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A YEAR IN THE GARDEN: FLICKER + PULSE

Escape the cold and step inside a beautiful English walled garden in Sussex. A must-see for nature lovers and green-thumbs, BBC's Flicker & Pulse studies the changing seasons and the people tending the garden in a mesmerizing meditation on the passage of time and the delicate balance between the flora, the environment and the gardeners. Featuring state of the art time-lapse cinematography, this is a walk through a garden you won't soon forget.

Machines

Going inside a gigantic garment factory in Gujarat, India, Rahul Jain’s award-winning debut feature captures the dark reality of fast fashion. Taking you through the factory’s surreal depths with breathtaking cinematical detail, Jain creates a moving portrait of the human laborers who toil away to earn a meager living for their families back home. Winner of the 2017 Sundance Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography, Machines is a singular marriage of mesmerizing cinematography and pointedly-political storytelling that will stay with you long after it's over.

SPETTACOLO

Hot Docs award-winning filmmaker Jeff Malmberg (Marwencol) and Christina Shellen invite you to a picturesque Italian town where theatre isn’t just art, it’s a way of life. Fifty years ago, a tiny village perched on a hill in Tuscany dreamed up a remarkable solution to the problems they were facing: they banded together and turned their lives into a play--bringing to light the various local issues they faced both as individuals, and as a community.

GROUP OF SEVEN GUITARS

In the early 1970s, seven of Canada’s finest guitar-makers came together to create one-of-a-kind instruments inspired by the iconic Group of Seven painters. In this visually stunning film commissioned by the McMichael Gallery, these master-builders pay tribute to our Canadian landscape rockstars - turning their craft into a veritable art form.

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