Independent Films at the Avalon Cinema, Woodgrove Centre

FRINGE FLICKS CANCELLED

After months of adapting, postponing and hoping, we regret to announce we have cancelled our 2021 Fringe Flicks series, scheduled to run throughout this spring. As you know, COVID infections are increasing, and there is no sign that related protocols and restrictions will be lifted soon. Under the circumstances, we see no other choice.

We continue to be optimistic, though, that we will be able to return to programming by the late fall, including a new 2021-22 Fringe Flicks season. Watch your email for further news

2021 Fringe Flicks

Country: Nunavut, Canada, 2019
Language: Inuktitut (English Subtitles)
Genre: Drama
Length:112 minutes | General

CREDITS

Director
Zacharias Kunuk O.C.

Featuring Apayata Kotierk, Kim Bodnia, Benjamin Kunuk

— Cancelled–

ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF NOAH PIUGATTUK

A Film by Zacharias Kunuk O.C.

Spring 1961. John F. Kennedy is America’s new president, the Cold War heats up in Berlin and nuclear bombers are deployed from bases in arctic Canada. In Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dogteam, just as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When the white man known as Boss arrives at Piugattuk’s hunting camp, what appears to be a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change. Boss is an agent of the government, assigned to get Piugattuk to move his band to settlement housing and send his children to school, so they can get jobs and make money. But Kapuivik is Piugattuk’s homeland. He takes no part in the Canadian experience; and cannot imagine what his children would do with money.

Country: United Kingdom, 2018
Language: English
Genre: Documentary, Sports
Length: 93 minutes | PG

CREDITS

Director
Alex Holmes

Featuring Tracy Edwards, Jo Gooding, Marie-Claude Kieffer Heys

–Cancelled–

MAIDEN

A Film by Alex Holmes

In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. They’d never get the funding. They didn’t have the strength or skill. They’d die at sea. Did that many professional female sailors even exist?

This is the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race.

Country: United Kingdom, France, Belgium, 2019
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Length: 100 minutes | 14+

CREDITS
Director
Ken Loach

Cast
Debbie Honeywood, Kris Hitchen, Rhys Stone

–Cancelled–

SORRY WE MISSED YOU

A Film by Ken Loach

Ricky, Abby and their two children live in Newcastle. They are a strong family who care for each other. Ricky has skipped from one labouring job to another while Abby, who loves her work, cares for old people. Despite working longer and harder they realise they will never have independence or their own home. It’s now or never; the app revolution offers Ricky a golden opportunity. He and Abby make a bet. She sells her car so Ricky can buy a shiny new van and become a freelance driver, with his own business at last. The modern world impinges on these four souls in the privacy of their kitchen; the future beckons.

Country: France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine, 2019
Language: French, Arabic (English Subtitles)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 97 minutes | NR

CREDITS

Director
Elia Suleiman

Cast
Elia Suleiman

–Cancelled–

IT MUST BE HEAVEN / C’EST ÇA LE PARADIS?

A Film by Elia Suleiman

ES escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home.

From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in which ES asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?

Country: Canada, 2019
Language: English
Genre(s): Drama
Length: 80 minutes | PG

CREDITS
Director
Aisling Chin-Yee

Cast
Heather Graham, Sophie Nélisse, Jodi Balfour, Abigail Pniowsky

–Cancelled–

THE REST OF US

A Film by Aisling Chin-Yee

Two mother-daughter duos must contend with their grief and complicated relationships with one another when the person who connects them dies.

I got involved with these women and wanted more of them – The Globe and Mail

Country: USA, 2020
Language: English
Genre(s): Drama, History, Biography
Length: 139 minutes |14+ (Mature Themes)

CREDITS

Director
Julie Taymor

Cast
Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Bette Midler, Janelle Monáe, Timothy Hutton, Lorraine Toussaint

–Cancelled–

THE GLORIAS

A Film by Julie Taymor

The story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s itinerant childhood’s influence on her life as a writer, activist and organizer for women’s rights worldwide. Based on the book, “My Life on the Road” by Gloria Steinem.

Country: France, 2019
Language(s): French, Arabic (English Subtitles)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 88 minutes | NR

CREDITS

Director
Manele Labidi

Cast
Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Aïcha Ben Miled, Feriel Chamari, Hichem Yacoubi, Najoua Zouhair, Jamel Sassi, Ramla Ayari

–Cancelled–

ARAB BLUES / Un Divan à Tunis

A Film by Manele Labidi

Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colourful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice.In this sophisticated comedy, Manele Labidi opens a fascinating window into modern Tunisia at a crossroads, with a story of contrasts, contradictions and culture clashes, full of vitality and humour.

Arab Blues portrays a charming female psychiatrist – and her North African country – at a crossroads – Georgia Straight

A light but sophisticated comedy – National Observer

Country: United Kingdom, 2019
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Length:112 minutes | PG

CREDITS
Director
Peter Cattaneo

Cast
Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Emma Lowndes, Gaby French, Lara Rossi, Amy James-Kelly, India Ria Amarteifio

–Cancelled–

Military Wives

A Film by Peter Cattaneo

With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement.

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