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Films & Schedules - CANADA

Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 12 PM (WH)

FLAWED

DIRECTOR: Andrea Dorfman - CANADA

Dorfman’s drawings burst colorfully into life as she animates the story of her long-distance relationship with a man whose profession, plastic surgery, gives her plenty of fodder for creative imagery. (12 mins.)

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HEARTBEATS

Fri, Feb 11, 2011
at 8:15 PM (B3)
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Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 6 PM (B4)
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Tue, Feb 15, 2011
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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HEARTBEATS

DIRECTOR: Xavier Dolan - CANADA

Part quirky farce, part serious meditation on the insanity of unrequited love and desire, Heartbeats centers on best friends Francis (Xavier Dolan) and Marie (Monia Chokri). One evening they meet Nicolas (Niels Schneider), a striking young man from the country who has recently arrived in town. His boyish charm and classic good looks set off bells in both of them that neither can shut off. The threesome begins to spend more and more time together. But the closer the three seem to get, the more remote and unattainable Nico becomes—is he straight or gay, or just wanting to be friends?—sending...

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INCENDIES

Fri, Feb 11, 2011
at 8:30 PM (WH)
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Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 4:15 PM (B1)
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INCENDIES

DIRECTOR: Denis Villeneuve - CANADA

Shifting between present-day Montreal and the Lebanese civil war of the 1970s, the story starts at the reading of twin brother and sister Simon and Jeanne’s mother’s will. It is revealed that they have a brother whom they never knew about and a father who is still alive. Their mother, Nawal, gives them the task of finding the two and delivering them her sealed letters. As the film cuts between the twins’ search and flashbacks to Nawal’s difficult past, Simon and Jeanne learn about their mother’s heart-breaking story and discover surprises about themselves. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s acclaimed stage play,...

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LIPSETT DIARIES

Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 12:15 PM (WH)

LIPSETT DIARIES

DIRECTOR: Theodore Ushev - CANADA

Deconstructing a visionary in experimental cinema, Ushev’s animated documentary presents the incredible creativity and emotional tumult that defined filmmaker Arthur Lipsett’s life. (15 mins.)

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OFF SEASON

Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 12:15 PM (WH)

OFF SEASON

DIRECTOR: Jonathan Van Tulleken - CANADA

Stealing from summer cottages during the brutal off-season winter months, a transient and his faithful dog make a tragic discovery. (13 mins.)

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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 12 PM (WH)

ORMIE

DIRECTOR: Rob Silvestri - CANADA

Ormie tries to get his hands on the cookies that are just out of reach on top of the refrigerator. (4 mins.)

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SENSOLOGY

Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 12 PM (WH)

SENSOLOGY

DIRECTOR: Michel Gagné - CANADA

An intense synesthetic animation inspired by the music of Paul Plimley. (6 mins.)

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THE WHISTLEBLOWER

Fri, Feb 18, 2011
at 6:15 PM (CM)
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 12 PM (B3)
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Mon, Feb 21, 2011
at 5 PM (CM)
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THE WHISTLEBLOWER

DIRECTOR: Larysa Kondracki - CANADA

Set in 1999, The Whistleblower is a harrowing political thriller chronicling the true story of a former Nebraska police officer named Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) as she tackles a job as a peacekeeper working for the United Nations in Sarajevo. Arriving in post-war Bosnia expecting a well-organized international effort, she instead finds chaos and cynicism. Working for the UN’s Gender Office, which is assigned to investigate sexual assaults, she quickly stumbles into the grim realities of sex trafficking, discovering that the very people supposedly helping battle injustice and human rights abuse are, in fact, their facilitators. As she works to...

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