FIRE MUSIC will stand as the first serious attempt to capture the sights and sounds of one of the most innovative movements in music history. The intensity of the music and the outlandish personalities of the artists who played it make for a compelling story.
Official Selection: Venice International Film Festival (World Permiere)
Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival
On a snowy night in February 1972, the famous jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot to death by his wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York. The murder sent shock waves through the world of jazz .This music documentary is a love letter to two unique personalities and music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz and America.
A feature documentary about the powerful allure of a universal myth. MERMAIDS immerses audiences in a world where fantasies come to life. Following the stories of five extraordinary tail-donning women who are part of a growing "mermaiding" subculture. Audiences voyage between mermaid theme parks, conventions, tail-making studios, and deep into the ocean where escaping reality and transforming into the empowered icon of the mermaid is possible.
Al Purdy Was Here is the story of a crusade to revive the legacy of an iconic Canadian poet. It revolves around a fundraising campaign to restore Al Purdy’s A-frame house on Roblin Lake in Ontario’s Prince Edward County, and make it a writing retreat for young poets. Built by Purdy and his wife with salvaged materials in 1957, the A-frame was a mecca for the pioneers of CanLit, including Margaret Lawrence, Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje. Now, 14 years after the poet’s death, as a new generation discovers his work, Al’s modest cabin becomes an unlikely beacon for a creative renaissance.
An environmental thriller set in the wilderness of Canada’s Pacific North West. This is the true story of two men who dared to challenge the destruction of the world’s last great temperate rainforest – Grant Hadwin and Herb Hammond. But while one man’s story stands as a beacon of hope for the future, the other’s ended in madness and self-destruction.
This father of American independent cinema left an indelible mark, not merely on the evolution of his art form, but also on the western zeitgeist. Altman, Canadian director Ron Mannʼs new documentary, explores and celebrates the epic fifty-year redemptive journey of one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of the medium.