Katie Says Goodbye

Katie Says Goodbye

A truck-stop waitress (Olivia Cooke, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) believes she has found a way out of her dead end when she falls in love with a handsome young mechanic, in this heartrending character study co-starring Christopher Abbott (James White), Mary Steenburgen, and Jim Belushi. [Synopsis courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival]

The Invention of Lying

Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn’t exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.

St. Vincent

Maggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbour, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka, Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine — the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart. [Synopsis courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival]

In Lieu of Flowers

In Lieu of Flowers presents an unconventional romance, New York style. Two young New Yorkers navigate the humbling, harrowing, and often humorous process of surviving heartbreak in a city that is both lively and lonely all at once. Rachel and Eric have each recently lost a romantic partner. They’re eager to move on, and are having a hard time doing so. But after a chance meeting between the two, everything starts to change. The two urban warriors awkwardly – and sometimes comically – navigate a new, ambiguous and slightly odd relationship. [Synopsis courtesy of Napa Valley Film Festival]