Moving Picture Festival

Friday, February 26, 7:00 pm

Screening duration:

150 minutes
Electric Jesus

Production Credits:

Director/Writer: Chris White; Producers: Chris White, Emily Reach White, Chip White

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Friday 7:00 pm

Description:

When a flashy promoter (played by Brian Baumgartner, The Office) sells sound man Erik (Andrew Eakle) and his favourite local Christian hair metal band, “316,” on the promise of a bus tour in the summer of 1986, their desire to “make Jesus famous” meets the complexities and confusion of personal ambition, religious conviction, youthful zeal, lifelong friendships, and first love...
Saturday, February 27, 10:30 am

Screening duration:

120 minutes
Life Jacket

Production Credits:

Director: Faten Alfaraj

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Saturday 10:30 am

Description:

Giving voice to the Syrian refugees of Moria — a camp in Greece described as “worse than living in a war zone” — this informative documentary from non-profit organization Teach Beyond offers first-hand accounts of tragedy, providing an up-close examination of an ongoing and growing global crisis. Director Faten Alfaraj is honest in presenting both the harrowing journey of escaping...
The Twelve Thousand

Production Credits:

Director: Eric Davis; Producer: Randy Watson

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Saturday 10:30 am

Description:

A powerful and heart-gripping true story of a young girl in Nepal captured and sold into forced-prostitution in India. This dramatic retelling is made all the more powerful through the performances of a cast of Nepalese Nationals, each of whom has has been affected by human trafficking. Cinematic and honest, this is art that convicts and inspires, while also raising...
Saturday, February 27, 3:30 pm

Screening duration:

150 minutes
What Else Needs to Happen

Production Credits:

Director/Writer: Marie Lavis; Producer: Good Music Company

Showing at:

Saturday 3:30 pm

Description:

In this striking animated meditation on the problem of gun violence, emotions of lament and anger collide and morph into reminders of our delicate yet resilient humanity and a call to a new conversation. Produced in the Netherlands by Belgian-French creator Marie Lavis, paced by the music of Israeli pianist Shai Maestro, and punctuated by lines from a speech by...
One Last Monster

Production Credits:

Director/Writer: Gene Kim; Producers: Gene Kim, Michael S. Kim, Elmer Barcenes

Showing at:

Saturday 3:30 pm

Description:

Reveling in 80s-90s retro-styling and the time-honoured use of fantasy stories in exploring real-world morality, Korean-American artist Gene Kim offers this animated tale of a mythical world seemingly on the verge of destruction. As Empress Eura stares down this challenge with strength, curiosity, and empathy, the viewer is invited to consider the role that prejudices play in defining one’s “monsters”...
I Am Pilate

Production Credits:

Director: Femi Oyeniran; Producer: Matthew Barrett; Writer: Kieran Bourne

Showing at:

Saturday 3:30 pm

Description:

Asked by an interviewer if he’s had any regrets, a once imposing but now declining ex-governor — named Pilate — recalls an encounter with an inmate who challenged and nearly upended his concept of power. “Packed full of meaning without telling the viewer what to think” (Sam Hailes, Premiere Christianity), this powerful short film is part of Four8’s ‘I AM’...
City Lights

Production Credits:

Videographer: Brian Young

Showing at:

Saturday 3:30 pm

Description:

Teeming with images from some of the core elements of hip hop culture — graffiti, D.J.ing, rap, and breakdance — this lively portrait of a ministry in Toronto offers a glimpse into how gospel hope is being expressed through creative language and embodied art-making. 
Evade

Production Credits:

Director/Writer: David J. Ferreira; Producer: David J. Ferreira

Showing at:

Saturday 3:30 pm

Description:

Caught in a tense dogfight, a pilot recounts his own life choices, and those of his father and grandfather, in this poignant reflection on generational curses. A passion project that began with a desire to help one South African church talk about unresolved family issues, this film grew — through community support — in both vision and production scale, with...
Saturday, February 27, 7:00 pm

Screening duration:

150 minutes
The Salt of the Earth

Production Credits:

Director: Masatoshi Tojo; Writer: Masayoshi Azuma; Producer: Ari Ueno

Talkback:

A short time of discussion will follow.

Showing at:

Saturday 7:00 pm

Description:

This earnest biopic depicts the life of Gunpei Yamamuro (Morioka Ryu), the first Japanese Salvation Army officer, and provides a unique window into the challenges and flourishing of the Gospel in Japan during the upheaval of the Meiji era. Recognized at multiple film festivals around the world for its inspirational story, and driven by heartfelt leading performances, Salt of the...