Edmonton Premiere. This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity.. Watch TRAILER.
Director: Jeff Grace| 91’ | USA | 2016 | Comedy/Music | English | Watch TRAILER!
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Closing Night Gala Film + After-Party! Canadian Premiere. Paul (Alex Karpovsky) and Jason (Wyatt Russell — son of Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn) are old friends who have drifted apart as they’ve reached their 30s. Jason is a good-looking and free spirited singer-songwriter whose career is taking off while Paul is a struggling stand-up comedian whose once promising trajectory is now in decline. The pair reunites when Jason passes through town and a night of drinking leads to Jason offering Paul the opportunity to be the opening act for his upcoming solo tour. What Paul doesn’t know is that Jason has booked the tour in order to win back the heart of an old flame. Jason hopes that having Paul on his “last hurrah of singledom” will resuscitate both his friend’s comedy career and lovelife mojo. We are stoked to bring back EIFF Alumni, Jeff Grace (IT’S A DISASTER), and Producer, Ryland Aldrich for what we predict will be an animated Q&A following the film. 9-11pm After-Party HAS CHANGED TO @ STAGE 104 (10190-104 St.) Complimentary hors d’oeuvres + CASH bar.
Note: 6-PACK (75) ticket bundles CANNOT be used for FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY film and after-party. All-access EVENT Passes ($149) DO get you into the film and after-party.
Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Matthew Broderick
Edmonton Premiere. Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler star in this emotionally overwhelming and critically acclaimed drama from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me which won a Grand Jury prize at Sundance, along with an Oscar nomination and Margaret – a slice-of-life that won a small-but-fanatical following for Lonergan), about a reclusive handyman, Lee (Casey Affleck) who must face his painful past when he returns from Boston to his Massachusetts hometown after the death of his beloved older brother, Joe (Kyle Chandler). When Lee learns that he’s been named legal guardian of his now fatherless nephew, Patrick (Lucas Hedges), both must re-invent their relationship and sometimes, it’s what’s not said that says the most. Watch TRAILER.
Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg
Edmonton Premiere. 59-year-old Ove is the block’s grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove’s mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. Based on the novel written by Fredrik Backman. Watch TRAILER.
Cast: Dave Johns, Micky McGregor, Julie Nicholson
“Ken Loach is back on song with a protest cry for common humanity in the face of modern Britain’s welfare web” writes Geoff Andrew (Sight & Sound). The film opens with the frustrated replies given by Daniel who is being bombarded with irrelevant questions about his health. The ‘health care professional’ is assessing Daniel as part of his application for an Employment and Support Allowance, following a recent heart attack. Though the feisty 59-year-old has been advised not to return to work for awhile, and the woman interviewing him clearly has no proper medical knowledge, it all seems rather comical! Enter. Single young mother with her two children. New to Newcatle after years in a cramped room in a London homeless hostel, she (like Daniel) is also struggling to make ends meet. I, DANIEL BLAKE won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Watch TRAILER.