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News for December 2014

Posted on December 3, 2014

Nadim’s Afghan parents struggle to accept the westernized lifestyle of his rebellious sister Sahar. With tensions high and tolerance low, her late night return home triggers a chain of events that lead to a police interrogation days later. A tense drama about cultural and generational divides by Emily Carr University grad Alexander Farah, who spoke about the film with Reel West.

Posted on December 3, 2014

A frazzled indie director struggles to answer strangely honest questions from the audience when her film is screened at an art house theater. Q&A is a comedy about the disconnect between polite public discourse and the true motivations that drive us.

The short film was produced by Red Czarina Entertainment from Winnipeg, the prodco of Danishka Esterhazy (who wrote the screenplay), Rebecca Gibson (lead actor) and Ashley Hirt (director).

Posted on December 3, 2014
Mina and Minerva

When a petty argument nearly pushes seventy-year-old identical twin sisters Mina and Minerva to fisticuffs, decades of unaired baggage threatens to implode their already strained relationship.

The short screens on Thursday December 4 in the Shortwork section.

Posted on December 3, 2014

In a barren post-apocalyptic future, seven sexy pink-wigged Goddesses of the Merkabatron descend upon a wretched, Wild West Earth to convey the message that the vibrations of love can heal all. This campy, erotic, sci-fi Crazy8s comedy promises to have your titillator vibrate on a cosmic level.

Posted on December 3, 2014

CHANTERELLE RAIN is a love song to the summer rains that produce the treasured culinary gift of these prized mushrooms of the Fungal Royal Family. Director Gail Noonan, an award-winning animator for over 25 years, turned her fascination with the fungi into this mixed media treat for the senses.

Posted on December 3, 2014
Bad City

Following up on last year’s film noir genre homage No Clue, filmmaker Carl Bessai returns with his craziest genre mix yet: a cross between blaxploitation films from the '70s and what the film expert at the beginning of the film calls “canuxploitation”. An evil guy named Kincaid (David Cubitt) has introduced a funky new party drug into Bad City and has murdered the mayor (Jay Brazeau), on his road to taking over the entire town.

Posted on December 3, 2014
Ally Was Screaming

What if, in going through the effects of a recently deceased friend, you'd come across a winning lottery ticket? And what if the only thing standing in the way of cashing in the ticket is your late friend’s do-goody sister? Being Canadian, you wouldn’t think of knocking her off… or would you? This ethical question is on the mind of two friends (Charlie Carrick and Giacomo Baessato), who try to think of unconventional ways to get rid of Ally's sister (Camille Sullivan).


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