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Mon Oncle Antoine
Claude Jutra's sweeping portrait of village life in 1940's Quebec has been called one of the greatest Canadian films of all time. Recalling a time when the local general store was the crossroads of life, the film illustrates the way…
The Cat Came Back
This hilarious Oscar-nominated animated short is based on the century-old folk song of the same name. Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won't stay away... Nominated for Best Short…
Madame Tutli Putli
Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down by all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up…
Paris 1919 - Negotiating Peace After WWI
For six months in 1919, Paris was the capital of the world. The last shots had just been fired in the most devastating war of all time - and the old global order lay in tatters. Delegations from over 30…
The Sand Castle
An Oscar-winner for Best Animated Short Film, THE SAND CASTLE features the sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand. These lively creatures build a castle and celebrate the completion of their new home, only to be interrupted by…
The Necktie - Le noeud cravate
A mixture of puppet and hand-drawn animation, THE NECKTIE is the story of Valentin and his quest to find meaning in his life. Stuck in a dead-end job, he has forgotten all about the things that used to bring him…
Men for Sale - Male Prostitutes Speak Out
In this documentary, 11 male sex-trade workers from Montreal are followed over the course of a year. They share their struggles to survive alcohol and drug-related addictions, abuse and stigmatization - but most of all, their troubled pasts.
Glasses
Milo is always losing his lunchbox, screwing up in class and humiliating himself on the playground. He'd like to be invincible like his comic book hero Captain Cosmo, but for a shy near-sighted kid, the humiliations of Grade One know…
Life With Murder - The Evolving Relationships of a Family Faced with a Devastating Crime
When their son is accused of murdering his sister, a mother and father face perhaps the most awful decision any parent could have to make: whether to break with their son or accept him back into the family. With astonishing…
Christmas Cracker
This short animation consists of three segments that take a playful look at Christmas: a rendition of "Jingle Bells" in which paper cut-out figures dance, a dime-store rodeo of tin toys, and a story of decorating the perfect Christmas tree.…
The Burning Times - Witchhunts & Violence Against Women
This beautifully crafted film is an in-depth look at the witch-hunts that swept through Europe just a few hundred years ago. False accusations and trials led to massive torture and burnings at the stake, and ultimately to the destruction of…
Evolution
This short animated film about the evolution of life on Earth would make Darwin himself chuckle. It's funnier than any learned treatise, and yet it's all here - from the single-celled amoeba romping about the ocean depths, to the first…
RIP: A Remix Manifesto - Mash-Ups, Copyright and Culture Creation
Join filmmaker Brett Gaylor and mashup artist Girl Talk as they explore copyright and content creation in the digital age. In the process they dissect the media landscape of the 21st century and shatter the wall between users and producers.…
They Chose China - The POWs Who Remained in China After the Korean War
It is January 1954. The Korean War is over. Captured UN soldiers held in POW camps are free to return home. Those who refuse repatriation to their homeland are transferred to a neutral zone and given 90 days to reconsider…
Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen - An Intimate Look into a Poet's Life
This informal black-and-white portrait of Leonard Cohen shows him at age 30 on a visit to his hometown of Montreal, where the poet, novelist and songwriter comes "to renew his neurotic affiliations." He reads his poetry to an enthusiastic crowd,…
Every Child
This Oscar-winning short film was at the invitation of the United Nations Organization to celebrate UNICEF's Declaration of Children's Rights. EVERY CHILD illustrates one of the ten principles of the Declaration, namely that every child is entitled to a name…
Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must Be More To Life
Once Jennie had everything. She had two bowls to eat from, two pillows, and for cold weather, a red wool sweater. She even had a master who loved her. But Jennie didn't care. In the middle of the night she…
Invasion of the Space Lobsters
An advanced race of giant lobsters from outer space land on Earth "sunny side up," but no one knows why. An utter failure of communication with these galactic crustaceans catapults the world towards Armageddon bisque! World peace is at stake!…
Sexy Inc. - Media Pornification & Children
Are children being pushed prematurely into adulthood? Sophie Bissonnette's documentary Sexy Inc. Our Children Under Influence analyzes the hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people. Psychologists, teachers and school nurses criticize the unhealthy culture surrounding our…
Cactus Swing
Based on a song by the Great Western Orchestra, this musical animation tells of the surprise that Pete the North West Mounted Police officer feels as he is awakened in the badlands by a varmint band and observes cacti line…