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Eva Orner's Chasing Asylum to open Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

Eva Orner's Chasing Asylum.

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival has unveiled its full 2016 program, featuring 31 feature films and 25 shorts.

The festival will open with the Australian premiere of Eva Orner's offshore-detention documentary Chasing Asylum, fresh off its Hot Docs international premiere.

Also featured is Michael Graversen's Dreaming of Denmark, which follows a teenager who has spent his adolescent years in Denmark after fleeing his native country of Afghanistan..

The festival will close with the Australian premiere of Sundance award-winner The Bad Kids, an immersive dive into America.s most pressing education problem: poverty..

Another highlight is documentary They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile, which follows various musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music in the region. The film features Damon Albarn (Blur), Brian Eno and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and the band Songhoy Blues.
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'Anomalisa', 'Demolition' to bookend Istanbul indie film fest

'Anomalisa', 'Demolition' to bookend Istanbul indie film fest
Istanbul event will host a total of 23 gala screenings, including the latest films from Charlie Kaufman and Jean-Marc Vallee, as well as a David Bowie tribute programme.Scroll down for the full line-up

!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival has revealed its programme for the 2016 edition (February 18-28).

Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, which premiered at Telluride last year, and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015, will open and close the festival respectively.

!f Istanbul - in its 15th edition - will host screenings, competitions and events dedicated to bringing the best of independent film to the Turkish city.

Other gala presentations will include Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash, Gaspar Noé’s Love 3D, Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room and Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s BAFTA-nominated The Assassin.

In memory of the late musician David Bowie, the festival will show remastered versions of his films The Man Who Fell To Earth and The Hunger
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‘This Changes Everything’ Director Avi Lewis On Why He’s Disappointed With President Obama On Climate Change

‘This Changes Everything’ Director Avi Lewis On Why He’s Disappointed With President Obama On Climate Change
Canadian director Avi Lewis’s climate change-themed documentary “This Changes Everything,” made in tandem with the eponymous best-seller by journalist and activist Naomi Klein, who is his wife, launched from the Toronto film festival in September. It has since screened around the world in the run up to climate change conference which opened today in Paris. Lewis recently spoke to Variety after a special screening at the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome.

We’ve seen documentaries that ring alarm bells about global warming before. What struck me about “This Changes Everything” is what it shows about global activism against it. Was that the main thrust of your piece from the outset?

Yes. Social movements give you an opportunity to zoom in and actually enter the lives of people that have huge stakes in an issue. From a cinematic point of view I think it’s a critically important zone to focus on.
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Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival Winners and Disappointments

Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival Winners and Disappointments
This meant the creation of festival strands that explored diversity in the documentary form, championing in particular that fruitful zone between documentary and fiction. Recently, though, the festival’s programming has been responding as much to trends in content as form; and that “content” is invariably culled from the news pages. This year’s edition included the F:act Award for documentaries informed by investigative journalism; Reality: Check, a three-day strand of films and events considering the state of democracy in 2015; a program of politically charged films co-curated by the campaigning writer Naomi Klein, whose own doc about climate change, “This Changes Everything” (directed by Avi Lewis) featured at the festival; and "Borderline," a strand dealing with the refugee crisis in Europe. It’s no coincidence that last year the most successful film screened at Cph:dox – perhaps ever – was Laura Poitras’s “Citizenfour,” with a number of extra screenings...
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Tugg delivers growing audiences for docs and features

Cinema on-demand platform Tugg Australia is growing month-by-month, delivering tidy sums to the producers of hot-button documentaries and incremental revenues for narrative features. The top-grossing title so far is Frackman, Richard Todd.s profile of environmental activist Dayne Pratzky, which has generated $160,000 from 90 screenings. Among other films in demand are Maya Newell.s Gayby Baby; Joao Dujon Pereira.s Black Hole, which chronicles the battle against Whitehaven Coal to save a woodland forest from being cleared to make way for an open cut coal mine; and Avi Lewis. This Changes Everything, an attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years. Last week was a milestone as the platform had its biggest week ever since its soft launch in 2013, with 26 screenings and 3,000 ticket sales. .With 27 confirmed screenings through the end of the month, October will deliver more than 80 screenings and
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Climate Change Doc 'This Changes Everything' Gets Global Release Via iTunes

Climate Change Doc 'This Changes Everything' Gets Global Release Via iTunes
Read More: Abramorama and FilmBuff to Give Climate Crisis Documentary 'This Changes Everything' Multi-Platform Release FilmBuff and Abramorama are have announced their plans for a global release for "This Changes Everything," directed by Avi Lewis. The documentary is based on the book of the same name, written by Naomi Klein. The release is now open exclusively on iTunes and is available in more than 80 countries. A series of screenings have also been scheduled around the country. The film has a global message to find a solution to the climate change crisis by mobilizing worldwide communities.  "The support from the global community for this film has been nothing short of inspiring from the outset," said Janet Brown, FilmBuff's CEO. "Since its release, the trailer has been translated by volunteers in 45 different languages, and the feature film has crowd sourced subtitles in multiple languages including Czech, Basque and Filipino. Interest is.
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Cph:dox announces guest curators; focus on climate change

Cph:dox announces guest curators; focus on climate change
Naomi Klein and Olafur Eliasson will both curate programmes at this year’s festival.

This year’s Cph:dox festival (Nov 5-15) will put a special emphasis on the topic of climate change.

The decision is partially due to the proximity of the COP21 gathering – where 196 countries will get together to discuss the challenges of climate change - in Paris on November 30.

There will be two guest-curated programmes placing special emphasis on the topic.

The first will be overseen by Canadian journalist, author and filmmaker Naomi Klein, who is a renowned social commentator and is a member of the board of directors of the climate activist group 350.org, and her partner, the filmmaker Avi Lewis.

They have selected ten documentaries that all have a political focus, including classics such as Hour Of The Furnaces and Harlan County USA.

The second programme will be curated by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, who is noted for his installation The Weather Project
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Naomi Klein: 'Why do we look away from the horror of climate change?'

Klein’s latest book, This Changes Everything, addresses apathy in the face of ecological catastrophe. Now, she’s made a movie – as it opens in New York, Klein discusses why we’re unable to act as disaster approaches

Naomi Klein – bestselling Canadian author and social activist, whose most recent book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, was recently made into a movie by her film-maker husband Avi Lewis – wants to set the record straight. The documentary, like her book, opens with Klein confessing that she’s “always kind of hated films about climate change”.

A bold move for an author behind a film about climate change. Not even Chasing Ice? Or The 11th Hour? How about An Inconvenient Truth, which won an Oscar?

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Film Review: ‘This Changes Everything’

Film Review: ‘This Changes Everything’
A purposefully unsettling but ultimately encouraging global overview of efforts by activists to push back against corporate polluters and ameliorate climate change, “This Changes Everything” plays very much like the cinematic equivalent of a pep rally. Working from the book of the same title by journalist Naomi Klein, who serves as narrator and onscreen interviewer, director Avi Lewis casts his net wide, from rural Montana to smog-choked Beijing, to illustrate that, yes, climate change is a demonstrably real and increasingly dire threat, and no, the situation isn’t entirely hopeless. His documentary isn’t likely to convert unbelievers — assuming, of course, that any climate change deniers would ever watch this film in the first place — but it could find receptive audiences in a variety of platforms, especially on the eve of a U.S. Presidential election, and eventually serve as a fund-raising tool for environmental groups.

Klein herself says early on,
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'This Changes Everything': living up to its name

'This Changes Everything': living up to its name
On the heels of the Toronto world premiere of the environmental call to arms, the film’s director Avi Lewis and author of the book of the same name Naomi Klein have announced special screenings in 13 global cities from September 26.

Organisations including 350.org, Greenpeace, Friends Of The Earth, Fossil Free Berlin, Fossil Free Amsterdam and Stop Skouries Gold Mine are partnering in the event with a goal to inspire people at grassroots level to take action in the fight for climate change.

All of the screenings – taking place in Berlin, Bergen, Oslo, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Manila, London, Dublin, Manchester, Bucharest, Stockholm, Thessaloniki and Amsterdam, where the film will be projected on a coal-fired power station – will be accompanied by panel discussions with environmentalists, anti-austerity activists and labour organisers, along with a Skype Q&A with Lewis and Klein. Questions will be taken via the twitter handle @thischanges and hashtag #thischangeseverything.

The timing is appropriately scheduled ahead of the
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Docu News: ‘This Changes Everything’ Sets Global Screenings; FilmBuff Acquires ‘The Russian Woodpecker’

Docu News: ‘This Changes Everything’ Sets Global Screenings; FilmBuff Acquires ‘The Russian Woodpecker’
This Changes Everything, the climate-change documentary that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this month, will screen September 26 in 13 cities around the world, with more in the works. 350.org and Greenpeace are among the organizations teaming to promote Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein's film ahead of the U.N.’s COP21 climate meeting in December in Paris. Special screening cities of the docu — which presents portraits of seven communities on the front lines of both…
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Tiff Doc 'This Changes Everything' Announces Global Special Event Screenings in 13 Cities

Tiff Doc 'This Changes Everything' Announces Global Special Event Screenings in 13 Cities
Read More: Exclusive: Climate Change Doc 'This Changes Everything' Gets a Stylish Poster from Shepard Fairey  Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein's documentary on climate change has just announced a global screening event to be hosted in 13 cities around the world on September 26, just a month before the film's exclusive iTunes release on October 20. These screenings serve as part of the Un's "COP21" climate meeting, which is set to convene later this year.  According to the official synopsis, "This Changes Everything" is an "epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better."  The film, directed by Lewis and inspired by Klein's book, boasts Alfonso Cuarón,
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"Room" Wins People's Choice Awards at 2015 Tiff! See the Complete List of Winners!

A big congrats to Lenny Abrahamson's "Room" for winning the Grolsch's People's Choice Awards at the recently concluded 40th Toronto International Film Festival! It's safe to say that "Room" will see a future at the Academy Awards. Previous winners that went on to grab the Best Picture Oscar were "Slumdog Millionaire," "The King's Speech," and "12 Years A Slave."

Here's the complete winners and press release from Tiff:

The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced award winners from the 40th Festival, which wraps up this evening. See a free screening of Room, the winner of the Grolsch People's Choice Award, Sunday, September 20 at 8pm.

The short film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of the head of the shorts program and creations unit at Canal+ France, Pascale Faure, film writer John Anderson (The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times), and actor Rizwan Manji (Outsourced, The Wolf of Wall Street
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'Room' wins Toronto audience award

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'Room' wins Toronto audience award
Toronto: Lenny Abrahamson’s acclaimed drama starring Brie Larson has won Toronto’s People’s Choice Award in what is likely to further boost its awards season prospects.

In recent years, The King’s Speech and 12 Years A Slave have won the Toronto audience award en route to best picture Academy Award glory.

Room was one of the few films to emerge from this year’s festival selection with wide acclaim and awards buzz, in particular for Larson.

Toronto winners announced on Sunday:

Shorts Cuts Award For Best Canadian Short Film

Patrice Laliberté, Overpass.

Short Cuts Award For Best Short Film

Maïmouna Doucouré, Maman(s).

Honourable mention: Fyzal Boulifa, Rate Me.

City Of Toronto Award For Best Canadian First Feature Film

Andrew Cividino, Sleeping Giant

Canada Goose Award For Best Canadian Feature Film

Stephen Dunn, Closet Monster.

Honourable mention: Philippe Falardeau, My Internship In Canada

The Prizes Of The International Federation Of Film Critics (Fipresci Prizes)

Discovery
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'Room' wins Tiff audience award

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'Room' wins Tiff audience award
Toronto: Lenny Abrahamson’s acclaimed drama starring Brie Larson has won the Grolsch People’s Choice Award in what is likely to further boost its awards season prospects.

In recent years The King’s Speech and 12 Years A Slave have won the Toronto audience award en route to best picture Academy Award glory.

Room was one of the few films to emerge from this year’s festival selection with wide acclaim and awards buzz, in particular for Larson.

Toronto winners announced on Sunday:

Shorts Cuts Award For Best Canadian Short Film

Patrice Laliberté, Overpass.

Short Cuts Award For Best Short Film

Maïmouna Doucouré, Maman(s).

Honourable mention: Fyzal Boulifa, Rate Me.

City Of Toronto Award For Best Canadian First Feature Film

Andrew Cividino, Sleeping Giant

Canada Goose Award For Best Canadian Feature Film

Stephen Dunn, Closet Monster.

Honourable mention: Philippe Falardeau, My Internship In Canada

The Prizes Of The International Federation Of Film Critics (Fipresci Prizes)

Discovery
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'Room' claims Tiff audience award

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'Room' claims Tiff audience award
Toronto: Lenny Abrahamson’s acclaimed drama starring Brie Larson has won the Grolsch People’s Choice Award in what is likely to further boost its awards season prospects.

In recent years The King’s Speech and 12 Years A Slave have won the Toronto audience award en route to best picture Academy Award glory.

Room was one of the few films to emerge from this year’s festival selection with wide acclaim and awards buzz, in partocular for star Brie Larson.

Toronto winners announced on Sunday:

Shorts Cuts Award For Best Canadian Short Film

Patrice Laliberté, Overpass.

Short Cuts Award For Best Short Film

Maïmouna Doucouré, Maman(s).

Honourable mention: Fyzal Boulifa, Rate Me.

City Of Toronto Award For Best Canadian First Feature Film

Andrew Cividino, Sleeping Giant

Canada Goose Award For Best Canadian Feature Film

Stephen Dunn, Closet Monster.

Honourable mention: Philippe Falardeau, My Internship In Canada

The Prizes Of The International Federation Of Film Critics (Fipresci
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Tiff 2015 Winners Include ‘Room,’ ‘Hardcore,’ ‘Closet Monster,’ and More

With the 40th Toronto International Film Festival concluding today, the winners have been unveiled. Earning the top prize was the Brie Larson-led drama Room, which A24 will release on October 16th. Other winners included the first-person actioner Hardcore, Stephen Dunn‘s coming-of-age drama Closet Monster, and Hurt in the first-ever Platform section.

Check out the full list of winners below, with reviews where applicable, and catch up with all of our coverage (and more to come) here.

Shorts Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film – Overpass (Patrice Laliberté)

Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film – Maman(s) (Maïmouna Doucouré)

Best Canadian First Feature Film – Sleeping Giant (Andrew Cividino)

Best Canadian Feature Film – Closet Monster (Stephen Dunn)

Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) for the Discovery programme – Eva (Marko Škop)

Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) for Special Presentations – Desierto (Jonás Cuarón)

Netpac Award
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This Changes Everything review - Naomi Klein's documentary on climate change doesn't

Avi Lewis’s fine-looking film purports to break from environmental documentary convention. Instead, it delivers another characterless prophecy that’s unlikely to inspire

Avi Lewis’s film about climate change, based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same name, opens with a confession from the author: “I’ve always kind of hated films about climate change”. She lists their faults: they’re boring, they’re presumptive, they always, always include shots of polar bears.

Related: Where to Invade Next review – Michael Moore gets happy with a sugar-binge idea-stealing session

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Vancouver Film Fest's Gala and Special Presentations

The Vancouver International Film Festival has announced its most anticipated films in the Gala and Special Presentation categories. The films selected represent a true showcase of international cinema, while highlighting homegrown talent in the world's largest showcase of Canadian films during the 34th annual festival running from September 24th to October 9th.

John Crowley's "Brooklyn" starts the festival off in the Opening Night Gala spot. Marc Abraham's "I Saw the Light" holds the Closing Night Gala position with a feature on the life of country star Hank Williams. The film was produced by Vancouver's Bron Studios. Canadian productions remain a crucial part of the festival, Philippe Falardeau's "My Internship in Canada" will open the Canadian Images program, while Patricia Rozema's "Into the Forest" will occupy the BC Spotlight Awards Gala spot.

In 2015, Vancouver audiences will be exposed to 355 films from 70 countries. With 32 World Premieres, 33 North American Premieres and 53 Canadian Premieres, this year's festival promises to be a feast for Canadian film lovers.

The full line-up and ticket are available at viff.org. Here are some highlights:

Opening Gala "Brooklyn" (John Crowley, U.K/Ireland/Canada)

Lured from Ireland by the American Dream, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) instead lands in a hardscrabble reality of cramped boarding houses and grungy dancehalls. As homesickness grips her, she's also torn between two admirers (Domhnall Gleeson and Emory Cohen). With Nick Hornby scripting, John Crowley crafts a stirring 50s-era immigration tale that also serves as an exhilarating profile of female empowerment.

Closing Gala "I Saw the Light" (Marc Abraham,USA) Having played gods and monsters with aplomb, Tom Hiddleston takes centre stage as country music legend/renegade Hank Williams. In turns as rambunctious as a barn dance and as reflective as a ballad, Marc Abraham's film chronicles Williams' rapid ascent to stardom and the tragedy of a career cut short by substance abuse. Laid to rest at only 29, Williams left behind a truly remarkable body of work. Handling the singing chores himself, Hiddleston does the man—and his music—proud.

Canadian Images Opening Film My Internship in Canada (Philippe Falardeau, Canada)

Philippe Falardeau ("Monsieur Lazhar") returns with an energetic, laugh-out-loud political comedy that couldn't be more timely. Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard, brilliant) is an independent Quebec MP traveling to his northern riding with a new Haitian intern. Soon after finding themselves caught in the crossfire of activists, miners, truckers, politicians and aboriginal groups, it turns out that Guibord somehow holds the decisive vote in a national debate that will decide whether Canada will go to war in the Middle East! The fabulous Suzanne Clément co-stars.

BC Spotlight Awards Gala "Into the Forest" (Patricia Rozema, Canada)

The BC coastal forest is in all its glory as a father and his two daughters drive off to their remote and idyllic getaway home. They have little sense at first of the growing apocalypse that they are leaving in their wake. It will come to them. Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie and Michael Eklund star in this Patricia Rozema-directed adaptation of Jean Hegland's novel.

Spotlight Gala "Beeba Boys" (Deepa Mehta, Canada/India)

Mix propulsive bhangra beats, blazing Ak-47s, bespoke suits, solicitous mothers and copious cocaine, and you have the heady, volatile cocktail that is Deepa Mehta's latest film, an explosive clash of culture and crime. Jeet Johar (Indian star Randeep Hooda) and his young, charismatic Sikh crew vie to take over the Vancouver drug and arms trade in this all-out action/drama. Blood is spilled, heads are cracked, hearts are broken and family bonds are pushed to the brink.

Special Presentations "Arabian Nights" ("Miguel Gomes," Portugal)

Miguel Gomes' ("Tabu," "Our Beloved Month of August") astonishing three-volume, six-hour epic draws inspiration from the tales of Scheherazade (here played by Crista Alfaiate) and once again uses a fascinating combination of reality and fiction to comment on Portugal's past, present and future.

"Dheepan" (Jacques Audiard, France)

Jacques Audiard's ("A Prophet," "Rust and Bone") latest dramatic inquiry into life on society's margins is an alternately gripping and tender love story about the eponymous former Tamil fighter (Antonythasan Jesuthasan) and his improvised family, who exchange war in Sri Lanka for violence of another kind in Paris.

"High-Rise" (Ben Wheatley, U.K)

Ben Wheatley's bold adaptation of Jg Ballard's novel takes no prisoners. This scorching satire on class, hedonism and depravity in an imploding luxury apartment building is an even more apocalyptic class polemic than "Snowpiercer". Throw in exquisitely unsettling turns from Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons, a string quartet cover of Abba's 1975 hit "Sos," an orgy or two and spice with cannibalism, and you have a tour de force of astonishing architectural ambition.

"Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words" (Stig Björkman, Sweden ), Canadian Premiere

Casablanca , Notorious, Voyage to Italy... That Ingrid Bergman, three-time Oscar winner, is one of filmdom's all-time greats is inarguable. Narrated by Swedish (and now Hollywood) star Alicia Vikander, Stig Björkman's intimate exploration of Bergman's personal and professional life benefits immensely from the cooperation of Bergman's daughter Isabella Rossellini, who allowed him access to never-before-seen private footage, notes, letters, diaries and interviews. The result is a rich and multicolored portrait of this extraordinary human being—in her own words.

"Louder Than Bombs" (Joachim Trier, U.S.A/France)

When a war photographer (Isabelle Huppert) dies on assignment, her husband (Gabriel Byrne) struggles to mount a retrospective while dealing with his grieving sons (Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid) and her combative colleague (David Strathairn). Joachim Trier ("Oslo, 31st August") poses tough questions about family, marital responsibility and balancing one's calling and kin.

"Room" (Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland, Canada, U.K)

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and based on the best-selling Man Booker Prize-nominated novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue, this is the story of five-year old Jack, who lives in an 11-by-11-foot room with his mother. Since it's all he's ever known, Jack believes that only "Room" and the things it contains (including himself and Ma) are real. Then reality intrudes and Jack's life is turned on its head... A remarkable and disturbing work.

"A Tale of Three Cities" (Mabel Cheung, Hong Kong/China)

A rousingly entertaining movie romance, this historical drama tells the deeply moving story of kung fu superstar Jackie Chan's parents. Both grew up in China's tumultuous 20th century, swept by war, revolution and resistance. When charismatic customs officer Fang (Lau Ching-wan) meets impoverished young widow Chen (Tang Wei), an unbreakable bond is forged. Together, their love endures through extraordinary adventures, as they head towards a future in Hong Kong.

"This Changes Everything" (Avi Lewis, Canada)

Naomi Klein ("Shock Doctrine") has risen to prominence around the world as one of Canada's most forceful and relevant public intellectuals. Her cogent call to direct action has inspired youth, helped chart roadmaps for social progressives and environmentalists, and yet worried those who believe that her critique of capitalism plays into the hands of right wingers who think climate change is a socialist plot. Join us, Naomi Klein and director Avi Lewis for this special presentation of "This Changes Everything."

"Youth" (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France/Switzerland/U.K)

Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz anchor Paolo Sorrentino's gorgeous follow-up to The Great Beauty. Fred (Caine), a retired composer, and friend Mick (Keitel), a film director, are sojourning in a stunning Swiss alpine spa. Surrounded by bodies old and young, supple and sagging, they reconsider their pasts–while Sorrentino choreographs the action with exquisite control.

Canadian Images Special Presentations "Hyena Road" (Paul Gross, Canada)

In Paul Gross' film, ripped from the headlines, a sniper, who has never allowed himself to think of his targets as human, becomes implicated in the life of one of them. An intelligence officer, who has never contemplated killing, becomes the engine of a plot to kill. A legendary Mujahideen warrior, who had put war behind him, is now deeply involved. Three different men, three different worlds, three different conflicts, yet all stand at the intersection of modern warfare.

"Remember" (Atom Egoyan, Canada)

Atom Egoyan returns with a completely original take on the darkest chapter of horror in the last century. Christopher Plummer plays a man who's looking for the person who might be responsible for wiping out his family, as he strains to seize the evanescent memories of long-ago brutality. The all-star cast includes Henry Czerny, Martin Landau and Bruno Ganz. Benjamin August's screenplay will keep you guessing until the very end.
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Abramorama, Film Buff partner on This Changes Everything

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Abramorama, Film Buff partner on This Changes Everything
Avi Lewis’ documentary based on the Naomi Klein’s book about global warming will open in the Us in early October following its Toronto world premiere on September 13.

FilmBuff handles worldwide sales and presold all Canadian rights to Video Services Corp, while Abramorama and FilmBuff will distribute in the Us.

This Changes Everything shot in nine countries over four years and profiles seven communities dealing with climate change triggered by fossil fuel extraction.

Special one-off screenings will take place in major cities across Europe on September 26 in the run-up to the Un climate talks in Paris in November.

Klein narrates the film and the executive producer roaster includes Alfonso Cuarón, Danny Glover and Seth MacFarlane.
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