OPENING NIGHT - KITTY MAMMAS - WESTDALE THEATRE

Price $20.00
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Opening Night of the 15th Annual Hamilton Film Festival! The feature comedy, KITTY MAMMAS!
Plus live instrumental funk / jazz from the Michael Scott Trio!
Pair seating only

KITTY MAMMAS
(Comedy / Sci Fi, 90m, Dennis Alexander Nicholson, Canada)
We're kicking off, well...pawing off, opening night with a Canadian feature from first-time director Dennis Alexander Nicholson! Meeeoowww!!

A “documentary film crew” captures history unfolding, as a disgraced, but kind-hearted fertility specialist, Dr. William Han (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee) , tries to restart his career, embarking on a breakthrough medical trial in which four women will give birth to kittens!!!

KIDS CAN FILM - ONLINE

FREE
Sales End November 8, 2020

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Movies made by kids through the Kids Can Film 2020 programs!

SUBTITLED DRAMAS - ONLINE

Price $5.00
Sales End November 14, 2020

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SUBTITLED DRAMAS
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8, 3pm
87m

All the films in this program are subtitled so that we may include audiences that are deaf or hard of hearing.
These films are not rated and some contain content that may be disturbing.

The Tent (Drama, 8m, Cailleah Scott-Grimes, Canada - English)
Tears Teacher (Drama, 10m, Noemie Nakai, Japan - Japanese)
His Cannibal Granny (Drama, 16m, Dessislava Nikolova-Besedin, Bulgaria)
Cayenne (Drama, 11m, Simon Gionet, Canada - French)
ANNA (Drama, 15, Dekel Berenson, UK - Ukrainian)
The Blue Bed (Drama, 14, Alireza Kazemipour, Canada / Iran - Persian)
Superhero (Drama, 13m, Émile V. Schlesser, Luxembourg - German)

Movies start on time and will only be available for 2 hours after the official start time.
A link will be emailed to you one week before the show.

BONE CAGE - ONLINE

Price $5.00
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BONE CAGE (80m/Dram/Taylor Olsen / Canada)
Jamie works operating a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction he has created looking for injured animals, and rescues those he can. Jamie's desire to break free from this world is thwarted by the very environment and circumstance he's trying to escape.

Movie starts on time and will not be available 2 hours after the official start time.
Film not available outside of Canada.

Viewing link will be emailed one week before the screening.

FALL BACK DOWN - ONLINE

Price $5.00
Sales End November 13, 2020

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Sara Beth Edwards / Comedy-Thriller / 105m / Canada
A depressed ex-activist takes a job in a sweatshop where he and his coworker make a grim discovery.
Year 1 pricing for online films!

Movie starts on time and will not be available 2 hours after the official start time.
Movie available in Canada only.

SPIDERMABLE: A Real Life Superhero Story - ONLINE

Price $5.00
Sales End November 13, 2020

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SpiderMable - a real life superhero story
Documentary / 106m / Kelly Wolfhert / Canada
Tuesday November 10th, 7pm
Online

In the typical comic book superhero story arc, tragedy strikes, a superpower is revealed, and the hero must come to terms with their new abilities all while not losing track of who they are. But how often is that lived out in real-life ... especially by a child?

Mable Tooke was diagnosed with cancer at age 4. As she endured chemotherapy, unique traits in her character started to develop ... characteristics that most people don’t recognize until they are adults. Mable’s empathy for others and her desire to control her destiny led to the creation of an alter ego and she soon saw her “wish” granted to fight crime with Spider-Man, save the city, and begin an adventure no one could have predicted ... as SpiderMable.
Mable’s wish started the day as a charming local media story, turned to the topic to be discussed across Canada, and travelled across the globe making headlines in country tens of thousands of kilometres away. But that wasn’t the most amazing part. Mable’s journey, followed for 5 years by a documentary crew, shows not only her battle against her biggest villain, cancer, but her potential for self-awareness, heroism, leadership, and inspiration from the most unsuspecting of people ... a small child.

Movie starts on time and will not be available 2 hours after the official start time.
Film not available outside of Canada.

After purchasing a ticket, viewing link will be emailed one week before the screening.

MARLENE - ONLINE

Price $5.00
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Marlene Truscott is Canada’s Erin Brockovich, an ordinary housewife who fought for justice and for her husband, Steven Truscott to be exonerated from a crime he did not commit. The Truscott story is one of Canada’s most famous stories, and became an international story when it created an uproar when a 14 year old schoolboy was sentenced to hang for killing and raping a 12 year schoolmate. Marlene became involved in the fight for justice at a young age, and when Steven was released on parole after 10 years, she met him and eventually fell in love with him. But the couple had to live a life of hiding as their children grew up, and Marlene couldn’t let the story die, determined that the truth would some day come out. Steven’s case was largely responsible for the abolition of capital punishment in Canada.

Movie starts on time and will not be available 2 hours after the official start time.
Film not available outside of Canada.

After purchasing a ticket, viewing link will be emailed one week before the screening.

SHORT FILMS - WAR THEMES

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The Mirror Drama / 21m / Joel Kohn / USA
Dispatches from The Vietnam War Doc / animated / 4m / Keith Lane / UK
Argyll Urban Ops Documentary / 16m / Max Putinsev / Canada
When Mom Is Gone documentary / 29m / Zeynep Gulru Kececiler / Turkey
Augustus Drama / 16m / Jon Alston / USA
Maunga (Mountain) Drama / 15m / David J Strong, Wanda Lepionka / New Zealand

Movie starts on time and will not be available 2 hours after the official start time.
Film not available outside of Canada.

After purchasing a ticket, viewing link will be emailed one week before the screening.

THE BADGER - ONLINE

Price $5.00
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Drama / 94m / Kazem Mollaie / Iran
Right before Soodeh Sharifzadegan’s second marriage, her 11-year-old son, “Matiar” is kidnapped. After considerable effort, Soodeh is forced to ask for the ransom money from her ex-husband, “Peyman”. After Matiar’s release, Soodeh, being curious, comes to the sudden realization that it was all her son’s plan to provide the grounds for his father’s return.

HFF Alumni award winner (Kupal)
Kazem Mollaie started filmmaking with a short film named "FROM GAME TO..." (1999). Mollaie holds a B.A. in Cinema Directing from "Soore University of Tehran" in 2005. He has been the member of several organizations such as "Iranian Young Cinema Society" (IYCS), the "Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds" (Khaneh Cinema) and member of Board of Directors of "Iranian Short Film Association" (ISFA). He is known for his first feature movie named KUPAL (2017) and short films like DELETE (2011) and MINUS (2009). His latest film is THE BADGER (2020).

Movie starts on time and will not be available 2 hours after the official start time.
Film not available outside of Canada.

SHORT DOCS - Playhouse Cinema

Price $15.00
Sales End November 13, 2020

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12th, 7pm
PLAYHOUSE CINEMA, 177 SHERMAN AVE N.
(Limited tickets / 25 pairs only)
Covid Protocols in place at the theatre.

LOCAL SHORT DOCUMENTARIES (103m)
The Man In The Dress (Brandon Nicoletti / 5m)
Man With A Movie Projector ( Derrek Glen / 4m)
My Waking Nightmare (Erik Bajzert / 5m)
RNA (Brenden Bartolozzi / 7m)
Animal Calling (Candice Dixon / 6m)
Legacy Voices (Akil McKenzie / 15m)
The Protected Place (Cher Obediah / 5m)
541: A Place For The Community (Amanda Wright / 6m)
Four Days at the National Preservation Centre (Lindsay Fitzgerald, Sean Stiller, Andrew Bateman / 15m)
Apple Pie & Other Lessons (Emily Ryder / 6m)
Running Home (Michelle-Andrea Girouard / 30m)

DAVE NOT COMING BACK - ONLINE

Price $5.00
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Documentary / 92m / John Malak / Canada
Two friends, Don and Dave, were diving in the cave of Boesmansgat: 283 meters. Right before surfacing up, Dave – who’d just broken a word record – finds a body.

They decide to dive back and retrieve it.

Jonah Malak
Jonah Malak is a documentary filmmaker. He has directed and produced his documentaries with the Montreal-based production company Nemesis Films.

Movie starts on time and will not be available 2 hours after the official start time.
Film not available outside of Canada.

STARLITE DRIVE-IN - Triple Bill - $26 Carload

Price $26.00
Sales End November 13, 2020

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Starlite Drive-In, Hamilton is located at 59 Green Mountain Road, East, Stoney Creek Ontario.
$26 is per carload so grab a single ticket and load up your car! #DressCanadian

7pm - Local Comedy Shorts (100m)
Digging Up Dorothy
It's Desmond
Sweet Tofu
Cheat Meal
Girl Scout Cookies
Your Mother And I
Beacons of Gondor
Close to Nowhere
Respect
Around The Hole
Verbicide

9pm - Local Genre Shorts (SciFi, Thriller and Horror / 103m)
Parallel
Purgamentum
Blind text
Slit
Don’t Shoot The Messenger
Build a Baby
Dagwood’s Brig
Hypernova
Terra Beach

11pm - Parallel Minds (Sci Fi / 86m)

COMEDY SHORTS - ONLINE

Price $5.00
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Short Comedies (94m)
ONLINE
From Canada and around the world! Always a crowd favourite at HFF!

Incurable (9m / Michelle Bossy / USA)
The Show (9m / Richard Rowden / UK)
Bitter Sweet (15m / Max Mir / UK)
Age of Bryce (10m / David Feagan / Brian Elliot / USA)
Peng! (6m / Jan Maroske / Germany)
Everything Is Going To Be Fine (16m / Mitchell Tolliday / UK)
Pretty Young Thing (6m / Brittany Benjamin / USA
Revenge of the Supermom (12m / Sara Page / Canada)
Consignment Agreement (10m / Ravi Steve Khajuria / Canada)

DRAMA SHORTS - ONLINE

Price $5.00
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DRAMA SHORTS (109m)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14, 9pm
ONLINE

Red Balloon (11m / Avi Federgreen / Canada)
My Other Suit is Human (17m / Andrew Paul Montague / UK)
Miracle Baby (18m / Michelle Bossy / USA)
Alina (25m / Rami Kodeih / USA)
Mousie (17m / David Bartlett / UK)
Through The Wall (20 / Larissa Corriveau / Canada)

Movies start on time and will only be available for 2 hours after the official start time.

FAMILY - ONLINE

Price $5.00
Sales End November 15, 2020

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Short Films for Families to enjoy!

Spelled (Fantasy, 10m, Emma Lichti, Canada)
Wednesday (Adventure, 10m, Lisa Delhom, Jérémy Paquet, Canada - Subtitled)
Under The Lights (Disability / Drama, 10m, Miles Levin, USA)
The Last of Ian Campbell (Drama, 18m, Coutney Deelen, Canada)
Cosmic Fling (SciFi, 10m, Jonathan Langager, USA)

Movies start on time and will only be available for 2 hours after the official start time.
A link will be emailed to you one week before the show.

ANIMATED SHORTS - ONLINE

Price $5.00
Sales End November 15, 2020

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ANIMATED SHORTS - CLOSING FILMS
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15, 8:30pm
70m

Sleepless (2m / Kirsten Johnson / Canada)
Even The Rats (6m / Mike Hay / UK)
Waters of March (4m / Elizabeth Lewis / Canada)
The Story of the I'm Alone (7m / Allison Wolvers / Canada)
Robert The Robot (4m / Jonathan Irwin / UK)
ED (2m / Alaa Elbarbary / Canada)
Green Grass (8m / Michael Greco / Canada)
What the Hell was Wrong with You, Susanna A. Kox? (4m / Kirsten Johnson / Canada)
CNUT (3m / Courtney Westbrook / Australia)
Marriage (2m / Ross Belot / Canada)
The Flowers (9m / Pete Malicki / Australia)
One Last Monster (19m / Gene Kim / USA)

Movies start on time and will only be available for 2 hours after the official start time.
A link will be emailed to you one week before the show.

Believing A Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film

FREE
Sales End November 15, 2020

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BELIEVING A MAN CAN FLY:
​Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film
Join us for this special chat with
Academy Award® winner Colin Chilvers & Co-author Aaron Lam

Sunday November 15th, 1pm - 2:30pm
Online - Free to view
Live on our ​Facebook or YouTube
Get your advanced copy before the chat
Autographed Book - colinchilvers.com
Paper / Hardcover - Indigo/Chapters or Amazon

From Tommy, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Superman to Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal video, Colin Chilvers has had an incredible career in the entertainment industry. Join co-author Aaron Lam as he and Colin discuss this amazing career.

This event is free to view on the Hamilton Film Festival Facebook or Youtube page on Sunday November 15th at 1pm.

LIVE EVENTS
Covid Protocols in place. Do not attend if you feel sick. Wear a mask when moving through the theatres and spaces. Sanitize / wash your hands. Movie theatres in Hamilton have been operating safely and are doing a wonderful job to ensure that you have a safe, and wonderful time. Please note these are subject to change and each venue will have it's own policy, which we will adhere to.

ONLINE EVENTS
You will be emailed a private link that is only valid during the set date and time of that event.
So just like at the movies, you have to be there on time!

Q & A
After most of the films, there will be a live Q&A session through our Facebook and YouTube channel.
When the movie ends, you will see a reminder on the screen to visit the Q&A.