Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (87 min)
Official selection 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Date: Monday – March 4, 2019, 6:30PM
Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas de Pencier
Discussant: Dr. Bryson Brown
A mesmerizing look at how we are exploiting and degrading the natural world. Four years in the making and shot in 20 countries on six continents, this disturbing beautiful documentary presents stunning images and minimal commentary of how we are tipping the balance of Planet Earth. It is not accusatory but grounded in humility and open-mindedness. Nevertheless, the visuals are wake up call that we need to change direction.
Alt Right: Age of Rage (104 min)
Official selection 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
Date: Tuesday – March 5, 2019, 6:30PM
Director: Adam Bhala Lough
Discussant: Dr. Yale Belanger
In the first year of Donald J. Trump's presidency, Daryle Lamont Jenkins, an Antifa activist, combats the rise of the alt-right movement, while Richard Spencer, an alt-right leader, fights to gain ground, culminating in a tragic showdown in Charlottesville.
River Blue (95 min)
Date: Wednesday – March 6, 2019, 6:30PM
Directors: Roger Williams & David McIlvride
Discussant: Curtis Goodman
Language: English, Other
Can fashion save the planet? Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this ground-breaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.
First Reformed (108 min)
Official selection Toronto, Telluride, New York and Venice Film Festivals. Nominated for an Oscar in 2019 for Best Original Screenplay.
Date: Thursday – March 7, 2019, 6:30PM
Director: Paul Schrader
Discussant: Rev. Terry Shillington
From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary. Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption.
Fahrenheit 11/9 (128 min)
World Premiere at 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
Date: Friday – March 8, 2019, 6:30PM
Director: Michael Moore
Hailed as "Michael Moore's most powerful film yet" (Sophia A. McClennen, Salon), Fahrenheit 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live.
It explores the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How did we get here, and how do we get out?
Sea Wolves of British Columbia (30 min)
Date: Saturday – March 9, 2019, 2PM, Matinee
Director: Rick Andrews
Discussant: Rick Andrews
The coastal or sea wolves of British Columbia are a genetically distinct subspecies of grey wolf that inhabit the windswept coast and coastal inlands of northwest British Columbia. Deriving as much as 75% of their diet directly from the sea, these wolves are truly unique and are found nowhere else on earth. In the summer of 2018, local wildlife photographer and filmmaker Rick Andrews filmed a family of sea wolves which he will share in two short documentary films.