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Thursday May 24: Not Short on Talent (Canadian Shorts)

Our curated monthly screening for May is a selection of the top Canadian shorts of 2017 as selected by Telefilm Canada. The Not Short on Talent lineup travels to Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, and other prestigious festivals each year, so these are worthy of your attention. Not to mention that Woodhouse Brewing Co., our Official Beverage Sponsor, is back with $5 tall cans. Join us at 6pm for a frosty cold beer in the lobby and we’ll share our plans for upcoming screenings and our festival in November!

Thursday May 24th at 7:00pm
(but meet us at 6:00pm in the lobby for pre-screening drinks – $5 tall cans courtesy of Woodhouse Brewing Co.)
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Dir: Michael Clowater
Canada – 2017

Brian is an awkward, bespectacled and, ever-so-slightly autistic 12 year-old boy caught between getting literally beat up by a neighbourhood thug and figuratively beat up at home by his stressed out mother.

Duration: 15:00


Dir: Lawrence Le Lam
Canada – 2015

Baptized in blue denim, Blue Jet is a rebellious radio DJ who broadcasts forbidden rock n’ roll in 1970s Taiwan. The country has been under martial law for the past two decades, and the KMT Secret Youth Police seek out the long-haired instigators of “hippie” culture. Hear the untold story of a legend, remembered by an old fan who recalls his first time walking on the wild side.

Duration: 15:00


Dir: George Annanack
Canada – 2017

A poetic and contemplative film about an Inuk man hunting for northern lights with his camera.

Duration: 4:00

LE FILS DU CAPITAINE (linked film is in French with no subtitles)

Dirs: Emmanuelle Landry, Albénie Delacôte, John Jerome
Canada – 2017

The captain’s son died after devoting his life to photography. He left his strange little universe behind and his daughter is now exploring this mysterious legacy. She can finally start getting to know her father.

Duration: 14:00


Dir: Blake Salzman
Canada – 2017

In a bleak future where women are dying rapidly, a female survivor must counsel, interrogate and mother those responsible to find answers.

Duration: 23:00


Dir: Bastien Alexandre
Canada – 2017

Ophelia is a whip-smart 12 year-old girl who must solve a vexing problem: she’s never been kissed. There are several candidates in her class, but none have Tommy Lemenchick’s smile. Baiting him with the hottest new videogame, Ophelia manages to get Tommy on the old family couch and claims her coveted prize. But, Tommy has more than a nice smile; he also has a big mouth.

Duration: 11:00

Tickets available online or at the Carlton box office ($10 adults, $7 seniors). Facebook RSVP here!