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French Exit

Azazel Jacobs
2021 Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom

Frances, an aging Manhattan socialite, takes what’s left of her dead husband’s fortune and moves to Paris with her son — oh, and a cat who may or may not be the embodiment of her late partner. A surreal and melancholy-tinged comedy based on the novel by Patrick deWitt.

Available on Starz, Spectrum On Demand, Starz Play Amazon Channel, DIRECTV, Apple iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, Redbox, AMC on Demand, Google Play Movies, YouTube

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Back to School

The Planet of Junior Brown

Clement Virgo
1997 Canada

This powerful drama based on Virginia Hamilton’s 1971 novel follows Junior, a musical prodigy stifled by his overprotective mother and eccentric piano teacher. He struggles to overcome the many challenges he faces, but the support of his oddball friends — and his imagination — help him through the tough times.

Available on Amazon Video, Tubi TV

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English movie from 2018: Adventures in Public School

Adventures in Public School

Kyle Rideout
2018 Canada, USA
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The Road Forward

Marie Clements
2017 Canada

In a unique and defiant blend, this musical documentary follows six generations of Indigenous activism through song and story. Director Marie Clements connects a pivotal moment in Canada's civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today.

Available on Apple iTunes

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NFB Gems

Assholes: A Theory

John Walker
2019 Canada

What does it mean to be an asshole? Why do there seem to be more assholes lately? And what can we do to stop assholes from developing? This documentary explores these questions and more. Inspired by philosophy professor Aaron James’ bestseller by the same name.

Available on Hoopla, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, Tubi TV, Pluto TV, VUDU Free, Plex

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