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GRFF opens tomorrow!

We’ve got your film tastes covered! Boasting Canadian premieres and regional sneak peeks, inspiring documentaries celebrating 2 legendary pioneers, and a special guest appearance by TRUE BLOOD’s Stephen Moyer (affectionately known as Bill Compton) - there's truly something for everyone!

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Festival schedule at a glance
Wednesday May 8

GOALIE

Director Adrianna Maggs
2018 | Canada | 119 mins
Biography/Drama
Rated PG

The triumph and tragedy of legendary goaltender Terry Sawchuk.


VENUE: CIGI Auditorium, 67 Erb Street West. Waterloo N2L 6C2
TIME: 7:30pm

THE GRIZZLIES

Director Miranda de Pencier
2018 | Canada | 102 mins
Biography/Drama
Rated PG

In this inspiring true story, a group of Inuit students in a small, struggling Arctic community is changed forever through the transformative power of sport.


VENUE: Galaxy Cinemas, 355 Hespeler Road, Cambridge N1R 6B3
TIME: 7:30pm

Thursday May 9

THE PUBLIC

Director Emilio Estevez
2018 | USA | 122 mins
Drama
Rated PG 13


An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

VENUE: Apollo Cinema, 141 Ontario Street North, Kitchener N2H 4Y5
TIME: 6:45pm

STARFISH

Director A.T. White
2018 | USA | 99 mins
Drama/Horror/SciFi
Rated R

A beautiful sci-fi that explores grief and loss, healing and regret, through Aubrey, a woman alone in the world with only the power of music to save her.


VENUE: Apollo Cinema, 141 Ontario Street North, Kitchener N2H 4Y5
TIME: 9:30pm

Friday May 10

THE PARTING GLASS

Director Stephen Moyer
2018 | USA | 96 mins
Drama


A family dealing with their sister's death travel across country to collect her belongings and piece together their memories of the woman they lost.

VENUE: Apollo Cinema, 141 Ontario Street North, Kitchener N2H 4Y5
TIME: 7:00pm

BOOKSMART

Director Olivia Wilde
2019 | USA | 102 mins
Comedy
Rated R

Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, an unfiltered comedy about high school friendships and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. 


VENUE: Apollo Cinema, 141 Ontario Street North, Kitchener N2H 4Y5
TIME: 9:30pm

Saturday May 11

CHEF FLYNN

Director Cameron Yates
2018 | USA | 83 mins
Documentary


Young Flynn transforms his home into a supper club, serving a tasting menu foraged from his neighbors’ backyards. With sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his kitchen, and sets out to challenge the culinary world.

VENUE: Waterloo Architecture, 7 Melville Street South, Cambridge N1S 2H4 
TIME: 2:00pm

BE NATURAL

Director Pamela B. Greene
2018 | USA | 103 mins
Documentary

A feature documentary that rewrites film history, revealing for the first time the full scope of the life and work of cinema’s first female director, screenwriter, producer, and studio owner Alice Guy-Blaché.


VENUE: CIGI Auditorium, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo N2L 6C2
TIME: 7:30pm

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