CBC Spring 2020 Thursday night

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Bachman

In 1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive was one of the biggest bands in the world with classics like Takin' Care of Business and You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet. This is the story of its founder Randy Bachman, from his early days with The Guess Who with hits like American Woman, to today. As one of the few legendary artists to reach #1 in two separate bands, Bachman's singularly focused goal of creating music has taken him from spectacular highs to crushing lows and back again, where today he reigns as one of the most prolific and iconic artists in the history of Canadian music. Featuring interviews with Bachman's friends, family and fans including Neil Young, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Peter Frampton, Buffy Saint-Marie, Paul Shaffer and Chris Jericho.

Writer/Director
John Barnard

Production Company
Fairpoint Films

Bachman
CBC
Schedule:

Thursday July 2, 2020 at 8 PM

 

Transformer

In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender. The reaction was universal: her sponsors abandoned her, she was disowned by her parents, banned from competing, and she changed her name to “Janae”.

This film follows Janae as she attempts to find her place in society. Initially wanting to strip off the muscle and become a much smaller looking woman, she found herself unable to lose the muscle she so desperately gained. She now finds herself living one day as an alpha male and the next day as a delicate girl. Will Janae be able to handle her muscle relapses? Will her passage from being a male bring her redemption or physical and psychological disaster?

Writer/Director
Michael Del Monte

Production Company
Storystream Creative

Transformer
CBC
Schedule:

Thursday June 25, 2020 at 8 PM

 

The Accountant of Auschwitz

The Accountant of Auschwitz is a gripping look at the race against time to prosecute the last living Nazi war criminals before it's too late. Gröning's trial reflects not only one frail bookkeeper's penitence, but the world's responsibility to hold the worst of human horrors forever to public view. Bringing war criminals to justice, with no statute of limitations, asks fundamental moral questions with few simple answers. From Nuremberg to the new alt-right, The Accountant of Auschwitz constructs a stark reminder that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

Writer/Director
Matthew Shoycet

Production Company
TLNT Productions Inc.

The Accountant of Auschwitz
CBC
Schedule:

Thursday June 11, 2020 at 8 PM

 

Toxic Beauty

A whistleblower, her lawyer, world class scientists, cancer survivors and those who have lost their lives, strip a dominant pharmaceutical company of all credibility in this powerful documentary film, while exposing the hard truths about dangerous, unregulated chemicals and toxins in cosmetics and care products.

Production Company
White Pine Pictures

  • “Engrossing”; “will make you rifle through your medicine cabinet”
    – Samantha Edwards, NOW Magazine
  • “The film empowers women to support companies and institutions that understand a woman’s right to feel beautiful without compromising her health”
    – Pat Mullen, POV Magazine
Toxic Beauty
CBC
Schedule:

Thursday June 4, 2020 at 8 PM

 

The Walrus and the Whistleblower

A whistleblower is sued for $1.5 million for plotting to steal a walrus and launches into a personal quest against the backdrop to end marine mammal captivity.

Director
Nathalie Bibeau

The Walrus and the Whistleblower
CBC
Schedule:

Thursday May 28, 2020 at 8 PM

 

Influence

A story of influence and weaponized communication centering on the infamous Lord Tim Bell and his associates, known for their controversial geopolitical spin-doctoring.

Writers/Directors
Diana Neille, Richard Poplak

Production Company
Eye Steel Film

Influence
CBC
Schedule:

Thursday May 21, 2020 at 8 PM

 

They Call Me Dr. Miami

Dr. Miami is the "most famous plastic surgeon of the universe". While chasing fame, can this Orthodox Jewish father of five carry on with his gimmick and still preserve his identity?

Director
Jean-Simon Chartier

Production Company
Cargo Film & Releasing

They Call Me Dr. Miami
CBC
Schedule:

Thursday May 14, 2020 at 8 PM

 

Meat The Future

The prospect of meat consumption doubling by 2050 is a wake-up call for solutions. The planet’s future may lie with “cell-based meat,” a food science that grows meat from animal cells, without the need to slaughter animals.

Writer/Director
Liz Marshall

Production Company
Meat The Future

Meat The Future
CBC
Schedule:

Thursday May 7 2020, at 8 PM

 

Finding Sally

A personal investigation into the mysterious life of the director's aunt Sally, an Ethiopian aristocrat-turned-communist-rebel who disappeared during the Ethiopian Revolution.

Writer/Director
Tamara Mariam Dawit

Production Company
CatBird Films

Finding Sally
CBC
Schedule:

Thursday April 30, 2020 at 8 PM

 

9/11 Kids

It's the most famous whisper in American history. President Bush learns of the 9/11 attacks while sitting in front of 16 schoolchildren. This is the untold story of those kids. Today they are in their mid-20s and offer a fascinating window into post 9/11 America.

Writer/Director
Elizabeth St. Philip

Production Company
Saloon Media

9/11 Kids
CBC
Schedule:

Thursday April 23, 2020 at 8 PM

 

Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art

This documentary investigates and exposes the events, high-society characters and con artists that brought such a bizarre and sudden end to what was one of the world's best-known art galleries M. Knoedler & Co.

Writer/Director
Barry Avrich

Production Company
Melbar Entertainment Group

Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art
CBC
Schedule:

Thursday April 16, 2020 at 8 PM

 

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