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Canada

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 17 07:15 pm

In adapting journalist Stevie Cameron’s book On The Farm, producer Rupert Harvey, screenwriter Dennis Foon and director Rachel Talalay have elected to keep the focus predominantly on the women: the addicts and sex workers of the Downtown Eastside; the activists who offer refuge to that community; and a lone female cop who believes the missing women deserve serious investigation. Eschewing sensationalism and relegating Pickton himself to a bit-part, the film is inevitably, and rightly, a demanding watch, but its sympathies are clear to see, alongside an uncompromising indictment of the callous sexism, exploitation and social neglect that allowed Pickton’s crimes to go undetected for so long. This preview ahead of its CBC broadcast will be followed by a panel discussion.

Duration: 154 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Community Events

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Jul 27 07:00 pm
Jul 28 07:00 pm

From cave paintings to virtual reality, Beware of Images embarks on a fascinating journey through the history of mediated representation. Fast-paced and entertaining, this animated documentary aims to inform, while encouraging the audience to examine our relationship with past, present and future media technologies.

Director Sergio Toporek will be present for a Q&A session following both screenings.

Duration: 122 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Bell Media Best of Hot Docs 2016

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Jul 10 06:00 pm

Award-winning doc auteur Kevin McMahon travels across the globe to unpack what scientists have discovered about humanity’s impact on the planet. Consulting some of the world’s most prominent thinkers, including physicists, astronauts, anthropologists and geologists, Spaceship Earth is a beautiful, poetic film that offers insight and inspiration into how to change the hearts and minds of every person on this planet.

Canada, South Africa

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,South Africa, 2016
Series:
Community Events

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Jul 21 06:30 pm

Colombia

(El abrazo de la serpiente)
Duration: 124 mins
Country of Origin: Colombia, 2015
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era

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Jul 04 06:30 pm

Academy Award nominee: Best Foreign Language Film, Guerra’s film is a bewitching Amazonian odyssey inspired by two historical forays deep into the jungle by European anthropologists. Filmed in stunning black and white, this is a potent, poetic, political film reminiscent of Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre.

Cuba

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Cuba, 2016
Series:
Cuba Now & Then

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Jul 22 06:45 pm

This moving documentary about the life and career of Omara Portuondo, known as the Diva of Buena Vista Social Club, features touching recollections by personalities of Cuban culture, including Eusebio Leal, Pablo Milanés, Chucho Valdés, José María Vitier, Rodulfo Vaillant, Amaury Pérez, Rosa Fornés, Luis Carbonell, Fernando Pérez, and Santiago Alfonso.

Join us for a filmmaker Q&A, mojitos and more Cuban sounds before and after this screening.

(Conducta)
Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: Cuba, 2014
Series:
Cuba Now & Then

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Jul 23 07:00 pm

In a vibrantly depicted Havana, 11-year-old Chala industriously cares for carrier pigeons and dogs on his apartment balcony. Trouble is, there’s easy money in dog fighting. The most important champion in his life however is his aging teacher, Carmela (the marvelous Alina Rodríguez), a woman who refuses to let the boy fall between the cracks and endures government reprisals as a result. Director Ernesto Daranas demonstrates equal bravery in confronting Cuba’s social ills.

Duration: 95 mins
Country of Origin: Cuba, 2015
Series:
Cuba Now & Then

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Jul 24 08:30 pm

Robi is a lonely guy who is passionate about photography and torn between the love he feels for his “uncle” Salomón, who is ill with AIDS and to whom he owes his gratitude, and the love he feels for Galaxia, who decides to leave for France

Duration: 160 mins
Country of Origin: Cuba, 1968
Series:
Cuba Now & Then

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Jul 23 04:00 pm

Three tales about three women called Lucía. One takes place during the

independence war against Spain, the second during the Machado dictatorship, and the third one is after Castro’s revolution. Considered among Cuban critics as one of the great achievements of Cuban cinema.

These three tales about three Lucías set in three separate periods that were essential to the formation, consolidation and splendour of Cuban national conscience—1895, 1932 and the early years of the Revolution reflect the parallel maturing process of Cuban women.

(Memorias del subdesarrollo)
Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: Cuba, 1968
Series:
Cuba Now & Then

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Jul 24 06:30 pm

A middle-class intellectual who stayed in Cuba after the

Revolution in 1959 faces a new world he does not seem to grasp. Selected among the best 2000 films of all times by the International Federation of Film-Clubs. Based on Edmundo Desnoes’s award-winning novel. "This audacious, sensual portrait of an alienated intellectual in the early days of Castro’s Cuba, released in 1968, is one of the great movies of its era." Michael Sragow, New Yorker

Cuba, Soviet Union

(Soy Cuba)
Duration: 141 mins
Country of Origin: Cuba,Soviet Union, 1964
Series:
Cuba Now & Then

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Jul 22 09:00 pm
Jul 24 03:30 pm

"They’re going to be carrying ravished film students out of the theaters on stretchers," wrote Terrence Rafferty in the New Yorker when this astonishing Soviet-made portrait of Castro’s Cuba was rediscovered in the mid 1990s. Featuring some of the jaw-dropping camerawork ever filmed (and decades before the invention of the Steadicam), the movie is a euphoric celebration of Cuba, the Revolution, and (most potently) revolutionary cinema.

35mm print courtesy Milestone Films