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Maria Chapdelaine

Based on Louis Hemon's 1913 novel, Maria Chapdelaine tells the story of a young woman having to choose between three suitors promising each a different life. Faced with events that jostle her, Maria must then take his destiny into her own hands and decide what her future will be. Shot in Quebec over 2020, the film is Directed by Sebastien Pilote, whose film The Fireflies are Gone won Best Canadian Film at TIFF 2018. Mary Chapdelaine is expected to make a similar splash when it opens at the festival this year, and we are thrilled to be premiering the film in Ottawa shortly after. D'après le roman de Louis Hemon de 1913, Maria Chapdelaine raconte l'histoire d'une jeune femme devant choisir entre trois prétendants se promettant chacun une vie différente. Face aux événements qui la bousculent, Maria doit alors prendre son destin en main et décider quel sera son avenir.
Fri, Sep 24 3:00 PM
Sat, Sep 25 6:15 PM
Sun, Sep 26 12:00 PM6:00 PM
Mon, Sep 27 6:00 PM
Wed, Sep 29 3:15 PM
Fri, Oct 1 4:00 PM
Sat, Oct 2 1:00 PM
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I'm Your Man

Alma is a scientist at Berlin's famous Pergamon Museum. In order to obtain research funds for her studies, she accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment. For three weeks, she must live with a humanoid robot with artificial intelligence designed to allow it to morph into that of her ideal life partner. Enter Tom, a machine in human form, created to make her happy. From Director Maria Schrader (Unorthodox) comes a very humourous and thoughtful twist on The Stepford Wives, Weird Science, and films of that ilk. It posits the question, can someone (or some thing) tailor made for you, get boring? Do we want someone to just cater to our every whim? What if they looked like Dan Stevens?
Fri, Sep 24 6:45 PM
Sat, Sep 25 1:00 PM
Sun, Sep 26 3:30 PM
Mon, Sep 27 9:30 PM
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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

As a follow-up to his sleeper hit documentary Won't You Be My Neighbour?, Morgan Neville has chosen to use his lens (and editing console) as a means to present an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. This unflinching look at Anthony Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him. This movie is a must-see for anyone fascinated by food, people, traveling, new experiences, and the ongoing search.
Fri, Sep 24 9:15 PM
Sat, Sep 25 3:30 PM
Sun, Sep 26 9:15 PM
Tue, Sep 28 4:00 PM
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Summer of Soul

During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. Forty hours of footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America's history lost—until now. Featuring thrilling performances by Sly and the Family Stone, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Night & the Pips and more, fans of good music will want to take note.
Sat, Sep 25 9:30 PM
Wed, Sep 29 6:15 PM
Thu, Sep 30 9:15 PM
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Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990. With no shortage of Hollywood coming of age stories being churned out on a yearly basis, Director Tracey Deer drew from her own experiences as a young Mohawk girl, to present a very different take. This tale of growing up against the backdrop of a crisis many of us can recall, brings an often under-represented perspective to the big screen, and is a poignant reminder that the racism and discrimination that fueled the conflict at the films core, are still present and in need of much attention today. Beans was the runner-up for the People's Choice Award at TIFF 2020.
Mon, Sep 27 4:00 PM
Tue, Sep 28 9:15 PM
Thu, Sep 30 7:00 PM
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Heroic Losers

In a town in the Northwest of the province of Buenos Aires, a group of neighbors is organized to recover the economy of the area, but when the corralito is implemented in the country and they suffer a fraud, their hopes disappear. Now, they will unite to recover the lost money and give the blow of their lives to their greatest enemy. With the gap between the 1% and everybody else increasingly growing larger, this Argentinian heist film about farmers fighting for what's theirs is a welcome treat, delivering excitement and laughs in equal measure. The rag tag nature of the group and the films tone lead to many comparisons with the Oceans 11 films and How to Steal a Million (1966) a film which seemed particularly to be an inspiration.
Tue, Sep 28 6:45 PM
Wed, Sep 29 9:15 PM
Thu, Sep 30 4:00 PM
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Asia's motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle, rather than an obvious instinct. Becoming a mother at a young age has shaped Asia's relationship with her teenage daughter Vika. Despite living together, the two barely interact -- Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse while Vika's busy at the skate park with her friends. Their routines is shaken when Vika's health rapidly deteriorates and Asia must step up to become the mother Vika desperately needs. Alena Yiv and Emmy-nominated 'Unorthodox' star Shira Haas are marvelous in Ruthy Pribar's restrained but finally devastating debut feature.
Fri, Oct 1 7:15 PM
Sat, Oct 2 4:30 PM
Mon, Oct 4 4:30 PM
Tue, Oct 5 4:30 PM
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A car crash has disturbing consequences in this 2021 body horror film. Titane, written and directed by Julia Ducournau, stars Agathe Rousselle as a mentally disturbed woman who becomes pregnant after having sex with a car. A review from the BBC called it the "most shocking film of 2021." It's definitely not going to be for everyone, but Titane fluidly explores themes of sexuality, gender, identity and parenthood in tandem with Ducournau's now-signature body-horror sensibilities and gory gallows humour. You might watch peeking through your fingers, or you might be so horrified you can't look away -- and watch the entire film with your jaw dropped open. Don't let the popcorn fall out.
Fri, Oct 1 9:15 PM
Sat, Oct 2 9:15 PM
Mon, Oct 4 8:45 PM
Tue, Oct 5 8:45 PM
Wed, Oct 6 8:45 PM
Thu, Oct 7 6:45 PM
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The Truffle Hunters

In the secret forests of Northern Italy, a dwindling group of joyful old men and their faithful dogs search for the world’s most expensive ingredient, the white Alba truffle. Their stories form a real-life fairy tale that celebrates human passion in a fragile land that seems forgotten in time.
Sat, Oct 2 7:00 PM
Mon, Oct 4 6:45 PM
Wed, Oct 6 6:45 PM
Thu, Oct 7 4:30 PM
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OIAF: Best of (Canadian Edition)

A special screening of some of the best animated shorts playing at this year's OIAF. An eclectic mix of stories, techniques and themes ranging from powerful Indigenous tales, innovative music videos, the re-birth of Buster Keaton and a dazzling musical piece that references the late Rob Ford for no apparent reason.
Sun, Oct 3 1:00 PM7:00 PM
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OIAF: Archipelago

A true animated film about an invented archipelago. About an imaginary, linguistic, political territory. About a real or dreamed country, or something in between.
Sun, Oct 3 3:00 PM4:45 PM
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On Broadway

A star-studded cast: Actors Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, Alec Baldwin and others reveal how Broadway came back from the brink to help save New York City. For anyone who loves theatre, this contemporary history of Broadway is a must-see. Brought to the screen by film and theatre director Oren Jacoby (Constantine's Sword) and produced by Broadway insiders -- how could it be anything short of amazing?
Tue, Oct 5 6:45 PM
Wed, Oct 6 4:30 PM
Thu, Oct 7 9:15 PM
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Le Club Vinland (Vinland Club)

1949. Brother Jean, a progressive teacher and passionate amateur archaeologist, plans to conduct excavations with his students in order to prove the presence of a Viking settlement along the shores of the St-Lawrence River. Although the higher ranks of the congregation sometimes find his methods a tad too inventive, his noticeable success with the young people has earned him the freedom to conduct his research as he pleases. But the arrival of a new student -- Emile, a troubled 13-year-old -- soon upsets the delicate arrangement. 1949. Frère Jean, enseignant progressiste et archéologue amateur passionné, envisage de mener des fouilles avec ses élèves afin de prouver la présence d'un établissement viking le long des rives du fleuve Saint-Laurent. Si les hautes sphères de la congrégation trouvent parfois ses méthodes un tantinet trop inventives, son succès remarqué auprès des jeunes lui a valu la liberté de mener ses recherches à sa guise.
Fri, Oct 8 4:00 PM
Sat, Oct 9 6:30 PM
Sun, Oct 10 4:15 PM
Mon, Oct 11 5:00 PM
Tue, Oct 12 4:15 PM
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The Year of the Everlasting Storm

Seven stories from seven directors from around the world chronicle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Year of the Everlasting Storm is an American 2021 anthology film directed by Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on July 14, 2021. Bringing ALL the feelings, this film helps make the world seem a little less large during these unprecedented times.
Fri, Oct 8 6:45 PM
Sat, Oct 9 1:30 PM
Mon, Oct 11 7:45 PM
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Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (The Vampyre)

Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracular's castle to sell him a house in Virna, where he lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoul living off men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker (Jonathan's wife), Dracular moves to Virna, bringing him death and plague. It sounds like a classic horror film, but it can't be confined to just that category. Herzog follows the structure of F.W. Murnau's famous Nosferatu of 1922, one of the greatest of all silent films. The 1922 film was based on Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, but Murnau had to change the names for copyright purposes. Herzog was able to use the traditional names. Plus, if you could be born to be a vampire, Klaus Kinski sure was.
Fri, Oct 8 9:15 PM
Tue, Oct 12 9:00 PM
Wed, Oct 13 9:00 PM
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CatVideoFest 2021

The fuzzy overloads return to the big screen! Each year, CatVideoFest curates a compilation reel of the latest, best cat videos carefully selected from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and of course, internet powerhouse (ahem, Keyboard Cat). What better for humans to come together than by watching cats?
Sat, Oct 9 4:15 PM
Sun, Oct 10 9:15 PM
Thu, Oct 14 9:15 PM
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Fire Music

Fire Music is a feature documentary that tells the exciting history behind the free jazz movement. This incredible music documentary focuses on a new form of jazz that began in the late 1950s, separate from the happy sounding commercial jazz that made jazz well known. Free jazz was angrier and more emotional because the music reflected the turbulent times, but the musicians were ignored by mainstream media. Today, free jazz has the largest audience in its 50+ year history. This doc is the first serious attempt to capture the sights and sounds of one of the most innovative movements in music history.
Sat, Oct 9 9:15 PM
Sun, Oct 10 2:00 PM
Tue, Oct 12 7:00 PM
Thu, Oct 14 4:30 PM
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The Hidden Life of Trees

When Peter Wohlleben published his book "The Hidden Life of Trees" in 2015, he quickly entered bestseller lists. The forester wrote vividly about his experience that trees are able to communicate with each other, and have their own objectives, a thesis explored here. Beautifully shot, and relaxed in its pacing, the film often feels similar to walking quietly among its subjects.
Sun, Oct 10 7:00 PM
Mon, Oct 11 2:30 PM
Wed, Oct 13 6:45 PM
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A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the western United States after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. Frances McDormand was awarded her third Oscar for this film, previously winnning for Fargo (1996) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missourit (2017). Director Chloe Zhao took home the Best Director Oscar for Nomadland becoming the first woman of colour to win the award.
Mon, Oct 11 12:00 PM
Wed, Oct 13 4:15 PM
Thu, Oct 14 6:45 PM
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The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.
Fri, Oct 15 4:00 PM
Sat, Oct 16 3:30 PM
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