Beyond Utopia 115 minutes United States A suspenseful look at the lengths people will go to gain freedom, BEYOND UTOPIA embeds with a courageous pastor as he works tirelessly to guide various individuals attempting to flee one of the most oppressive places on Earth: North Korea.
Boil Alert 104 minutes Canada, United States Executive produced by Calgarian and Nehiyaw performing artist Michelle Thrush, follow activist Layla Staats as she embarks on a dual journey to explore the Indigenous relationship to water as well as her own identity struggles she has grappled with her entire life as a Mohawk Woman.
Cat Video Fest 73 minutes United States A compilation of the newest and best cat videos selected from innumerable hours of unique performances and animations, music videos and internet classics, with 10% of proceeds being donated to MEOW Foundation.
Chasing Chasing Amy 95 minutes United States On a quest to understand how a divisive LGBTQ+‘90s rom-com saved his life, a filmmaker is confronted with truths that will ultimately shape who he becomes.
Enter The Clones Of Bruce 100 minutes United States A look at the history, controversy, and legacy behind one of the most bizarre and successful genres in movie history: the Bruce Lee exploitation craze.
Hello Dankness 70 minutes Australia Assembling hundreds of film clips and media images, artist duo Soda Jerk's s narration about the changes undergone by American society since Trump, while relishing in reflecting on contemporary cultural values.
It's Only Life After All 123 minutes United States Blending 40 years of home movies, raw film archive, and intimate present-day verité, a poignant reflection from Amy Ray & Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls – the iconic folk rock duo. A timely look into the obstacles, activism, and life lessons of two queer friends who never expected to make it big.
King Coal 80 minutes United States A lyrical tapestry of a place and people, KING COAL meditates on the complex history and future of the coal industry, the communities it has shaped, and the myths it has created.
Mutiny In Heaven: The Birthday Party 99 minutes Australia The story of The Birthday Party’s ascent, apex, and inevitable collapse – a thrilling tale of the band's epic struggle, artistic genius and total dysfunctionality, fuelled by the incendiary relationship between vocalist Nick Cave and guitarist Rowland S. Howard.
Queendom 98 minutes France, United States Gena, a queer artist from a small town in Russia, stages radical performances in public that become a new form of art and activism—and put her life in danger.
Shorts Package: Wild Men 88 minutes United States / Canada A selection of shorts about men that break free from societal expectations to live life on their own terms.
Sorry/Not Sorry 90 minutes United States An examination of Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct during his long comedy career and comeback, while revealing the backlash women faced for their efforts to hold him to account.
The Disappearance Of Shere Hite 118 minutes United States Published in 1976, The Hite Report liberated the female orgasm by revealing private experiences of thousands of women. Shere Hite's findings rocked the establishment, presaged current conversations about gender and sexuality, and made her a target of the patriarchy.
The J-Horror Virus 95 minutes United Kingdom The story of how a single Japanese videotape changed the course of global horror history.
Time Bomb Y2K 80 minutes United States Crafted entirely through archival footage, TIME BOMB Y2K documents the countdown to Y2K against the backdrop of the mass hysteria that infiltrated everything from politics to pop culture.
You Were My First Boyfriend 97 minutes United States Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo revisits her 1990s adolescence, a generation after she thought she'd left it all behind.
Demon Box Part of: Shorts Package: Life On The Fringe After festival rejections, a director revises his intensely personal short film about trauma, suicide, and the Holocaust, and transforms it into a painful, blunt and funny dissection of the film and his life. *Please be advised that this film deals with themes of trauma and suicide.
Die Laughing Part of: Shorts Package: Life On The Fringe An illumination of the power of comedy, and the lengths comedians will go to inspire laughter while expressing the truth—where freedom of expression is a literal fight for freedom. (https://www.dielaughingfilm.com)
Dugout Dick Part of: Shorts Package: Wild Men A heartwarming portrait of an Idaho hermit, Richard “Dugout Dick” Zimmerman, who lived in caves that he dug on the banks of the Salmon River. It was the hope of finding precious metals that kept him digging and mining, but ultimately it was his simple life of living off the land that sustained him. (Official Site: http://www.harrodblank.com) CUFF Alumni AUTOMORPHOSIS '09
Duncan From Dartmouth Part of: Shorts Package: Wild Men A musical road trip celebrating one of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia's most unique relationships, with songs written and performed by Rick Gautreau.
Krush The Wrestler Part of: Shorts Package: Life On The Fringe Exploring the innate intimacy of submission wrestling, a lifelong wrestler turns his talents into an on-demand fetish video service. (Trailer: https://vimeo.com/801389461)
Lynn's Fire Part of: Shorts Package: Wild Men A Kentucky man’s decades-long birthday tradition of gathering family and friends for the experience of lighting an enormous bonfire has a profound impact on his life.
Orange From Memory Part of: Shorts Package: Life On The Fringe A woman who paints Garfield for a living dismantles when the filmmaker becomes mystified with the colour orange. (Trailer: https://youtu.be/krq_6j6bmws)
Running Rabbit Part of: Shorts Package: Life On The Fringe Regan tells the story about leaving home, venturing out and following his vision of becoming an MMA fighter, with the hopes to help inspire his people from Siksika. (Trailer: https://youtu.be/QjJUYDEQNy4 / Official Site: https://reganrunningrabbit.com)
Summer Nights Part of: Shorts Package: Life On The Fringe Under the cover of night, skaters claim back the streets.