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Albert Maysles

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

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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Jul 05 04:35 pm
Jul 11 04:30 pm
Jul 13 05:15 pm
Jul 15 05:15 pm
Jul 16 04:15 pm
Jul 18 02:15 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

Scot McFadyen

Duration: 107 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Canada, 2010
Series:
Music Mondays
Director: Scot McFadyen

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Jul 06 08:30 pm

A portrait of the legendary Canadian rock band Rush from their early days in Toronto, through each of their landmark albums, to the present day.

"Wonderfully engaging." Andew Pulver, The Guardian

"A doc that anyone can enjoy. Fans will gorge on this deft, year-by-year portrait of the ultimate enduring cult band. And even a skeptic may come away with an affection for the intricate labor of Rush’s skewed-time-signature epics." B+ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

David McVicar

Duration: 165 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2015
Series:
The Royal Opera House presents...
Director: David McVicar

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Jul 11 01:00 pm
Jul 14 07:00 pm

David McVicar directs a new production of Umberto Giordano’s passionate opera, a drama of liberty and love in the French Revolution, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek conducted by Antonio Pappano. The poet Andrea Chénier and the servant Carlo Gérard both love the young aristocrat Maddalena. When Maddalena loses everything in the French Revolution, Chénier offers her protection, and so incites the envy of Gérard, now a powerful official.

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.

Joshua Oppenheimer

Duration: 99 mins
Country of Origin: Denmark,Indonesia, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer

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Jul 24 08:30 pm
Jul 25 08:10 pm
Jul 26 05:00 pm
Jul 27 06:30 pm
Jul 28 08:40 pm
Jul 29 06:30 pm
Jul 30 08:30 pm
Aug 02 08:00 pm
Aug 04 08:50 pm

Imagine looking your brother’s murderer in the eye. What would you say, when the killers still control the country? Joshua Oppenheimer’s companion piece to the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing follows an optometrist, Adi, who seeks out the men responsible for his older brother’s death and asks them to acknowledge their responsibility, putting his own safety on a knife-edge.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize, Human Rights Award & FIPRESCI prize, Venice Film Festival; Grand Prize, CPH:DOX 2014

"Profound, visionary, stunning." Werner Herzog

Laurent Pelly

(L'elisir d'amore)
Duration: 150 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
The Royal Opera House presents...
Director: Laurent Pelly

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Jul 10 07:00 pm
Jul 13 07:00 pm

Nemorino, a naive village boy, is besotted with Adina, a farm owner. She rejects his declarations of love. Fortunately, Doctor Dulcamara is on hand with a ’love potion’ to help him win her heart… Laurent Pelly’s acclaimed production of Donizetti’s opera radiates tenderness, humour and southern sunshine, starring Vittorio Grigolo, Lucy Crowe and Bryn Terfel.

"A classy evening." The Guardian

"Donizetti’s charming pastoral romp is one of the few operas to give the tenor the central role and Vittorio Grigolo takes full advantage, portraying the naive bumpkin Nemorino with beautiful Italianate tone and believable, athletic acting. His aria Una Furtiva Lagrima brings the house down, as it should." Tully Potter, Daily Mail

Bill Plympton

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

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Jul 24 10:30 pm
Jul 25 10:15 pm

Already acclaimed as the animated feature of the year, Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’ is a rueful, comic and surreal contemplation of true love, false love, blind love and spectacular sex, all in Plympton’s inimitable style. Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when things inevitably go south, Ella resorts to a magical soul machine to take the form of Jake’s numerous lovers to reclaim their destiny. (Plus short film: World of Tomorrow, 16 min)

"Plympton will be cheated if Cheatin doesn’t at least get nominated for a best animated feature Oscar." Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Jerry Rothwell

Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: UK,Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Jerry Rothwell

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Aug 07 07:00 pm
Aug 08 08:00 pm
Aug 10 06:30 pm
Aug 11 08:30 pm
Aug 13 06:30 pm

In 1971, a group of friends sail from Vancouver into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. The Greenpeace story is vividly and dramatically told in Jerry Rothwell’s riveting documentary, a movie that reminds us of the central role Vancouver played in the foundation of the modern environmental movement, as well as the often difficult path that movement has followed over the years. Featuring candid interviews with Paul Watson, Patrick Moore and Rex Wyler, never-before-seen archival footage, and the music of Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Jodi Mitchell, Brigitte Bardot, Country Joe Mcdonald & The Fish and Can.

"Rousing… Full of heart-wrenching imagery." Sterlin Johnson, Indiewire

"Candid, beautiful, poetic." Globe and Mail

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

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” So begins Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, based on the biography of real-life mobster Henry Hill and his brutal but seductive life of organized crime.  Starting at full throttle and speeding towards a life of flashy cars, gold watches, women, cash and crime, Goodfellas gives us the best performances of every actor in the cast with an unforgettable sound track. Introduced by Melanie Friesen. Guest presenter: saxophonist Cory Weeds.

Matthew Smiley

Duration: 78 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Matthew Smiley

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Jul 26 07:00 pm
Jul 26 09:00 pm

Since the late 1960s, at least 18 young women — many of them from disadvantaged First Nations communities — have disappeared or been found murdered along the 724-kilometre stretch of Highway 16 in northern British Columbia. Matt Smiley's hard-hitting documentary shares the story of the victims and investigates how the legacy of generational poverty, high unemployment and endemic violence in their communities contributed to their tragic fates — and how contemporary First Nations leaders are striving to cure those ills.

Frederic Tcheng

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Frederic Tcheng

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

"A brilliant film. I loved it." Justine Picardie, Harper’s Bazaar

"Simply the best movie about fashion." Elle

"Dior and I is a great fashion movie, but it’s also a superb picture about the art of management, applicable to any field." Village Voice

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Frederic Tcheng

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Jul 05 02:50 pm
Jul 14 05:00 pm

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

"A brilliant film. I loved it." Justine Picardie, Harper’s Bazaar

"Simply the best movie about fashion." Elle

"Dior and I is a great fashion movie, but it’s also a superb picture about the art of management, applicable to any field." Village Voice

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