2016 Fall Films and Animated Shorts

Sheridan Student Animated Shorts
These short videos can be watched after they have been shown in the theatre by clicking on the link.

September 12 Antenor by Carlos Santos
September 26 The Itch by Yang Huang
October 3        Dare to Dream  by Eunsoo Ahn
October 17     Olivia  by Laura Vegys
October 24     Cohoba by Daniel Rosario
November 7   The Good Rover by Nan Guo
November 14     Christmas Surprise by Hyunmi Choi

September 12  Dark Horse
Director: Louise Osmond
Featuring:: Jan Vokes, Brian Vokes, Howard Davies 
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85 
Country: UK
Language: English

A story of dreams, determination, and class consciousness set in the world of horse racing, this inspirational documentary from director Louise Osmond (Deep Water) follows a group of friends and neighbours in a small Welsh town who find themselves breaking social barriers by competing against some of the wealthiest racehorse owners in the UK.

September 26 The Daughter

Director: Simon Stone
Cast::  Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Geoffrey Rush 
Year: 2015
Runtime: 96 
Country: Australia
Language: English

In the last days of a dying logging town Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his family home for his father Henry’s (Geoffrey Rush) wedding to the much younger Anna (Anna Torv). While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie), who has stayed in town working at Henry’s timber mill and is now out of a job. As Christian gets to know Oliver’s wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young) and father Walter (Sam Neill), he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver’s family apart. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before.
October 3 Love and Friendship

Director: Whit Stillman
Cast:: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel 
Year: 2016
Runtime: 92 
Country: Ireland, Netherlands, France, USA
Language: English

Writer-director Whit Stillman departs from the milieu of the contemporary New York upper crust that he so memorably explored in such films as Damsels in DistressThe Last Days of Disco and Metropolitan for this sharp-tongued and riotously funny examination of 18th-century polite society. Adapting Jane Austen’s long-unpublished epistolary novella Lady Susan, Stillman creates a period piece whose spirit is unmistakably modern.
October 17  Little Men
Director: Ira Sachs
Cast:: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina García 
Year: 2016 
Runtime: 85 minutes 
Country: USA, Greece
Language: English, Spanish

When 13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs.

Soon, Jake's parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) -- one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist -- ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. 

At first, Jake and Tony don't seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together. But the children can't avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship.
October 24 Dheepan

Director:  Jacques Audiard
Cast::  Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby 
Year: 2015
Runtime: 109 
Country: France
Language: Tamil, French, English
In A Prophet, Jacques Audiard pulled his audience deep inside a powerful prison drama. InRust and Bone, he brought the same intensity and authenticity to an unlikely love story. InDheepan, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2015 Festival, Audiard turns his piercing focus to a story so ubiquitous it practically hides in plain sight. What happens to the millions of migrants who flee conflict zones to find new homes in the cities of the west? In the case of the Tamil family at the centre of this searing film, conflict is never far behind.
November 7  

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Director: Werner Herzog
With:: Lawrence Krauss, Kevin Mitnick, Elon Musk 
Year: 2016
Runtime: 98 minutes 
Country: USA
Language: English

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. Werner Herzog explores - in a playful yet chilling examination - our rapidly interconnecting online lives.

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Director: Jeremy Sims
Cast:: Michael Caton, Ningali Lawford, Mark Coles Smith, Emma Hamilton, Jacki Weaver 
Year: 2015
Runtime: 123 minute 
Country: Australia
Language: English

Based on the successful stage play by Reg Cribb, Last Cab to Darwin tells the story of 70-year-old taxi driver Rex (Caton), who is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. Rex leaves his loved ones behind, and sets out on a 3,000-mile journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms. Along the way he discovers that before you end your life you’ve got to live it, and to live it you’ve got to learn to share it.

Watch the preview.

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