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Drift // Mike Gallant (Toronto) // 7:46
A woman, in the midst of a deteriorating and tumultuous relationship, volunteers to test out a new neuro drug called “Narcoproxen"...

Happy Face Hill // Samantha Chalmers (Cambridge) // 11:11
True Canadian Andrew Sitler was born, raised, and lives on a farm in Cambridge, Ontario. His peaceful rural lifestyle came to a halt when the city of Cambridge approached the Sitler’s about building...

Final Exam // Philippe Gosselin (Toronto) // 9:00
Zaid, a university student, lingers after class to ask his philosophy professor some questions about death. At first she suspects that he’s merely cramming for the final exam, but it soon becomes clear that...

Break Room // Andy Hourahine (Paris) // 15:00
An ambitious, young teacher, trying to hide a rough past, is offered her dream job at a prestigious, private school but finds the unique staff has something more in mind...

Sahil // Salar Pashtoonyar (Toronto) // 9:30
Sahil, a young Afghan immigrant struggles to sustain a romantic relationship with his lover due to his overbearing Afghan father...

What About Shelley // Kyle Reaume (Toronto) // 13:16
Billy and Shelley are best friends, but their friendship is greatly tested when Shelley’s boyfriend, Adam, secretly comes out to Billy...

André the Anti-Giant // Kim Saltarski (Toronto) // 14:53
A 3-foot-something actor/comedian/disability advocate strives to retake the stage following a life-endangering diagnosis...

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Check out our full lineup here.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:00-9:30 pm, THEMUSEUM

GEEK GIRLS reveals the hidden half of nerd culture; a world of cute dresses, professional gamers, fake names and death threats. In the first feature-length documentary about ‘geeky’ women, filmmaker Gina Hara goes on a journey to discover the trials and tribulations of high achieving women in the international world of comics, games, anime and ‘cosplaying’.

6 - 7 pm Complimentary admission to the exhibit MODEL CITIZENS

7 pm Film screening followed by Q&A with director Gina Hara and producer Michael Massicote

Learn more here.

Friday, October 27, 2017
7:00-9:30 pm, The Tannery Event Centre, Communitech

REENGINEERING SAM follows former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt on the road back to Indy, driving an adaptive racecar, even though he's now a quadriplegic. Through groundbreaking adaptive technologies, Sam's inspirational journey shows the promise of freedom and mobility for almost anyone confined to a wheelchair.

Post screening Q&A with director Brian Malone

Learn more here.


Regular - $15/each
Seniors & Students - $10/each
All Access Pass - $75
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Queen Streets Common Studio is running a Movie Show and Tell Series at the Queen Streets Commons Café, Sept 8 - Dec 29, 2017 from 6-8 pm. Enjoy a cup of coffee and freshly baked treats while watching a diverse collection of films - free of charge! Click here for more information.

Looking for a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family? Join in Cineplex’s Family Favourite film series this fall! A portion of proceeds go towards supporting Free the Children. Learn more here.

Movies in the Park continues this fall with Poltergeist, screening at Waterloo Park on Sept 28, 7-10 pm. Hosted by Fresh Air Films and CreateWaterloo. Check it out here.

Join Princess Cinemas Waterloo for Surprise Movie Night 2017, Sept 28, 7 pm, Twin, a special fundraiser in support of KW Counselling Services. This year will feature a pre-release screening of one of THE MOST buzzed about films at TIFF 2017!

Whether you missed the movie in the theatre, or want to see it again, join the KPL on Saturdays from 2-4 pm for a big-screen experience. Born to be Blue screens on Sept 30 and The Shack on Oct 7. Click here for details.

If you're an adrenaline junkie, get out to the Original Princess on Oct 4 for Radical Reels, featuring the best high adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Screenings from 7:30-9:30 pm.
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