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Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images


Sep 30 03:00 pm

This multi-narrative drama chronicles life in a small town in the Alberta badlands over the course of one year. As we’re introduced to a pregnant teenager, a hard-drinking musician, a reclusive taxidermist and an ambitious RCMP officer, the intertwining stories in director Kyle Thomas’ ambitious, eloquently executed film render a rich portrait; four circles of Drumheller, if you will.

Music & Dance
(Vancouver no Asahi)
Duration: 134 mins
Country of Origin: Japan,Canada, 2014
High School Outreach


Oct 04 02:30 pm
Oct 09 03:30 pm
Oct 10 01:00 pm

Back in the 1930s, in Vancouver’s old Japantown, a group of Canadian-born kids launched their own baseball team, the Asahi. Ishii’s lavish-scale entertainment chronicles their battles against failure, racism and prejudice—and the brief moment of triumph they enjoyed before Pearl Harbor changed everything. An epic tale, rich in humour and humanity. Tony Rayns

History, Human Rights, Immigration, Sport, Youth Under 18 May Attend
Duration: 2 mins
Country of Origin: Slovenia, 2014
International Shorts


Oct 05 09:30 pm

There are certain things you should never do if you are a fish on someone’s dinner plate.

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,Norway, 2014
BC Spotlight


Sep 30 09:30 pm
Oct 02 04:00 pm
Oct 10 03:45 pm

Best known as the drummer for Vancouver-based We Are the City, Andrew Huculiak makes his directorial debut with this beautiful, atmospheric film shot in Norway and inspired by the band’s latest album. It stars newcomer Dagny Backer Johnsen as a young woman who, after enduring a catastrophic event, loses herself in memories of the people who loved her most.

Experimental & Avant garde, Fantasy, Music & Dance