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Canada’s Top Ten: The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles)

Sat & Sun, Jan 26 & 27 / 7 pm
Thu, Jan 31 / 9 pm
Sat, Feb 2 / 5 pm & 9 pm
Wed, Feb 6 / 9 pm
Directed by Sebastien Pilote
2018, Canada, 96 min

From Sebastien Pilote, acclaimed Quebec director of The Salesman and The Auction, this lovely, poignant gem of a film follows the life of a troubled young teenage girl Leo who lives with her mother and father in a small Quebec town. Unsure of her direction in life she meets an older metalhead guitarist named Steve in a roadside diner. He teaches her guitar as they develop a quiet unspoken friendship.


Canada‘s Top Ten Film Festival returns for the 18th year with a diverse and compelling line up of features and shorts. In January and February, we will present the first part of this program. It will be continued later in March to June. This series is generously sponsored by IATSE 856 and William F. White International and CBC Radio Canada 

        

Reviews

This is the kind of film I go to film festivals to discover...Wonderful, fresh, funny and heartwarming. It's a beautiful character study of a young woman who doesn't really know what she wants, she just knows what she doesn't want. Truly impressive minimal filmmaking from a serious up-and-coming storyteller. And the way it ends is sublime.
-Alex Billington, First showing.Net
4 Stars. Karelle Tremblay, the remarkable co-star of Anne Émond’s Our Loved Ones and François Girard’s Hochelaga, Land Of Souls, holds the screen as confidently as Ellen Page in Juno or Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird. - Norman Wilner, Now Magazine
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Sun 25

Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Sun 25

Shoot Some 16mm Film

Camera Orientation Day: Sat. June 1, 2019 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Black Lodge Studio)

Shooting Days: June 3 – July 13, 2019

Processing Day: Sat. July 13 & Sun. July 14 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Media Lab and Platform Dark Room)

Optical Printer Class: Sat. July 20 | 10am - 2pm

Editing: July – August

Screening Date: TBD
Sun 25

Meeting Gorbachev

Fri, Aug 23 / 7 pm
Sat, Aug 24 / 5 pm & 7 pm
Sun, Aug 25 / 3 pm & 5 pm
Wed, Aug 28 / 7 pm
Thu & Fri, Aug 29 & 30 / 9 pm
Sat, Aug 31 / 5 pm
Sun 25

Gimme Some Truth presents: Shella Record – A Reggae Mystery

Wed, Aug 21 / 7 pm
Thu, Aug 22 / 9:30 pm
Fri, Aug 23 / 9 pm
Sat, Aug 24 / 3 pm & 9 pm
Sun, Aug 25 / 7 pm
Wed, Aug 28 / 9 pm
Sat, Aug 31 / 9 pm
Mon 26

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS ADDED:
Sat & Sun, Aug 3 & 4 / 1 pm
Sat, Aug 17 / 1 pm
Mon, Aug 19 / 7 pm *
Mon, Aug 26 / 7 pm

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