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Mars Horodyski

Duration: 70 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Mars Horodyski

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Jul 03 10:45 pm
Jul 04 06:00 pm
Jul 08 08:30 pm
Jul 09 08:20 pm

The quirky naturalistic coming of age comedy stars Dan Abramovici as Ben as he copes with life, love, and bouncing back from a bad breakup. Heartbroken and cynical after he’s dumped by his girlfriend, Ben makes the unusual decision never to leave his house again. Relevant and witty, the film speaks to the heart of our scattered, digital age, and is a topical and comedic look at today’s wired generation.

"Remarkably funny." Montreal Gazette

Timothy Kane

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015
Director: Timothy Kane

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Jun 13 08:30 pm

With a secret application process, unknown start time, and an ever-changing course, the annual Barkley Marathons tempt long distance runners to rural Tennessee to test their limits in a grueling trail race that’s seen only 10 competitors finish in 25 years.

"Captivating and thrilling… Something to behold, in all its excruciating glory." Kevin Scott, Exclaim!

Chen-Ti Kuo

Duration: 102 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2014
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival
Director: Chen-Ti Kuo

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Jun 19 09:00 pm
Jun 20 04:00 pm

Because of Typhoon Morakot, Mei Cho loses her husband, Rong, and her family business is on the brink of shutting down. With the village in ruins, the villagers consider re-establishing themselves elsewhere when suddenly, they receive a wedding invitation from a man everyone assumed to be dead: Rong. What happened to Rong? What secrets has he kept hidden? What will Mei Cho do?

Stephen Langridge

Duration: 345 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2013
Series:
The Royal Opera House presents...
Director: Stephen Langridge

In the first of our series bringing you opera productions from London’s Royal Opera House, a chance to enjoy the company’s new staging of Richard Wagner’s epic, his final masterpiece. A young man ignorant of everything, including his own name, arrives at the Kingdom of the Holy Grail. Is he the ‘pure fool, enlightened by compassion’, who, it has been prophesied, will purify the kingdom?

Running time includes two intermissions.

An unforgettable experience!

Che-i (Jonathan) Liao

Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2014
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival
Director: Che-i (Jonathan) Liao

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Jun 21 07:00 pm

Conspiracy is a dramatic re-invention of the classic Arthur Miller play The Crucible. Taking place in a high school, female student Ai-lin Qin is sent to the hospital after an alleged beating by her teacher. Also present is her friend Lun-hua Li, who rallies the students against the accused teacher, Mr. Wang. As truths and lies are exposed, Li must deal with a conspiracy larger than he had anticipated.

Richard Linklater

Duration: 114 mins
Country of Origin: GB,USA, 2008
Series:
WELLES 100
Director: Richard Linklater

Boyhood director Richard Linklater’s congenial tribute to Welles’ influence recreates the 22-year-old wunderkind’s first Broadway production, a modern dress production of Julius Caesar styled to comment on European fascism (this was 1937). Schoolboy Robert (Zac Efron) falls under the great man’s spell, as do we, thanks to Christian McKay’s rich, flamboyant performance.

"Too good to be true." AO Scott, New York Times

"One of the sweetest and most heartfelt movies ever made about a life in the theater." Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

"Deft, affectionate, and unexpectedly enjoyable." J Hoberman, Village Voice

Jody Lee Lipes

Duration: 72 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Jody Lee Lipes

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Jun 22 06:30 pm
Jun 23 06:30 pm
Jun 25 05:00 pm
Jun 27 03:15 pm

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

John Maclean

Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: GB,New Zealand, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: John Maclean

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Jun 26 06:30 pm
Jun 27 05:00 pm
Jun 27 08:55 pm
Jun 29 06:30 pm
Jun 30 08:40 pm
Jul 01 08:40 pm
Jul 02 06:30 pm
Jul 04 04:10 pm
Jul 05 08:00 pm

Not slow by any stretch, John Maclean’s ravishing frontier drama is the tale of a young gentleman, Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), an immigrant from Ireland in search of his sweetheart, out of his element and altogether too trusting to survive for long in the wilderness territories of the 1870s. He’s rescued from bandits by Silas (Michael Fassbender), whose motives may not be entirely pure, but who volunteers to shepherd Jay on his quest - after all, they are heading in the same direction.

"It’s the rare western that invites you to imagine what life then and there might actually have felt like, sight gags and all. Maclean is a supremely promising talent." Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"An absurdist, melancholy coming-of-age tale that jumps from odd comedy to striking violence to stirring reflection." Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

"An angular Western that sublimates the fading promise of the New World into a fairy tale of unrequited love, Slow West starts with "once upon a time" and ends with a crackle of incredible savagery." David Ehrlich, Time Out

Albert Maysles

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

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May 29 08:40 pm
May 30 06:10 pm
May 31 05:00 pm
Jun 03 06:30 pm
Jun 04 08:40 pm
Jun 11 02:45 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: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Albert Maysles

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Jun 23 08:00 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

Jefferson Moneo

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Jefferson Moneo

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May 30 10:00 pm

Canada noir: Saskatchewan’s Big Muddy badlands provide the stunning backdrop for this stylish mystery thriller, a neo-Western reminiscent of the Coen brothers’ Blood Simple and No Country For Old Men. Nadia Litz is Martha, a classic femme fatale and a whole heap of trouble for pretty much all the men in her life (and there are lot of them: a grown son, a bitter father, a husband who has just escaped from prison, and boyfriends past and present).

"A stunning film that harkens back to the classic film noirs of the 40s and 50s as writer/director Jefferson Moneo crafts a narrative that borrows from the likes of Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger, Orson Welles and even from a more contemporary standpoint, the Coen Brothers. Litz commands the screen with gallons of femme fatale mojo and McHattie is great as her world weary dad. It’s a glorious piece of pulp storytelling and distinctly Canadian." Dave Voigt, Dork Shelf

Crystal Moselle

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

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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: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015
Director: Crystal Moselle

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Jun 15 08:30 pm
Jun 16 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! Newfound freedom brings a reality very different from what they had expected.

Louis Neher

(Im Reich der Zwerge)
Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Germany, 1916
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Louis Neher

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Jun 05 08:30 pm

Produced by David Oliver in 1916 (and presented here by David’s grandson, Vancouver actor/filmmaker Mark Oliver), Louis Neher’s surreal Christmas movie Im Reich der Zwerge is a hallucinatory experience. Its cutting-edge trick photography will takes audiences deep underground to a subterranean world where a young girl must plead her case before the king of the elves. Screening with live musical accompaniment.

Bao Nguyen

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015
Director: Bao Nguyen

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Jun 12 10:30 pm
Jun 13 10:30 pm

Lorne Michaels couldn’t have guessed that his little sketch comedy experiment would become America’s highest temple of comedy. Saturday Night Live alumni reflect on 40 years of television magic.

Kevin Pang

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015
Director: Kevin Pang

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Jun 12 06:30 pm

From inspiration to opening night, For Grace follows renowned American chef Curtis Duffy as he strives to overcome adversity in his personal life to build his dream restaurant.

"If there were a Michelin guide for documentaries, Chicago filmmakers Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski likely would earn three stars for their fascinating portrait of master chef Curtis Duffy, an intensely driven perfectionist who devotes his heart and soul to designing, building, staffing and opening his own high-end restaurant. This is a slickly produced and shrewdly insightful piece of work, and the story behind the story of Duffy’s single-minded obsession provides uncommonly compelling emotional heft." Joe Leydon, Variety

"A masterful look at the demons that often drive the best. Go see this movie!" Steve Cavendish, Nashville Scene

"The surprising and disarming power of For Grace can’t be understated… tands head and shoulders above even its closest of comparable films." Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene

Julian Pinder

Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Canada, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015
Director: Julian Pinder

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Jun 14 08:00 pm

In this cinematically stylish comedy, the Wichita foothills stand in for Jerusalem as a small Christian community that has reenacted Christ’s Passion for 88 years grapples with the news that the paperboy playing Jesus is a Buddhist.

Kay D Ray

Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Music Mondays
Director: Kay D Ray

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Jun 08 08:30 pm

Women instrumentalists have made major contributions to American jazz, and this film captures many of the lost stories, from the early 1920s to the 1970s, including the development of numerous all-female jazz ensembles. Join Peggy Gilbert, Marian McPartland, Carline Ray, Quincy Jones, Jane Sager and many others in this important remembering of our musical past.

Nickolas Dylan Rossi

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Music Mondays
Director: Nickolas Dylan Rossi

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Jun 01 08:40 pm

Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith (1969-2003). By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of the three major cities he lived in — Portland, New York City, Los Angeles — Heaven Adores You presents a visual journey and an earnest review of the singer’s prolific songwriting and the impact it continues to have on fans, friends, and fellow musicians.

Martin Scorsese

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

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Jul 07 07:30 pm

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