Presenting one of the most popular romances of recent times in a less than wholesome new light, this is the Valentine’s Day show for anyone who can’t get date, doesn’t want one, or has partnered up with someone as cynical, bitter and sardonic as themselves. Whether you love The Notebook, hate it, hate that you love it, or tell anyone who will listen that you’ve never seen it, come vent your "frustrations" at the saccharine love story that set the bar for romance at an unattainable height and unleashed Gosling fever upon the universe with a no-holds-barred text takedown. Bring your drinks into the theatre, leave your phone on, flex your thumbs, stretch your wit, and heckle until your sides split.
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Each year VIFF Vancity Theatre is proud to present the nominees for best live action short film. This year these are Aya (Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis) – 39 minutes/Israel, France; Boogalo and Graham (Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney) – 14 minutes/GB; Butter Lamp (Hu Wei and Julien Féret) – 15 minutes/France, China; Parvaneh (Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger) – 25 minutes/Switzerland;The Phone Call (Mat Kirkby and James Lucas) – 21 minutes/GB.
The animated short film nominees are:
The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees) – 7 minutes/GB; The Dam Keeper (Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi) – 18 minutes/USA; Feast (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed) – 6 minutes/USA; Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove) – 14 minutes/Canada; A Single Life (Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen) – 2 minutes/The Netherlands. These films will be supplemented by four runners-up.