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Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

(Vancouver Latin American Film Festival @VIFF Vancity Theatre)
Duration: 70 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,Mexico, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Juan Manuel Sepúlveda


Sep 01 08:00 pm

Juan Manuel Sepúlveda spent two years hanging out in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside, getting to know its regulars and letting his camera roll. With his keen sense of framing, the action remains within the confines of the park and films the daily life of Harley, Bear, Janet and Dave.

Hans Petter Moland

Duration: 116 mins
Country of Origin: Norway, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Hans Petter Moland


Aug 26 08:30 pm
Aug 27 06:20 pm
Aug 28 03:30 pm
Aug 29 02:20 pm
Aug 30 04:00 pm
Aug 31 08:20 pm
Sep 01 03:45 pm

This Fargo-esque Scandinavian black comic thriller pits mild-mannered snowplough operator Nils (the great Stellen Skarsgaard) in the midst of a bloody revenge saga between warring drug gangs. Before you can say "the man with no name", Nils is pitting one against the other and burying the bodies in the snow drifts…

Andrew O'Keefe

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Andrew O'Keefe


Oct 20 07:30 pm

When a desperate and disillusioned PhD student commits premeditated murder in the name of a theory, he finds that his soul can only be saved through the love of a religious prostitute. But will he confess in time or will the cunning police investigator ruin his chance at salvation? Based on Dostoevsky’s classic psychological thriller.

Brian Perkins

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Brian Perkins


Sep 17 07:15 pm

Four young monks left alone in their remote monastery in Myanmar. Shot entirely in newly-opened Myanmar with non-actors, the film bridges spirit, cinema, and traditional Burmese storytelling to open a view onto an unseen world.

Glauber Rocha

(Vancouver Latin American Film Festival @ VIFF Vancity Theatre)
Duration: 240 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil,
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Glauber Rocha


Aug 30 06:30 pm

Two films from the great Glauber Rocha, the most influential filmmaker in Brazilian history, a pioneer of militant political cinema who caught the new wave spirit of the 1960s.

Co-presented by VIFF Vancity Theatre and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Tickets are available from and on the door.

Martin Scorsese

Duration: 129 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1980
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era
Director: Martin Scorsese


Aug 29 08:30 pm
Aug 31 04:00 pm

‘I was bleeding internally all over and I didn’t know it. My eyes were bleeding, my hands, everything except my brain and my liver… then I realised I was LaMotta, I’d make the movie about me.’ In the throes of a near-fatal drug problem Martin Scorsese made what he believed could be his last movie. Its subject: the Bronx Bull, Jake La Motta, a graceless but indomitable boxer who never quits beating himself up. Punishing, painful and pitiless, with the ultimate Method performance from Robert De Niro at its core, it’s in many ways the culmination of the American psycho-realist tradition, but this is realism pushing through towards spiritual redemption by way of Scorsese’s heightened subjective style.

Pieter van Huystee

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Netherlands, 2015
Cultural Screen
Director: Pieter van Huystee


Sep 09 06:30 pm
Sep 10 08:30 pm
Sep 11 04:45 pm
Sep 12 06:30 pm
Sep 13 06:30 pm
Sep 15 08:30 pm

Famous for his still shocking paintings of hell, Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist caused uproar with his fantastical and utterly uniquely diabolical work. In preparation for a special exhibition at the Noordbrabants Museum in the city of Den where Bosch lived, a team of Dutch art historians crisscross the globe to unravel the secrets of his art.

Nettie Wild

Duration: 96 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Nettie Wild


Oct 28 06:50 pm
Oct 29 06:30 pm
Oct 30 07:10 pm
Oct 31 06:30 pm
Nov 01 08:30 pm
Nov 02 06:30 pm
Nov 03 01:00 pm
Nov 03 08:30 pm
Nov 04 06:30 pm
Nov 05 02:45 pm
Nov 05 06:30 pm
Nov 06 06:30 pm
Nov 08 06:30 pm
Nov 09 01:00 pm
Nov 10 01:00 pm

In Nettie Wild’s stunning magnum opus, a mining company helicopter hovers above the pristine land of the Tahltan First Nation in Northern BC, carrying a huge electric transmission tower, casting patterned shadows. This conflict between man-made geometries and nature’s vortices is at the film’s heart. Marking a tonal departure from her earlier documentaries, Wild creates a balanced profile that’s free of polemics and a feast for the eyes.

Winner: Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award, Hot Docs

Randall Wright

Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Cultural Screen
Director: Randall Wright


Sep 06 02:30 pm
Sep 07 06:30 pm

An engaging, insightful and inspiring film portrait of the great British and California artist, now a spry, wry and still prolific septuagenarian. He’s one of the most accessible and successful figurative painters of the last half century, but look closer, there’s much more to David Hockney than meets the eye.

Marcin Wrona

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Poland, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Marcin Wrona


Oct 28 09:40 pm
Oct 29 08:55 pm
Oct 31 08:30 pm
Nov 01 06:30 pm

A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.

Zhang Yang

Duration: 117 mins
Country of Origin: China, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Zhang Yang


Sep 16 08:45 pm
Sep 17 05:00 pm
Sep 20 06:10 pm
Sep 21 08:40 pm

Film as pilgrimage: Zhang Yang’s semi-documentary follows a group of Tibetan villagers on their 1200 km walk to Lhasa, pausing every few steps to prostrate themselves on the ground in an act of devotion. This is a truly Buddhist film. Renounce dramatic expections, surrender to contemplation and open yourself to transcendence.

100% Fresh, Rotten Tomatoes