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North Bay Film Festival 2023




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Blue Jean

Friday November 17 @ 7:00 pm

1hr 37mins

In 1988, a new law stigmatizing gays and lesbians forces Jean, a closeted gym teacher, to live a double life. As pressure mounts from all sides, the arrival of a new student catalyzes a crisis that will push Jean to the edge.

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My Animal

Friday November 17 @ 9:30 pm

1hr 43min

Heather, an outcast teenage goalie, falls for newcomer Jonny, an alluring but tormented figure skater. As their relationship deepens, Heather''s growing desires clash with her darkest secret, forcing her to control the animal within.

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Anatomy of a Fall

Saturday November 18 @ 12:30 pm

2hr 32min

Sandra, a German writer, is arrested for murder in France following her husband’s death in the snow under mysterious circumstances. The couple’s 11-year-old, blind son is the only witness to her husband’s death. Sandra tries to prove her innocence during the trial.

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Blooms: A Documentary about Cobalt, Ontario + Q&A with filmmaker

Saturday November 18 @ 4:00 pm

1hr 18mins

During the summer of 1903, while the railway was being built throughout Northern Ontario, the first silver discovery was made in Cobalt. Within a few years, Cobalt turned from a few shacks to a full-fledged boomtown to one of the biggest producers of silver in the entire world! Followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Jordan Vandenberg.

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Past Lives

Saturday November 18 @ 8:00 pm

1hr 46mins

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Decades later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront destiny, love and the choices that make a life.

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Aitamaako'tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun

Sunday November 19 @ 11:00 am

1hr 30mins

A documentary about a young Siksika woman, Logan Red Crow, prepares to compete in the Indian Relay, a sport for the brave, where bareback riders vault from horse to horse in short, exhilarating races.

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Award Winning Canadore Shorts

Sunday November 19 @ 1:30 pm


1 hour of student films that have won awards and accolades! This program contains docs as well as short and medium length narratives, and is representative of Canadore's diverse student body.

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The Boy in the Woods

Sunday November 19 @ 4:30 pm

1hr 36min

The remarkable true-life survival story of a Jewish boy hiding and being hunted in the forests of Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe. The remarkable true-life survival story of a Jewish boy hiding and being hunted in the forests of Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe. Shot locally.

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Riceboy Sleeps

Sunday November 19 @ 8:00 pm

1hr 57mins

Set in the 90s, a Korean single mother raises her young son in the suburbs of Canada determined to provide a better life for him than the one she left behind.

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North Bay Film Festival 2023