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EIFF 2011

Edmonton International Film Festival 2011

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A Bag Of Hammers A Bag Of Hammers Film/Screen

USA/English (85 mins)CLOSING NIGHT FILM!Canadian Premiere On the surface, first-time feature filmmaker Brian Crano’s wonderfully offbeat comedy is about two misfit best friends incapable ... Read more

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A Golden Age (La Fleur de l'age) A Golden Age (La Fleur de l'age) Film/Screen

Canada/French (7 mins)DirectorPascal PlanteCastFrançoise LemieuxGuytay Tremblay Read more

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Absentia Absentia Film/Screen

USA/ (91 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Tricia's husband has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the ... Read more

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Act of the Heart Act of the Heart Film/Screen

Canada/English (103 mins)Special Presentation – Screening sponsored by AMPIADirector Paul Almond in attendance Martha Hayes, a woman fanatically devoted to Jesus Christ, ekes out ... Read more

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Adverse Effects (Reacciones adversas) Adverse Effects (Reacciones adversas) Film/Screen

Mexico/Spanish (74 mins)Canadian Premiere! Daniel is a young man suffering from low self-esteem, who is incapable of defending himself from the abuses of ... Read more

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Among Us (Ãnglavakt) Among Us (Änglavakt) Film/Screen

Sweden/Swedish, French with English subtitles (93 mins)Western Canada Premiere An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world, while ... Read more

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Andrew Jenks: Room 335 Andrew Jenks: Room 335 Film/Screen

USA/English (90 mins)Encore Presentation. What happens when a nineteen year old college student moves into a seniors’ facility in Florida? In the summer of ... Read more

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Astronaut On the Roof Astronaut On the Roof Film/Screen

Germany/English (12 mins) A film about the struggle of writing a movie, getting lost in the way and end up starring your own script. Director Sergi Portabella Cast Tomas ... Read more

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At Lunchtime: A Story of Love At Lunchtime: A Story of Love Film/Screen

/ (120 mins)Based on the poem by Roger McGough, At Lunchtime: A Story of Love is the tale of a group of bus passengers ... Read more

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Basic Space Basic Space Film/Screen

Canada/English (4 mins)ProducerNathalie De Los SantosDirectorCarrie Mombourquette Read more

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Becoming Santa Becoming Santa Film/Screen

USA/English (97 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Becoming Santa is the story of one man entering the culture and character of Santa Claus for a single ... Read more

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Better This World Better This World Film/Screen

USA/English (93 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas – David McKay and Bradley Crowder – fall under the sway of a ... Read more

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Big in Bollywood Big in Bollywood Film/Screen

USA/English, Hindi with English subtitles (74 mins)Canadian Premiere - Special Guests in Attendance! 27-year-old American-born Omi Vaidya, a struggling actor in L.A., lands a ... Read more

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Bip Bip Bip Bip Film/Screen

Canada/French (5 mins) Producer Andrew Przybytkowski Director Philippe Grégoire Cast Francis Cantin Read more

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Blame Cupid Stupid Blame Cupid Stupid Film/Screen

Canada/English (5 mins)DirectorMichael Patrick O'Hara Read more

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Bob and The Monster Bob and The Monster Film/Screen

USA/English (85 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Six years in the making, this documentary film follows outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest, through his life-threatening struggle with ... Read more

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Check (Jaque) Check (Jaque) Film/Screen

Spain/Spanish (14 mins)DirectorIker FrancoCastTxema Blasco Read more

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Cloudburst Cloudburst Film/Screen

Canada/English (95 mins)OPENING NIGHT FILM - Director Thom Fitzgerald and Academy Award Winner Brenda Fricker in Attendance!Thom Fitzgerald's hit play has become a sparkling ... Read more

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Cold Blood (Sang froid) Cold Blood (Sang froid) Film/Screen

Canada/ (5 mins)A film by Martin Thibaudeau With Julie Roussel and André Kasper Kolstad When a worried-sick mom takes her son to the hospital, she quickly ... Read more

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Colour Me Colour Me Film/Screen

Canada/English (78 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Born to a white mother and a black father, Anthony McLean and his brother were the only two people ... Read more

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Crazy Glue Crazy Glue Film/Screen

USA/English (7 mins)DirectorElizabeth Orne Read more

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Crime After Crime Crime After Crime Film/Screen

USA/English (94 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Crime After Crime tells the shocking true story of the battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of ... Read more

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Crossword Crossword Film/Screen

Ireland/English (13 mins) Director Vincent Gallagher Read more

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Das Tub Das Tub Film/Screen

New Zealand/English (5 mins)ProducerLeon WoudDirectorJames CunninghamCastCraig Hall Read more

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dik dik Film/Screen

Australia/English (10 mins)ProducerSunny GraceDirectorChristopher StolleryCastPatrick Brammall Read more

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Distilled Love Distilled Love Film/Screen

Canada/English (15 mins) Producer Harold Gay Director Joe Kicak Read more

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Donovan's Echo Donovan's Echo Film/Screen

Canada/English (90 mins)Edmonton Premiere! Donovan Matheson (Danny Glover, in a career-highlight performance) is a brilliant mathematician who, as a young man, helped develop the ... Read more

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Edmonton International Film Festival Edmonton International Film Festival Film/Screen

The Edmonton International Film Festival... international, independent and eye-opening. Our Festival is about 'discovery'. We strive to uncover cinematic gems and celebrate unique new ... Read more

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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Film/Screen

USA/English (103 mins)Edmonton Premiere! Everyday Sunshine is a documentary about the band Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop ... Read more

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Exit Humanity Exit Humanity Film/Screen

Canada/English (114 mins)Canadian Premiere! Exit Humanity is a story told through the written and illustrated journal of Edward Young, as he battles his way ... Read more

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F*ck my life (Que pena tu vida) F*ck my life (Que pena tu vida) Film/Screen

Chile/Spanish (94 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Javier is a young advertising professional who has fallen in love with Sofia, and while their love life ... Read more

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Family Values Family Values Film/Screen

Australia/English (7 mins)DirectorMatther Jenkin Read more

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FIGHTVILLE FIGHTVILLE Film/Screen

USA/English (85 mins)WESTERN CANADA PREMIERE! Mixed Martial Arts has grown from a controversial no-holds-barred gladiatorial sideshow into a billion dollar phenomenon eclipsing boxing as ... Read more

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First Contact First Contact Film/Screen

New Zealand/English (6 mins)ProducerLeon WoudDirectorJames CunninghamCastAndrew BeattiePaul GloverSimon McKinney Read more

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Hard Core Logo 2 Hard Core Logo 2 Film/Screen

Canada/English (85 mins)Edmonton Premiere! Bruce McDonald plays the director of the infamous rock doc about the band Hard Core Logo, and has since ... Read more

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Hidden Driveway Hidden Driveway Film/Screen

Canada/English (6 mins)DirectorSarah GoodmanCastGeorge MacFarlaneJacob Veninger Switzer Read more

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Higher Ground Higher Ground Film/Screen

USA/English (114 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Vera Farmiga’s remarkably assured directorial debut, a 2011 Sundance and Tribeca favorite, Higher Ground depicts the landscape of ... Read more

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Hip Hop Mom Hip Hop Mom Film/Screen

Canada/English (5 mins)DirectorMina Shum Read more

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Hollywood to Dollywood Hollywood to Dollywood Film/Screen

USA/English (81 mins)Canadian Premiere! On the fumes of a dream, twin brothers Gary and Larry Lane have written a script with a plum role ... Read more

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Hospitalite (Kantai) Hospitalite (Kantai) Film/Screen

Japan/Japanese with English subtitles (96 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Mikio Kobayashi lives quietly with his wife, daughter, and divorced sister in downtown Tokyo, where xenophobic ... Read more

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Hot Coffee Hot Coffee Film/Screen

USA/English (95 mins)Edmonton Premiere! Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage ... Read more

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I Didn't Come Here to Die I Didn't Come Here to Die Film/Screen

USA/English (85 mins)Canadian Premiere! Never has a humanitarian project been so deadly and dangerous than when six young volunteers head into the woods to ... Read more

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King of Devil's Island (Kongen av Bastøy) King of Devil's Island (Kongen av Bastøy) Film/Screen

Norway, France, Sweden, Poland/Norwegian with English subtitles (115 mins)Western Canada Premiere! This true story of the infamous Bastøy Boys Home correctional facility in ... Read more

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La Sacrée La Sacrée Film/Screen

Canada/French with English subtitles (96 mins)Western Canada Premiere! From Dominic Desjardins, the director of last year’s EIFF favorite, Everybody’s Couch (le divan du ... Read more

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Le Havre Le Havre Film/Screen

Finland, France, Germany/Finnish & French with English subtitles (103 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Former author Marcel Marx has retreated into a voluntary exile in the ... Read more

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Littlerock Littlerock Film/Screen

USA/English & Japanese with English subtitles (83 mins)Alberta Premiere! When their car breaks down on a site-seeing tour of California, Japanese students Atsuko and ... Read more

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Lloyd the Conqueror Lloyd the Conqueror Film/Screen

Canada/English (95 mins)Edmonton Premiere! Lloyd and his two best friends need to pass their Medieval Literature class in order to keep their financial aid. ... Read more

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Manhattan Flyer Deluxe Manhattan Flyer Deluxe Film/Screen

Canada/English (15 mins)A series of bike thefts entangles the relationship of two workaholic students.ProducerBernie YaoDirectorBernie YaoCastAttila KállaiJaren Brandt BartlettJulian DominguesMarcela Huerta Read more

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Marianne Marianne Film/Screen

Sweden/Swedish with English subtitles (100 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Ever since his wife’s death, Krister has been tormented by the errors of his ... Read more

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Marv Freetell's Wedding Day Marv Freetell's Wedding Day Film/Screen

Canada/English (6 mins)ProducerLisa EricssonDirectorTricia LeeCastSean Kaufmann Read more

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Matching Jack Matching Jack Film/Screen

Australia/English (102 mins)Canadian Premiere! Life seems idyllic for Marisa and her son, Jack, until Jack ends up in hospital, unexpectedly diagnosed with leukemia. ... Read more

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Minus Lara Minus Lara Film/Screen

Canada/ (8 mins)DirectorPardis ParkerCastEvany Rosen Read more

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Modest Luxury Modest Luxury Film/Screen

Canada/English (4 mins)DirectorGokce ErdemCastAaron Kagan Read more

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Moon Point Moon Point Film/Screen

Canada/English (82 mins)Western Canada Premiere!Moon Point is the story of a boy named Darryl Strozka (Nick McKinlay), an ambitionless 24-year-old who travels hundreds of miles ... Read more

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Morning Stroll Morning Stroll Film/Screen

UK/English (7 mins)DirectorGrant Orchard Read more

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Noreen Noreen Film/Screen

Ireland/English (18 mins) Read more

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Pearl Jam Twenty Pearl Jam Twenty Film/Screen

Two decades in, Pearl Jam remains a giant musical force, and one of the biggest, most magnetic touring acts in the world. They have ... Read more

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Pearl Jam Twenty Pearl Jam Twenty Film/Screen

USA/English (119 mins)Special Presentation! Two decades in, Pearl Jam remains a giant musical force, and one of the biggest, most magnetic touring acts ... Read more

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Postales (Postcards) Postales (Postcards) Film/Screen

USA, Peru/English, Spanish, Quechua with English subtitles (80 mins)Canadian Premiere! In the ancient cobblestone streets of Cuzco, Peru, a postcard-selling street kid encounters an ... Read more

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Protect The Nation Protect The Nation Film/Screen

South Africa/English (17 mins)ProducerMarcus MachuraDirectorC. R. ReisserCastThabo Mbatha Read more

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ReGeneration ReGeneration Film/Screen

USA/English (81 mins)Alberta Premiere! Narrated by Ryan Gosling Going beyond labels of “Generation X and Y”, ReGeneration takes an uncompromising look at the issues facing ... Read more

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Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Film/Screen

USA/English (88 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Most people have never noticed the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been ... Read more

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Secret Identity Secret Identity Film/Screen

Canada/English (12 mins)ProducerJohn NegropontesDirectorTyler MacIntyre Read more

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Shorts For Shorts Shorts For Shorts Film/Screen

Canada, New Zealand/ (85 mins) DISTILLED LOVE Joe Kicak | 14’ | Comedy | Canada | RED Rene locks himself and his hipster girlfriend, Emma, in ... Read more

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Shorts Smorg 1 Shorts Smorg 1 Film/Screen

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Shorts Smorg 2 Shorts Smorg 2 Film/Screen

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Sisters&Brothers Sisters&Brothers Film/Screen

Canada/English (84 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Edmonton-born filmmaker Carl Bessai is back, completing the trilogy begun with past EIFF favorites, Mothers & Daughters and ... Read more

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Spirit of the Bluebird Spirit of the Bluebird Film/Screen

Canada/English (6 mins)DirectorJesse Gouchey, Xstine Cook Read more

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Starbuck Starbuck Film/Screen

Canada/French with English subtitles (109 mins)Western Canada Premiere! At 42, David lives the life of an irresponsible adolescent. He coasts through life with ... Read more

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Stranger Things Stranger Things Film/Screen

USA, UK/English (77 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Oona, a young woman dealing with the loss of her mother, reaches out to a stranger: Mani, ... Read more

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Take This Waltz Take This Waltz Film/Screen

Canada/English (116 mins)Western Canada Premiere! When Margot (Michelle Williams), 28, meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses ... Read more

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The Academy The Academy Film/Screen

Canada/English (91 mins)Encore Presentation. They are society’s flotsam - a select group of convicted youths given a second chance by a shadowy organization: The ... Read more

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The Corridor The Corridor Film/Screen

Canada/English (98 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Tyler Crawley and his closest friends are going through some changes - getting married, getting promoted, going bald…going insane. ... Read more

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The Dance The Dance Film/Screen

Canada/English (8 mins)DirectorPardis Parker Read more

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The Dead Inside The Dead Inside Film/Screen

USA/English (99 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Wes is a burned out photographer paying the bills by shooting weddings. Fi is the writer's-blocked author of a ... Read more

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The Diner The Diner Film/Screen

USA/English (4 mins)DirectorAdam Smith Read more

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The Game The Game Film/Screen

Australia/English (7 mins)ProducerDulce AguilarDirectorJon CohenCastDaniel Lissing Read more

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The Green Wave The Green Wave Film/Screen

color/English, Persian with with English subtitles (80 mins)Edmonton Premiere! In early 2009, a new generation of Iranians hoped for change through the upcoming presidential ... Read more

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The Hollywood Complex The Hollywood Complex Film/Screen

USA/English (90 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Every spring, thousands of aspiring child actors flock to Tinseltown for pilot season, the traditional casting period for ... Read more

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The Human Resources Manager The Human Resources Manager Film/Screen

Israel, Germany, France/Hebrew, English, Romanian with English subtitles (103 mins)Western Canada Premiere! The Human Resources Manager of Jerusalem's largest bakery is in trouble. He ... Read more

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The Lady ParaNorma The Lady ParaNorma Film/Screen

Canada/English (6 mins)ProducerMarco PecotaDirectorVincent MarconeCastJames Fisher Read more

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The Lie The Lie Film/Screen

USA/English (82 mins)Canadian Premiere - Joshua Leonard in attendance. The Lie is a candid portrait of a young idealistic couple forced to settle down after ... Read more

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The Maestro The Maestro Film/Screen

Canada/English (6 mins)DirectorAdam AnthonyCastGyton Grantley Read more

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The Sense of Humor (le sens de l'humour) The Sense of Humor (le sens de l'humour) Film/Screen

Canada/French with English subtitles (110 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Luc and Marco are a pair of struggling standup comics touring Quebec, playing any venue ... Read more

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The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito) The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito) Film/Screen

Spain/Spanish (117 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has ... Read more

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The Swell Season The Swell Season Film/Screen

USA/English (91 mins)Western Canada Premiere! In 2008, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová captivated audiences and earned two Academy Awards® for their musical ... Read more

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Thespians Thespians Film/Screen

USA/English (91 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Every performer starts somewhere, and many of them started in their high school thespian troupe. Thespians is the ... Read more

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Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Film/Screen

Canada/English (88 mins)Edmonton Premiere (finally!!) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is the hilariously gory, multi-award-winning horror comedy you’ve been waiting nearly 2 years for, ... Read more

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Upside Down: The Creation Records Story Upside Down: The Creation Records Story Film/Screen

UK/English (101 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Primal Scream. My Bloody Valentine. Jesus & Mary Chain. Super Furry Animals. Oasis. Just a few of the ... Read more

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We Were Here We Were Here Film/Screen

USA/English (90 mins)Western Canada Premiere! In the early 1970s, in the shadow of the Stonewall riots and the free-love movement, gay men and lesbians ... Read more

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What To Say What To Say Film/Screen

Canada/English (5 mins)ProducerJoshua WarburtonDirectorJared Raab Read more

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Wild Horse, Wild Ride Wild Horse, Wild Ride Film/Screen

USA/English (106 mins)Western Canada Premiere! Each year thousands of wild horses are rounded up and removed from public lands by the U.S. Government. ... Read more

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