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Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil

Program Running Time 86 min.

Sep 09 06:30 pm
Sep 10 08:30 pm
Sep 11 04:45 pm
Sep 12 06:30 pm
Sep 13 06:30 pm
Sep 15 08:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Pieter van Huystee
(Netherlands, 2015, 86 mins, DCP)

Famous for his still shocking paintings of hell, Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist caused uproar with his fantastical and utterly uniquely diabolical work. In preparation for a special exhibition at the Noordbrabants Museum in the city of Den where Bosch lived, a team of Dutch art historians crisscross the globe to unravel the secrets of his art.

Ballad of Oppenheimer Park

Program Running Time 70 min.

Sep 01 08:00 pm

Films in Program

(Vancouver Latin American Film Festival @VIFF Vancity Theatre)
Directed By: Juan Manuel Sepúlveda
(Canada, Mexico, 2015, 70 mins)

Juan Manuel Sepúlveda spent two years hanging out in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside, getting to know its regulars and letting his camera roll. With his keen sense of framing, the action remains within the confines of the park and films the daily life of Harley, Bear, Janet and Dave.

Neither Heaven Nor Earth

Program Running Time 100 min.

Sep 02 08:30 pm
Sep 03 06:45 pm
Sep 05 08:30 pm
Sep 06 08:30 pm
Sep 08 08:30 pm

Films in Program

(Ni le ciel ni la terre)
Directed By: Clément Cogitore
(France, 2015, 100 mins, DCP)

A French platoon on a rocky outpost near the Afghan-Pakistan border is rocked by the disappearance of one of their comrades one night. Has he gone AWOL, or has he been captured by the Taliban? A couple of nights later another man vanishes, again without a trace. Captain Bonassieu (Jeremie Renier) is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery…

Interior

Program Running Time 80 min.


Films in Program

Hockney

Program Running Time 112 min.

Sep 06 02:30 pm
Sep 07 06:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Randall Wright
(GB, 2014, 112 mins, DCP)

An engaging, insightful and inspiring film portrait of the great British and California artist, now a spry, wry and still prolific septuagenarian. He’s one of the most accessible and successful figurative painters of the last half century, but look closer, there’s much more to David Hockney than meets the eye.

Waiting Room

Program Running Time 92 min.


Films in Program

Directed By: Igor Drljaca
(Bosnia, Canada, 2015, 92 mins, DCP)

Jasmin, once a successful actor in former Yugoslavia, now lives in Toronto with his second wife and young son. While juggling a construction job and a busy audition schedule, he dreams of re-launching an old televised stage show that made him famous in his homeland. When he is cast in a role that triggers recollections of the civil war, he is forced to reconcile his current reality with memories of his past success.

Boris sans Beatrice

Program Running Time 93 min.

Sep 02 06:30 pm
Sep 03 08:50 pm
Sep 06 06:30 pm
Sep 08 06:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Denis Côté
(Canada, 2016, 93 mins, DCP)

The latest from Quebec’s Denis Côté is a psychological thriller, a portrait of a successful businessman whose arrogance slowly begins to crumble under the duress of coping with his wife’s breakdown. Is her mute passivity actually a form of protest? Or is it a kind of karmic payback for Boris’s infidelities, greed, and narcissism? That’s the disturbing claim of a strange messenger (played by Leos Carax-favourite Denis Lavant) who encroaches on Boris’s country retreat.

Edge of Winter

Program Running Time 89 min.


Films in Program

Directed By: Rob Connolly
(Canada, 2015, 89 mins, DCP)

t’s not easy being a good father to two boys you barely know anymore. Elliot (Joel Kinnaman, Suicide Squad) takes his sons into the great outdoors for some target practice, but his attempt to get in Bradley’s good side by giving him the keys to drive them back home backfires badly when they skid off the road in the middle of nowhere. Shrewdly dissecting father-son and sibling tensions, this nailbiting endurance thriller shuttles vividly between interior psychological and external, environmental factors.

Glauber Rocha x2: Black God, White Devil & Entranced Earth

Program Running Time 240 min.

Aug 30 06:30 pm

Films in Program

(Vancouver Latin American Film Festival @ VIFF Vancity Theatre)
Directed By: Glauber Rocha
(Brazil, 240 mins)

Two films from the great Glauber Rocha, the most influential filmmaker in Brazilian history, a pioneer of militant political cinema who caught the new wave spirit of the 1960s.

Co-presented by VIFF Vancity Theatre and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Tickets are available from vlaff.org and on the door.

In Order of Disappearance

Program Running Time 116 min.

Aug 28 03:30 pm
Aug 29 02:20 pm
Aug 30 04:00 pm
Aug 31 08:20 pm
Sep 01 03:45 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Hans Petter Moland
(Norway, 2014, 116 mins, DCP)

This Fargo-esque Scandinavian black comic thriller pits mild-mannered snowplough operator Nils (the great Stellen Skarsgaard) in the midst of a bloody revenge saga between warring drug gangs. Before you can say "the man with no name", Nils is pitting one against the other and burying the bodies in the snow drifts…

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