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GB

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 24 06:30 pm
Jul 25 06:00 pm
Jul 26 03:00 pm
Jul 27 08:30 pm
Jul 30 06:30 pm

Remember when musicals made you want to get up and sing? The irresistible, rousing, declamatory songs of The Proclaimers fuel this exuberant and exhilarating Scottish musical, a heart-tugging story of two Afghan war veterans trying to reconnect with family and loved ones, and a long-buried secret that threatens to spoil everything.

"Simply glorious… The feel-fabulous film of the year." Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail

"Simply glorious… The feel-fabulous film of the year." Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail

"I shed a tear within the first 10 minutes, and spent the rest of the movie beaming like a gibbering, love-struck fool." Mark Kermode, Observer

"Leaves you elated." Emma Morgan, Total Film

Iran

Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2009
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 18 08:20 pm
Jul 20 06:30 pm
Jul 22 04:00 pm
Jul 25 03:40 pm

Several middle class friends meet up for a long weekend at a beach house on the Caspian Sea. Elly doesn’t really fit in, she’s much younger, a kindergarten teacher who has been invited along as a possible match for one of the friends, whose marriage recently fell apart. But things don’t go according to plan…

This masterly film from the director of A Separation and The Past exposes the faultlines buried deep within modern Iranian society.

"It’s breezy, then suspenseful, and gradually, crushingly sad. On its own terms, it’s a perfect film." David Ehrenstein, New York Magazine

"About Elly shows that the ethical dilemmas of ordinary adults can, with this level of talent, become as gripping as any thriller." Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post

"This superb, suspenseful film opens as a playful comedy of vacationing couples and awkward romance, one that might be set in the French countryside, but by the end has become a moral drama likely to corrode your certainties." Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

Sweden

Duration: 101 mins
Country of Origin: Sweden, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 30 06:30 pm
Jul 01 06:30 pm
Jul 02 08:20 pm

Roy Andersson is one of the great unsung masters of modern cinema. He is not prolific, this is fifth feature film since 1970, but his style is unique and unmistakeable: a series of interlocking, deadpan tragi-comic vignettes that suggest he may be the missing link between Jacques Tati and Monty Python. Here the lugubrious efforts of two novelty item salesmen somehow conjures the ghosts of King Charles XII of Sweden, a WWII beerhall, and a diabolical colonial contraption. Once seen, never forgotten.

"Blackly comic absurdist banality interspersed with surrealist shards – alternately hilarious, heartbreaking and horrifying. The spirits of Samuel Beckett and Spike Milligan waltz through this beige-green purgatory, a series of arresting static-camera vignettes, pasty of face, deadpan of composition." Mark Kermode, The Observer

"Shot in long takes, the camera fixed like a picture frame, there are images here that lodge in the part of the brain where dreams are forged… For a film posing the metaphysical biggies, there is tenderness and laughs. Its bonkers approach to storytelling and life may drive some nuts. The rest of us will soar with the birds." Cath Clarke, Time Out

UK, Canada

Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: UK,Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 07 07:00 pm
Aug 08 08:00 pm
Aug 10 06:30 pm
Aug 11 08:30 pm
Aug 13 06:30 pm

In 1971, a group of friends sail from Vancouver into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. The Greenpeace story is vividly and dramatically told in Jerry Rothwell’s riveting documentary, a movie that reminds us of the central role Vancouver played in the foundation of the modern environmental movement, as well as the often difficult path that movement has followed over the years. Featuring candid interviews with Paul Watson, Patrick Moore and Rex Wyler, never-before-seen archival footage, and the music of Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Jodi Mitchell, Brigitte Bardot, Country Joe Mcdonald & The Fish and Can.

"Rousing… Full of heart-wrenching imagery." Sterlin Johnson, Indiewire

"Candid, beautiful, poetic." Globe and Mail

USA

Duration: 118 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 31 06:30 pm
Aug 01 06:00 pm
Aug 02 03:00 pm
Aug 03 04:10 pm
Aug 04 06:30 pm
Aug 05 06:30 pm
Aug 06 08:20 pm

Flaubert’s famous (anti-)heroine finds her perfect interpreter in Mia Wasikowska, whose brittle intelligence layers Emma’s naivete and impulsive nature, and whose sparks of passion stand in stark contrast to the suffocatingly sterile and mannered provincial society into which she has been bred and wed. Visually exquisite, the movie is a fine showcase for one of our very best actors.

"It has a gem of a performance at the center… Wasikowska portrays her as a woman driven at all times by a recognizable sadness, one attempting with every purchase, lie, and assignation to correct the way life doesn’t always match up to our expectations. " Keith Phipps, The Dissolve

Duration: 76 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 24 10:30 pm
Jul 25 10:15 pm

Already acclaimed as the animated feature of the year, Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’ is a rueful, comic and surreal contemplation of true love, false love, blind love and spectacular sex, all in Plympton’s inimitable style. Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when things inevitably go south, Ella resorts to a magical soul machine to take the form of Jake’s numerous lovers to reclaim their destiny. (Plus short film: World of Tomorrow, 16 min)

"Plympton will be cheated if Cheatin doesn’t at least get nominated for a best animated feature Oscar." Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Meet Iris Apfel, doyenne of New York fashion, and more importantly an indomitable and inspiring life force well into her ninth decade. Quick-witted and always flamboyantly dressed, Iris retains her enthusiasm for fashion, art and people. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

"A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel." Variety

Duration: 72 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Go behind the scenes of the New York City Ballet and watch choreographer Justin Peck create the company’s 422nd original piece.

“The documentary moves with the same fluidity that characterizes Peck’s choreography… Lipes captures the dancers, musicians, costumers and lighting designers from a variety of angles within the larger canvas, always suggesting kinetic movement continuing beyond the frame. A delight for balletophiles, the film [represents] a beautifully crafted entree into the intricacies of collective endeavor.” Ronnie Scheib, Variety

Duration: 146 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1990
Series:
Cinema Salon

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Jul 07 07:30 pm

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” So begins Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, based on the biography of real-life mobster Henry Hill and his brutal but seductive life of organized crime.  Starting at full throttle and speeding towards a life of flashy cars, gold watches, women, cash and crime, Goodfellas gives us the best performances of every actor in the cast with an unforgettable sound track. Introduced by Melanie Friesen. Guest presenter: saxophonist Cory Weeds.

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 03 06:45 pm
Jul 05 06:10 pm
Jul 07 05:15 pm
Jul 09 06:30 pm

Obsessively cooped up in a Manhattan apartment by their father, six remarkable teenage brothers grow up understanding the outside world through the prism of movies - their reenactments of Tarantino have to be seen to be believed! Freedom brings a reality very different from what they had expected.

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 05 04:35 pm
Jul 11 04:30 pm
Jul 13 05:15 pm
Jul 15 05:15 pm
Jul 16 04:15 pm
Jul 18 02:15 pm

Meet Iris Apfel, doyenne of New York fashion, and more importantly an indomitable and inspiring life force well into her ninth decade. Quick-witted and always flamboyantly dressed, Iris retains her enthusiasm for fashion, art and people. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

"A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel." Variety

Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 31 08:50 pm
Aug 01 08:20 pm
Aug 03 06:30 pm
Aug 06 06:30 pm

It’s the night before Christmas, and Sin-Dee is back turning tricks on the street after a month in stir. But it’s her pimp boyfriend who should be worried: Sin-Dee has heard he’s been cheating on her, and she means to get to the bottom of the rumours…

Shot entirely on iphones, this Sundance sensation from Starlet director Sean Baker is about as "now" as movies get, but also a surprisingly sweet, warm and forgiving yuletide tale.

"An exuberantly raw and up-close portrait of one of Los Angeles’ more distinctive sex-trade subcultures… Writer-director Sean Baker’s sun-scorched, street-level snapshot is a work of rueful, matter-of-fact insight and unapologetically wild humor that draws a motley collection of funny, sad and desperate individuals into its protagonists’ orbit. […] A generous and surprisingly hopeful vision of humanity." Justin Chang, Variety

"Gorgeous… A perfectly cast, beautifully directed movie." Manohla Dargis, New York Times

USA, Canada

Duration: 107 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Canada, 2010
Series:
Music Mondays

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Jul 06 08:30 pm

A portrait of the legendary Canadian rock band Rush from their early days in Toronto, through each of their landmark albums, to the present day.

"Wonderfully engaging." Andew Pulver, The Guardian

"A doc that anyone can enjoy. Fans will gorge on this deft, year-by-year portrait of the ultimate enduring cult band. And even a skeptic may come away with an affection for the intricate labor of Rush’s skewed-time-signature epics." B+ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

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