An Evening of The New York Times's Op-Docs
We're proud to screen the Toronto premiere of this selection of six standout pieces from The New York Times editorial departments award-winning short, opinionated documentaries that cover a diverse range of current events, contemporary issues and historical subjects.
Moving, informative and inspriring, these films exemplify the power short films have to enrich us and expand our understanding. http://ow.ly/GWMh30gEKa0
D: Garrett Bradley 12 min 2017
Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction Sundance Film Festival, 2017
The plight of an African American single mother living in New Orleans whose partner is behind bars examines the relationship between modern black families and the prison industrial complex.
D: Lauren DeFilippo 9 min 2017A portrait of an unusual church in Daytona Beach, Florida where congregation takes place in the comfort of your car.
HOW DOES LIFE LIVE
D: Kelly O?Brien 3 min 2017
Three-year-old Willow asks a series of questions in this touching look at childhood curiosity artfully shot on a 16mm Bolex camera.
I HAVE A MESSAGE FOR YOU
D: Matan Rochlitz 12 min 2017
A grandmother shares the harrowing Holocaust story of her long-ago neighbour in Tel Aviv, who was captured by Nazis in Belgium and faced an impossible situation.
MY ENEMY MY BROTHER
D: Ann Shin 16 min 2015
Two veterans of the Iran-Iraq war who fought on opposite sides meet again by chance in Vancouver after 25 years.
TEN METER TOWER
D: Maximilien Van Aertryck, Axel Danielson 16 min 2017
In a psychological experiment, a random selection of people who have never jumped off a diving board are given the chance to take the plunge or turn back.
Directors Kelly OBrien and Ann Shin will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.
Tickets: $13 Members: $8, $6, Free