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2018 Winter Film Festival

January 19, 20 and 21, 2018

Films Shown by NFS since our Premiere late 2003

Name Short Synopsis Film
Number
Spirit Unforgettable
Sunday May 7, 2017
The powerful, devastating and inspiring story of the iconic Canadian Celtic rock band Spirit of the West, and their charismatic frontman John Mann, who in 2014, at the age of 51, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. 209
Maudie
Sunday April 30, 2017
An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, yearns, passionately, to create art. 208
Paterson
Sunday April 9, 2017
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey -- they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine that includes writing poetry into a notebook. 207
Toni Erdmann
Sunday March 19, 2017
A suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise his daughter with a visit. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy her with corny pranks and so he creates the character Toni Erdmann 206
Lion
Sunday March 5, 2017
Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. 205
Moonlight
Sunday February 19, 2017
A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the "War on Drugs" era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters. 204
2017 Film Festival
Our Little Sister
Sunday January 22, 2017
A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister. 203
2017 Film Festival
Eagle Huntress
Sunday January 22, 2017
The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. 202
2017 Film Festival
Denial
Saturday January 21, 2017
Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. 201
2017 Film Festival
Little Men
Saturday January 21, 2017
A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.  200
2017 Film Festival
Manchester by the Sea

Friday January 20, 2017
An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. 199
The Last Cab to Darwin
Sunday, November 13, 2016
When Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, is told he doesn't have long to live, he sets out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms. 198
Captain Fantastic
Sunday, October 23, 2016
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. 197
The Man who knew Infinity
Sunday, October 2, 2016
The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy. 196
Sing Street
Sunday, September 18, 2016
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. 195
Mustang
Sunday, April 24, 2016.
Set in Northern Turkey, five young girls rebel against family restrictions. A powerful portrait of female empowerment. 194
Rams
Sunday, April 10, 2016
In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. 193
The Lady in the Van
Sunday, March 20 and Monday, March 21 2016
Legendary Maggie Smith stars in this adaptation of the based-on-fact play by acclaimed author Alan Bennett, about a high-born homeless woman fallen on hard times who found temporary shelter parking her van in Bennett's driveway - for fifteen years. 192
Carol
Sunday, March 6 and Monday, March 7 2016
A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. 191
45 Years
Sunday February 21, 2016
There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. 190

2016 Film Festival
A Royal Night Out
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Royal Night Out follows the story of two young Princesses as they venture out of Buckingham Palace to enjoy the 1945 VE Day celebrations.

189
2016 Film Festival
Macbeth
Sunday, January 24, 2016

An adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous play about Macbeth

188
2016 Film Festival
Room
Saturday, January 23, 2016
A mother and her son are imprisoned for 7 years but finally break free.  187
2016 Film Festival
Sleeping Giant
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sleeping Giant is set in an isolated Ontario cottage community during a bleak midsummer, where the volatile dynamics between three teenage friends-by-chance are gradually pushed towards a potentially dangerous imbalance.

 186
2016 Fiilm Festival
Trumbo
Friday, January 22, 2016

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

185
Brooklyn
January 10, 2016

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

184

What we did on our Holiday
November 22, 2015

Doug and Abi are taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. 183
A Brilliant Young Mind
November 1, 2015
Autistic teenage math prodigy Nathan struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people, not least with his mother, Julie. 182
Suite Française
October 18, 2015
Set during the German occupation of France in the 1940's, Suite Française tells the story of Lucile Angellier as she awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war. 181
Learning to Drive
September 27, 2015

Wendy is shocked to reality by the sudden end of her marriage. Always dependent on her husband for driving, she must now learn to take the wheel on her own. 180
Mommy
Sunday, April 26, 2015
A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old ADHD son. 179

Zero Motivation
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Set in a remote desert military base, a platoon of young women soldiers, all Israeli conscripts, serve out their time playing computer games, singing pop songs, and conspiring to get transferred to Tel Aviv. 178

Living is Easy - with Eyes closed
Sunday March 29, 2015

It is 1966 in Albacete, Spain. English teacher and die-hard Beatles fan Antonio decides to go on a road trip to Almería in the hope of meeting John Lennon, who is shooting a film there. 177

Calvary
Sunday March 15, 2015

CALVARY's Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. 176
Elsa & Fed
Sunday March 1, 2015
After losing his wife, Fred moves to a small apartment, where he meets Elsa, a youthful woman who teaches him to live life to the fullest. 175
Two Days One Night
Sunday February 15, 2015
A young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. 174
2015 Film Festival
Mr Turner

Sunday February 1, 2015
An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. 173
2015 Film Festival
Whiplash

Sunday February 1, 2015
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. 172
2015 Film Festival
Force Majeure

Saturday January 31, 2015
A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular. 171
2015 Film Festival
Monsoon

Saturday January 31, 2015
Part road movie, part spectacle, part drama, Monsoon is Sturla Gunnarsson's meditation on chaos, creation and faith, set in the land of believers.  170
2015 Film Festival
Pride

Friday January 30, 2015
U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. 169

My Old Lady
Sunday January 11, 2015

An American (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected resident (Maggie Smith). 168
Land-Ho
Sunday November 30, 2014

Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens blend their respective talents amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of Iceland, where ex-brothers-in-law Colin and Mitch are vacationing in an effort to stave off the blues

167
IDA
Sunday November 2, 2014

Stark and minimalist, the film relates the story of a young woman, Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), on the verge of taking her final vows as a nun in the place she has lived most of her life as an orphan.

166
The Trip To Italy
Sunday October 19, 2014
Rob has been commissioned by a newspaper to go on a driving tour of Italy from Liguria to Capri, partly following in the footsteps of the great Romantic poets. 165

Magic in the Moonlight
Sunday, September 28, 2014

The film follows an Englishman (Colin Firth) brought in to help unmask a possible swindle by a fortune teller (Emma Stone). 164
Algonquin
Monday, July 14, 2014
JAKE, an unhappy school teacher, has his life upended when his shifty, rogue of a father, LEIF – an absentee parent and a man who best days as a travel writer are well past him – insists that Jake help him with his next project, a book about Algonquin Park. 163
The Lunchbox
Sunday, Apr 27
The film revolves around a mistaken delivery by the lunchbox service of Mumbai, which leads to a relationship between a lonely widower close to retirement and  an unhappy housewife, as they start exchanging notes through the daily lunchbox. 162
Tim's Vermeer
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically. 161
Like Father, Like Son
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own. 160
Le Weekend
Sunday, March 16, 2014
A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. 159
The Past
Sunday, March 2, 2014
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce. 158
The Invisible Woman
Sunday, Feb 16, 2014
At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death. 157
2014 Film Festival
All is Lost

Sunday, Feb 2, 2014
After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. 156
2014 Film Festival
Haute Cuisine

Sunday, Feb 2, 2014
Hortense Laborie is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée Palace. 155
2014 Film Festival
Inside Llewyn Davis

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. 154
2014 Film Festival
Dallas Buyers Club

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014
Based on the story of real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof who was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. 153
2014 Film Festival
Wajdja

Friday, January 31, 2014
The Saudi Arabian story of a young girl determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. 152
20 Feet from Stardom
January 12, 2014
The untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. 151
Unfinished Song
December 1, 2013
Story of Arthur, a curmudgeon old soul perfectly content with sticking to his dull daily routine until his beloved dying wife introduces him to a spirited local singing group led by the youthful and charming Elizabeth. 150
Much Ado about Nothing
November 10, 2013
Shakespeare's classic comedy is given a contemporary spin by director Joss Whedon. 149
Blue Jasmine
October 20, 2013
After everything in her life falls to pieces, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. 148
Blancanieves
September 29, 2013
A silent film  that tells the story of Snow White, but set in the Seville of the 1920s: a girl, the daughter of a famous bullfighter, is raised by an evil stepmother. 147
Chasing Ice
April 28, 2013
National Geographic photographer James Balog uses time lapse photography to document the shrinking of our glaciers. 146
The Angels' Share
April 14, 2013
The tale of a young Glaswegian father who, while serving community service for a crime, is taken to a whisky distillery as a reward for good behaviour and discovers that he has a remarkable ability to identify different malts by their smell. 145
A Royal Affair
March 24, 2013
The true story of an ordinary man who wins the Danish queen's heart and starts a revolution. An intriguing love triangle between the insane Danish King Christian VII, the royal physician and Queen Caroline Mathilda. 144
Searching for Sugar Man
Feb 24, 2013
The incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. 143
Quartet
Feb 17, 2013

Set in an English retirement home for musicians and musical performers, a trio of residents and long time friends plan for the annual benefit concert.

142

2013 Film Festival
A Late Quartet

Jan 27, 2013

When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance.

141

2013 Film Festival
Still

Jan 27, 2013

An exquisitely mounted and deeply affecting love story about one man's determination to create a suitable home for his ailing wife.

140

2013 Film Festival
The Sessions

Jan 26, 2013

A 38-year-old man who has spent most of his life in an iron lung enlists the help of a sexual surrogate in order to lose his virginity.

139

 

2013 Film Festival
The Master

Jan 26, 2013

The story of a WWII veteran who gets caught up in a quasi spiritual movement, The Cause, headed by a charismatic leader.

138

2013 Film Festival
Cloud Atlas

Jan 25, 2013

Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future.

137

Anna Karenina
Jan 13, 2013
Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky 136
Hysteria
Dec 16, 2012
The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science. 135
Inescapable
Dec 2, 2012
Inescapable is a thriller about a father's desperate search for his daughter and the chaos of the Middle East he left behind 134
We have a Pope
Nov 18, 2012
On the death of the pope, early ballots end with black smoke, since none of the main candidates reaches the quorum. After several rounds of voting, Cardinal Melville is elected, but he's reluctant. 133
Midnight's Children
Nov 4, 2012
Midnight's Children is an epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, based on the novel by Salman Rushdie. 132
Intouchables
Oct 14, 2012
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. 131
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Sept 30, 2012
Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in "the Bathtub," a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. 130
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
May 13, 2012
A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. 129
Monsieur Lazhar
April 29, 2012
A middle-aged Algerian immigrant seeking political refuge in Quebec jumps at the opportunity to replace a Montreal elementary school teacher who committed suicide one night after class. 128
Iron Lady
April 15, 2012
Combining the past and present, The Iron Lady follows Margaret Thatcher's life as a wife, widow, mother, daughter, Prime Minister and frail old woman. 127
A Separation
March 25, 2012
About an Iranian middle-class married couple who are faced with a difficult decision: to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating father who has Alzheimers. 126
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
February 26, 2012
Based on the classic novel of the same name, the international thriller is set at the height of the Cold War years of the mid-20th Century. 125
A Dangerous Method
February 12, 2012
Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient in A Dangerous Method. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina's spell. 124
2012 Film Festival
My Week with Marilyn
January 29, 2012
Michelle Williams does an uncanny portrayal of the tormented sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe; from her kitten-esque voice to her slinky walk, Williams is the main event in this picture. 123
2012 Film Festival
Sarah's Key

January 29, 2012
An American comes across the story of Sarah, a ten year old Jewish girl who desperately tried to save her younger brother from the police during the Vel'd'Hiv Roundup in 1942 France by locking him in a cupboard. 122
2012 Film Festival
Starbuck

January 28, 2012
Québécois comedy follows a 42 year-old slacker who's informed that the sperm he once donated has fathered no less than 533 children. 121
2012 Film Festival
The Way

January 28, 2012
An American doctor comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son and then embarks on the same historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. 120
2012 Film Festival
The Artist

January 27, 2012
A black-and-white silent film follows George Valentin a silent-era film star struggling to make it in the talkies. 119
Anonymous
January 15, 2012
A wonderful hypothetical story about the identity of William Shakespeare, a story of intrigue and facades, all pivoting on the extraordinary writing that we now regard as the work of The Bard.  118
Oranges and Sunshine December 4, 2011 The story of Margaret Humphrey who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times; the mass deportation of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. 117
Beginners
November 20, 2011
A son copes with memories of his father who - following 44 years of marriage - came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. 116
The Debt
November 6, 2011
Traces fictional events taking place in 1965 as three young Mossad agents are charged with the duty of bringing a Nazi war criminal to justice 115
The Tree of Life
October 16, 2011
Brad Pitt plays a complicated father raising his sons in the '50s, Sean Penn is one of Pitt's sons in the future, still struggling with his upbringing and the loss of one of his brothers to war. 114
Midnight in Paris
October 2, 2011
A lush and charming fantasy, Midnight in Paris is very much about romantic attachments to different era - and how the past always seems much more exciting than the present one lives in. 113
Jane Eyre
May 1, 2011
A bold new feature version by director Cary Fukunaga of Charlotte Brontë’s timeless, classic story. 112
Another Year
April 10, 2011
A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married English couple and their relationships with their family and friends. 111
Incendies
March 27, 2011
After their mother's death, twins Jeanne and Simon embark on a journey to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots and to fulfill their mother’s last wishes. In the process, a disturbing light is shone on their mother’s past, culminating in a shocking revelation. 110
King's Speech
March 6, 2011

Moving story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II who is plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king.

109
Inside Job
February 13, 2011
A documentary on the roots of the 2008 economic crisis. To most people, Uncle Sam's economic crisis of 2008 defied sanity. How could the world's most powerful nation stand on the brink of financial collapse due to a few dodgy deals and bankruptcies? 108
2011 Film Festival
The Social Network
January 30, 2011
The story of the founding of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg 107
2011 Film Festival
Never Let Me Go
January 30, 2011
An alternate-history version of postwar Britain where director Mark Romanek captures the slightly seedy and rundown reality of '70s and '80s British life set to a story of human guinea pigs. 106
2011 Film Festival
Made in Dagenham
January 29, 2011
In 1968 Dagenham, young wife and mother Rita O'Grady works with 186 other women as machinists for Ford UK, sewing car seat covers - for a wage well below male rates of pay. She gets all the women to go on strike and establishes the principle worldwide of equal pay for women. 105
2011 Film Festival
Force of Nature - The David Suzuki Movie
January 29, 2011
A documentary about David Suzuki, the man and his work, as seen by Sturla Gunnarsson. 104
2011 Film Festival
Barney's Version
January 28, 2011
Based on a Mordecai Richler story of Barney Panofsky - a Jewish man who believes he cannot “fit in” to the overwhelmingly Christian Quebec and Canada. 103
Howl
January 16, 2011
The film weaves the story of Howl's creation with its first reading in San Francisco, and the subsequent obscenity trial against its publisher, City Lights Books. 102
Nowhere Boy
December 5, 2010
Biopic of the young John Lennon, directed by the renowned British artist, Sam Taylor-Wood. 101
Tamara Drewe
November 28, 2010
Based on Posy Simmonds's graphic novel (itself loosely derived from Far From The Madding Crowd), Stephen Frears's Tamara Drewe centres on a sultry young journalist who returns to the local village where she grew up and sends three very different men into a tizzy. 100
Mao's Last Dancer
November 14, 2010
The remarkable true story of Chinese ballet superstar Li Cunxin, who was plucked from poverty at a tender age to study dance, not fully comprehending the extraordinary journey he was about to embark on. 99
MICMACS
October 31, 2010
A whimsical French comedy by Jean-Pierre Jeunet that walks a fine line between sweetness and indulgence. It's a farce of broad physical gestures and wide-eyed expressions that could be from the silent era were it not for the sound. 98
Secret in their eyes
October 17, 2010
Benjamin, a retired court employee, decides to write a book about an old rape/murder case that he believes wasn't properly solved. 97
Get Low
October 3, 2010
Inspired by the true story of 1930's Tennessee recluse Felix "Bush" Breazeale, who planned his funeral while he was still alive. 96
The Last Station
April 25, 2010
The story of Tolstoy and his love for his wife and for his country. Tolstoy is at odds with his wife because he believes the proceeds from his novels belong to the Russian people. 95
Invictus
April 11, 2010
In his first term as President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela faces the tensions and divisions of a post apartheid nation. Mandela makes it his mission, through the captain, Francois Pienaar to inspire and encourage the struggling Springboks to lift their game as they head for the 1995 Rugby World Cup. 94
A Single Man
March 28, 2010
Surprising, heart-warming, depressing, thought-provoking and above all interesting. It's a story about a gay teacher in the 60's who loses his lover in an accident and is left in a world that he no longer wishes to be a part of. 93
Me and Orson Welles
March 7, 2010
Teenage student Richard Samuels lucks his way into a minor role in the legendary 1937 Mercury Theatre production of Julius Caesar, directed by a youthful Orson Welles. 92
A Serious Man
February 14, 2010
A Serious Man is directors Joel and Ethan Coen’s contemporary, black comedy re-telling of The Book of Job. Larry Gopnik is their Job. 91
2010 Film Festival
Cooking with Stella

January 31, 2010
A warmhearted social satire about a Canadian diplomat and her chef husband Michael who are posted to New Delhi. Upon arrival they inherit a household of Indian servants headed by the charming but wily cook, Stella. 90
2010 Film Festival
Broken Embraces

January 31, 2010
A story about filmmaking that celebrates the triumphs and tragedies of storytelling: multi-stranded narratives unfold within other stories; seemingly unrelated characters are slowly revealed to be linked by deep secrets. 89
2010 Film Festival
The Young Victoria

January 30, 2010
Emily Blunt makes an impressive leading role debut with a portrayal of the young Victoria, a troubled teenage monarch cursed by opportunist hangers-on but blessed with the love of her German cousin Prince Albert . 88
2010 Film Festival
Cairo Time

January 30, 2010
Cairo Time stars Patricia Clarkson as a magazine editor who travels to Cairo to meet her husband, (Tom McCamus), a UN official working in Gaza, for a three week vacation. 87
2010 Film Festival
Creation

January 29, 2010
How evolutionist Charles Darwin came to terms with the death of his beloved daughter to publish the groundbreaking On The Origin Of Species is the subject of director Jon Amiel's biopic. 86
The Boys are Back
January 10, 2010
Inspired by a true story, THE BOYS ARE BACK is a deeply moving, wryly confessional tale of fatherhood 85
Coco before Chanel
December 5, 2009
The story of Coco Chanel from her upbringing in an orphanage to her later success. 84
Bright Star
November 29, 2009
The Bio pic about Poet John Keats. Set in London 1818, he has a secret love affair with the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, and the sparks fly. 83
An Education
November 15, 2009
Jenny is a bright young girl on the cusp of her 17th birthday who finds herself in a whirlwind romance with a much older David. But she has a lot to learn! 82
Sin Nombre
November 1, 2009
A very realistic portrayal of the gang violence, poverty, and dangerous train trips taken by hundreds of Central Americans every day, yet beautifully cast, directed, and shot. 81
Goodbye Solo
October 18, 2009
William offers a nice chunk of change for taxi driver Solo to drive him in two weeks to the remote mountaintop Blowing Rock, a place known because when a stick is thrown down it returns to you because of the wind. 80
Departures
October 4, 2009
A gentle film about a quiet man in conflict with his world, his father, himself. It is also about death and its rituals. Yet the film manages to be anything but dark; whimsy and sweet irony are laced throughout. 79
Milk
April 19, 2009
The first openly gay Mayor of San Francisco, or anywhere for that matter was Harvey Milk. This is his story. 78
The Stone of Destiny
March 29, 2009
Based on the true story of how some Scots reclaim their Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey. It was originally taken by England in 1296 and became a symbol of their dominance. 77
Fifty Dead Men Walking
March 8, 2009
In the 1980s, a 22-year-old from West Belfast was recruited by the British police to infiltrate the IRA and spy on them from the inside. 76
Rachel Getting Married
February 22, 2009
The return of an estranged daughter to the family home for her sister's wedding throws a wrench into the family dynamics, forcing long-simmering tensions to surface in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking. 75
I've Loved You So Long
February 8, 2009
This powerful story of familial struggles and redemption follows a shell-shocked Juliette, who returns to live with her young sister Lea after being banished from the family for 15 years. 74
2009 Film Festival
Thirty Two Short Films about Glenn Gould

January 25, 2009
A dramatised documentary about the eccentric Canadian pianist Glenn Gould broken up into thirty-two short films, each giving us an insight into some aspect of Gould's life and career. 73
2009 Film Festival
Real Time

January 25, 2009
Andy Hayes, a nervous, hyperactive gambler, gets a one hour reprieve from Reuben (Randy Quaid), the hitman sent to kill him. This gives Andy a chance to make up for past regrets and missed opportunities. 72
2009 Film Festival
One Week

January 24, 2009
An elementary school teacher learns that he has stage four cancer and embarks on a cross-country trip across Canada - an effort that ultimately comes off as a moving and tremendously involving piece of work. 71
2009 Film Festival
Heaven on Earth

January 24, 2009
Deepa Mehta's film about a young Indian bride who marries a Canadian man in the hope of finding a better life, but soon finds herself battered and powerless in a strange landscape. 70
2009 Film Festival
Necessities of Life
January 23, 2009
Natar Ungalaaq of "The Fast Runner" stars as a stricken man yanked from his isolated home terrain to a Quebec City hospital, where he experiences both profound culture shock and some barrier-transcending human connections. 69
The Duchess
Jan 11, 2009
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was beautiful, glamorous and adored by the public but stranded in a loveless marriage. Frustrated, she rebelled, both publicly and privately - but finally discovered true love. 68
Bottleshock
December 7, 2008
The true story of an upstart band of wine makers and their dream of winning the historical 1976 blind wine tasting in Paris. 67
Brideshead revisited
November 16
Charles Ryder becomes entranced with the provocative Sebastian Flyte and then his sophisticated sister, Julia. The rise and fall of Charles' infatuations reflect a decadent era in England between the wars. 66
Amal
November 2, 2008
Autorickshaw driver Amal is content but his sense of duty is tested by an eccentric, aging billionaire, who, moved by Amal's humility, bequeaths him his entire estate before passing away. 65
The Stone Angel
October 19, 2008
Hagar Shipley's passionate heart has always ruled her head and with her life nearly behind her, she sets out in search of a way to reconcile herself to her turbulent past. 64
The Visitor
October 5, 2008
College professor Walter Vale returns to the little-used apartment he owns in Manhatten and discovers that globalization has come to him in the form of Syrian Tarek and Senegalese Zainab. 63
The Band's Visit
April 20, 2008
Once, not long ago, a small Egyptian Police band arrived in Israel. They came to play at an initiation ceremony but, due to bureaucracy, bad luck, or for whatever reason, they were left stranded at the airport. 62
Atonement
March 30, 2008
The consequences are huge when a 13-year-old falsely accuses her older sister’s boyfriend of a terrible crime. 61
The Kite Runner
March 2, 2008
In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. 60
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
February 10, 2008
The highly emotional story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. 59
2008 Film Festival
Brick Lane

Sunday Jan 27

An immigrant family finds a way to cope with their new life in England

58
2008 Film Festival
No Country for Old Men
Sunday Jan 27

Acclaimed modern western by the Coen brothers Named best film of 2007 by National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

57
2008 Film Festival
Eastern Promises

Saturday Jan 26

David Cronenburg's latest (and acclaimed) masterpiece

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2008 Film Festival
Lars and the Real Girl

Saturday Jan 26

A man's unusual attempt to solve his loneliness Named best original screenplay of 2007 (tied with Juno) by National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

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2008 Film Festival
Into the Wild

Friday Jan 25

A spellbinding film adaptation of the book about a man who leaves civilization for Alaska

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Jane Austen Book Club
January 13, 2008
As five women and one enigmatic man meet to discuss the works of Jane Austen, they find their love lives playing out in a 21st century version of her novels. 53
In the Valley of Elah
December 9, 2007
The story of a war veteran, his wife and the search for their son, a soldier who recently returned from Iraq but has mysteriously gone missing, 52
La Vie en Rose
November 25, 2007
From the slums of Paris to the limelight of New York, Edith Piaf's life was a battle to sing and survive, live and love. 51
Waitress
November 4, 2007
The story of one woman trapped in a life from which she dreams of escape. Jenna's secret ambition is to save enough money from her waitressing job to leave her overbearing and controlling husband. 50
Amazing Grace
October 14, 2007
William Wilberforce makes it his mission to end slavery in the British Empire and he annually presents a bill for abolition to Parliament. 49
Lives of Others
April 22, 2007
An historical snapshot of East Germany in 1984. A Stasi agent slowly gets empathy towards the couple he's spying on. 48
Away from Her
April 1, 2007
The moving story of a couple torn apart by the need for the wife to go into a Retirement home because of Alzheimer's disease. 47
Volver
March 18, 2007
An entertaining, whimsical and fantastical film about the power of motherhood and friendship. 46
Babel
February 25, 2007
Babel starts with a tragic incident involving an American couple in Morocco that sparks a chain of events for four families in different countries throughout the world. 45
2007 Film Festival
Catch a Fire

January 28, 2007
A political thriller that powerfully tells the real-life story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. 44
2007 Film Festival
Kardia

January 28, 2007
Hope discovers that the experimental heart operation she underwent as a child has mysteriously linked her life with another. 43
2007 Film Festival
For Your Consideration

January 27, 2007
Ageing actress Marilyn Hack (Catherine O’Hara) gets swept up in the excitement of film awards season after a website kicks off the buzz that she deserves to get nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. 42
2007 Film Festival
Manufactured Landscapes

January 27, 2007
The film follows renowned artist Burtynsky to China as he travels the country photographing the evidence and effects of China's massive industrial revolution. 41
2007 Film Festival
The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

January 26, 2007
The story of the last great Inuit shaman, Avva, and his beautiful and headstrong daughter, Apak, who lives one foot in her father's world and the other on the verge of the future. 40
Un Dimanche à Kigali
January 7, 2007
A beautiful love story, touching and tragic, and a moving personal view of what man’s inhumanity had wrought in Rwanda. 39
Bon Cop, Bad Cop
December 3, 2006
Successful Quebec movie that pits two provincial officers ­ one a reserved Ontario Anglophone, the other more Québécois than poutine ­ against one another to solve a murder. 38
Merry Christmas
November 12, 2006
World War 1 story of soldiers putting aside war to celebrate Christmas with "the enemy". 37
Neil Young - Heart of Gold
May 7, 2006
Chronicles the trip to Ryman Auditorium in Nashville as well as the performances, weaving interviews with meticulously choreographed Steadicam shots from two concerts. 36
The World's Fastest Indian
April 23, 2006
The life story of the legendary New Zealand motorcycle biker Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins). Burt spent years modifying a 1920 Indian motorcycle then set a world record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. 35
Her Majesty
April 9, 2006
Set in 1953, Her Majesty is a widely appealing coming of age story about a young girl who realizes her lifelong dream when Queen Elizabeth comes to visit her small hometown. 34
Breakfast on Pluto
March 12, 2006
An Irish orphan tries to find his birth mother is his place in the world and reinvents himself as the glamorous transvestite Kitten. 33
Pride and Prejudice
February 26, 2006
The classic Jane Austen tale of love and values unfolds in the class-conscious England of the late 18th century. 32
2006 Film Festival
A History of Violence

January 29, 2006
David Cronenburg's look at the idea that you can't hide from your past violence. 31
2006 Film Festival
Capote

January 29, 2006
Truman Capote's life changed as a result of his research into writing the book "In Cold Blood" 30
2006 Film Festival
C.R.A.Z.Y

January 28, 2006
The highly successful Quebec film about one boy's life in Montreal from birth to adulthood 29
2006 Film Festival
Good Night and Good Luck

January 28, 2006
The story of Edward R Murrow's fight with McCarthyism in the fifties 28
2006 Film Festival
Water

January 27, 2006
Deep Mehta's highly acclaimed story about the treatment of widows in India in 1938 27
Constant Gardener
January 8, 2006
Set in northern Kenya, an activist has been found brutally murdered and the evidence points to a crime of passion. The seemingly mild-mannered and unambitious widower investigates. Based on the novel by John Le Carre. 26
Ladies in Lavender
November 20, 2005
The lives of two old ladies are turned upside down when a young man is almost literally washed up on their doorstep in 1939 England. 25
Turtles can Fly
November 6, 2005
A moving story about survival in Iraq’s Kurdish north, where children fix satellite antennas that bring remote villages their only news of the outside world. 24
Darwin's Nightmare
October 16, 2005
In the 1960's, the Nile Perch was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. A voracious predator, it extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species but now the poor fisherman are totally dependant on it to survive. 23
Sabah
October 2, 2005
A 40-year-old Muslim, Arab woman falls in love with the wrong man: She’s Muslim, he’s not. Keeping him secret from her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide. 22
Crash
Sept 18, 2005
A group of very different people all live in Los Angeles. And during the next 36 hours, they all collide 21
The Merchant of Venice
April 25, 2005
The classic Shakespeare story with a more current viewpoint of the Jewish merchant, Shylock. 20
Hotel Rwanda
April 17, 2005
Ten years ago, some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda. Harrowing and deeply moving, Hotel Rwanda is the story of an ordinary man who saves the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees. 19
Kinsey
April 3, 2005
An exploration of the life of the pioneer of human sexuality research, Alfred Kinsey. The film turns the microscope on the man whose landmark studies on the sexual behaviors of the common man rocked a nation. 18
The Take
March 6, 2005
Written and produced by the Canadian husband/wife team of Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, it is a documentary about workers in Argentina who take over a factory and make it successful when the owners could not. 17
Wilby Wonderful
February 13, 2005
Paul Gross stars as the island's policeman who must juggle old and new love affairs while trying to untangle the mystery of an attempted suicide and a plot to turn Wilby's pristine shoreline into an exclusive golf club. 16
Stage Beauty
January 30, 2005
In the 1660's, live theatre women's roles were played by men such as 'Ned' Kynaston but when Charles II allows real women to tread the boards and men may no longer play women's parts, Ned becomes a nobody virtually overnight. 15
Motorcycle Diaries
January 16, 2005
The true story of Che Guevara's personal odyssey with his friend Alberto Granado across South America on a motorcycle. This would ultimately inspire him to become the revolutionary who had a profound impact on the history of several nations. 14
Being Julia
November 28, 2004
Based on the play Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham, this film is about the reigning diva of the London stage in 1938 who falls head over heels in love with a young American, is betrayed by him and plots a delicious revenge. 13
Zatoichi
November 7, 2004
Behind his humble facade of a blind masseur, Zatoichi is a master swordsman who uses his lightning-fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision to dispose of anyone in his way and help two beautiful geishas avenge their parents' murder. 12
Vanity Fair
October 17, 2004
Based on the novel by William Thackeray, this film follows a lower-class woman as she uses her wit and guile to make her way through London society in the 1820's. 11
Rivers and Tides
October 3, 2004
A fascinating chronicle of Scottish artist Andy Goldworthy's hours altering the landscape by working elemental materials into paths and patterns of harmonious grace. 10
The Notebook
September 19, 2004
A sentimental and passionate love story of a wealthy debutante and a millworker who are driven apart by World War II. 9
Barbarian Invasions
May 16, 2004
In this sequel to 'Decline of the American Empire,' Remy finds himself hospitalized, dependent on the care of his estranged son, and visited by merry band of old friends, mistresses, and relatives. 8
La Grande Seduction/Seducing Doctor Lewis
April 25, 2004
An endearing film in which a desolate island community off Quebec's maritime coast connives to secure a local doctor - with hilarious results. 7
Girl with a Pearl Earring
April 4, 2004
A gloriously detailed vision of the period inspired by Vermeer's beloved portrait of the same name. 6
Sylvia
March 14, 2004
Based on the true story of the romance and tumultuous marriage of American poet Sylvia Plath and English poet Ted Hughes. 5
The Station Agent
February 22, 2004
A big-hearted film in which a reclusive dwarf, a gregarious Cuban food vendor and a middle-aged painter form an unlikely trio. 4
Falling Angels
February 1, 2004
A wickedly funny and touching story of three sisters' coming of age in a wildly dysfunctional family in the 1960's. 3
Mambo Italiano
January 11, 2004
A charming film that explores the complexities of the quintessential Italian-Canadian family straddling the cultures, traditions and mores of the old and new worlds. 2
Lost in Translation
November 2003
Bob Harris (Bill Murray) may be a big American star, but in Tokyo, his fame's only as good as the whiskey he sells. While in Japan, he finds a kindred spirit in Charlotte, the equally lonely wife of a successful fashion photographer. 1