|Tuesday September 27||Wednesday September 28||Thursday September 29|
Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tonyat his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father and Tony's mother threatens to become contentious.
Based on the best-seller by Amos Oz, A Tale of Love and Darkness is the story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live. Hebrew language with English subtitles.
Wednesday September 28 @ 7pm
A powerful feature documentary that tells the under-told story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers. Under the rules of Canada’s migrant labour program, low wage migrants are tied to one employer. Free admission.
Thursday September 29 @ 6:30pm
To celebrate the launch of Stephen Lee Naish's new book Create or Die: Essays on the Artistry of Dennis Hopper, we're playing two films from 1986 that feature the actor in two great character roles: ex-biker-turned-pot-dealer Feck in teen drama River's Edge, followed by the unforgettably deranged Frank Booth in David Lynch's Blue Velvet. Plus book signing, trivia & prizes!