The North Bay Film Festival is back, packing a cornucopia of cinematic excellence into its two-day run. Among the international films screening are Parasite (winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes and acclaimed as one of the year's best films), Aretha Franklin concert film Amazing Grace, The Lighthouse (the latest from director Robert Eggers, following the cult, Northern Ontario-shot horror hit The Witch), and more.
Canadian talent is also represented at the festival, with The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, a bold drama about a chance encounter between two Indigenous women (which won an Honourable Mention for Best Canadian Film at this year's Toronto International Film Festival), Ellen Page's powerful environmental documentary There's Something In the Water, as well as a selection of new Canadian short films that will screen ahead of the features.
The next generation of film will be on hand with the Student Showcase, a collection of student shorts from around the world. The festival will also showcase Indigenous shorts with the International Year of Indigenous Languages Shorts Program, and local talent with the Canadore College Showcase.
For the complete program, including live performances and other special events, visit http://www.northbayfilmfestival.ca/.