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Lester Hamlet

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Cuba, 2016
Cuba Now & Then
Director: Lester Hamlet

This moving documentary about the life and career of Omara Portuondo, known as the Diva of Buena Vista Social Club, features touching recollections by personalities of Cuban culture, including Eusebio Leal, Pablo Milanés, Chucho Valdés, José María Vitier, Rodulfo Vaillant, Amaury Pérez, Rosa Fornés, Luis Carbonell, Fernando Pérez, and Santiago Alfonso.

Join us for a filmmaker Q&A, mojitos and more Cuban sounds before and after this screening.

Jack Hazan

Duration: 133 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 1980
Cinema Salon
Director: Jack Hazan

On the surface, Rude Boy is about Ray, a hapless, young Londoner in the late 1970s with no prospects who leaves his seedy job in Soho to work as a roadie for The Clash. Not only does Rude Boy have the best filmed footage of The Clash, on stage, backstage, in hotel rooms and rehearsal rooms, but it also shows Punk, stirring up youth and making it prey to both the Trotskyite left and the Fascist National Front. All this is portrayed against the breakdown of social democracy in Britain with frightening street battles and demonstrations, resulting in the triumphant ascent of Mrs Thatcher to Downing Street.

Guest programmer: Adrian Mack, film editor at the Georgia Straight

Werner Herzog

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Bell Media Best of Hot Docs 2016
Director: Werner Herzog


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Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. From the brilliant mind of Werner Herzog comes a playful yet chilling examination of our rapidly interconnecting lives.