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- May 5 @ 7pm
The late Townes Van Zandt was the kind of artist who is more famous dead than alive. Born into wealth, Townes was an outsider, plagued by clinical depression and an appetite for drugs and alcohol. Determined to be a success, Townes eventually had a hit, but he found this moment in the mainstream awkward, and his detachment is tangible. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with one of music’s tragic troubadours.
- May 1 & 6 @ 9:15pm
- May 2 & 4 @ 7pm
- May 3 @ 12:30pm
- May 5 @ 9:30pm
Told from the perspective of the captain of the Red Army hockey team - the most successful dynasty in sports history - Red Army is the Cold War played out on the ice rink. Polsky’s documentary portrays Slava Fetisov’s transformation from national hero to political enemy, paralleling the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union, and examining how sport mirrors social and cultural movements.
- May 6 @ 7pm
Trekkies believe even-numbered Star Trek films are way better than odd-numbered ones. We at Turkey Shoot aren’t mathematicians, but know a doozie when we see one.
- May 7 @ 7pm
From director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago 10) comes the only fully-authorized documentary on the life of visionary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
- May 7 @ 10pm
Salam Kahil is many things: a deli owner, a former male escort, a good samaritan, and most of all, a character. For all his antics, under Kahil’s big personality is a tumultuous past and a very, very big heart.
- May 8 @ 7pm
Global Visions is thrilled to present the World Premiere Event Screening of Mike Siek and Eden Munro’s Dead Venues, a fond look back at some of Edmonton’s most beloved, “gone-but-not-forgotten” music venues.
- May 9 @ 12pm
The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They’re bold. They’re fearless. And they’re tearing up tracks all over Palestine.
- May 9 @ 1:45pm
In recent years, the gaming community has grown more diverse than ever, leading to a massive clash of values, with women receiving the brunt of the consequences every day. GTFO paints a complex picture of the video game industry, while revealing the systemic and human motivations behind acts of harassment.
- May 9 @ 3:30pm
- May 9 @ 5:30pm
Stakes are high for the first class of ‘untouchable’ caste students at Bangalore’s Shanti Bhavan school; after 13 years of education, they’re about to take national exams – the results of which determine whether or not they proceed to college, breaking their families out of poverty.
- May 9 @ 7:30pm
Deep Web examines the history and context surrounding the deepest corners of the internet. Following the court case of alleged Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, director Alex Winter raises compelling questions about law, order and freedom in a digital age.
- May 9 @ 9:30pm
As Colorado became the first state to legalize marijuana in 2014, the Denver Post saw an opportunity. They launched the Cannabist, the US’s first major newspaper pot section. A fascinating look at how one media outlet is adapting to a rapidly shifting cultural climate.
- May 10 @ 1pm
Before Elmo ventured into Grouchland, another iconic Sesame Street resident made his cinematic debut. Big Bird, our favourite feathered 6-year-old stars in this musical-comedy-road movie.
- May 10 @ 2:45pm
For more than 40 years, we’ve loved Big Bird, and now, for the first time, we meet Caroll Spinney, the man behind the feathers. This joyous film examines the life of a man who has educated and delighted generations of children.
- May 10 @ 4:45pm
25 million tonnes of wreckage from Japan’s devastating tsunami was washed into the Pacific Ocean and some of that is now destined to wash up on North America’s shores. The debris – fragments of coastal towns, fishing communities and rural villages – is evidence of the 15,000 lives lost to the waves.
- May 10 @ 6:30pm
In the 1960s, last-place network ABC had a revolutionary concept to liven up their GOP convention coverage: hire two well-known, well-respected public figures, who also happened to hate each other, to debate politics. Best of Enemies takes us behind the scenes of these often-vitriolic debates, asking how much of political debate has become mere spectacle?
- May 10 @ 8:30pm
Decades before Wikileaks, Edward Snowden or even the internet, a group of activists concerned with FBI activities broke into an FBI field office and took every file they found.