List of Canadian films of 2017

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This is a list of Canadian films slated for release in 2017:

Title Director Cast Genre Notes Ref
Abu Arshad Khan Documentary
Adam's Testament Jason Barbeck, Rafael Kalamat Luke Bilyk, Frank Chiesurin, Nick Mancuso Thriller [1]
Adventures in Public School Kyle Rideout Judy Greer Comedy Premiered as Public Schooled before being retitled [2]
Afterwards (Après coup) Noël Mitrani Laurent Lucas, Natacha Mitrani Drama
All You Can Eat Buddha Ian Lagarde David La Haye, Richard Jutras, Ludovic Berthillot, Sylvio Arreola, Yaité Ruiz, Alexander Guerrero
Allure Carlos Sanchez and Jason Sanchez Evan Rachel Wood Thriller Premiered as A Worthy Companion before being retitled [3]
An American Dream Ken Finkleman Comedy [4]
The Argument (with annotations) Daniel Cockburn Clare Coulter Experimental master's thesis
Ava Sadaf Foroughi [5]
Babe, I Hate to Go Andrew Moir Delroy Dunkley Documentary [6]
Badsville April Mullen Drama
Barefoot at Dawn (Pieds nus dans l'aube) Francis Leclerc
Beatriz at Dinner Miguel Arteta Salma Hayek, Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton Comedy
Before Anything You Say Shelagh Carter Kristen Harris, Darcy Fehr, John Bluethner, Toni Reimer, Graham Ashmore Experimental domestic drama Directors Guild of Canada, Best Manitoban Director
A Better Man Attiya Khan
Lawrence Jackman
Documentary [7]
Bickford Park Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart
Bird Molly Parker
Birth of a Family Tasha Hubbard Journalist Betty Ann Adam and her three siblings Documentary Explores consequences of Canada's Sixties Scoop [8]
Black Cop Cory Bowles Ronnie Rowe Crime drama
Black Kite Tarique Qayumi
Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 Alain Desrochers Colm Feore, Patrick Huard Comedy, crime Sequel to 2006 film Bon Cop, Bad Cop [9]
Bonfires Martin Bureau Documentary
Boost Darren Curtis Nabil Rajo, Jahmil French, Oluniké Adeliyi Drama
The Breadwinner Nora Twomey Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah, Kawa Ada, Noorin Gulamgaus, Kane Mahon Animated
Broken Lynne Spencer Documentary
Broken Mile Justin McConnell Thriller
Brown Girl Begins Sharon Lewis Mouna Traoré, Nigel Shawn Williams, Shakura S'Aida, Rachael Crawford, Measha Brueggergosman Science fiction
Canada in a Day Trish Dolman Documentary
Cardinals Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley Sheila McCarthy, Katie Boland, Grace Glowicki, Noah Reid, Peter MacNeill, Peter Spence Thriller
The Carter Effect Sean Menard Documentary
Certains de mes amis Catherine Martin Documentary
Charles Dominic Étienne Simard
Charming Ross Venokur Animated
Cielo Alison McAlpine Documentary
Creatura Dada Caroline Monnet
Crème de menthe Philippe David Gagné and Jean-Marc E. Roy
The Crescent Seth A. Smith Danika Vandersteen, Woodrow Graves, Terrance Murray, Andrew Gillis, Britt Loder, Andrea Kenyon Horror
Cross My Heart (Les Rois mongols) Luc Picard Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau, Anthony Bouchard, Henri Richer-Picard, Alexis Guay, Clare Coulter Drama
The Crying Conch Vincent Toi
Darken Audrey Cummings Paul Amos, Ari Millen, Oluniké Adeliyi Sci-fi, horror
The Devil's Share (La Part du diable) Luc Bourdon Documentary
Dolphin Man (L'homme dauphin) Lefteris Charitos Documentary
Don't Talk to Irene Pat Mills Michelle McLeod, Geena Davis, Anastasia Phillips, Scott Thompson, Bruce Gray Comedy
The Drawer Boy Arturo Perez Torres Stuart Hughes, Richard Clarkin, Jakob Ehman Drama
Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas Larry Weinstein Documentary
The Drop In Naledi Jackson Mouna Traoré, Oluniké Adeliyi Short drama
Edging Natty Zavitz Shomari Downer, Paula Brancati, Parveen Kaur Comedy
Eye on Juliet Kim Nguyen
Fail to Appear Antoine Bourges Deragh Campbell Drama
Fake Tattoos (Les Faux tatouages) Pascal Plante Anthony Therrien, Rose-Marie Perreault Drama
Father and Guns 2 (De père en flic 2) Émile Gaudreault Michel Côté, Louis-José Houde, Karine Vanasse Comedy
Filth City Andy King Pat Thornton, Kenny Hotz Comedy [4]
For Nonna Anna Luis De Filippis Maya Henry, Jacqueline Tarne Short drama
Galaxy of Horrors Various Various Science fiction horror anthology film International productions
Garage at Night (Garage de soir) Daniel Daigle Guillaume Laurin, Ève Lemieux, Stéphane Messier, Antoine Pilon Short drama
Ginger Nation Mitch Fillion Shawn Hitchins Documentary, stand-up comedy
Goon: Last of the Enforcers Jay Baruchel Seann William Scott, Liev Schrieber, Elisha Cuthbert Comedy, sports Sequel to 2011 film Goon
Grandmother Trevor Mack
Great Great Great Adam Garnet Jones Sarah Kolasky, Dan Beirne Drama [4]
Gregoire Cody Bown Morgan Taylor Campbell, Jared Abrahamson, Ben Cotton Drama
Heart of a Mountain Parastoo Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko and Faraz Anoushahpour
The Heretics Chad Archibald Thriller [4]
Hochelaga, Land of Souls (Hochelaga terre des âmes) François Girard Raoul Max Trujillo, Tanaya Beatty, David La Haye Historical drama
Hollow in the Land Scooter Corkle Dianna Agron, Shawn Ashmore, Jared Abrahamson Thriller
homer b Milos Mitrovic and Connor Sweeney
An Imagined Conversation: Kanye West & Stephen Hawking Sol Friedman
Indian Horse Stephen Campanelli Forrest Goodluck, Michiel Huisman, Michael Murphy, Ajuawak Kapashesit Drama Adaptation of the novel by Richard Wagamese
Infiltration (Le problème d'infiltration) Robert Morin Christian Bégin Drama, thriller
Innu Nikamu: Resist and Sing (Innu Nikamu: Chanter la résistance) Kevin Bacon-Hervieux Documentary [10]
It's the Heart That Dies Last (C'est le cœur qui meurt en dernier) Alexis Durand-Brault Gabriel Sabourin, Denise Filiatrault Drama
Junior Majeur Éric Tessier Antoine Olivier Pilon, Rémi Goulet, Alice Morel-Michaud Drama [11]
Kayak to Klemtu Zoe Leigh Hopkins Ta'Kaiya Blaney, Sonja Bennett, Evan Adams, Lorne Cardinal Drama [12]
Latched Justin Harding and Rob Brunner
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes) Simon Lavoie
Lira's Forest Connor Jessup
Living Proof Matt Embry
Long Time Running Jennifer Baichwal
Nicholas de Pencier
The Tragically Hip Documentary
Lost Solace Chris Scheuerman Science fiction
Luk'Luk'I Wayne Wapeemukwa Best Canadian First Feature Film winner at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival
Maison du Bonheur Sofia Bohdanowicz Juliane Sellam Documentary
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bharat Nalluri
Manic Kalina Bertin Documentary
Marguerite Marianne Farley Short drama
Mary Goes Round Molly McGlynn Aya Cash, Aaron Poole Drama
Meditation Park Mina Shum Sandra Oh, Liane Balaban, Don McKellar Drama
Midnight Confession Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Milk Heather Young
Miyubi Felix Lajeunesse Emily Bergl, P. J. Byrne Richard Riehle, Jeff Goldblum Virtual reality comedy-drama
Möbius Sam Kuhn
Modern Classic J. M. B. Hunter Comedy
A Moon of Nickel and Ice (Sur la lune de nickel) François Jacob Documentary
My Little Pony: The Movie Jayson Thiessen Animated
My Mother's Letters (Les lettres de ma mère) Serge Giguère Documentary
Never Steady, Never Still Kathleen Hepburn Shirley Henderson, Nicholas Campbell, Théodore Pellerin Drama
Nuuca Michelle Latimer
On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi Brandon Gross, Skyler Gross Ruth Blank, Roman Blank Documentary
Ordinary Days Jordan Canning, Renuka Jeyapalan, Kris Booth Jacqueline Byers, Michael Xavier, Richard Clarkin, Torri Higginson, Joris Jarsky Drama
Origami Patrick Demers François Arnaud Science fiction thriller [13]
The Other Rio (L'autre Rio) Émilie B. Guérette Documentary
Our People Will Be Healed Alanis Obomsawin Documentary
Palmerston Blvd. Dan Browne
Porcupine Lake Ingrid Veninger
Pre-Drink Marc-Antoine Lemire
Prototype Blake Williams
Pyewacket Adam MacDonald
Ravenous (Les Affamés) Robin Aubert Horror drama Best Canadian Film winner at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival
Rebels on Pointe Bobbie Jo Hart Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Documentary
The Road Forward Marie Clements Michelle St. John, Cheri Maracle, Evan Adams Musical documentary [14]
Room for Rent Matthew Atkinson Brett Gelman, Mark Little, Mark McKinney
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jesse Ed Davis, Stevie Salas, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, Jimi Hendrix Documentary
Rupture Yassmina Karajah
Sashinka Kristina Wagenbauer Carla Turcotte, Natalia Dontcheva Drama
Scaffold Kazik Radwanski
Sebastian James Fanizza James Fanizza, Guifré Bantjes-Rafols, Alex House, Brian McCook Drama
Shadow Nettes Phillip Barker
Silas Hawa Essuman and Anjali Nayar
A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse) Denis Côté
Sly Cooper Kevin Munroe Animated
Soggy Flakes Heath Affolter, Jon Affolter, Nathan Affolter, Thomas Affolter Peter New, Cole Howard Animated
The Space Between Amy Jo Johnson Amy Jo Johnson, Jayne Eastwood, Michael Ironside Drama
Stay, I Don't Want to Be Alone Gabriel Savignac Documentary
Suck It Up Jordan Canning Drama
Sweet Virginia Jamie M. Dagg Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots Thriller US-Canada coproduction
A Swingers Weekend Jon E. Cohen Mia Kirshner, Erin Karpluk, Jonas Chernick
Tadoussac Martin Laroche Isabelle Blais, Isabelle Boivin, Serge Boulianne Drama
Take a Walk on the Wildside Lisa Rideout Documentary Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Short Documentary in 2018
The Tesla World Light Matthew Rankin Robert Vilar as Nikola Tesla Short film World premiere at Cannes Film Festival [15]
There Is a House Here Alan Zweig Lucie Idlout Documentary [16]
The Things You Think I'm Thinking Sherren Lee Prince Amponsah, Jesse LaVercombe Short drama
Threads Torill Kove Animated short
Threesome (Le Trip à trois) Nicolas Monette Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Martin Matte Sex comedy
Touched Karl R. Hearne Hugh Thompson, Lola Flanery Psychological thriller
Transformer Michael Del Monte Janae Kroc Documentary
Trench 11 Leo Scherman Rossif Sutherland, Robert Stadlober Horror/War
Unarmed Verses Charles Officer Documentary Winner of Best Canadian Feature at Hot Docs [17]
Union Leader Sanjay Patel Rahul Bhat, Tillotama Shome Drama Canada-India coproduction [18]
Venus Eisha Marjara Debargo Sanyal, Jamie Mayers, Zena Darawalla, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Amber Goldfarb, Gordon Warnecke Comedy-drama [19]
Voices of Kidnapping (Voces del secuestro) Ryan McKenna Documentary
We Are the Others (Nous sommes les autres) [20]
We Forgot to Break Up Chandler Levack Jesse Todd, Cara Gee, Steven McCarthy, Mark Rendall Drama Adapted from the novel Heidegger Stairwell by Kayt Burgess [21]
Worst Case, We Get Married (Et au pire, on se mariera) Léa Pool Sophie Nélisse, Karine Vanasse, Jean-Simon Leduc Drama [22]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto filmmakers hire Ryerson students to job shadow the crew on Adam’s Testament film shoot". Toronto Star, July 6, 2015.
  2. ^ Vlessing, Etan (August 9, 2017). "Toronto: Netflix's 'Alias Grace,' Judy Greer's 'Public Schooled' Added to Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (September 13, 2017). "Toronto Film Review: 'A Worthy Companion'". Variety. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Canadian Film Fest opens for patriotic moviegoers: Projections". Toronto Star, March 17, 2017.
  5. ^ The Canadian Press (31 January 2018). "Sadaf Foroughi's 'Ava' wins best first feature film from Canadian Screen Awards". National Post. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  6. ^ "London filmmaker documents the life and death of a migrant worker in Southwestern Ontario". CBC News London, July 19, 2017.
  7. ^ Scheck, Frank (8 May 2017). "'A Better Man': Film Review | Hot Docs 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  8. ^ Deerchild, Rosanna (23 April 2017). "Filmmaker Tasha Hubbard's personal connection to the Sixties Scoop". Unreserved. CBC Radio. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  9. ^ "«Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2»: une affiche pour rassurer l’Amérique". Le Journal de Montréal, November 8, 2016.
  10. ^ Caroline Montpetit, "Innu Nikamu: chanter la résistance". Le Devoir, May 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Marc-André Lussier, "Junior majeur: tu n'es plus un pee-wee, mon fils". La Presse, November 20, 2017.
  12. ^ Alison Gillmor, "Movie pushes environmental message: Kayak to Klemtu a protest against supertankers, pipelines in First Nations territories". Winnipeg Free Press, August 11, 2018.
  13. ^ Charles-Henri Ramond, "Origami – Film de Patrick Demers". Films du Québec, April 17, 2018.
  14. ^ "The Road Forward: an innovative documentary explores Indigenous activism through songs". CBC Radio. 2017-04-26. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  15. ^ Mullen, Patrick. "Review: 'The Tesla World Light' – Point of View Magazine". Point of View. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  16. ^ "Trailer for Alan Zweig’s TIFF-bound ‘There is a House Here’". POV, August 15, 2017.
  17. ^ Wheeler, Brad (5 October 2017). "Review: Unarmed Verses is a subtle film about race, art and the means of expression". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  18. ^ Bird, Cullen (September 8, 2017). "Local filmmaker releasing Hindi-language feature film". Fort McMurray Today. Archived from the original on September 9, 2017.
  19. ^ "Review: Venus is an insightful drama with a big heart". The Globe and Mail, May 17, 2018.
  20. ^ "Nous sommes les autres – Film de Jean-François Asselin". Films du Québec, November 5, 2017.
  21. ^ "Chandler Levack on Her New TIFF Short & the Importance of Telling Trans Stories". Flare, September 13, 2017.
  22. ^ Lapointe, Josée (29 August 2016). "Un tournage intime pour Et au pire, on se mariera". La Presse. Retrieved 6 February 2017.

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