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Paola Di Florio

Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Paola Di Florio

Yogananda was the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. This unconventional documentary has won critical plaudits everywhere it has screened.

"Fittingly enlightening, Awake: The Life of Yogananda is a vivid, elegantly assembled portrait of the savvy guru with the cherubic face and penetrating gaze who brought meditation to the West." — Michael Rechtschaffen, LA Times

"Gentle sitar music, languorous camerawork and soothing narration ... This could be a good movie to do yoga by." — The New York Times

Xavier Dolan

Duration: 139 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Film Day
Director: Xavier Dolan

Showtimes

Apr 29 10:00 am

The fifth film from 25-year-old Dolan invites extreme reactions: it’s the story of a deeply troubled teen, his tumultuous relationship with his single mom (Anne Dorval), and the timid part time teacher who agrees to tutor him (Suzanne Clement). It’s a pulsing, live-wire movie, kicking and screaming to make itself heard.