All films will be showing at:

Avalon Cinema, Woodgrove Centre

Film Titles will be posted as soon as they become available.

This year we will once again be working with our long-time collaborators the Toronto International Film Festival. This gives us access to the most up-to-date film releases at the earliest possible moment and provides a great menu of international, Canadian, Indie and Documentary films that have the TIFF stamp of approval. As always, we will be putting together a series of screenings that brings together a strong selection of the most interesting, provocative, entertaining, and enlightening cinema available today.

The Fringe Flicks schedule is as follows: 

  • 1 pm and 4 pm Sunday
  • 7 pm Monday 
  • 7 pm Wednesday 

Phantom Of the Open


THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the heartwarming true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist. This humble crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976, despite never playing a round of golf before. He shot the worst round in Open history and drew the ire of the golfing elite, but became a folk hero in the process and, more importantly, showed his family the importance of pursuing your dreams.

Sunday, October 16th, 2022 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, October 17th, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 – 7:00 pm

Fire Of Love


Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.

Sunday, November 13th, 2022 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, November 14th, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 – 7:00 pm



Adapted from Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical novel, HAPPENING recounts the journey of a young woman’s physical and emotional battle to access illegal abortion in a desperate race against the clock. A powerful and gripping drama set in a society that condemned female desire and sexual liberty.

Sunday, December 11th, 2022 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, December 12th, 2022 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 – 7:00 pm



Three kids growing up in a low-income neighbourhood find friendship and community in an unlikely place.

Sunday, January 8th, 2023 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, January 9th, 2023 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 – 7:00 pm

Run Woman Run


Beck, a single mom who learns how to reclaim her dreams, family and honour her life, all thanks to an unlikely coach.

Sunday, January 29th, 2023 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, January 30th, 2023 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 – 7:00 pm

Official Competition


A wealthy businessman hires a famous filmmaker to help make a smash hit film.

Sunday, February 26th, 2023 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, February 27th, 2023 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 – 7:00 pm


Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singersongwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.” This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, April 3rd, 2023 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 – 7:00 pm

Peace By Chocolate

A Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy.

Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, April 24th, 2023 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 – 7:00 pm


Emily imagines the transformative, exhilarating, and uplifting journey to womanhood of a rebel and a misfit, one of the world’s most famous, enigmatic, and provocative writers who died too soon at the age of 30.

Sunday, May 7th, 2023 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, May 8th, 2023 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 – 7:00 pm

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry it On

An in-depth look at the life of the activist and musician, with archival material never seen before, with present-day footage of Buffy performing and interviews with her bandmates, colleagues and herself.

Sunday, June 4th, 2023 – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Monday, June 5th, 2023 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 – 7:00 pm

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Thank you to our 2021/22 Fringe Flicks Supporters!

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