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Last updated May 21, 2022

Flamenco at 5:15 Poster

Flamenco at 5:15

1983 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

A flamenco dance class given to senior students of the National Ballet School of Canada by two great teachers from Spain, Susana and Antonio Robledo.
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Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada Poster

Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada

2013 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? This in-depth documentary asks these questions and uncovers provocative answers about the evolution of women's equality in Canada.
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Growing Op

2008 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

After years of being home-schooled by his earnest, post-hippie, pot-growing parents, Quinn (Steven Yaffee) decides to jump from the nest and give himself a normal high school experience. He quickly learns, however, that there's nothing normal about high school. When the teen falls for a beautiful blonde neighbor (Rachel Blanchard), he realizes he'll have to make some compromises to get what he wants -- once he's sure what that is.
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Anvil! The Story of Anvil

2008 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Formed by two 14-year-olds in the 1970s, heavy metal band Anvil influenced other acts, such as Anthrax and Metallica. This documentary joins Anvil's now middle-aged founders as they cope with obsoleteness and try to end their careers on a high note.
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Phantom Punch

2008 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

This biopic explores the life of boxer Sonny Liston, particularly his relationships with his manager, his wife and his lover. After his talent emerges in jail, Liston punches through poverty, Mafia entanglements and legendary bouts with Cassius Clay.
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My Name is Kahentiiosta

1995 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Kahentiiosta, a young Kahnawake Mohawk woman who was arrested during the Oka crisis and detained for defending her choice to provide her Aboriginal name.
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Life with Murder

2010 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

When 18-year-old Jennifer Jenkins is shot dead at home, all evidence points to the guilt of her 20-year-old brother, Mason -- but the siblings' parents maintain an unwavering belief in their son's innocence. Director John Kastner's unflinching documentary chronicles Mason's 11-year march through the Canadian court system, from first interrogation to appeal attempts, and culminates in an unforeseen revelation.
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The Rising Tide

1949 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

This film shows the growth of cooperatives in the Maritime provinces and how they brought new life and hope to poverty-stricken fishermen.
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Forgotten Warriors

1997 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Aboriginal veterans poignantly share their unforgettable war memories and their healing process.
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1997 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Clueless as to how they got there or why they were chosen, a student, an ex-con, an engineer, a social worker, a cop and a mentally disabled person are caught in a maze of interlocking cubes with no apparent way out.
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Quest for Fire

1981 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

A tribe of Cro-Magnons is attacked and loses its precious fire (a blaze that is always kept burning). To ensure the band's survival, Naoh (Everett McGill) goes in search of more fire, accompanied by Amoukar (Ron Perlman) and Gaw (Nameer El-Kadi). Along the way, they meet Ika (Rae Dawn Chong), a young woman who's rescued from slavery because she actually knows how to "make" fire. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
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Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

2008 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Trying to come to terms with the death of a friend killed during a peaceful protest in Mexico, filmmaker Velcrow Ripper explores the concept of spiritual activism by focusing on a patch of land given to low-income South Central Los Angeles residents.
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Universe Poster


1960 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

A triumph of film art, creating on the screen a vast, awe-inspiring picture of the universe as it would appear to a voyager through space.
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The Coca-Cola Case Poster

The Coca-Cola Case

2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

In Colombia, companies are allegedly hiring hit men to murder union leaders. Now, three American activists are bringing a lawsuit against one of them: Coca-Cola!
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

When a deal with the devil comes due, the immortal Doctor Parnassus must renegotiate the pact to save his daughter. Now, with the help of his mystical theater troupe and a mysterious stranger, Parnassus attempts to right the wrongs of his past.
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Cole Poster


2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Looking to escape from his tiny town, aspiring writer Cole Chambers enrolls in a university class in the city, where he falls for a fetching fellow student -- a black woman whose controlling parents don't approve of the match.
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Whistling Smith

1975 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Here is a revealing insight into one side of big-city life and a tough cop with a big heart.
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At Home by Myself with You

2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Apartment dweller Romy Scott (Kristin Booth) decides to deal with her many phobias by never leaving her home. When her elderly neighbor dies and the woman's handsome nephew (Aaron Abrams) moves in, Romy's isolated existence is threatened by the one thing she never expected to find: love. But can love be any match for six years of comfortable existence within a bubble? Kris Booth directs this romantic comedy.
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2012 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Drawing from Margaret Atwood's book, documentarian Jennifer Baichwal examines the role of debt throughout human history. The film holds religion, politics, literature and sociology up to the light, finding every aspect of culture touched by debt.
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A Gift of Munsch

1992 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

With full theatrics, beloved children's author Robert Munsch performs his favorite stories, including "Something Good," "50 Below Zero," "Purple, Green and Yellow," "Love You Forever," "Murmel, Murmel, Murmel" and "The Paper Bag Princess." Songs from "A Bunch of Munsch" accompany the stories, which tell of a princess in search of her fiancé, a young girl in search of the perfect marker, a young boy whose father sleepwalks and more.
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Gene Boy Came Home

2007 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Gene Boy Came Home is the harrowing and deeply moving story of his two years of service in Vietnam and his long journey back to Odanak afterwards.
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Helicopter Canada

1966 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

A helicopter was used throughout this exploration of the ten provinces. The result of this off-the-ground portraiture is a view that is big and beautiful.
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Mighty Jerome

2010 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

This biographical documentary tells the inspiring story of the rise, fall and redemption of Harry Jerome, a legendary track and field star and considered one of Canada's greatest athletes of all time.
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The Shrine

2010 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

When a group of American journalists heads to Poland to investigate the death of a Yankee backpacker who disappeared without a trace, they find a creepy village -- and a mysterious shrine that suggests strange activities have taken place there.
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Cairo Time

2009 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

When magazine editor Juliette Grant travels to Cairo to meet her diplomat husband, Mark, she learns from his friend Tareq Khalifa that Mark has been delayed. But as Tareq shows her around the city, an unexpected attraction develops between them.
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