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Advocate

As one of the few Israeli human-rights lawyers willing to defend Palestinians, Lea Tsemel has been defying hostility and vitriol from the public and press for nearly 50 years to fight for clients in a stacked system.
Film Info
Runtime:105
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Israel
Canada
Switzerland
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:Hebrew
Arabic
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Crime & Justice
Jewish Interest
War, Conflict & the Military
Women Trailblazers & Rule Breakers
Middle East
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Rachel Leah Jones
Philippe Bellaïche
Producer(s):Joëlle Bertossa
Paul Cadieux
Editor(s):Yael Bitton
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After Parkland

This devastating chronicle meets with students and families in the aftermath of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as they reckon with unthinkable loss and search for new meaning.
Film Info
Runtime:92
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Rating:14A
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:America
Children & Youth
Crime & Justice
Survivor Stories
Website:http://afterparklandmovie.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jake Lefferman
Emily Taguchi
Producer(s):Emily Taguchi
Jeanmarie Condon
Jake Lefferman
Steven Baker
Stephanie Wash
Executive Producer(s):Beth Hoppe
Editor(s):Brendan Cusack
Karl Dawson
Douglas Blush
Cinematography:Jake Lefferman
Emily Taguchi
Stephanie Wash
Composer:Nathan Halpern
Sound:Jeremy Grody (Design and Mix)
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Always in Season

The unresolved case of a Black teen found hanging from a swing set in North Carolina in 2014 is the lens through which this searing doc examines the lingering trauma of more than a century of lynching and continued racial violence.
Film Info
Runtime:88
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Rating:R
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:America
Black Cultures & Issues
Crime & Justice
Race & Racism
By Program - Sort:Closed Captions & Full Subtitles
Website:http://alwaysinseasonfilm.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jacqueline Olive
Producer(s):Jacqueline Olive
Jessica Devaney
Executive Producer(s):Sally Jo Fifer
Lois Vossen
Jim Butterworth
Daniel J. Chalfen
Patty Quillin
Joan Platt
Regina K. Scully
Geralyn Dreyfous
Editor(s):Don Bernier
Writer(s):Jacqueline Olive
Don Bernier
Cinematography:Patrick Sheehan
S. Leo Chiang
Composer:Osei Essed
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American Factory

When an abandoned General Motors factory in Ohio is reopened by a Chinese billionaire, the local blue-collar employees clash with modern Chinese innovations in this new work co-directed by this year's Outstanding Achievement Award recipient Julia Reichert.
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Runtime:115
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Rating:G
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Mandarin
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:America
Capitalism & Big Business
Labour & Working People
Asia
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Steven Bognar
Julia Reichert
Producer(s):Steven Bognar
Julia Reichert
Jeff Reichert
Julie Parker Benello
Executive Producer(s):Jeff Skoll
Diane Weyermann
Editor(s):Lindsay Utz
Cinematography:Steven Bognar
Aubrey Keith
Jeff Reichert
Julia Reichert
Erick Stoll
Sound:Lawrence Everson
Cindy Takehara Ferruccio
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Ask Dr. Ruth

After helping the world find the clitoris, does 90-year-old sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer have anything left to teach us? This revealing look at a true trailblazer will have you assuming new emotional positions and reaching surprising climaxes…non-sexually speaking.
Film Info
Runtime:100
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Aging & the Elderly
Gender & Sexuality
Jewish Interest
Popular Culture
Women Trailblazers & Rule Breakers
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ryan White
Producer(s):Rafael Marmor
Ryan White
Jessica Hargrave
Christopher Leggett
Executive Producer(s):Peggy Drexler
Editor(s):Helen Kearns
Cinematography:David Paul Jacobson
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Assholes: A Theory

Inspired by the NYT bestselling book, this lively philosophical investigation into the rise of asshole behaviour across the world asks: What does it mean to be an asshole, and more importantly, how do we stop their proliferation?
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Runtime:81
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Italian
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Politics & Political Intrigue
Technology & Culture
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Director(s):John Walker
Producer(s):Ann Bernier
John Walker
Annette Clarke
Editor(s):Jeff Warren
Writer(s):John Walker
Robert Sandler
Cinematography:Paul McCurdy
Composer:Sandy Moore
Sound:Alex Salter
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Buddy

Master documentarian Heddy Honigmann turns her eye for authenticity and genuine interview to the complex relationships between service dogs and their owners. Witness canine humanity and life-altering trust at work in this observational marvel.
Film Info
Runtime:86
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:Netherlands
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:Dutch
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Aging & the Elderly
Animals & Animal Rights
People with Disabilities & Disability Issues
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Director(s):Heddy Honigmann
Producer(s):John Appel
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Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Was it accident or assassination when a UN Secretary General's plane crashed en route to peace talks for the Congo Crisis? In this probe into the 1961 tragedy, sinister new evidence draws the director into a discovery more horrific than he imagined.
Film Info
Runtime:128
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Belgium
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Rating:14A
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
French
Danish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Africa
Mystery & Intrigue
Politics & Political Intrigue
Northern Europe
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mads Brügger
Producer(s):Arno Becker
Andreas Rocksén
Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Executive Producer(s):Peter Engel
Torstein Grude
Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Editor(s):Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani
Writer(s):Mads Brügger
Cinematography:Tore Vollan
Composer:John Erik Kaada
Sound:Senjan Jansen
Bert Aerts
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The Corporate Coup D'État

Piercing insights from journalist Chris Hedges and philosopher John Ralston Saul dissect America at a troubling crossroads, exposing Trump's MAGA doctrine as a symptom of a broken democracy where power now lies with corporations, not citizens.
Film Info
Runtime:90
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:America
Capitalism & Big Business
Politics & Political Intrigue
By Program - Sort:Closed Captions & Full Subtitles
Website:http://www.whitepinepictures.com/project/the-corporate-coup-detat
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Fred Peabody
Producer(s):Peter Raymont
Executive Producer(s):Jeff Cohen
Hans Robert Eisenhauer
Fred Peabody
Peter Raymont
Steve Ord
Editor(s):James Yates
Cinematography:John Westheuser
Composer:Michelle Osis
Sound:Ben Chesneau
Johnathan Fuhrer
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The Edge of Democracy

Featuring unprecedented access to former Brazilian presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva, the personal and political brilliantly combine in this unflinching exploration of one of the most dramatic and polarizing periods in Brazilian history.
Film Info
Runtime:122
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Brazil
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Portuguese
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Crime & Justice
Politics & Political Intrigue
Latin America
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Petra Costa
Producer(s):Joanna Natasegara
Shane Boris
Tiago Pavan
Co-Producer(s):Sara Dosa
Mariana Oliva
Abigail Anketell-Jones
Editor(s):Karen Harley
Tina Baz
David Barker
Joaquim Castro
Jordana Berg
Felipe Lacerda
Writer(s):Carol Pires
David Barker
Moara Passoni
Cinematography:João Atala
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Framing John DeLorean

Car design guru, genius entrepreneur or brilliant criminal—who was the real John DeLorean? Narrative recreations starring Alec Baldwin punctuate revealing interviews with the enigmatic automaker's inner circle to elegantly parse the man from the scandalous myth.
Film Info
Runtime:109
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Rating:G
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:America
Capitalism & Big Business
Crime & Justice
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Don Argott
Sheena M. Joyce
Producer(s):Tamir Ardon
Nick Spicer
Don Argott
Sheena M. Joyce
Executive Producer(s):Nate Bolotin
Aram Tertzakian
Nick Moceri
Thane Ritchie
Editor(s):Demian Fenton
Writer(s):Dan Greeney
Alexandra Orton
Cinematography:Don Argott
Matthew Santo
Composer:Brooke Blair
Will Blair
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Gaza

Fully blockaded and home to almost two million people, the Gaza Strip is portrayed in the news as the world's largest open-air prison—but this rare immersion into everyday Palestinian life reveals the pressures of occupation and the humanity straining to flourish.
Film Info
Runtime:90
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:Ireland
Canada
Germany
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Rating:14A
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:Arabic
English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Poverty
War, Conflict & the Military
Middle East
Website:http://www.gazadocumentary.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Garry Keane
Andrew McConnell
Producer(s):Paul Cadieux
Brendan J. Byrne
Executive Producer(s):Trevor Birney
Maryse Rouillard
Co-Producer(s):Christian Beetz
Editor(s):Mick Mahon
Cinematography:Andrew McConnell
Composer:Ray Fabi
Sound:Benoi^t Dame
Catherine Van Der Donckt
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Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

From a rural Ontario childhood to Greenwich Village of the '60s, stadium tours of the '70s and beyond, vivid archival footage helps chart the career of the legendary songwriter as he reveals the inspiration behind his lyrics and longevity.
Film Info
Runtime:90
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Aging & the Elderly
Canada
Music & Musicians
Popular Culture
By Program - Sort:Closed Captions & Full Subtitles
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Joan Tosoni
Martha Kehoe
Producer(s):Joan Tosoni
Martha Kehoe
Executive Producer(s):John Brunton
John Murray
Gary Slaight
Editor(s):Alex Shuper
Writer(s):Joan Tosoni
Martha Kehoe
Cinematography:Kristoff Rochon
Composer:John Welsman
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Human Nature

In a brave new world in which science fiction collides with fact and DNA sequences can be edited with ease, this provocative examination forces us to reconsider what it means to be human.
Film Info
Runtime:107
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Health & Healthcare
Science & Technology
Website:http://www.humannaturefilm.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Adam Bolt
Producer(s):Sarah Goodwin
Meredith Desalazar
Elliot Kirschner
Executive Producer(s):Elliot Kirschner
Dan Rather
Greg Boustead
Editor(s):Regina Sobel
Steve Tyler
Writer(s):Adam Bolt
Regina Sobel
Cinematography:Derek Reich
Composer:Keegan Dewitt
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I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter

This two-part HBO docu-series dives past the headlines and into the ethical morass of the case of Michelle Carter, who faces the prospect of jail time after coercing her boyfriend into suicide via text, blowing open troubling questions of how we communicate in the digital age.
Film Info
Runtime:140
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Rating:14A
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Crime & Justice
Love & Relationships
Mental Health & Addiction
Technology & Culture
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Erin Lee Carr
Producer(s):Andrew Rossi
Executive Producer(s):Sheila Nevins
Editor(s):Andrew Coffman
Cinematography:Bryan Sarkinen
Composer:Ian Hultquist
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Killing Patient Zero

Skilfully revealing the homophobia behind the headlines, this doc traces the devastating impact of the 1980s AIDS epidemic and clears the name of the Québécois flight attendant who was infamously known as Patient Zero.
Film Info
Runtime:100
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Advocacy & Activism
Health & Healthcare
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
Science & Technology
By Program - Sort:Closed Captions & Full Subtitles
Website:http://killingpatientzero.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Laurie Lynd
Producer(s):Corey Russell
Executive Producer(s):Trevor Birney
Editor(s):Trevor Ambrose
Writer(s):Laurie Lynd
Cinematography:Paul Steinberg
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Knock Down the House

This rollercoaster ride follows four progressive women—including Bronx bartender Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—behind the scenes and in the streets as they grind through long-shot grassroots campaigns for Congress during the 2018 US midterms.
Film Info
Runtime:85
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:America
Politics & Political Intrigue
Women Trailblazers & Rule Breakers
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Rachel Lears
Producer(s):Rachel Lears
Robin Blotnick
Sarah Olson
Editor(s):Robin Blotnick
Writer(s):Rachel Lears
Robin Blotnick
Composer:Ryan Blotnick
Tyler Wood
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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Never-before-seen footage and studio session outtakes reconstruct the rich inner life of one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time, along with new interviews from the artists he inspired, including Quincy Jones and Carlos Santana.
Film Info
Runtime:113
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
UK
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Black Cultures & Issues
Music & Musicians
Popular Culture
Website:http://www.milesdavismovie.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Stanley Nelson
Producer(s):Nicole London
Stanley Nelson
Executive Producer(s):Terry Shand
Geoff Kempin
Michael Kantor
Editor(s):Lewis Erskine
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Mystify: Michael Hutchence

The enigmatic frontman of wildly popular Australian rock band INXS, who died tragically in 1997, is remembered by the women in his life, including revealing interviews with famous girlfriends Kylie Minogue and Helena Christensen.
Film Info
Runtime:104
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Australia
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Rating:14A
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Love & Relationships
Mental Health & Addiction
Music & Musicians
Popular Culture
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Richard Lowenstein
Producer(s):Maya Gnyp
John Battsek
Sue Murray
Mark Fennessy
Richard Lowenstein
Lynn-Maree Milburn
Andrew de Groot
Executive Producer(s):Maiken Baird
Domenico Procacci
Mandy Chang
Editor(s):Richard Lowenstein
Lynn-Maree Milburn
Tayler Martin
Cinematography:Andrew de Groot
Composer:Michael Hutchence
Andrew Farriss
Ollie Olsen
Warren Ellis
Sound:Robert Mackenzie
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N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear

The life and career of Pulitzer Prize–winning Kiowa author N. Scott Momaday, one of Native America's most celebrated literary figures, is explored in this spiritual journey through the expansive landscapes of the West and New Mexico.
Film Info
Runtime:85
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Rating:G
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Writers & Books
By Program - Sort:Closed Captions & Full Subtitles
Website:http://www.facebook.com/WordsfromaBear
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jeffrey Palmer
Producer(s):Jeffrey Palmer
Youngsun Palmer
Executive Producer(s):Michael Kantor
Shirley Sneve
Sally Jo Fifer
Editor(s):Nancy Novack
Evan Anthony
Cinematography:Jeffrey Palmer
Youngsun Palmer
Daniel Montano
Charles Kennedy
Peshawn Bread
Aaron Hlavaty
Composer:Aska Matsumiya
Sound:Coll Anderson
Michael Phenix
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