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AGE OF CONSENT

Meet self-proclaimed vigilante pedophile hunter Justin Payne in this jaw-dropping new documentary from VICE Canada and Shawney Cohen (whose debut The Manor opened Hot Docs 2013). Filmed on location in the suburbs of Toronto where Payne operates, this film uncovers the growing trend of sting operations attempting to catch, record and publicly shame sexual predators. Since his first video posted in October 2015, Payne has inspired many others across Canada to found their own groups.

Grey matter

Balthazar is a young filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, «The Cycle of the Cockroach», a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities only to find herself committed to the same mental institution as a man driven insane by the crimes he perpetrated during the war. Potential funders for the film insist the themes are too bleak and pessimistic-they encourage Balthazar to make a "message" film that raises awareness about gender-based violence or HIV/AIDS instead. But he refuses to give up.

TCFS Film Night for Family Day

On Sunday, February 12th at 4pm at Tartu College, the Tartu College Film Society (TCFS) will be screening the Estonian family film Nukitsamees (1981, 75 min) for Family Day. The film is based on Estonian author Oskar Luts' children's story and includes a number of Estonia's well-known actors. This heartwarming story about the power of family and love is perfect for celebrating Family Day.

In Estonian. No admission fee. A small donation would be appreciated.

FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION

As the editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani has been continuously pushing the boundaries of fashion, beauty and art for nearly 30 years. Never shy of mixing fashion and politics, Sozzani is famous for her groundbreaking and controversy-courting issues that tackle hot-button topics like diversity in fashion, plastic surgery, environmental disasters and drug abuse. Sozzani’s son, Francesco Carrozzini, explores her life, career, creative process as well as their own relationship in this remarkably touching and intimate film.

MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE

Join mischievous journalist Louis Theroux as he probes—and provokes—The Church of Scientology in this hilarious exposé. The beguilingly unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his requests to enter the Church’s headquarters are turned down. Inspired by the Church’s use of aggressive filming, and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to re-enact incidents people claim they experienced as Scientology members. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Theroux.

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