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30 GHOSTS | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 8:00pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
30 GHOSTS chronicles struggling paranormal investigator Kim Hadfield, as she pursues her dream of capturing proof of the paranormal.
ABOVE ALL ELSE is an intimate portrait of a group of landowners and activists in East Texas trying to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Preceded by Live Acoustic performance by Jay Sparrow.
AFTER TILLER | Friday, MAY 9 @ 9:00pm | Royal Alberta Museum
AFTER TILLER intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller.
ALBERT KARVONEN: PHILOSPHIES ON LIFE, NATURE, and WILDLIFE FILMMAKING | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 1:45pm | Metro Cinema
Filmmaker Ava Karvonen profiles her father, prolific wildlife/nature filmmaker Albert Karvonen as he discusses his life and his work.
ANTI-SOCIAL LIMITED | Monday, MAY 12 @ 8:45pm | Metro Cinema
Edmonton-based filmmaker Rosie Dransfeld is back, with the story of Chris Hoard. Diagnosed with anti-social personality disorder, has spent most of his life behind bars. Now he wants to leave it all behind.
A2-B-C: Hôshanô to kodomotachi | Monday, MAY 12 @ 6:30pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
Part of our Spotlight on Fukushima Series. Eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, children who were not evacuated are found to have thyroid cysts and nodules.
BEING GINGER | Saturday, MAY 10 @ 5:30pm | Metro Cinema
The story of one redhead’s attempt to regain his self-confidence!
BEYOND THE CLOUD | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 2:00pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
Part of our Spotlight on Fukushima Series. From the outside, everything seems normal. Away from the forbidden zone, life goes on exactly as before. But today, nothing is resolved.
THE CASE AGAINST 8 | Saturday, MAY 10 @ 6:30pm | Royal Alberta Museum
This Sundance & SXSW Award Winner is a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
CESAR’S LAST FAST | Tuesday, MAY 13 @ 8:45pm | Metro Cinema
In 1988, Cesar Chavez embarked on what would be his last act of protest in his remarkable life.
CYBER-SENIORS | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 12:00pm | Metro Cinema
A heartwarming, candid and at times humorous exploration of the victories and challenges seniors encounter as they dive into the digital world.
DANGEROUS ACTS STARRING THE UNSTABLE ELEMENTS OF BELARUS | Tuesday, MAY 13 @ 6:45pm | Metro Cinema
Comprised of smuggled footage and uncensored interviews, DANGEROUS ACTS gives audiences a front row seat to a resistance movement as it unfolds both on the stage and in the streets.
DOC OF THE DEAD | Friday, MAY 9 @ 9:15pm | Metro Cinema
The definitive zombie culture documentary, brought to the screen by the makers of THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS.
THE DOG | Saturday, MAY 10 @ 9:00pm | Royal Alberta Museum
In August 1972, John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover’s sex-reassignment surgery. Three years later Al Pacino portrayed his crime in Dog Day Afternoon.
EXPEDITION YEMEN: 126 degrees in the Shade | Saturday, MAY 10 @ 1:45pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
“You´ll die. Or get kidnapped by Al Qaeda. What you want to do is impossible!” That is what all experts, analysts and the Yemenis themselves told me.
FIRE IN THE BLOOD | Wednesday, MAY 14 @ 8:30pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
For years, Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs. This is the story of the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.
HIKIKOMORI, A DEAFENING SILENCE| Saturday, MAY 10 @ 3:00pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
There up to a million Japanese youths who stay hidden away in their bedroom. Cut off from all kind of social interaction, they are known as the ‘lost generation’.
I AM DIVINE | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 9:15pm | Metro Cinema
The incredible story of how Divine (aka: Harris Glenn Milstead) became John Waters’ cinematic muse and an international drag icon.
I STAND CORRECTED | Wednesday, MAY 14 @ 6:45pm | Metro Cinema
The true story of jazz bass virtuoso, Jennifer Leitham, who risked everything when she transitioned publicly during the height of her career in order to be her true self. JENNIFER LEITHAM & Director ANDREA MYERSON IN ATTENDANCE!
I WILL BE MURDERED | Wednesday, MAY 14 @ 6:30pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
In May 2009, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. And he knew it was going to happen.
THE IMMORTALISTS | Wednesday, MAY 14 @ 8:45pm | Metro Cinema
Two eccentric scientists struggle to create eternal youth in a world they call “blind to the tragedy of old age.”
INREALLIFE | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 5:30pm | Metro Cinema
INREALLIFE asks what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children?
IN THE GREY ZONE | Monday, MAY 12 @ 8:15pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
Part of our Spotlight on Fukushima Series. The children of Minamisoma City, Fukushima, living inside the radiation zone, head back to school after the nuclear meltdown.
I’VE SEEN THE UNICORN | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 6:00pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
A young fisherman dreams of becoming a jockey on the remote island of Mauritius.
Screens with NUNAALUK: A FORGOTTEN STORY.
JODOROWSKY’S DUNE | Friday, MAY 9 @ 7:00pm | Metro Cinema
In 1975, cult-cinema director Alejandro Jodorowsky began work on his most ambitious project yet: an epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel DUNE. This is the story of The Greatest Movie Never Made!
KIDNAPPED FOR CHRIST | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 3:30pm | Metro Cinema
A young evangelical filmmaker is granted unprecedented access inside a controversial Christian behavior modification program for teens, where she discovers shocking secrets.
THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF DORIS PAYNE | Saturday, MAY 10 @ 1:45pm | Metro Cinema
How does a poor, single, African-American mother from segregated 1950s America wind up as one of the world’s most notorious jewel thieves?
MAMA, I’M GONNA KILL YOU | Saturday, MAY 10 @ 4:15pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
Devastating film about the children living in an orphanage in Russia. Their parents behaved badly, yet the children bear the punishment.
Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent as a member of the tour crew for The National, the band fronted by his brother, Matt. The result is one of the BEST Rock Docs ever made.
MY PRAIRIE HOME | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 4:00pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
Alberta singer/songwriter Rae Spoon reflects on gender identity, faith, and the challenges of family through songs and stories.
NO GAZARAN | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 12:00pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
France, 2011: The government issues licenses for shale gas exploration in a series of backroom deals, while the country erupts in a wave of protest which stirs up the whole of Europe.
NUNAALUK: A FORGOTTEN STORY| Sunday, MAY 11 @ 6:00pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
Inuk Mini Aodla Freeman returns to her childhood home in James Bay and shares her memories of life on the big island. Screens with I’VE SEEN THE UNICORN.
THE OVERNIGHTERS | Friday, MAY 9 @ 6:30pm | Royal Alberta Museum
Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local pastor risks everything to help them.
PARTICLE FEVER | Saturday, MAY 10 @ 7:15pm | Metro Cinema
PARTICLE FEVER follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the greatest experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.
THE RIDGE | Saturday, MAY 10 @ 3:30pm | Metro Cinema
For four days, a dozen men – comprised of elite mountaineers from ten countries around the world – set out to try to rescue their stricken comrade.
SEEDS OF TIME | Monday, MAY 12 @ 6:45pm | Metro Cinema
SEEDS OF TIME follows agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler’s global journey to save the eroding foundation of our food supply in a new era of climate change.
SILENCE IS GOLD | Saturday, MAY 10 @ 12:00pm | Metro Cinema
It’s Big Mining against author Alain Deneault, following the 2008 release of the book Noir Canada, which raised troubling questions about the controversial practices of Canadian mining companies in Africa.
THESE BIRDS WALK | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 7:30pm | Metro Cinema
In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy’s life hangs on one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place?
An emotional documentary filled with unexpected moments of humor and joy, WHEN I WALK is a life-affirming film driven by a young man’s determination to survive—and to make sense of a devastating disease through the art of cinema. Presented by the Edmonton MS Walk.
WHITEY: UNITED STATES of AMERICA v. JAMES J. BULGER | Saturday, MAY 10 @ 9:30pm | Metro Cinema
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger (PARADISE LOST) examines the sensational trial of infamous gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, who reigned over a criminal empire in Boston for decades.
SHORT FILM PACKAGES:
Saturday, MAY 10 @ 12:00pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
THE HUMBLE BIKE: Portrait of a Bike Builder
THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
RED CARD TO POVERTY
All titles In Competition for Best Alberta Doc (Under 20 Minutes) Award.
Saturday, MAY 10 @ 8:00pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
NEW CONSTELLATION: A DANCE-UMENTARY
KILIMANJARO & THE WEDDING
All titles In Competition for Best Alberta Doc (Over 20 minutes) Award.
Saturday, MAY 10 @ 9:30pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
NIL NISI OPTIMUM, NOTHING BUT THE BEST
All titles In Competition for Best Alberta Doc (Over 20 minutes) Award.
GLOBAL SHORTS 1 (In Competition) | Sunday, MAY 11 @ 10:00am | Art Gallery of Alberta
STORIES IN THE STREETS
These films are In Competition for Best Short Doc Award.
GLOBAL SHORTS 2 | Monday, MAY 12 @ 5:00pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
THE SALMON SMOKER
CARING FOR FAMILY
GLOBAL SHORTS 3 | Wednesday, MAY 14 @ 5:00pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
A SIMPLER WAY
THE WHALE STORY
MADE YOU LOOK
PART OF THE CYCLE