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Film North Tasnim
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: ELITE ZEXER – ISRAEL – 12 min
Tasnim, a strong and opinionated 10-year-old, lives with her mother and siblings in a neglected Bedouin village in the Negev. A surprise visit from her father forces her, for the first time in her life, to confront the conservative norms of the family tribe and the fact that she is no longer daddy’s little girl.
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Smolarze
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: PIOTR ZLOTOROWICZ – POLAND – 15 min
Marek and Janina work as charcoal burners in the Bieszczady Mountains. Far from civilization, they live according to the rhythm set by nature. The documentary joins the man and the woman from dawn till dusk, observing the slow passage of time.
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Schooling the World: The White Man’s Burden
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: CAROL BLACK – USA – 65 min
All over the world, volunteers build schools in traditional societies convinced that school is the only path to a “better” life for indigenous children. Schooling the World takes a look at the effects of modern education on the world’s last sustainable traditional cultures.
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Adultolescence
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: VICKY SHEN – USA – 93 min
Lea, a young Chinese-American woman, once disowned by her immigrant mother and now struggling to make peace, goes through a painful, sometimes comedic, journey that has her teetering between a breakdown and a breakthrough.

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2pm to 5pm

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You Are So Undead
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: ALEX EPSTEIN – CANADA – 5 min
Complications with family and friends ensue when a 16-year-old girl lets her boyfriend “go all the way”, turning her into a vampire. A short from Bravo!FACT.
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Skew
HORROR – DIRECTOR: SEVÉ SCHELENZ – CANADA – 82 min
Three friends head out on a road trip and bring along a video camera to record the journey. What follows is a series of ominous and unexplained events, all recorded by the friends themselves.
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Mortem
THRILLER – DIRECTOR: ERIC ATLAN – FRANCE – 94 min
A psychological thriller exploring the story of a young woman who defies her own death.

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DINNER
Suggested dinner at The Mill on Main, Huntsville
Make reservations by phone, (705) 380-1163
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6pm to 8pm

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Lavan
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: GUILHAD EMILIO SCHENKER – ISRAEL – 28 min
A female "White Torture" prison guard falls into an obsessive love with the prisoner under her supervision, without him knowing of her existence.
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Music from the Big House
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: BRUCE MCDONALD – CANADA – 90 min
Rita Chiarelli, an award-winning recording artist, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a. Angola Prison.

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7:30pm

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RECEPTION
Opening night at The Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville
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8:30pm to 11:30pm


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West Wind: A Vision of Tom Thomson
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: MICHELE HOZER AND PETER RAYMONT – CANADA – 94 min
A documentary exploring Tom Thomson's extraordinary contribution to Canada's artistic development. His portrayal of the raw beauty of the wilderness helped a young nation come into its own in the early part of the 20th century. Thomson's legacy continues to play a vibrant role in Canada's identity today.
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Burden of Dreams
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: LES BLANK – USA – 95 min
A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog’s epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively driven director.

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Film North Friday, September 23rd
Film North 10am to 1pm

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Film North Bob and the Monster
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: KEIRDA BAHRUTH – USA – 81 min
A portrait of outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counsellors in the US today.
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Limelight
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: BILLY CORBEN – CANADA – 106 min
A chronicle of Peter Gatien’s rise from Cornwall, Ontario to his dominance of New York City’s nightlife in the ’90s as owner of the legendary hotspots Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium and Club USA. The film features some of the most famous and notorious players from the ’80s and ’90s New York club scene.

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Film North Standing on Richards
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: ELVIS PRUSIC – CANADA – 6 min
A disillusioned, highly intellectual English professor tries to sell his mind on a street corner where women sell their bodies. This Bravo!FACT is based on the book Standing on Richard by George Bowering.
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Dilli
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: RINTU THOMAS & SUSHMIT GHOSH – INDIA – 25 min
The untold story of Delhi slum dwellers who were bulldozed from their homes and transferred to a makeshift facade – Bawana – without water, shelter or drainage, while the city was being beautified for the Commonwealth Games 2010.
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The Natural Brook Trout — Lakes of Algonquin Park
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: HUGO KITCHING – CANADA – 10 min
Algonquin Provincial Park is home to the world’s highest concentrations of natural Brook Trout lakes. Learn about the natural life cycles of Brook Trout and see how this beautiful species of fish have survived in Algonquin and are now threatened.
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Odysseus’ Gambit
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: ÀLEX LORA CERCÓS – USA – 12 min
A Gambit is a chess opening in which a player sacrifices a pawn with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position. Saravuth Inn is a Cambodian-American chess player that sacrifices himself in the hopes of finding a better position on the board of life.
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The Legend of Beaver Dam
MUSICAL – DIRECTOR: JEROME SABLE – CANADA – 5 min
When a campfire song summons the deadly Stumpy Sam, easily-scared Danny’s worst fears are realised in this Bravo!FACT.
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Dreamcoat
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: PIXIE CRAM – CANADA – 30 min
A Canadian theatre company puts on a theatrical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with a twist. The production is fully integrated with developmentally disabled amateur actors, pushing the limits of inclusion from dream to reality.
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One Summer at Camp Winston
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: KAREN SHOPSOWITZ – CANADA – 46 min
At this camp, uniqueness is the norm. Camp Winston accepts children with complex neurological disorders and gives them the opportunity to grow a little, have a lot of fun, learn, and be embraced for exactly who they are.

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Film North DINNER
Dinner at The Cookhouse, Dwight
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Film North Miyuki’s Wind Bell
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: KEN OCHIAI – JAPAN/USA – 20 min
Against her will, Miyuki must leave Tokyo and take her two young half-brothers to the country home of their quirky grandmother, but when they arrive she will discover that she had to leave her home in order to find it.
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Who Loves the Sun
COMEDY/DRAMA – DIRECTOR: MATT BISSONNETTE – CANADA – 94 min
A troubled young man’s sudden return after a mysterious five-year disappearance reunites him with his wife and his best friend.

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In the Partners Hall at The Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville

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Film North Distilled Love
COMEDY/DRAMA – DIRECTOR: JOE KICAK – CANADA – 14 min
Hoping to fix the crack in their relationship, Rene locks himself and his hipster girlfriend, Emma, in their apartment. His personal remedy for their woes is a weekend-long detox for Emma. But as she experiences withdrawal, the couple discovers addiction is not the only problem they need to face.
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Moon Point
COMEDY/ROMANCE – DIRECTOR: SEAN CISTERNA – CANADA – 82 min
An ambitionless 24-year-old travels hundreds of miles in a wagon hooked onto the back of his best friend’s electric wheelchair in the hopes of tracking down his elementary school crush.
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Dark Rising: Summer Strikes Back
SCI-FI FANTASY – DIRECTOR: ANDREW CYMEK – CANADA – 93 min
When a new demon sub-species disrupts Summer’s wedding and eats her fiancée, the war on the new Demon Lord begins.

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Film North Saturday, September 24th
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Film North In a Moment
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: RICKY KUPERMAN & JEFFREY KUPERMAN – CANADA/USA – 8 min
A short dance film about a woman who seeks her husband in a man with no memory.
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TO in 24
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: DALE HILDEBRAND – CANADA – 49 min
In 24 hours, 24 cinematographers capture the heart, soul and everyday miracles discovered within the microcosm of a single city - in a single day.
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Into the Fire
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: DAN DICKS – CANADA – 124 min
In the summer of 2010, world leaders and activists from around the world gathered for the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada. The whole world was watching.

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Film North Saving America’s Horses
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: KATIA LOUISE – USA – 98 min
A hard-hitting expose about today’s horses and the need to protect and preserve them. It’s about a journey of courage, honour and betrayal in a country divided; inspiring great hope for compassion and protection of all horses and burros.
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Submarine
COMEDY/DRAMA – DIRECTOR: RICHARD AYOADE – USA – 97 min
15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and her ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.

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Film North DINNER
Drinks and Closing Night Dinner
at La Dolce Vita, Huntsville

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Film North The House
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: JIM CALARCO – CANADA – 8 min
An older couple realizes that at some point your house is no longer your home.
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Below New York
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: MATT FINLIN – USA – 28 min
Through a series of polished vignettes, the film draws the audience into the amazing lives of New York City’s finest subway performers, musicians and artists, and how their quest for a venue and sustenance adds a truly wonderful aesthetic to one of the greatest cities in the world.
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Wavelength
EXPERIMENTAL – DIRECTOR: MICHAEL SNOW – CANADA – 45 min
The classic avant-garde landmark made by Michael Snow. Essentially, it is a slow zoom onto a postcard. Meanwhile, a man dies, but we continue to zoom past it.

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Chair’s Founders’/RBC Closing Night Reception In the Partners Hall at The Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville
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Film North The Dance
COMEDY/ROMANCE – DIRECTOR: PARDIS PARKER – CANADA – 8 min
Alex wants to be what he thinks Jenny wants him to be, but it’s only when he is himself that they finally connect.
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Seven Sins
DRAMA – DIRECTORS: ALETHEA ARNAQUQ-BARIL, JOE COBDEN, ANITA DORON, ANN MARIE FLEMING, BRUCE MCDONALD, JAMIE TRAVIS, LARRY WEINSTEIN – USA – 14 min
Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Pride, Sloth, Wrath – a humorous compilation of shorts from Bravo!FACT.
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Hard Core Logo 2
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: BRUCE MCDONALD – CANADA – 85 min
A sequel to 1996’s celebrated punk-rock faux doc, Hard Core Logo 2 features Bruce McDonald as Bruce McDonald, a director who loses his job and is forced to make a documentary for Wiccan TV about a singer, Care Failure, who claims she’s been possessed by Joe Dick, the leader of the punk band Hard Core Logo.

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Closing Night After Party at The Mill on Main, Huntsville

Across the street from The Algonquin Theatre.
Drinks & DJ, Audience invited, Donations welcome

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