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USA

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Series:
Bell Media Best of Hot Docs 2016

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Aug 05 08:30 pm
Aug 06 06:00 pm
Aug 07 08:50 pm
Aug 08 04:15 pm
Aug 09 04:30 pm
Aug 10 06:30 pm
Aug 11 08:40 pm
Aug 13 02:30 pm

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. From the brilliant mind of Werner Herzog comes a playful yet chilling examination of our rapidly interconnecting lives.

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1973
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De Palma

A young reporter (Jennifer Salt) witnesses a murder from afar, but cannot prove it. The truth is more grim than she imagines… Sisters has a grand guignol conceit but it’s not really a horror movie - rather it’s a witty mystery suspense thriller drawing from Rear Window and Psycho. Ironically through Hitchcockian pastiche De Palma found his own voice as a filmmaker. Even at this early stage includes extraordinarily adept use of split screen, lengthy travelling shots, and an operatic "Eye of God" storytelling sense - or if you prefer, a deeply twisted sense of humour.

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 05 06:30 pm
Aug 06 08:00 pm
Aug 09 06:30 pm
Aug 10 08:30 pm
Aug 11 04:40 pm
Aug 14 04:45 pm

The incredible true story about how The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Peter Pan (among other Disney favourites) helped a young boy with austism to connect with his family and the outside world.

Duration: 129 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1980
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era

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Aug 29 08:30 pm
Aug 31 04:00 pm

‘I was bleeding internally all over and I didn’t know it. My eyes were bleeding, my hands, everything except my brain and my liver… then I realised I was LaMotta, I’d make the movie about me.’ In the throes of a near-fatal drug problem Martin Scorsese made what he believed could be his last movie. Its subject: the Bronx Bull, Jake La Motta, a graceless but indomitable boxer who never quits beating himself up. Punishing, painful and pitiless, with the ultimate Method performance from Robert De Niro at its core, it’s in many ways the culmination of the American psycho-realist tradition, but this is realism pushing through towards spiritual redemption by way of Scorsese’s heightened subjective style.

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1983
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era

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Aug 29 06:30 pm

Francis Coppola’s second take on an SE Hinton teen novel is in a very different register to The Outsiders: it’s an expressionistic urban art film dealing in icons, symbols and a syncopated percussive score by Stewart Copeland of The Police. Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke star, along with a very young Diane Lane and Nicolas Cage (and "Domino", aka Sofia Coppola).

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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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

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.

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

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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

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…

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

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Aug 21 06:20 pm

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.

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.

GB, USA

((In association with the Lacan Salon and APW Conference on Love))
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: GB,USA, 2004
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 31 07:00 pm

Widely disparaged by reviewers on its release (it rates just 39% on the aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes) and a box office failure, Birth is a sorely misunderstood film, and more than that, a surrealist masterpiece. Nicole Kidman plays a young Manhattan widow who is bemused, angered, appalled, and finally captivated and enraptured by the strange courtship of a ten-year-old boy (Vancouver’s Cameron Bright) who claims to be Sean, her late husband.

Copresented by the Lacan Salon and the APW Conference On Love, this screening will include remarks and discussion led by Christine Evans and Ona Nierenberg, PhD.

Duration: 124 mins
Country of Origin: GB,USA, 1980
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era

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Aug 08 06:30 pm

The true story of a Victorian circus freak, John Merrick (played by John Hurt) “saved” by a philanthropic doctor and adopted by polite society. Again filming in black and white (as he had for Eraserhead), Lynch turned Dickensian London into a feverish, infernal environment where the normal and the monstrous can switch places. His most conventional film, Elephant Man was widely praised and nominated for eight Academy Awards

USA, Netherlands

Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Netherlands, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 01 03:00 pm

A washed up Hollywood director is trapped in a remote castle by his own fears until the arrival of a mysterious woman offers him possible salvation. Inspired by Dostoevsky’s ’Notes from the Underground’, Johnny Walker attempts to answer the burning question: Is living a long life vulgar, immoral or just plain bad manners?

USA, Iran

Duration: 99 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Iran, 2014
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era

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Aug 22 08:30 pm

The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

GB, USA, France

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: GB,USA,France, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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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

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