The ReFrame Movie Competition — which has gone digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown — has introduced a lineup of documentary movies accessible for at-home viewing from Jan. 22 to 29.
The opening evening will embrace a keynote deal with from Curve Lake playwright Drew Hayden Taylor (whose documentary movie “Cottagers and Indians” is a part of the pageant lineup).
There’s additionally a lineup of digital question-and-answer classes with documentary filmmakers comparable to Jennifer Abbott (whose movie “The Magnitude of All Issues” is featured within the pageant).
After buying tickets, you possibly can view the movies at house at your leisure all through the pageant week by yourself system comparable to a TV or iPad (technical ideas can be found on the pageant web site).
There aren’t any set occasions for the movies, though the pageant web site explains that some question-and-answer classes or post-film discussions will probably be at pre-set occasions (and will probably be recorded for viewing later).
The main target this 12 months is on Canadian movies in addition to native movies.
Canadian movies embrace:
- “The Magnitude of All Issues”: an exploration of local weather grief.
- “Dope is Dying: about how the primary acupuncture cleansing program was created by Younger Lords and the Black Panther Occasion.
- “Softie”: a chronicle of Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi’s run for workplace.
- “Judy vs. Capitalism”: a profile of ladies’s rights activist Judy Rebick, who may also be talking on the pageant.
Peterborough movies embrace:
- “The River”: Benjamin Hargreaves’s documentary concerning the native arts journal produced by low-income artists.
- “We Dance at Residence”: Julia Huynh’s take a look at her household historical past of emigrating to Peterborough.
- “Sing Them Residence”: Cara Mumford’s documentary about salmon migration in Michi Saagiig territory.
- “Pivot: Efficiency in a Pandemic”: produced by reframe and Public Power, which asks Peterborough artists to explain life in a lockdown.
Worldwide movies embrace:
- “We Maintain the Line”: About how journalist Maria Ressa defends freedom of speech within the Philippines (Canadian première).
- “The Sit-In with Harry Belafonte”: concerning the week Johnny Carson allowed activist and singer Harry Belafonte to host “The Tonight Present.”
- “9 to five: the Story of a Motion”: about girls’s union organizing.
- “The Earth is as Blue as an Orange”: a couple of household that makes movies collectively whereas beneath siege within the Ukraine.
Extra movies are described on-line.
Competition passes may be bought by the ReFrame web site to “unlock” and watch the movies at house.
A $60 cross provides your family entry to all of the pageant movies, Q & A classes and panels, whereas a $40 Competition 5-Pack provides you entry to 5 movies. Single tickets ($10) are anticipated to be accessible quickly.
The pageant program and ticket gross sales can be found on the pageant web site at reframefilmfestival.ca/