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Brazil

Duration: 101 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 17 08:30 pm
Jun 23 08:30 pm

Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro’s second fiction feature unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. Neon Bull explores the vaquejada through the eyes of Iremar, a handsome cowboy who works the events. While he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, Iremar’s real dream is to design exotic outfits for dancers.

Canada

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

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Jun 14 06:30 pm

Vancouver film scholar Michael van den Bos follows up his 2015 Reel Jazz show with an all-new compilation of red-hot and blue jazz performances from the movies. This pulsating program features clips from live-action features and animated cartoons spanning the hot jazz of the early 1930s, through the swinging syncopation of the World War II big band era, to the post-war sounds of the soloists. Features Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller, Lester Young.

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 14 08:40 pm

Follow Larry Weinstein (Inside Hana’s Suitcase) as he explores the origins of Adolphe Sax, the creator of the saxophone 175 years ago and the role the sax has played over time and borders. Did you know that the saxophone was banned from the Earth by the Nazis? Saxophones were burned and saxophonists were jailed and exiled.

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 13 08:30 pm

Attawapiskat is a name we are hearing more often: it’s the community that has been riven with a horrific spate of suicides this past year, and the same community which Stephen Harper implied was some kind of mis-managed money pit for Canadian tax payers (misleadingly, as it turns out). Vicky Lean filmed there from 2008 to 2013, a period which saw the much-heralded arrival of a new neighbour for Attawapiskat in the form of a De Beers diamond mine, just 90 miles away. Her film may be the most pressing portrait of Canada you will see all year.

(Moving Images & Music Celebrating the Rhythms of Place)
Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 19 07:45 pm

This free show presented in association with our neighbours The Gathering Festival and Cineworks features a program of locally produced short films, live music, and the world premiere of a 26 minute short film, The Sound We See: A Vancouver City Symphony, made by 10 young people on 16mm black and white film, with musical accompaniment by Martin Reisle.

Duration: 60 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 16 07:00 pm

What happens to art in the Internet age? #artoffline provides an insider’s view of the contemporary art world, and explores the ways in which digital technology has transformed the experience of art. Followed by the director in conversation with invited guests.

China

Duration: 125 mins
Country of Origin: China, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 03 08:30 pm
Jun 04 06:15 pm
Jun 06 08:35 pm
Jun 07 06:00 pm
Jun 08 09:00 pm

Another film of immense ambition and scope from leading Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke (A Touch of Sin; The World). Set over three decades, from the turn of the millennium to 2025, the film charts the ranging fortunes of two men and the woman they both love (Jia’s muse, Tao Zhao). This is a film about China’s embrace of capitalism, but told with an unforced poetic simplicity and rueful conviction.

France, Turkey

Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: France,Turkey, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 03 01:40 pm

Evocative of both The Virgin Suicides and Lorca’s House of Bernarda Alba, this (French-made) Turkish drama is the tale of five young, free-spirited sisters, house-bound and married off, one by one, at the insistence of their conservative muslim uncle and grandmother. Rich in character, nuance and beauty, Mustang has won international acclaim everywhere it has shown. Nominee: Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film

Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: France,Turkey, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 01 11:30 am

Evocative of both The Virgin Suicides and Lorca’s House of Bernarda Alba, this (French-made) Turkish drama is the tale of five young, free-spirited sisters, house-bound and married off, one by one, at the insistence of their conservative muslim uncle and grandmother. Rich in character, nuance and beauty, Mustang has won international acclaim everywhere it has shown.

Nominee: Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film

Movies for Mommies shows are modified for the comfort of moms and their infants: screenings take place with lights dimmed and lower volume.

France

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 17 06:30 pm
Jun 23 01:00 pm
Jun 23 01:00 pm
Jun 23 06:30 pm

In this elegant, witty courtroom drama, the outcome of the trial gradually slips into the background as Christian Vincent instead focuses on the courtship between the presiding judge (Fabrice Luchini, from Gemma Bovery and Cycling with Moliere) and one of the reserve jurists (Sidse Babett Knudsen from The Duke of Burgundy and TV’s Borgen). Witty, subtle and ultimately poignant, this is like an especially polished episode of The Good Wife, augmented with a certain savoir faire.

(L'hermine)
Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 15 11:30 am

In this elegant, witty courtroom drama, the outcome of the trial gradually slips into the background as Christian Vincent instead focuses on the courtship between the presiding judge (Fabrice Luchini, from Gemma Bovery and Cycling with Moliere) and one of the reserve jurists (Sidse Babett Knudsen from The Duke of Burgundy and TV’s Borgen). Witty, subtle and ultimately poignant, this is like an especially polished episode of The Good Wife, augmented with a certain savoir faire.

Movies for Mommies screenings are modified for the enjoyment of moms and their infants. Screenings take place in low light with lower volume levels.

GB

Duration: 135 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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May 27 07:50 pm
May 28 05:50 pm
May 30 08:35 pm
May 31 12:30 pm
Jun 01 06:30 pm
Jun 02 08:35 pm

Considered a seminal Scottish novel, Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 classic, Sunset Song, sounds echoes of Thomas Hardy and DH Lawrence in its bracing tale of a farmer’s daughter enduring all that life can throw at her in the World War I era. Beautifully photographed, Terence Davies’ film is a heartbreaking melodrama about emancipation, poverty, and life during wartime.

Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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May 27 10:30 pm
May 28 10:30 pm
Jun 01 03:30 pm
Jun 03 03:30 pm
Jun 04 01:20 pm

The high cost of living goes through the roof in Ben Wheatley’s nightmarish vision of a very 70s British utopia, JG Ballard’s High-Rise. Tom Hiddleston stars as the upwardly mobile surgeon who has no idea what is store when he moves into his sleek new apartment building, a class-stratified designer paradise which comes to resemble hell on earth. With Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Jeremy Irons. Enter at your peril…

GB, Italy, France

(Il Racconto dei racconti)
Duration: 134 mins
Country of Origin: GB,Italy,France, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 03 06:00 pm
Jun 04 03:40 pm
Jun 04 08:40 pm
Jun 06 06:00 pm
Jun 07 08:25 pm
Jun 08 06:30 pm
Jun 09 02:00 pm

Once upon a time Italian director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah) decided to film a trio of medieval fairytales with the gusto and lustre of a modern day Fellini, and an international cast including Salma Hayek, John C Reilly, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones. The results were ravishing, gleefully mischevious, and definitely not for kids…

Iceland

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

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Jun 01 01:40 pm
Jun 07 04:00 pm

One of the hits of VIFF last year, this tale of Icelandic sheep farmers beset by disaster is a sleeper hit. Gummi and Kiddi are siblings and neighbours who have not spoken to each other for decades, but when one of their flock goes down with disease the stakes go sky high. The film is funny, raw, and surprisingly lean. It begins as absurdist comedy but winds up closer to existential tragedy.

Iran

Duration: 78 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 15 08:30 pm

The Girl’s House deals with issues facing Iranian women while telling the story of two female university students who try to solve the mystery surrounding the murder of one of their classmates.

Conservative media have slammed the film for being against “traditional and family values” and despite a number of revisions, it has not received a permit for public screening in Iran.

Spain

Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: Spain, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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May 27 05:50 pm
May 28 08:25 pm
May 29 07:50 pm
May 30 06:30 pm
May 31 03:00 pm
Jun 01 09:00 pm
Jun 02 06:30 pm
Jun 09 12:00 pm

Two of the Spanish-speaking world’s finest actors, Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara, team up for this moving, wry film about friendship, family, and last wishes. Julian (Darin) is dying, but doing his best not to make a big deal of it. Unexpectedly, his old friend Tomas (Camara) shows up on his doorstep (all the way from Canada). He can only stay for a few days, but Tomas means to make them count, whether Julian likes it or not. All the latter seems to care about is what to do about Truman, his beloved dog…

Taiwan

Duration: 113 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2014
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival

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Jun 10 05:00 pm
Jun 12 03:00 pm

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Golden Horse Awards, director Li-Chou Yang created this documentary as a “love letter” to film-lovers everywhere. Using footage from fifty-one films, Yang captured the cinematic history and memory of a generation of Taiwanese. Come relive the joys, the heartbreaks, and the intimacies of a society of people reflected in the best films of the age. The Moment reconnects us in the here and now with the triumphs and losses of what has gone and passed through the silver screen.

The screening on Sunday June 12 will be followed by a panel discussion.

Duration: 111 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan,
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival

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Jun 10 07:20 pm
Jun 11 09:35 pm

An eccentric young girl has her dreams of traveling to America dashed after her grandmother takes a tumble down the stairs. Their desolate hot springs resort is left in her care, along with a debilitating debt. What’s more, a strange young foreigner stumbles upon the resort with limited funds and even more limited Chinese. Join these two in an unusual partnership as they try to keep the resort afloat, while discovering its hidden romantic secrets. Welcome to the Happy Days will invite you on the vacation of a lifetime with its comic book-style storytelling and vibrant colors of a pre-WWII resort.

Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2015
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival

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Jun 10 09:25 pm
Jun 11 05:05 pm

Danny, a Taiwanese-American man, and his boyfriend Tate, long to have a baby, but the journey becomes more complicated by Danny’s well-intentioned but meddlesome mother who wants to control every aspect of the process from Taipei. Baby Steps is a Taiwan-US co-production, produced by Oscar-winning producer Li-Kong Hsu (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman) and Stephen Israel (Swimming With Sharks).

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