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Giant Little ones (2018)

Giant Little Ones

Franky ( Wiggins) and Ballas (Mann) have been best friends since childhood. Now in high school, they are both well-liked stars of their school’s swim team, living an untroubled teenage life. That is, until an incident at Franky’s wild 17th...

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Closet Monster (2015)

Closet Monster

The coming-of-age story gets an imaginative makeover with Stephen Dunn’s debut feature, which mixes affecting drama with whimsical fantasy to tell the story of high school senior Oscar (Connor Jessup), a young man who is struggling with his identity...

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The Hanging Garden (Le jardin suspendu) (1997)

The Hanging Garden

Growing up as a depressed, overweight gay teen in Nova Scotia was hard for young William, so he ran away at the age of 15 and never looked back. That is, until ten years later when he returns for...

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Sleeping Giant (Le géant endormi) (2016)

Sleeping Giant

Teenager Adam (Martin) is spending a lonely summer vacation with his parents on rugged Lake Superior, near Thunder Bay. His routine is shattered when he befriends Riley (Moffett) and Nate (Serino), smart aleck local boys who pass the time...

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Mommy (2014)

Mommy

While Xavier Dolan’s fifth film opens with a title card situating us in “a fictional Canada,” the heartbreaking array of emotions he depicts is very real. The story follows a feisty widowed single mom (Dorval) who unexpectedly finds herself...

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Porcupine Lake

Thirteen-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall) she gets more than she ever imagined. Porcupine Lake is a story of bravery and the secret world...

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My Own Private Lower Post

My Own Private Lower Post is the story of Duane Gastant' Aucoin, a two-spirited Tlingit, as he seeks to understand how his mother Vicky Bob's trials at Lower Post Residential School have influenced his life. As she shares her...

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My Prairie Home

In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McMullan, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, the film features Spoon crooning...

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Lilies

John Grayson's most famous film  Lilies is set in a Quebec prison in 1952. The local bishop is brought to the prison to hear the confession of Simon Doucet, a dying inmate. But Doucet in fact has a very different revelation...

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Mambo Italiano (2003)

Mambo Italiano

A rollicking comedy that takes place in a colourful version of Montreal’s Petite Italie, Mambo Italiano is the tale of Angelo Barbarini (Kirby), the son of Italian-Canadian immigrants, who has been teased all his life for being “different.” At...

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Laurence Anyways (2012)

Laurence Anyways

Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s story about a decade in the life of a couple features affecting music, vibrant colours and heart-breakingly honest studies of sexuality and gender, all hallmarks of the young director’s filmmaking style. Passionate and powerfully acted,...

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I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (Le chant des sirènes) (1987)

I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing

In Patricia Rozema’s fanciful character study, aspiring photographer Polly (McCarthy) lands a job at a Toronto art gallery run by Gabrielle (Baillargeon), who is also a painter. Polly is impressed with Gabrielle’s paintings, but as Polly gets to know...

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