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Mami Sunada

(Yume to kyôki no ohkoku)
Duration: 118 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2013
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014
Director: Mami Sunada

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Oct 25 07:00 pm
Oct 26 06:30 pm

Award-winning director Mami Sunada is given unprecedented access to world famous Studio Ghibli during the year Hayao Miyazaki is making his most recent magnum opus The Wind Rises. The resulting documentary is a beautiful and often personal look at Miyazaki’s day to day life, the careful planning that goes into running Studio Ghibli and the process of bringing one man’s vision to life.

Isao Takahata

Duration: 137 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Isao Takahata

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Oct 31 04:00 pm
Nov 01 01:00 pm
Nov 01 03:30 pm
Nov 02 04:30 pm
Nov 04 04:00 pm
Nov 05 06:10 pm
Nov 05 08:40 pm
Nov 06 02:30 pm
Nov 08 04:00 pm
Nov 08 06:30 pm
Nov 08 08:50 pm
Nov 09 04:50 pm

Discovered by a wood cutter inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl lights up the life of this childless peasant and his wife - even though they’re perplexed by the lightning speed with which she grows into an exquisite young lady. Their "little princess" enthralls everyone she meets, and bestows such bounty on the family that they wood cutter moves them to a city mansion, where she is courted by the most eligible bachelors far and wide. A gem of a film from Studio Ghibli’s other master, Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies).

Princess Kaguya has the feel of a true Takahata film, from its unshrinking emotional fidelity to its sudden, exhilarating leaps into fantasy […] There is a deep wisdom in this film, but a deep sadness too. If it is Takahata’s farewell, it’s one that will have a long echo, just like his 1,000-year-old source.” Mark Schilling, Japan Times

"A visionary tour de force." Maggie Lee, Variety

A pinnacle of animation in the new millennium." Matt Patches, IGN Movies

Various

Duration: n/a
Country of Origin: 2014
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014
Director: Various

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Oct 23 09:00 pm

A celebration of women in the field of animation, this collection of short films features works created by women.

Duration: 95 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Various

A belated return after its sell-out show two years ago, another chance to enjoy this compilation of archival footage. Using 50 years of material, local historian Michael Kluckner guides us on a moving image journey into Vancouver’s past. With musical accompaniment by jazz pianist Wayne Stewart, highlights include home movies, park board films, experimental films, and on-the-fly documentaries.

Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Various

"The films this year are the closest I could ever get to experiencing Vancouver in the 1930s to the 1960s without using a time machine," says historian Michael Kluckner, who has curated and will narrate an afternoon of vintage movies from the City of Vancouver Archives.

Pianist Wayne Stewart will provide accompaniment for the movies that were originally produced without sound

Duration: n/a
Country of Origin: 2014
Series:
Special Presentation
Director: Various

Render’s focus is on innovative and cutting-edge music videos that push the creative boundaries of the art form. The music video is often seen as a supplement to the music in the video: Render turns this understanding upside-down, championing the videos, the work that goes into them and the people who make them. Only the videos themselves will be judged at Render, so you can expect to hear a diverse range of musical styles as it is the quality and originality of the videos themselves that will count.

Duration: n/a
Country of Origin: 2014
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014
Director: Various

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Oct 22 09:00 pm

A wide range of styles and themes pepper this collection of shorts from around the world.

Duration: n/a
Country of Origin: 2014
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014
Director: Various

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Oct 25 09:10 pm

Mixed program of animated shorts.

Duration: n/a
Country of Origin: 2014
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014
Director: Various

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Oct 24 09:00 pm

Mixed program of animated shorts.

Florian Henkel von Donnesmarck

(Das Leben der Anderen)
Duration: 137 mins
Country of Origin: Germany, 2006
Series:
Mongrel Media 20th Anniversary
Director: Florian Henkel von Donnesmarck

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

"A thoroughly compelling political thriller, at once intellectually challenging and profoundly emotional."—Claudia Puig, USA Today

"The Lives of Others is a supremely intelligent, unfailingly honest look at a shadowy period in recent German history."—AO Scott, New York Times

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