Coming up from June 20th to 25th is the 7th annual ReelHeART film festival. Touting themselves as “International, Independent and Anti-Niche,” and “the filmmaker’s film festival” they’ll be showing more than 90 films over the festival’s 6 days. ReelHeART’s program will feature some of the best independent film from 30 different countries around the world, giving both emerging and established filmmakers a forum to show off their art.
Opening the festival is Land Gold Women from Indian director Avantika Hari, which is the story of a father devoted to his 17 year old daughter, and the tragedy that follows a clash of cultures. The closing film is How I Got Lost from Joe Leonard which explores the relationship between two friends in turmoil.
Other festival highlights include documentary film El Payo , produced by the Tragically Hip’s Rob Barker; Signs of the Time , a documentary on the history of baseball signs narrated by Richard Dreyfuss; Love & Valor – The Intimate Civil War Letters , a narrative doco narrated by Brian Dennehy; and Playground , a documentary about the child sex trade industry, directed by Libby Spears and executive produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney.
Most of the screenings will be held at the Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave), but not all of them, so please check the individual listings. You can find all the program details here. They’ve also produced a short trailer for your viewing enjoyment. You can buy tickets or check out more details at the ReelHeART website.