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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

Abderrahmane Sissako

Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: France,Mauritania, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

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May 25 06:30 pm
May 27 12:00 pm
May 28 08:30 pm

Sissako’s first feature since 2007’s Bamako is a swift, forceful response to the brief but traumatic months in 2013 when foreign Jihadists seized control of the northern Malian city and imposed Sharia law. Timbuktu is distinguished by Sissako’s supple navigation of a wide spectrum of individuals and moods (including a fair bit of humour and warmth) and refusal to caricature even men whose intolerance marks them as his polar opposite.

Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Language Film

"Breathtakingly beautiful." Stephen Holden, New York Times

"An extraordinary film." Richard Brody, New Yorker

“Powerful. Stunning. Sissako is a master.” Jay Weissberg, Variety

Adam Sjöberg

Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Music Mondays
Director: Adam Sjöberg

Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda, Yemen. Breakdancing unites people worldwide in the common languages of movement, expression, and hip-hop. Rap superstar and producer Nas presents a broad look at a movement inspiring hope in global urban communities.

"The film is fascinating to watch whether you are into hip-hop or not. To say it’s inspiring is an understatement." Trevor Dueck, Vancity Buzz

Victor Sjostrom

(With live score performed by the Alloy Orchestra)
Duration: 95 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1924
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Victor Sjostrom

One of the strangest and most twisted films of the silent era. Cheated and cuckolded, a brilliant scientist (played by Lon Chaney, "the man of a thousand faces") takes refuge behind the make up of a circus clown, where his shame can at least inspire laughter in others. He becomes famous, but his hapless love for a bareback rider sends the movie spinning towards revenge tragedy. This first feature produced by the famous studio MGM, He Who Gets Slapped blends naturalism and expressionism with high melodrama - all accentuated in the Alloy Orchestra’s extraordinary live score.

“A picture which defies one to write about it without indulging in superlatives … so beautifully told, so flawlessly directed that we imagine it will be held up as a model by all producers.” NY Times, 1924

Marah Strauch

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Marah Strauch

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Jun 05 10:45 pm
Jun 06 08:10 pm
Jun 07 08:10 pm
Jun 08 06:30 pm
Jun 09 08:10 pm
Jun 10 06:30 pm
Jun 11 08:50 pm

You’ll believe a man can fly… For sky-diving pioneer Carl Boenish, jumping out of airplanes just wasn’t exciting enough. He wanted to jump off tall buildings, bridges and cliffs too - including Yosemite’s mighty El Capitan. Boenish invented BASE jumping, and he filmed it all too. This may be Extreme documentary making, but Carl’s larger than life personality and his oddball marriage touch on emotions as well as adrenaline.

"Exhilarating." Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Immersive enough to induce panic." Ben Kenigsberg, AV Club

Frederic Tcheng

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

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Jun 11 04:30 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

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

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May 28 04:30 pm
May 30 08:00 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

Danny Tedesco

Duration: 101 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2008
Series:
Music Mondays
Director: Danny Tedesco

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May 25 08:30 pm

Like 50 Feet From Stardom this is the story of unsung heroes, the session musicians who made the 60s swing. Guaranteed, you will never hear pop from that era the same way again. Touching on everyone from the Beach Boys to Elvis, Sinatra to Sonny & Cher, this is an astonishing glimpse behind the scenes at the hey day of American pop. "Wonderful, touching and hilarious." Elvis Costello

"A treasure trove of witness-at-creation anecdotes and enduringly potent ’60s pop classics, The Wrecking Crew is a well-nigh irresistible treat for aficionados of music from the era when acts like the Beach Boys, the Association and the Monkees were topping the charts. Pic celebrates a loose-knit group of largely unknown (except by industry insiders) session musicians, many of whom supplied the defining licks and backbeats — and in some cases, actually played instruments for band members — on legendary recordings." Joe Leydon, Variety

Various

Duration: 62 mins
Country of Origin: 2015
Series:
Special Presentation
Director: Various

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Jun 28 06:30 pm

Co-presented with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and BC SPCA, we’re delighted to share this specially vetted package cat-themed internet videos with Vancouver cat lovers.

The $25 VIP fundraiser screening will be followed by a light buffet reception.

Duration: 62 mins
Country of Origin: 2015
Series:
Special Presentation
Director: Various

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Jun 28 10:30 am
Jun 28 12:30 pm
Jun 28 02:30 pm
Jun 28 04:30 pm

Co-presented with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and BC SPCA, we’re delighted to share this specially vetted package of cat-themed internet videos with Vancouver cat lovers.

Please note, there will be cats in attendance in our atrium (though not in the theatre), cat ears, swag, and an adoption drive.

Wang Wei-ming

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2014
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival
Director: Wang Wei-ming

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Jun 20 08:50 pm

A y oung girl Bai-bai pursues her dreams at a musical college and falls in love with kindred spirit, Mu Hong, only to be forced by her professor, Dr. Lee, into an immoral relationship. His wife protects him to preserve their family, but as for Bai-bai, she becomes a victim of the “chilling effect”, a legal term referring to the inhibition from exercising one’s legitimate rights due to threats.

Orson Welles

(Film + Panel Discussion)
Duration: 180 mins
Country of Origin: 1941
Series:
WELLES 100
Director: Orson Welles

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May 24 06:30 pm

Is Kane the greatest movie ever made? For most of the past 70 years that has been the consensus, although more recently it has been supplanted in critical favour by Vertigo. Is Welles’ reputation in eclipse then? Does his first and most accomplished Hollywood movie withstand the test of time? A distinguished panel has agreed to share their responses to this complex, challenging and invigorating movie.

Duration: 68 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1942
Series:
WELLES 100
Director: Orson Welles

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May 24 04:50 pm

Welles and Joseph Cotten penned the screenplay (adapted from an Eric Ambler spy story), and while the Great Man didn’t take a directing credit - bowing to his friend and collaborator Norman Foster - the expressionist noir stylings are very much in line with what you would expect from the man who made The Lady from Shanghai, Mr Arkadin, and Touch of Evil. Almost inevitably, the film was butchered in post production, first by RKO (who cut out 20 minutes) and then by the censors. All the same it’s enormous fun, a B movie thriller with sly wit, invention and panache to spare.

Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1993
Series:
WELLES 100
Director: Orson Welles

1942 was the year everything went wrong for Orson Welles. He couldn’t fight for The Magnificent Ambersons because he was in Brazil at the behest of Nelson Rockefeller, working on a pan-American propaganda piece, an anthology film mixing documentary and fiction to be called "It’s All True". That film was never finished, and Welles’ Hollywood career never recovered - but Bill Krohn’s reconstruction explains why it was such an important project, and recovers more footage than anyone could have imagined.

Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Various,
Series:
WELLES 100
Director: Orson Welles

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May 31 07:00 pm

With Orson Welles, there is always the nagging feeling of "what might have been?". Schubert left us just the one Unfinished Symphony. But Schubert only need pen and ink to compose, a filmmaker needs so much more - and Welles left us with myriad incomplete films and projects, including several more stabs at Shakespeare, his long quest to make a movie of Don Quixote, and his film about the "new Hollywood", The Other Side of the Wind. What we are left with are tantalizing fragments, shards of brilliance…

Chuck Workman

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
WELLES 100
Director: Chuck Workman

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May 24 03:00 pm

All magicians are actors, but not all actors can make magic. Orson Welles could: he’d dazzle us with his bag of tricks, defy gravity, mesmerize moviegoers, and reveal the human soul. He was a master illusionist, but also a sooth-sayer, one of those rare child prodigies who became an adult virtuoso, a showman and a genius. century from his birth in May 1915, this documentary runs through a glittering and troubled career, and celebrates an artist whom we’re still struggling to get the measure of,some three decades since his passing.

“A bouquet to cinematic history.” Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Fascinating… leaves you hungry for more." Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Yann Kung

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2014
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival
Director: Yann Kung

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Jun 20 11:00 am
Jun 21 09:00 pm

When her parents pass away, Shine searches for her missing uncle Feng, an ex-billiard champion who disappeared to escape his gambling debts, only to find a drunken shell of the man he once was. By uniting an immature adult and a mature teenager, Second Chance uncovers once-buried dreams and reaffirms the age-old saying of “hard work pays off” with simple snapshots of an ordinary life.

Yee Chih-yen

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan,
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival
Director: Yee Chih-yen

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Jun 20 01:40 pm
Jun 21 05:00 pm

Lefty cannot afford class fees, so he comes up with a plan to steal and sell the abandoned Dr. Sun Yat-Sen statue in the school storage room. However, another student is struggling with the same problem, and wants to steal Dr. Sun Yat-Sen for his own sake. When the two teams meet on campus one night, a war erupts.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

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May 29 06:30 pm
May 30 04:00 pm
May 31 03:00 pm
Jun 01 06:30 pm
Jun 02 04:30 pm
Jun 03 08:25 pm
Jun 04 06:30 pm
Jun 06 04:15 pm

Perhaps the last film destined to come from the legendary Studio Ghibli, this beautifully animated tale would make a worthy swansong. It’s a delicate, heartwarming story of a lonely child and the mysterious new friend she meets from across the bay… "Timeless… bursting with colour and detail… it arrives like a classic heirloom uncovered and restored for contemporary eyes." Variety

**Please note, this run is screened in Japanese with English subtitles, except for Sun. May 31 & Tue. Jun 2 when they are dubbed in English.**

Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

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Jun 13 01:45 pm
Jun 14 03:45 pm

Perhaps the last film destined to come from the legendary Studio Ghibli, this beautifully animated tale would make a worthy swansong. It’s a delicate, heartwarming story of a lonely child and the mysterious new friend she meets from across the bay… "Timeless… bursting with colour and detail… it arrives like a classic heirloom uncovered and restored for contemporary eyes." Variety

Screening in a Japanese language, subtitled print except on Sun May 31 & Tues Jun 2, when the dubbed, English language version will screen.

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