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September 2020

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“Decoys” with David Pelech

September 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Creator-writer-actor David Pelech (HBA '09 Innis, Writing & Rhetoric) presents his new digital mockumentary series Decoys, which follows five duck decoy carvers from Alberta pursue their dreams of winning the illustrious (their words) Northern Alberta Carving Cup.  Filmmaker, journalist, and fellow alum Chandler Levack (HBA '11 Innis, Cinema Studies) will join for a post-screening discussion. Thursday, September 10 Screening at 7 pm EDT (3 episodes, 30-min. runtime) Q&A at 7:30 pm A free, live broadcast (Zoom) Online registration required (see…

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“Guest of Honour” with Atom Egoyan

September 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Filmmaker Atom Egoyan returns to Innis for a virtual screening of his latest dramatic feature, Guest of Honour. Fellow Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema will moderate the post-screening Q&A. Thursday, September 24 Screening at 6 pm EDT Q&A at 7:50 pm A free, live broadcast (Zoom) Online registration required (see below) A Canadian Film Forum presentation brought to you by Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute “Guest of Honour is an emotional investigation of the bond between a father and…

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October 2020

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“Red Rover” with Shane Belcourt and Duane Murray

October 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Filmmakers Shane Belcourt and Duane Murray present a virtual screening of their romantic comedy Red Rover for the Canadian Film Forum. Innis alumnus and executive producer Mike MacMillan (HBSc '02) moderates the post-screening Q&A. Thursday, October 15 Screening at 6 pm EDT Q&A at 7:45 pm A free, live broadcast Online registration required (see below) After feeling he has nothing left to live for on earth, a lonely geologist tries to qualify for a one-way mission to Mars with the help…

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“The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open” Screening with Filmmakers

October 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Filmmakers Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn present a virtual screening of The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open for the Canadian Film Forum. Film critic and culture editor Radheyan Simonpillai (MA '08 Cinema Studies; pictured right) moderates the post-screening Q&A. Thursday, October 22 Screening at 6 pm EDT Q&A at 7:50 pm A free, live broadcast Online registration required (see below) Two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds find their worlds colliding as one of them, Rosie, is fleeing a violent domestic…

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November 2020

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“Nasrin” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

November 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Documentarians Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross offer a free virtual screening of their film Nasrin (2020) followed by a live panel discussion on November 25. Shahrzad Mojab, director, Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity, New College, moderates the post-screening discussion. Panelists include Kaufman, Ross, and Payam Akhavan, distinguished visiting professor, U of T's Faculty of Law, and member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Monday, November 23 at 11 am EST (GMT -5) – Film viewing link made…

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“The Grizzlies” Screening with Miranda de Pencier

November 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Filmmaker Miranda de Pencier (pictured above; photo by Christopher Wahl) brings her award-winning feature The Grizzlies to the Canadian Film Forum. Actor Brandon Oakes (pictured right) moderates the Q&A to follow. Thursday, November 26 Screening at 6 pm EDT Q&A at 7:50 pm A free, live broadcast Online registration required (see below) In this inspiring true story, a group of Inuit students in a small, struggling Arctic community are changed forever through the transformative power of sport. Award-winning producer and…

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January 2021

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“American Woman” with Semi Chellas and Sarah Gadon

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Canadian Film Forum kicks off in the new year as filmmaker Semi Chellas (left) and Cinema Studies alum-actor Sarah Gadon present American Woman, adapted for the screen, by Chellas, from Susan Choi's Pulitzer-shortlisted novel. Thursday, January 14 Screening at 6 pm EST Q&A at 7:30 pm A free, live broadcast Online registration required (see below) Sarah Hagi (pictured right) will moderate the Q&A that follows. Sarah is a Toronto-based is a writer of essays and criticism, who has been…

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February 2021

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“Disappearance at Clifton Hill” with Albert Shin

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On February 22, filmmaker Albert Shin (pictured right) brings his psychological thriller Disappearance at Clifton Hill  to the Canadian Film Forum. Monday, February 22 Screening at 6 pm EST Q&A at 7:45 pm A free, live broadcast Online registration required (see below)   Barry Hertz, Globe & Mail  film editor, will moderate the discussion that follows.Obsessed with memories of an unsolved crime from her childhood, a young woman’s investigation reveals the seedy underbelly beneath her idyllic Niagara Falls tourist town. Winner of…

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“How It Feels to Be Free” with Yoruba Richen

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On February 23, filmmaker Yoruba Richen (pictured top-right) presents her documentary How It Feels to Be Free  as part of Black History Month. Tuesday, February 23 Screening at 6 pm EST Q&A at 8 pm A free, live broadcast Online registration required (see below)   Writer, actor, programmer, and alumna Barbara Mamabolo (HBA '14, MA '15 Cinema Studies; lower-right) will moderate the discussion that follows. The true story of six trailblazing female African American stars, and how their artistry and…

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March 2021

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“Blood Quantum” with Jeff Barnaby

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

On March 1, filmmaker Jeff Barnaby brings his acclaimed horror Blood Quantum to the Canadian Film Forum. Monday, March 1 Screening at 6 pm EST Q&A at 7:40 pm A free, live broadcast Online registration required (see below) Cinema Studies alum, TIFF programmer, and producer Peter Kuplowsky (HBA '09, MA '10) will moderate the discussion that follows.The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are immune to the zombie…

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