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HFF (HD Set) Visually Stunning Movies Sun 3pm Main Theatre

T O in 24 -Over the course of 24 hours, we take a cinematic journey across a landscape of rituals, traditions and everyday miracles that define us as human beings. dir. Dale Hildebrand Toronto

The Umbrella Project -Two women fall in love while their husbands are away at war.

dir Bryan Kowalsky Canada

The Beginning

Distilled Love – – Hoping to fix the crack in their relationship, Rene locks himself and his hipster girlfriend, Emma, in their apartment.  His personal remedy for their woes is a weekend-long detox for Emma.  But as she experiences withdrawal, the couple discovers addiction is not the only problem they need to face. dir. Joe Kicak Canada

Documentary, Film

HFF (Feature): Music From the Big House, Sun 7:30pm Main Theatre

From acclaimed director Bruce McDonald, teaming with Emmy and Oscar nominated documentary producer Erin Faith Young and her producing partner Jennifer St. John, comes a rare and exclusive musical journey. Rita Chiarelli, an award-winning recording artist, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a Angola Prison. She never imagined that her love of the blues would lead her to a historic jailhouse performance with inmates serving life sentences for murder, rape, and armed robbery.

This musical journey is a glance into what used to be the bloodiest prison in America, but now gives lifers something to live for through the power of music. In contrast to sensational stories of convicts, we witness remarkable voices of hope as their love of music radiates humanity and redemption on their quest for forgiveness.

Rita Chiarelli will be in attendance for a Q&A after the movie and will be bringing soundtracks that will be for sale.

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HFF (student Films): Various Titles Sat 3pm Main Theatre

These films are not rated. Viewer discretion is advised.

Asylum – When denied asylum in Canada, a soviet defector becomes increasingly alarmed about subsequent threats to his family – but the danger may not be as real as he believes. dir. Viki Posidis

For God and Ulster -A former terrorist seeks redemption from his therapist. dir. Gregory Breen, CANADA

Det. Mark Waters

Slug Gargantuwon – A giant mutant slug is on the loose! dir. Wendel Brooks Owen Sound ON

Reflections – A man is cheated on by his wife and suffers with questioning of self worth, regrets, and reflections on the life he has lived. In association with Kings Christian Collegiate. dir. Jonathan Atkins & Robbie Southward Mississauga ON

Requiem Judgement for one soul. dir. Marcello Mercanti

Finding ODO

Tinder -A struggling farm family deals with the aftermath of a drought. dir. Bryan Kowalsky CANADA

Plus the best from the Westdale Film Festival!

Several filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A after the films.

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HFF (Feature): Goldirocks Sat 7pm Main Theatre

Goldirocks, – Wannabe rock star Goldi lands in a house of three musicians, one too hot, one too cold, and a third who seems just right. They let her sing with their band, and she romances them one at a time, thinking she’s found her new home. But when she unleashes her own songs on the guys, they cut her out of their scene, forcing her to discover that real success means becoming your own rock and roll hero) dir. Paula Tiberius Toronto, ONWith a great soundtrack featuring Hamilton’s own Teenage Head song hit “Let’s Shake,”

preceded by the music video Rot Rises to the Surface dir. Khalm H’erbin (Hamilton)

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HFF (Shorts) Hamilton Short Films, Fri 7pm Main Theatre

This is a small collection of Hamilton Films. Enjoy!

After She’s Gone (Drama) Guy liked a girl in high-school didn’t have confidence to tell her. Until one day he sees her at work, but finds out another girl likes him. Who does he choose dir. Graziano Mainfoli Hamilton ON

Love Sick (Dark Drama) A thrilling suspense ride as a young man struggles to deal with his overly possessive mother and his girlfriend. dir. Byron Wade Hamilton ON

UBBY: The Movie (Comedy) A depressed adolescent begs for a brighter day, however life keeps him at a stand still. dir. Mitchell Theriault Hamilton ON

Announcement, Documentary, Film

HFF (Dramatic Shorts): Thurs 7pm Main Theatre

Warning these shorts are un rated. Sexual content, violence and disturbing themes are likely if not guaranteed 

Asylum – When denied asylum in Canada, a soviet defector becomes increasingly alarmed about subsequent threats to his family – but the danger may not be as real as he believes. dir. Viki Posidis

Odds – Out of options and drowning in  the malaise of his mediocre existence,  John has decided to test fate and play the odds with his only remaining possession, his life. dir. Jeffery Scott Fowler Hamilton ON

Liminal – INA and JOY are naked and locked in a battle of elimination. INA must reverse the power to survive. Are they lovers or is JOY the “killer-within”? dir. Stephen Keep Mills Los Angeles, USA

Stuffer (Canadian Premier) – How far would you go to save your family. dir. Nathan Crooker NY, NY USA

For God and Ulster -A former terrorist seeks redemption from his therapist. dir. Gregory Breen, CANADA

Night Moves – ON A DARK AND LONELY NIGHT, A MYSTERIOUS SOUND INSTIGATES A STRANGE SERIES OF EVENTS. dir. Peter Genoway Toronto ON

Tinder -A struggling farm family deals with the aftermath of a drought. dir. Bryan Kowalsky CANADA

A Fork in the Road -Lisa, the adopted child of a gay couple is coming to dinner and she has some big news to share. dir. Navin Ramaswaran Toronto ON

The Prince’s Sword Parenting is letting go of what you love the most.dir. Melissa SkyVancouver BC

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HFF (Fest i Sode): Unique Views on Clubs and Sex, Thurs 9:30pm Theatre B

Unrated adult content and explicit scenes possible. 

Club Scene – A hotshot bartender experiences an early-life crisis when a mysterious girl forces him to reevaluate his cyclical lifestyle of binge drinking, body shots and gelled hair) Hamilton dir. Adriano Valentini NY, USA

The Bartender -A bartender who finds himself tangled up in a conversation about sex and friendship faces the ultimate question – can a guy and a girl be just friends?) Hamilton dir. Adriano Valentini NY, USA

Under-ager -When an under-age kid questions his sexuality, his older buddies give him some hillarious advice. Hamilton dir. Adriano Valentini NY, USA

 

Juxt1 – A Hamilton Film Fest original.  Each year a new filmmaker picks up.. (dir, Ken turner, Paul J Boresky) Juxt2 – where the previous story (dir. Jason Hofing) and premiering Juxt3 – left off (dir, Craig Watkins).

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HFF (Documentary) 3 Docs at Wed 7pm in Theatre B.

The Brush, The Pen & Recovery (documentary, 33min) Hamilton, ON. The artists at the Cottage Studio, a program for people with schizophrenia in Hamilton, prepare for a showing of their art at the Gallery on the Bay and discuss their schizophrenia, its impact on their lives and their struggles to recover.  Director  David Laing Dawson.  On the Mountain (documentary) Hamilton, ON. Chronicle over 200 years of history on Hamilton’s ‘mountain’. Director Gary Kaulback. If Only She Knew  A woman tries to fit in with what society portrays as beautiful, but doesn’t realize her true beauty within. Director Craig Chung.

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HFF (documentary): If I Should Fall Wed 7pm Main Theatre

Given the proximity to Remembrance Day this will be a timely screening about the 22 yr. old fallen Trooper Marc Diab. This documentary is a touching tribute that includes interviews, stories and tragic and candid footage from the front lines of the Afghan war. www.IfIShouldFall.com dir. Brendon Culliton will attend for a Q& A after the film.

I am pleased to advise the family of the late Trooper Marc Diab; parents, Jihan, Hani.  Sisters Jessica and Maya will be attending the showing of “If I Should Fall”.  Also, Cpl Shane Mitchell, who was with Marc when he died will be attending. Shane Mitchell is also from Hamilton.  He is coming courtesy of the Royal Canadian Dragoons to attend. Members of the Hamilton based organization Canadian Heroes will also be in attendance.