their mom dates, are determined to turn the trip into a nightmare for Nick.
Newlyweds Nick and Suzanne decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor with a bizarre approach to business.
Daria is a 16-year-old girl who is a little too smart and funny to fit in with the crowd. It’s summertime and the livin' is hard. Daria finds herself forced into volunteering at the OK To Cry Corral, a summer camp for the overly sensitive and those who'd like to be.
Kirby Dick's provocative documentary investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films, revealing the organization's underhanded efforts to control culture. Dick questions whether certain studios get preferential treatment and exposes the discrepancies in how the MPAA views sex and violence.
All vile things must come to an end, and for Daria Morgendorffer that means it's time to look beyond high school to college. Our little girl has grown up so fast. It's time for higher learning, lowered expectations, and a heavy dose of sarcasm. Life can't suck more after high school, can it?
A robbery goes horrifyingly wrong when five have a go criminals are forced to take refuge from the police in an old castle. What starts out as 'one last job' quickly becomes a hilarious fun filled journey of ghostly misfortunes.
The story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a young filmmaker who becomes completely paralyzed from motor neuron disease but goes on to direct an award-winning feature film through the use of his eyes.
A documentary about the wider "Yes" movement, filmed throughout 2014 in the run up to the historic referendum on Scottish independence. Largely ignored by the media, this film has become something of a cult favourite amongst those in favour of an independent Scotland.
When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn’t live to see his 25th birthday. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.
Fleeing religious persecution in Germany, the Leininger family seeks a new start in uncharted country - America. It is the mid-1700s and British and French forces are struggling for control over the abundant resources of this new territory. Carving out a homestead can be arduous work, but the Leiningers labor joyfully. Then the unthinkable: In a terrifying raid, Delaware warriors kidnap the two young Leininger daughters and attempt to indoctrinate them into native culture. Through their ordeal they never lose hope and "their faith becomes their freedom".
Highlighting a culture of astonishing juxtapositions and contradictions, O’Rourke’s brilliant documentary records Independence Day in Papua New Guinea in 1975. Unfolding casually, with a loose observational structure, the film compares the pageantry of local celebrations with the official ceremony in the capital and offers a vivid tapestry of a country hovering uneasily between traditional culture and Western modernisation.
A husband takes his sick wife to a park to cheer her up.
A feel-good road movie about a broken man who lets the hitchhikers he picks up determine his direction and destiny. Everything changes when he meets a free-spirited woman who guides him on a journey of self-discovery while hiding a secret of her own.
This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. Different themes are reviewed this way. Among others, they are the use of the word nigger, the way Pryor talked about racism, the fact Pryor talked openly about his own faults on-stage and the fact he didn't mince matters.
A surrealist drama about a 40-year-old criminal court judge with a dying father, an unhappy marriage and petty cases to solve - shown as struggle between ANDI, the animal within, and K, his rational side.
A poignant comedy about three midlife women who join forces to revive their acting careers, "Not Dead Yet" brings a dramatic new perspective to a range of women's issues rarely embraced by American cinema.
Can’t Close Your Eyes is a video series that Ethan Hib has created to show off both local and international punk/hardcore acts. Each episode features performance clips, interviews with bands, artists and or other people involved in the scene. This documentary is an expanded version of the Can't Close Your Eyes web series. NOT DEAD YET: A DOCUMENTARY shows clips from many of the performances that took place on the weekend of Toronto's Not Dead Yet festival in 2014.
A fast-paced documentary about a second generation of punk rockers living in Toronto. It offers insight into this segment of culture by videotaping in the streets, bars, and homes of punks. Conversations are intercut with the music of the punk bands at the core of the scene.
Early Days Yet, directed by Shirley Horrocks, is a documentary about New Zealand poet Allen Curnow, made in the last months of his life. The poet talks about his life and work, and visits the places of some of his most important poems. It includes interviews with other New Zealand poets about Curnow’s significance as an advocate for New Zealand poetry. As Curnow famously mused in front of a moa skeleton displayed in Canterbury Museum: “Not I, some child, born in a marvellous year / Will learn the trick of standing upright here.