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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.

Aug 19 06:30 pm
Aug 20 06:15 pm
Aug 23 06:30 pm
Aug 24 08:30 pm
Aug 27 04:30 pm

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 his 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 and on the door.

Seventh Fire

Program Running Time 76 min.

Aug 21 06:20 pm

Films in Program

(USA, 2015, 76 mins, DCP)

Two men struggle to define who they are and what path they will take in this artful, gritty and unforgettable portrait of life on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota. Terrence Malick, Chris Eyre and Natalie Portman present this sometimes troubling, sometimes transcendent vision of life on the edge.

In Order of Disappearance

Program Running Time 116 min.

Aug 26 08:30 pm
Aug 27 06:20 pm
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…

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Program Running Time 93 min.

Aug 23 02:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: David Bickerstaff
(GB, 2016, 93 mins, DCP)

Claude Monet, Van Gogh, Sargent and Matisse all feature in this Exhibition on Film documentary based on the recent show mounted at both London’s Royal Academy and Cleveland’s Museum of Art.

"A thoroughly pleasant feast for the eyes." Andrew Pulver, The Guardian

Renoir: Revered and Reviled

Program Running Time 87 min.

Aug 09 02:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Phil Grabsky
(GB, 2015, 87 mins, DCP)

Get up close and personal with nearly 200 paintings from the Barnes Collection on display in Philadelphia.

Miss Sharon Jones!

Program Running Time 93 min.

Aug 26 06:30 pm
Aug 27 08:40 pm
Aug 29 04:35 pm
Aug 30 02:10 pm
Aug 31 06:30 pm
Sep 01 06:00 pm
Sep 03 04:50 pm
Sep 04 07:20 pm
Sep 05 06:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Barbara Kopple
(USA, 2015, 93 mins, DCP)

At the age of 57, after years of blue collar jobs and another 20 years of small clubs and no breaks, Sharon Jones seemed finally to have hit the big time with her band the Dap-Kings. Then she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. But that wasn’t going to stop her. Directed by legendary documentarian Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA), Miss Sharon Jones! is part music film, part cancer survival story, and 100% soul.

Sour Grapes

Program Running Time 86 min.

Aug 12 08:30 pm
Aug 13 06:30 pm
Aug 14 06:30 pm
Aug 15 01:15 pm
Aug 20 02:30 pm
Aug 23 04:30 pm

Films in Program

(GB, USA, France, 2016, 86 mins, DCP)

Presenting the cream of the crop from this year’s HotDocs Film Festival, VIFF Vancity Theatre is pleased to showcase five of the outstanding documentaries of 2016. Sour Grapes (from Jerry Rothwell, the director of How to Change the World) is one for the connoisseurs, the eye-opening, mouth-watering true crime tale of what happened when oenophilia met high finance in the heady years leading up to the crash of 2008.

3-ticket pack available for Best of Hot Docs


Program Running Time 96 min.

Aug 12 06:30 pm
Aug 13 08:40 pm
Aug 14 08:20 pm
Aug 15 03:00 pm
Aug 20 04:15 pm
Aug 21 04:20 pm

Films in Program

(USA, 2016, 96 mins, DCP)

Remember Anthony Weiner, the rising Democrat congressman forced out of office after a humiliating sexting scandal? Two years later he was encouraged to run for mayor of New York City, and allowed a documentary team to follow his comeback. But things didn’t go according to plan…