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June 2017

ONLINE Programming – CRIES OF MEDELLIN

June 7 - June 11
Toronto,

CRIES OF MEDELLIN - (PREGONEROS DE MEDELLIN) Web Interactive Documentary - Colombia The interactive web documentary about those who sing to sell in Medellín, Colombia. A virtual tour through the work and personal universe of those who understand that lovers and customers are seduced by ear. A documentary initiative dreamed up by Esaú, Juliana and Angela Carabalí; that transformed into an interactive web- documentary thanks to Thibault Durand’s talent, French computer specialist and co-director of the project along with Angela…

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ONLINE Programming – PRIMAL

June 7 - June 11
Toronto,

OFF SCREEN Programming PRIMAL A Collaborative Experience on the Expression of Our Strongest Feeling To experience, see, hear and listen to, or to participate in Primal in your own way, visit nfb.ca/primal.   Primal is a surprising new collaborative and interactive experience from Montreal’s NFB team and Encuentro, the Ministry of Education’s television channel in Argentina. Primal invites you to share your deepest feelings by screaming in front of your computer or your mobile device’s camera. By participating in Primal,…

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Opening Gala: Birthing a New Cinema

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wednesday, June 7th | 7:00 pm | AGO, Jackman Hall | 317 Dundas St W | $15 General Admission Opening this year’s festival is a double bill of stories addressing the double meaning of labour. Both provide intimate accounts of birthing practices in Central American communities and they are equally concerned with doing so from the perspective of women. Yet, each film also explores the way the roles of several members in these communities take on new responsibilities. From indigenous…

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Refocus

June 8 @ 7:00 pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO),
317 Dundas St. West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Thursday, June 8th | 7:00 pm | AGO, Jackman Hall | 317 Dundas St W | $10 General Admission | $8 Student & Seniors with ID Drawing from eclectic filmic styles including stop-motion animation, pseudo-public service announcements and testimonials, sometimes within a single film, this program features and celebrates the contemporary output of indigenous cinema. Collectively, the films presented grapple with the overarching question: how are indigenous communities appropriating a western medium such as cinema to express their lifeways? In…

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Textures

June 8 @ 9:30 pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO),
317 Dundas St. West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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  Thursday, June 8th | 9:30 pm | AGO, Jackman Hall | 317 Dundas St W | $10 General Admission | $8 Student & Seniors with ID Within this panoramic look at the current state of Latin American short length production, filmmakers present us with sumptuously tactile and carefully observed stories. They place as much detail in the visual and sound elements of their films as the narratives driving them, enhancing the worlds they create. From bold experiments with the…

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Ripples

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, June 9th | 7:00 pm | AGO, Jackman Hall | 317 Dundas St W | $10 General Admission | $8 Student & Seniors with ID At the foreground of this group of films we find an overview of some of the issues we Latin Americans face today and the cultural roots that allow us to face and survive them. These films confront the exoticization of postcard-like landscapes with whistleblower, courageous accounts of real lives and real struggles. Films In Program: Cartas desde…

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Misfits

June 9 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO),
317 Dundas St.West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Friday, June 9th | 9:00 pm | AGO, Jackman Hall | 317 Dundas St W | $10 General Admission | $8 Student & Seniors with ID Rebellions, as the films in this program manifest, can last a lifetime. The first film animates the persistent and sonorous protest of the Chilean poet, Violeta Parra, against social injustice. In the second the uprising of a maladjusted teenager becomes ever more consequential as a political conflict in his community and the bad relationship…

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Shorts for Shorties I

June 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto Artscape Wychwood Barns,
601 Christie Street Suite 252
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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    Saturday, June 10th | 12:30 pm | Artscape Wychwood Barns | 601 Christie St. | $10 General Admission | $8 Student & Seniors with ID As integral members of their communities, the following films incorporate a child’s viewpoint in their narrative approach. The children at the centre of this program are virtuous storytellers, condensing epic tales about their cultural origins (Otomi: El Inicio del Mundo Como lo Conocemos) and magnifying facets of their daily lives (Las aventuras de…

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Shorts for Shorties II

June 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artscape Wychwood Barns,
601 Christie Street
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Saturday, June 10th | 3:00 pm | Artscape Wychwood Barns | 601 Christie St. | $10 General Admission | $8 Student & Seniors with ID As integral members of their communities, the following films incorporate a child’s viewpoint in their narrative approach. The children at the centre of this program are virtuous storytellers, condensing epic tales about their cultural origins and magnifying facets of their daily lives. Yet, instead of iterating stories, they are retold with the flair only a set of…

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Game Up! Diversity and Decolonization in Video Games

June 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bento Miso,
862 Richmond St W, Suite 300
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Saturday, June 10th | 4:00 pm | Gamma Space | 862 Richmond St W, Suite 300 | Free A talk and presentation of video games created by Latin American people, where panelists will discuss the impact of gaming culture in the creation and strengthening of our identity, as a connection between different cultures and as a language.    Panel Participants: GABRIELA AVEIRO-OJEDA (Dames Making Games). Presenting "I'll Take Care of It". Gabriela Aveiro-Ojeda is a freelance animator based out of Toronto, Canada.…

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Latin Canadian Contemporary: Diversidad

June 10 @ 7:00 pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO),
317 Dundas St. West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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  Saturday, June 10th | 7:00 pm | AGO, Jackman Hall | 317 Dundas St W | $10 General Admission | $8 Student & Seniors with ID In 2017 our Diversidad program is bolder than ever. Presenting the works of contemporary Latino-Canadian filmmakers and artists, this is a program that epitomizes aluCine’s vision. From cinema vérité to experimental works, animation and performance, these are clear examples of the diversity of formal approaches to cinema and narrative by members of our community.   Films…

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Dwellings and the Past

June 10 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO),
317 Dundas St. West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Saturday, June 10th | 9:00 pm | AGO, Jackman Hall | 317 Dundas St W | $10 General Admission | $8 Student & Seniors with ID Whatever you thought an ethnographic film could be, a viewing of ElDorado XXI’s take on the genre will leave very few preconceptions unscathed. Director Salomé Lamas invites us to descend into the cavernous bowels of a Peruvian mountain teeming with miners toiling away in the hopes of earning a modest income, only allowing us…

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Panel Discussion (Indigenous Collectives)

June 11 @ 5:00 pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO),
317 Dundas St. West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Sunday, June 11th | 5:00 pm | AGO, Jackman Hall | 317 Dundas St W | Free The Author theory has been the dominant model of film production, a model that maintains a vertical hierarchy and that doesn't work within the cultural values of all communities. Collective creation is a model very present in the audio-visual production in indigenous communities, in the development of films that represent their lives and cosmologies. Cooperation is at the centre of this model that is based on…

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Closing Gala: Hidden Presences

June 11 @ 8:00 pm
Cinecycle,
129 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Sunday, June 11th | 8:00 pm | CineCycle | 129 Spadina Ave (down the alley) | $15 General Admission From his home in El Paso, Willie Varela has been making personal, experimental moving image work since 1971. The films and videos collected in this program are a sampling of Varela’s massive body of work, and include environmental portraits, experiments with abstract light forms. His work is informed by a disparate range of influences — including Chicano culture, Catholic iconography and ritual, and…

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Closing Party

June 11 @ 9:30 pm

Sunday, June 11th | 9:30 pm | CineCycle | 129 Spadina Ave (down the alley) | $15 Film & Reception | $10 Party Only  After an amazing week of incredible films, eye-opening documentaries, encompassing animations and lively artist talks, what better way to finish our festival than with a Closing Party. Come join us at CineCycle for a night of fun, dance, food and party Featuring DJ Joshua Perry "Classic Roots" who will be bringing his unique brand of Electronica and pow wow…

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