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Opening Reception

5:00 PM

Princess Twin

Directors, sponsors and pass holders are cordially invited to enjoy drinks and hor d'oeuvres at our opening night celebration!

Wednesday, November 6

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A Better Man

6:00 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 1

Run time: 118 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion including special guest, co-producer Christine Kleckner! 

On a hot summer night 22 years ago, 18-year-old Attiya Khan ran through the streets, frightened for her life. She was fleeing her ex-boyfriend Steve, who’d been abusing her on a daily basis. Now, all these years later, Attiya has asked Steve to meet.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

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The Big Flip

6:00 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 2

Run time: 65 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion.

 

Over 18 months and 5 cities—Portland, D.C., Nashville, Seattle and L.A.—this timely documentary follows four American families as they navigate the trials and triumphs of at-home fatherhood and mothers as main breadwinners. We journey with each family as they tackle major life changes—a birth, a lay-off, a cross-country move, and a mid-life crisis.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

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Afghan Cycles

7:55 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 2

Run time: 90 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion.

 

Following a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists, Afghan Cycles uses the bicycle to tell a story of women’s rights - human rights - and the struggles faced by Afghan women on a daily basis, from discrimination to abuse, to the oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

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The Song and the Sorrow

8:45 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 1

Run time: 42 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion.

 

Catherine MacLellan, the daughter of Canadian singer/songwriting legend Gene MacLellan, grew up surrounded by her father’s music. But He committed suicide when she was 14, and it took decades before she was able to play his songs.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Directors' Luncheon

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Proof Restaurant, Delta Hotel, Waterloo 

$50 per seat

Enjoy a fabulous lunch with fellow film buffs at the intimate Proof lounge. Mingle with the directors and inquire about their process and insights. Not to be missed! Featuring Amy Adrion of "HALF THE PICTURE,"

Christine Kleckner of "A Better Man," and Giselle Portenier of "In the Name of Your Daughter."

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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3 shorts:
Beauty: Beyond Binary /

Flawed /

Freaks of Nurture

3:00 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 1

Run time: 3 films over 43 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion.

 

"Beauty" explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their ideas of what it means to be fully human. "Flawed" is an impressive animated work from Canadian artist Andrea Dorfman. "Freaks of Nurture" is an animated short about a neurotic mother-daughter relationship.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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HALF THE PICTURE

4:00 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 2

Run time: 94 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion including special guest Amy Adrion!

 

HALF THE PICTURE celebrates the groundbreaking work of female film directors and investigates the systemic discrimination that has, for decades, denied opportunities to far too many talented women in Hollywood.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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The Big Flip

4:25 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 1

Run time: 65 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion.

 

Over 18 months and 5 cities—Portland, D.C., Nashville, Seattle and L.A.—this timely documentary follows four American families as they navigate the trials and triumphs of at-home fatherhood and mothers as main breadwinners. We journey with each family as they tackle major life changes—a birth, a lay-off, a cross-country move, and a mid-life crisis.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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The Woman who Loves Giraffes

6:00 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 1

Run time: 87 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion.

 

23-year old Canadian biologist and University of Waterloo alumnus, Anne Innis Dagg, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to become the first person in the world to study animal behavior in the wild on that continent. When she returned home a year later armed with ground-breaking research, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved much harder to overcome.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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In the Name of Your Daughter

6:20 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 2

Run time: 84 minutes with a 15-minute panel discussion including special guest Giselle Portenier!

 

A heartbreaking and heartwarming story of children in Northern Tanzania who are risking their lives to defy their destiny and follow their dreams. These girls, some as young as eight, are running away from home, leaving everything and everyone they love behind to save themselves from female genital mutilation and childhood marriage.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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What is Democracy?

8:15 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 1

Run time: 107 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion.

 

Featuring celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers, this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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In the Name of Your Daughter

1:00 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 2

Run time: 84 minutes with a 15-minute panel discussion, including special guest Giselle Portenier!

 

A heartbreaking and heartwarming story of children in Northern Tanzania who are risking their lives to defy their destiny and follow their dreams. These girls, some as young as eight, are running away from home, leaving everything and everyone they love behind to save themselves from female genital mutilation and childhood marriage.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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3 shorts:
Beauty: Beyond Binary /

Flawed /

Freaks of Nurture

1:00 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 1

Run time: 3 films over 43 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion.

 

"Beauty" explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their ideas of what it means to be fully human. "Flawed" is an impressive animated work from Canadian artist Andrea Dorfman. "Freaks of Nurture" is an animated short about a neurotic mother-daughter 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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A Better Man

2:20 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 1

Run time: 118 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion including special guest, co-producer Christine Kleckner!

 

On a hot summer night 22 years ago, 18-year-old Attiya Khan ran through the streets, frightened for her life. She was fleeing her ex-boyfriend Steve, who’d been abusing her on a daily basis. Now, all these years later, Attiya has asked Steve to meet.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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The Song and the Sorrow

3:05 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 2

Run time: 42 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion.

 

Catherine MacLellan, the daughter of Canadian singer/songwriting legend Gene MacLellan, grew up surrounded by her father’s music. But He committed suicide when she was 14, and it took decades before she was able to play his songs.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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HALF THE PICTURE

4:15 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 2

Run time: 94 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion including special guest Amy Adrion!

 

HALF THE PICTURE celebrates the groundbreaking work of female film directors and investigates the systemic discrimination that has, for decades, denied opportunities to far too many talented women in Hollywood.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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Afghan Cycles

5:00 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 1

Run time: 90 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion.

 

Following a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists, Afghan Cycles uses the bicycle to tell a story of women’s rights - human rights - and the struggles faced by Afghan women on a daily basis, from discrimination to abuse, to the oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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Glwa: Resurgence of the Ocean-Going Canoe

7:05 PM

Princess Twin, Theatre 1

Run time: 105 minutes with a 20-minute panel discussion.

 

"Glwa: Resurgence of the Ocean-Going Canoe" follows Frank Brown and a group of Heiltsuk youth as they paddle down the coast of Washington State to honour the invitation of ancestral groups of the Nisqually Tribe for Tribal Journeys 2016. Over a period of twelve days, the journey helped youth learn and revitalize their culture.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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