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Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:00 pm, University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Cambridge campus

INTEGRAL MAN follows the story of Toronto’s Jim Stewart, a mathematician who spent a decade and a small fortune building the home of his dreams to reflect his two obsessions: curves and music. The completed home, called Integral House, provides him with both. A stunning architectural gem of subtly curved wood and vast, evocative spaces, the house stands in Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood and is considered by many one of the city’s best performance spaces.

Post screening Q&A with Larry Richards

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

7:00 pm, University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Cambridge campus

As winter creeps toward his rural Newfoundland community, local widower and workhorse Patrick Whelan finds himself at odds with a violent young man returning home from a stint in the penitentiary, determined to breathe new life into his father’s bitter feud. As violence erupts, the community is divided – leaving Patrick with a fractured home and nagging guilt. RIVERHEAD is the atmospheric debut feature from emerging Newfoundland filmmaker Justin Oakey. Aggressive, profane, violent, with a stroke of naturalism – this is a raw portrait of secular rivalry in a small town.

Post Screening Q&A with director Justin Oakey

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
3:00 pm, University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Cambridge campus

LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having outlived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.
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Industry Event

Friday October 27th
Communitech Kitchener

3-4 pm – Keynote: In Conversation with Colin McRae, Shopify Studios

Colin McRae, Head of Development at Shopify Studios has an extensive history working in Canadian media. He is an internationally award-winning Executive Producer, Development Executive, Creative Director and Filmmaker who has built strategy and experiences across multiple media. With extensive digital and broadcast experience, he has created, developed and designed award-winning content for broadcasters and brands alike, including:

Shopify, VICE, Red Bull Media House, MTV, Muchmusic, Disney, Canadian Tire, Discovery Network, Universal, Sony Pictures, NHL, BellMedia, Sportsnet, Sport Chek, WWE, Molson, UnderArmour, Animal Planet, P & G, Unilever, Apple, NFL, UFC and more. 

Join us as we sit down with Colin to discuss his work, starting his own company Vapr Media and how evolving technologies have moulded his career. Learn more.

Only 10% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female, which has led to an under representation of women focused pages. The KPL, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Open Sesame and the University of Waterloo Library are co-hosting an edit-a-thon on Saturday, Oct 21, to disrupt this trend and improve awareness about Indigenous Women in the arts!

Film screenings curated by artist Lisa Myers will be held on Sundays 22 & 29 October from 2-4 pm at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. Each film has a sense of personal stakes for the artist/filmmaker, and resonates to current social justice contexts where living knowledge continues.
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. Mean Dreams (starring Colm Feore) screens on Oct 21 and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (starring Cobie Smulders) on Oct 28. Click here for details.

NIGHT\SHIFT empowers local artists, makers, entrepreneurs and organizations to reimagine downtown venues with multidisciplinary visual and performance art, bright ideas and mind-opening interaction. NIGHT\SHIFT culminates on the evening of the autumn time change – in 2017 that means the 5th annual festival peaks on Saturday, Nov 4th!

#LipOffKW on Nov 7 at Apollo Cinemas is a fun night of competition as soloists and teams rock out to their favourite songs, for a great cause. For more info about who they are & what in the eff this event is, visit !
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