Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center hosts specialized film series throughout the year. Currently the Canada Now film series, screening through July 26 at the Zeitgeist, showcases contemporary cinema from Canada.
The eclectic selections in the 2018 edition of Canada Now include time-traveling adventure, comedy and psychological and political drama. The series celebrates Canadian cinema’s independent spirit.
May 24-May 31, 7 p.m.
“The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches”: Based on Gaétan Soucy’s acclaimed novel, director Simon Lavoie’s stylish black-and-white coming-of-age film details the disintegration of a strange, isolated family in Quebec in the 1930s.
June 1-7, 7 p.m.
“All You Can Eat Buddha”: When an eccentric, enigmatic French Canadian man with an unquenchable appetite visits a Caribbean resort, the staff and his fellow guests find him fascinating.
June 8-June 14, 7 p.m.
“Black Cop”: Nova Scotia filmmaker Cory Bowles examines race relations in Canada. Ronnie Rowe plays an off-duty black police officer who is racially profiled by his own police force. Frustration and indignation lead him to take justice into his own hands.
June 15-June 21, 7 p.m.
“Cardinals”: Released from prison after a drunk-driving episode that killed her neighbor, a woman hopes to rebuild her life. But then the victim’s deceased son pays her a visit.
June 22-June 28, 7 p.m.
“Cross My Heart”: In this coming-of-age story set in Montreal in 1970, the radical left-wing nationalist group Front de Libération du Québec kidnaps, bombs and kills, forcing the province into a state of emergency.
June 29-July 5, 7 p.m.
“Hochelaga, Land of Souls”: Francois Girard (“The Red Violin”) directs a time-traveling drama spanning eight centuries, layering the story with indigenous and colonial history.
July 6-July 12, 7 p.m.
“Mary Goes Round”: An intelligent, compassionate substance-abuse counselor, Mary hides her own drinking problem.
July 13-July 19, 7 p.m.
“Unarmed Verses”: A precocious 12-year-old girl in Toronto and her family are about to be evicted from their low-income housing.
July 20-July 26, 7 p.m.
“Venus”: A transitioning woman’s life takes an unexpected turn when a 14-year-old boy who’s searching for his biological father arrives at her door.