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Thursday, April 7
 

4:30pm

The Devout

After his terminally ill four-year old daughter claims to have had a past life, a Christian schoolteacher experiences a profound crisis of faith. Obsessively seeking answers, he risks his marriage and his last remaining days with his child to determine if she has lived before… and will live again.

DIRECTOR: Connor Gaston
PRODUCER: Amanda Verhagen, Daniel Hogg, Connor Gaston
WRITER: Connor Gaston
CAST: Charlie Carrick, Ali Liebert, Olivia Martin, Gabrielle Rose, David Nyki
RUNTIME: 01:42:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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The Devout

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAAfter his terminally ill four-year old daughter claims to have had a past life, a Christian schoolteacher experiences a profound crisis of faith. Obsessively seeking answers, he risks his marriage and his last remaining days with his child to determine if she has... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 4:30pm - 6:12pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada
 
Friday, April 8
 

7:40pm

The Sabbatical
When a university professor (James Whittingham) is forced to produce a new photography book on his year off, he finds he's no longer the hot-shot artist he once was. His workaholic wife (Bernadette Mullen) is nowhere to be found and his best friend is busy leading a family life. Alone and desperate, he befriends a young artist (Laura Abramsen) who turns his world upside down. Mid-life crisis ensues.

DIRECTOR: Brian Stockton
PRODUCER: Brian Stockton
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Hansen and Johnny Mac
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Adrienne Adams and Emily Berntson
WRITERS: Story by Ian Schneider, Brian Stockton, and Matt Yim; Screenplay by Brian Stockton and James Whittingham
CAST: James Whittingham, Laura Abramson, Bernadette Mullen, Mike Gill, Candy Fox
RUNTIME: 01:22:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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The Sabbatical

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAWhen a university professor (James Whittingham) is forced to produce a new photography book on his year off, he finds he's no longer the hot-shot artist he once was. His workaholic wife (Bernadette Mullen) is nowhere to be found and his best friend is busy leading... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 7:40pm - 9:02pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

9:30pm

Prisoner X
As the world rages in war and civil strife, CIA agent Carmen Reese arrives at a secret underground prison to interrogate a time-traveling terrorist who is responsible for the unfolding catastrophe. Her immediate task is to investigate the mysterious death of her predecessor - a talented interrogator and former lover. Was it suicide as the evidence suggests? Or was it murder? Carmen knows that the answers to these questions are linked to bigger, more important questions: Is the prisoner who he claims to be? And what is his real agenda? It's now a race against the clock as Carmen and the prisoner engage in a battle of wills to see whose version of the future will triumph.

DIRECTOR: Gaurav Seth
PRODUCER: Avi Federgreen, Robyn Bigue
WRITER: Gaurav Seth
CAST: Michelle Nolden, Romano Orzario, Damon Runyan, Julian Richings
RUNTIME: 01:30:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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Prisoner X

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAAs the world rages in war and civil strife, CIA agent Carmen Reese arrives at a secret underground prison to interrogate a time-traveling terrorist who is responsible for the unfolding catastrophe. Her immediate task is to investigate the mysterious death of her... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada
 
Saturday, April 9
 

1:20pm

Adrien
Adrien, who runs a garage in a small Quebec town on the St-Lawrence, has been waiting five years for a kidney transplant. While he waits, his life is on hold. He does all he can to keep his garage and his marriage going, despite his long hours of dialysis several times a week and ebbing energy. But when he hires a young man from a remote village to work at the garage, it sets off a chain of events that turn his life upside-down and reveal some unexpected and disturbing things about him.

DIRECTOR: Renée Beaulieu
PRODUCER: Renée Beaulieu
WRITER: Renée Beaulieu
CAST: Normand D'Amour, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Louise Portal, Nathalie Cavezzali
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: French

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Adrien

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAAdrien, who runs a garage in a small Quebec town on the St-Lawrence, has been waiting five years for a kidney transplant. While he waits, his life is on hold. He does all he can to keep his garage and his marriage going, despite his long hours of dialysis several... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

3:00pm

Despite the Falling Snow
Communist Katya secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. When Alexander unwittingly closes the net around his own wife, Katya decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect him - a sacrifice that Alexander only uncovers thirty years later.

DIRECTOR: Shamim Sarif
PRODUCER: Hanan Kattan
WRITER: Shamim Sarif
CAST: Rebecca Ferguson, Charles Dance, Sam Reid, Antje Traue, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Anthony Head, Trudie Styler, Thure Lindhart
RUNTIME: 01:53:00
COUNTRY: Canada, United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

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Despite the Falling Snow

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADACommunist Katya secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. When Alexander unwittingly closes the... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 3:00pm - 4:53pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462

4:50pm

Kidnap Capital
In a desperate attempt to cross the US/Mexico border, Manolo and his wife Elena are kidnapped, separated, and imprisoned in a house in the suburbs of Arizona. Their captors are highly organized criminals who operate a vast kidnapping ring along the US border, extorting their victims through fear, intimidation, and humiliation. Fearing that he will never see Elena again, Manolo must find a way to reunite with her and escape the “Drop House”.
Based on real events, Kidnap Capital is both a riveting thriller and a window into one of the most potent ongoing human tragedies of modern times.


DIRECTOR: Felipe Rodriguez
PRODUCER: Felipe Rodriguez, Boris Mojsovski, Erin Berry, Julia Blua
WRITER: Felipe Rodriguez
CAST: Paulino Nunes, Johnathan Sousa, Michael Reventar, Pedro Miguel Arce, Michelle Arvizu
RUNTIME: 01:33:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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Kidnap Capital

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAIn a desperate attempt to cross the US/Mexico border, Manolo and his wife Elena are kidnapped, separated, and imprisoned in a house in the suburbs of Arizona. Their captors are highly organized criminals who operate a vast kidnapping ring along the US border, extorting... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada
 
Sunday, April 10
 

1:25pm

The Devout

After his terminally ill four-year old daughter claims to have had a past life, a Christian schoolteacher experiences a profound crisis of faith. Obsessively seeking answers, he risks his marriage and his last remaining days with his child to determine if she has lived before… and will live again.

DIRECTOR: Connor Gaston
PRODUCER: Amanda Verhagen, Daniel Hogg, Connor Gaston
WRITER: Connor Gaston
CAST: Charlie Carrick, Ali Liebert, Olivia Martin, Gabrielle Rose, David Nyki
RUNTIME: 01:42:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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The Devout

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAAfter his terminally ill four-year old daughter claims to have had a past life, a Christian schoolteacher experiences a profound crisis of faith. Obsessively seeking answers, he risks his marriage and his last remaining days with his child to determine if she has... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 1:25pm - 3:07pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada
 
Monday, April 11
 

4:35pm

The Sabbatical
When a university professor (James Whittingham) is forced to produce a new photography book on his year off, he finds he's no longer the hot-shot artist he once was. His workaholic wife (Bernadette Mullen) is nowhere to be found and his best friend is busy leading a family life. Alone and desperate, he befriends a young artist (Laura Abramsen) who turns his world upside down. Mid-life crisis ensues.

DIRECTOR: Brian Stockton
PRODUCER: Brian Stockton
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Hansen and Johnny Mac
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Adrienne Adams and Emily Berntson
WRITERS: Story by Ian Schneider, Brian Stockton, and Matt Yim; Screenplay by Brian Stockton and James Whittingham
CAST: James Whittingham, Laura Abramson, Bernadette Mullen, Mike Gill, Candy Fox
RUNTIME: 01:22:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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The Sabbatical

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAWhen a university professor (James Whittingham) is forced to produce a new photography book on his year off, he finds he's no longer the hot-shot artist he once was. His workaholic wife (Bernadette Mullen) is nowhere to be found and his best friend is busy leading... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

7:00pm

The Bleeding Edge
From the Peabody Award-winning director of Human Harvest (2014) , comes a riveting thriller based on real-life events. In the early 2000’s the increasing spread of information technology was fast becoming a perceived threat to the Chinese communist regime. Western technology companies were paid large sums to develop a high-profile project dubbed “The Golden Shield Project” aimed to censor and restrict internet access as well as monitor the activities of Chinese citizens. When a young western tech executive based in China suffers from heart failure on the job, he receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor. Once he discovers the horrific truth behind his operation he must risk his life to help save the next victims and find redemption.

DIRECTOR: Leon Lee
PRODUCER: Leon Lee
WRITER: Leon Lee, Drew Parker
CAST: Anastasia Lin, Jay Clift, Tony Bai, James Yi
RUNTIME: 01:30:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: Mandarin Chinese, English

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The Bleeding Edge

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAFrom the Peabody Award-winning director of Human Harvest (2014) , comes a riveting thriller based on real-life events. In the early 2000’s the increasing spread of information technology was fast becoming a perceived threat to the Chinese communist regime. Western... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

8:15pm

Prisoner X
As the world rages in war and civil strife, CIA agent Carmen Reese arrives at a secret underground prison to interrogate a time-traveling terrorist who is responsible for the unfolding catastrophe. Her immediate task is to investigate the mysterious death of her predecessor - a talented interrogator and former lover. Was it suicide as the evidence suggests? Or was it murder? Carmen knows that the answers to these questions are linked to bigger, more important questions: Is the prisoner who he claims to be? And what is his real agenda? It's now a race against the clock as Carmen and the prisoner engage in a battle of wills to see whose version of the future will triumph.

DIRECTOR: Gaurav Seth
PRODUCER: Avi Federgreen, Robyn Bigue
WRITER: Gaurav Seth
CAST: Michelle Nolden, Romano Orzario, Damon Runyan, Julian Richings
RUNTIME: 01:30:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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Prisoner X

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAAs the world rages in war and civil strife, CIA agent Carmen Reese arrives at a secret underground prison to interrogate a time-traveling terrorist who is responsible for the unfolding catastrophe. Her immediate task is to investigate the mysterious death of her... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada
 
Wednesday, April 13
 

11:45am

Despite the Falling Snow
Communist Katya secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. When Alexander unwittingly closes the net around his own wife, Katya decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect him - a sacrifice that Alexander only uncovers thirty years later.

DIRECTOR: Shamim Sarif
PRODUCER: Hanan Kattan
WRITER: Shamim Sarif
CAST: Rebecca Ferguson, Charles Dance, Sam Reid, Antje Traue, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Anthony Head, Trudie Styler, Thure Lindhart
RUNTIME: 01:53:00
COUNTRY: Canada, United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

FILMS
avatar for Despite the Falling Snow

Despite the Falling Snow

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADACommunist Katya secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. When Alexander unwittingly closes the... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:45am - 1:38pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406

2:40pm

Adrien
Adrien, who runs a garage in a small Quebec town on the St-Lawrence, has been waiting five years for a kidney transplant. While he waits, his life is on hold. He does all he can to keep his garage and his marriage going, despite his long hours of dialysis several times a week and ebbing energy. But when he hires a young man from a remote village to work at the garage, it sets off a chain of events that turn his life upside-down and reveal some unexpected and disturbing things about him.

DIRECTOR: Renée Beaulieu
PRODUCER: Renée Beaulieu
WRITER: Renée Beaulieu
CAST: Normand D'Amour, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Louise Portal, Nathalie Cavezzali
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: French

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FILMS
avatar for Adrien

Adrien

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAAdrien, who runs a garage in a small Quebec town on the St-Lawrence, has been waiting five years for a kidney transplant. While he waits, his life is on hold. He does all he can to keep his garage and his marriage going, despite his long hours of dialysis several... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 2:40pm - 4:07pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada
 
Thursday, April 14
 

1:25pm

Kidnap Capital
In a desperate attempt to cross the US/Mexico border, Manolo and his wife Elena are kidnapped, separated, and imprisoned in a house in the suburbs of Arizona. Their captors are highly organized criminals who operate a vast kidnapping ring along the US border, extorting their victims through fear, intimidation, and humiliation. Fearing that he will never see Elena again, Manolo must find a way to reunite with her and escape the “Drop House”.
Based on real events, Kidnap Capital is both a riveting thriller and a window into one of the most potent ongoing human tragedies of modern times.


DIRECTOR: Felipe Rodriguez
PRODUCER: Felipe Rodriguez, Boris Mojsovski, Erin Berry, Julia Blua
WRITER: Felipe Rodriguez
CAST: Paulino Nunes, Johnathan Sousa, Michael Reventar, Pedro Miguel Arce, Michelle Arvizu
RUNTIME: 01:33:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

FILMS
avatar for Kidnap Capital

Kidnap Capital

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAIn a desperate attempt to cross the US/Mexico border, Manolo and his wife Elena are kidnapped, separated, and imprisoned in a house in the suburbs of Arizona. Their captors are highly organized criminals who operate a vast kidnapping ring along the US border, extorting... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 1:25pm - 2:58pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

2:25pm

The Bleeding Edge
From the Peabody Award-winning director of Human Harvest (2014) , comes a riveting thriller based on real-life events. In the early 2000’s the increasing spread of information technology was fast becoming a perceived threat to the Chinese communist regime. Western technology companies were paid large sums to develop a high-profile project dubbed “The Golden Shield Project” aimed to censor and restrict internet access as well as monitor the activities of Chinese citizens. When a young western tech executive based in China suffers from heart failure on the job, he receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor. Once he discovers the horrific truth behind his operation he must risk his life to help save the next victims and find redemption.

DIRECTOR: Leon Lee
PRODUCER: Leon Lee
WRITER: Leon Lee, Drew Parker
CAST: Anastasia Lin, Jay Clift, Tony Bai, James Yi
RUNTIME: 01:30:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: Mandarin Chinese, English

WORLD PREMIERE

FILMS
avatar for The Bleeding Edge

The Bleeding Edge

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADAFrom the Peabody Award-winning director of Human Harvest (2014) , comes a riveting thriller based on real-life events. In the early 2000’s the increasing spread of information technology was fast becoming a perceived threat to the Chinese communist regime. Western... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada