Better Living Through Chemistry 88 minutes Canada The story of Sasha Shulgin, a chemist who discovered nearly 200 psychedelic substances, including MDMA and 2CB, and his wife and co-author, Ann Shulgin, a pioneer in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy.
Cannon Arm And The Arcade Quest 97 minutes Denmark With help from his colourful friends, Kim Cannon Arm sets out to break the world record and do what no one has ever done before: play his favourite arcade game Gyruss for 100 hours … nonstop.
Cliff: A Portrait Of An Artist 49 minutes Canada One of Winnipeg’s most successful visual artists, Cliff Eyland, looks back on his life after a successful double lung transplant.
Come Back Anytime 81 minutes Japan A window into the lives of self-taught Japanese ramen master Masamoto Ueda and his wife Kazuko, who have run their tiny Tokyo ramen shop, Bizentei for more than 40 years.
Dear Mr. Brody 96 minutes United States From award-winning filmmaker Keith Maitland (TOWER) comes the psychedelic journey into the heart (and bank account) of Michael Brody Jr., the hippie-millionaire who offered world peace for the price of a postage stamp.
Glory And Grief: The Fergie Jenkins Story 52 minutes United States An account of Canadian baseball icon Fergie Jenkins' incredible on-field accomplishments, as well as the tremendous hardships and losses he endured off the field.
Joy Ride 70 minutes United States Frenemies and veteran comedians Dana Gould (THE SIMPSONS) and Bobcat Goldthwait (WORLD’S GREATEST DAD, JIMMY KIMMEL), journey through the American South on their latest tour.
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time 127 minutes United States A recount of the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut, and the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it.
Lost Boys 99 minutes Finland Three friends travel to Southeast Asia to party, but only one of them returns. In search of his missing friends, director Joonas Neuvonen takes a delirious journey through the Cambodian underworld.
Love: The Last Chapter 78 minutes Canada Opening Night Film! A portrait of three different couples in a Calgary seniors' facility as they navigate the delights and challenges of late-in-life romance.
Luchadoras 92 minutes Germany, Mexico A portrayal of three courageous female wrestlers who redefine the image of what it means to be a woman in Mexico, both in the ring and in their daily lives.
Once Upon A Time In Uganda 94 minutes United States, Uganda Witness the rise of Wakaliwood – the village outside of Uganda’s capital and the birthplace of the over-the-top, no-budget action movies produced by filmmaking maverick Isaac Nabwana.
Rebel Dykes 92 minutes United Kingdom The story of a group of women who come to create a community around the first lesbian fetish club in the world, London’s Chain Reaction.
Satoshi Kon - The Illusionist 81 minutes Japan, France A look at the career of the late anime director Satoshi Kon (PAPRIKA, PERFECT BLUE), a leading figure in animation and most influential contemporary Japanese artists.
Sediments 89 minutes Spain Six trans women travel to a small town in Spain where they will explore unusual landscapes, as well as the ins and outs of their own personalities.
Shorts Package: Life Is What You Make It 83 minutes Canada, Sweden, U.K, France This package of short documentaries tells stories of how people shape their futures and the world around them.
Shorts Package: You Be You 80 minutes Canada, U.S, Germany Everyone is unique. The subjects of these short documentaries stay true to who they are, for better or worse.
This Is Gwar 110 minutes United States The powerful story of the iconic heavy metal-art collective GWAR, who are determined to put on the wildest and bloodiest metal shows in the world.
We Were Once Kids 91 minutes Australia A strikingly personal documentary about the real life individuals who inspired Larry Clark’s 1995 cult classic KIDS.
When Claude Got Shot 96 minutes United States Five years in the life of Claude Motley as he tries to recover mentally and physically from being shot in the face by a 15-year-old carjacker. Executive Produced by Snoop Dogg.
Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched 193 minutes United States An exploration of the folk horror phenomenon and its culturally specific manifestations in international horror, from its first wave in the 1970s to today.
Access Granted Screened before: Cannon Arm And The Arcade Quest Steve Saylor may be blind, but that doesn't stop him as he pushes to help make the video game industry more accessible, so everyone has the chance to experience the stories only games can offer.
Canucks Riot I / Canucks Riot Ii Part of: Shorts Package: You Be You The chaos on the streets of Vancouver that unfolded in the wake of the Canucks’ loss in the 1994 and 2011 Stanley Cup Finals is revisited from dozens of perspectives.
Excluded By Design Part of: Shorts Package: Life Is What You Make It Writer and community organizer Dave Meslin thinks that bad public notices are hurting our democracy – and he’s calling on graphic designers to show us what we’re missing.
Forgive Me Father Part of: Shorts Package: Life Is What You Make It Growing up in a close-knit Mormon community of Claresholm, Alberta, Justin Erickson discusses the guilt and shame he felt for being queer, and how he overcame the mental toll this took on him.
Koto: The Last Service Screened before: Come Back Anytime After nearly 40 years in operation, the family-run Koto Japanese Restaurant is closing down. Over the course of its final service, the small Vancouver Island community bids farewell.
Mending A Crack In The Sky Screened before: When Claude Got Shot Shamso Mohamoud and Shamso Elmi both lost their sons to violence. Now, the two Somali-Canadian mothers have organized a group to collectively combat gun violence and hardship while facing cultural and racial barriers.
Militant Mother Part of: Shorts Package: Life Is What You Make It To get to class on time, children from Vancouver's largest social housing project were forced to jump shunting train cars that stood in their path. After months of advocating for a safe crossing, 25 mothers made their voices heard by blocking CN rail from delivering goods.
Motoluv Screened before: Rebel Dykes Roxanne, Veronique and Catherine share their love stories with motorcycles, and the feelings of happiness and freedom that accompanies them when they go for a ride.
New Horizons Part of: Shorts Package: You Be You A look at Australian Olympian turned bobsled coach Heath Spence, as he lives in Pyeongchang, Korea, amidst a global pandemic. Leaving his Calgary home behind, Heath leads a new generation of bobsled pilots and athletes towards their Olympic dreams at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games.
Normalizing Awkwardness Part of: Shorts Package: You Be You Follow the creative process of artist and performer Caroline Stokes as she lets go of her fears and learns to connect with her growing audience.
Old Met Screened before: Glory And Grief: The Fergie Jenkins Story On a large plot of land in Minnesota, the relentless forces of capitalism transform the landscape time and time again.
Racing Stock Part of: Shorts Package: Life Is What You Make It 15-year-old Taylor Borthwick is a third-generation stock car racer, and winner of the Ministox Scottish National Championship. Racing is her life, but as she turns 16, she ponders if she has what it takes to continue with this dangerous sport.
Rat Tail Part of: Shorts Package: You Be You What begins as a comedic story about the rat tail that Chad Sogas had for nearly 10 years transcends into a journey of unexpected self-discovery and healing in this autobiographical documentary.
Svonni Vs The Swedish Tax Agency Part of: Shorts Package: Life Is What You Make It A Sámi woman tries to convince the Swedish Tax Agency that she has the right to make a tax deduction for the purchase of a dog.
Telos Or Bust Screened before: Cliff: A Portrait Of An Artist Ascended masters, new religions, inner earth cities, crystals and lost continents. Immerse yourself in the confluence of strange myths and beliefs of the citizens of Mount Shasta, California.
Terms And Conditions Part of: Shorts Package: You Be You Despite challenges posed by price dumping, droughts and digitalization, Fritz keeps running his small farm as he always has. But just when things are looking up, the family comes to realize, it’s invariably business according to someone else’s terms and conditions.
The O Show Part of: Shorts Package: Life Is What You Make It An intimate look into the life of Vancouver-based Afro-Indigenous, Two-Spirited leader DJ O Show, who uses her musical talents to give voice to important issues.
The Stork Pin Screened before: Better Living Through Chemistry When desperate times call for desperate measures, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Officers are available to help with the complexities of childbirth and the delivery of babies.
They Used To Call Me Crazy Part of: Shorts Package: You Be You When Dad got sick, he chose one late summer night in 2018 to tell his family the origins of his nickname "Crazy." There were a lot of tales told that night. This was the chapter on CARS.