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Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Spain, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 09 08:25 pm
Sep 10 04:45 pm
Sep 10 06:30 pm
Sep 11 08:20 pm
Sep 13 08:20 pm
Sep 15 06:30 pm

Catalonia’s Jose Luis Guerin is arguably the least well known of contemporary greats; his penchant for teasing poetry out of non-fiction approach has been emulated by many, but rarely matched. Here a professor of philology flirts with his female students and engages in amorous discourse with his wife. "Consistently amusing, frequently stimulating, and occasionally erotic work." The House Next Door

(Vancouver Latin American Film Festival @VIFF Vancity Theatre)
Duration: 70 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,Mexico, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 01 08:00 pm

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.

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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

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.

(Razredni sovražnik)
Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: Slovenia, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 23 08:30 pm
Sep 25 06:15 pm

A Slovenian high school class take against their new (German) teacher. When one of them takes her own life, the kids are quick to blame him even though the evidence is only circumstantial. As tensions rise, so too do ambiguities in this impressive, probing drama, an audience favourite from VIFF 2014.

Co-presented with Vancouver Foreign Film Society

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Oct 20 07:30 pm

When a desperate and disillusioned PhD student commits premeditated murder in the name of a theory, he finds that his soul can only be saved through the love of a religious prostitute. But will he confess in time or will the cunning police investigator ruin his chance at salvation? Based on Dostoevsky’s classic psychological thriller.

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Poland, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Oct 28 09:40 pm
Oct 29 08:55 pm
Oct 31 08:30 pm
Nov 01 06:30 pm

A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 23 06:30 pm
Aug 24 08:30 pm
Aug 27 04:30 pm

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.

Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Nov 04 08:30 pm
Nov 05 08:50 pm
Nov 06 08:35 pm
Nov 07 06:30 pm
Nov 08 08:30 pm
Nov 10 03:00 pm

Jim Jarmusch gets the real dope on Iggy Pop and the Stooges.

(Vancouver Latin American Film Festival @ VIFF Vancity Theatre)
Duration: 240 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil,
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 30 06:30 pm

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.

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 17 07:15 pm

Four young monks left alone in their remote monastery in Myanmar. Shot entirely in newly-opened Myanmar with non-actors, the film bridges spirit, cinema, and traditional Burmese storytelling to open a view onto an unseen world.

Duration: 216 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1980
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 04 03:00 pm

With the recent passing of director Michael Cimino and DP Vilmos Zsigmond it is high time to reevaluate this notorious box office flop, a western - or anti-western - that was too radical for US critics in 1980, both in its politics and its aesthetic daring. Restored to its full glory, this elegy for lost ideals could be the greatest movie you’ve never seen.

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Netherlands, 2015
Series:
Cultural Screen

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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

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.

Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
Cultural Screen

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

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.

(Domaci pece)
Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Czech Republic,Slovak Republic, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 23 06:30 pm
Sep 25 08:30 pm

In the tradition of much of the best Czech filmmaking, this wryly humorous and bittersweet humanist tale follows a dedicated home-care nurse in the South Moravian countryside.

Co-presented with the Vancouver Foreign Film Society.

Duration: 116 mins
Country of Origin: Norway, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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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

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…

(En la ciudad de Sylvia)
Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: Spain,France, 2006
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 10 06:45 pm
Sep 12 08:20 pm

Among the few truly great films of the 21st Century, this is a spellbinding contemplation of contemplation, the act – and the art – of seeing. Guerin’s masterpiece follows a young man as he haunts a café in Strasberg, in search of… Sylvia, we guess. He gazes avidly at women. And we gaze too, watching him watching, seeing what he sees. Reminiscent of a Chekhovian short story, of Vertigo, of silents and musicals and experimental art film, In the City of Sylvia is very simple and utterly transfixing, and it cuts to the heart of what the cinema is about.

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: China, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 16 06:30 pm
Sep 17 09:30 pm
Sep 20 04:00 pm
Sep 21 06:30 pm

One of the best reviewed films of the year, this is a stunning, dreamlike debut about a country doctor’s search for an abandoned child that takes him to a mysterious place where past, present and future become one. "Bi’s singular vision bears comparison to those of other geniuses such as Tarkovsky, Sokurov, David Lynch, Luis Buñuel and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Like those auteurs, he achieves what film is best at but seldom accomplishes — a stirring of a deeper consciousness, a glimpse into a reality transcending the everyday." Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Duration: 96 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Oct 28 06:50 pm
Oct 29 06:30 pm
Oct 30 07:10 pm
Oct 31 06:30 pm
Nov 01 08:30 pm
Nov 02 06:30 pm
Nov 03 01:00 pm
Nov 03 08:30 pm
Nov 04 06:30 pm
Nov 05 02:45 pm
Nov 05 06:30 pm
Nov 06 06:30 pm
Nov 08 06:30 pm
Nov 09 01:00 pm
Nov 10 01:00 pm

In Nettie Wild’s stunning magnum opus, a mining company helicopter hovers above the pristine land of the Tahltan First Nation in Northern BC, carrying a huge electric transmission tower, casting patterned shadows. This conflict between man-made geometries and nature’s vortices is at the film’s heart. Marking a tonal departure from her earlier documentaries, Wild creates a balanced profile that’s free of polemics and a feast for the eyes.

Winner: Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award, Hot Docs

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,South Africa, 2016
Series:
Community Events
Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Oct 24 06:30 pm
Oct 25 05:15 pm
Oct 26 06:30 pm
Oct 27 01:00 pm

As close to omniscient as a film buff is ever likely to get, the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il was so enamoured by South Korean moviemakers Shin Sang-ok and his actress (and ex-wife) Choi Eun-hee that he had them kidnapped, whisked over the border, and put to work reviving local film production. They had little choice but to comply, and in the process, they fell back in love… "Perhaps the all-time strangest, most outlandish true-life story connected to the cinema and its practitioners…Fascinating on personal, political and cinematic levels." Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

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