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Çetin İnanç

Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Turkey, 1982
Series:
Northwest Comedy Festival
Director: Çetin İnanç

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Feb 22 08:45 pm

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a country called Turkey and in this wonderful land, the concept of copyright infringement was something very much open to interpretation. Case in point, Turksih Star Wars!

Melanie M. Jones

Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Director: Melanie M. Jones

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Mar 10 08:30 pm

Samantha, a talented and up-and-coming underground DJ in Vancouver, experiences alienation and isolation, despite the progressively integrated world of music, computers, telephones and social media in which she lives. Confined to a small group of friends and disillusioned with online dating, she seeks a meaningful connection. The film chronicles her journey through the streets of Vancouver, and introduces newcomer Vanessa Crouch in a memorable performance.

Preceded by short: Rock the Box (10 min)

Preceded by short: I Wanna Date U (15 min)

Tinatin Kajrishvili

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Georgia, 2015
Series:
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Director: Tinatin Kajrishvili

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Mar 12 08:30 pm

Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in the suburbs of Tblisi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They, along with other prison couples, must “officially” marry to gain visiting rights. But the routine of prison visits begins to change the meaning of their separated lives. The stress becomes unbearable, and even the conjugal visit acts to reinforce the bars between them. This is an austere yet compelling film where the characters are captured with sensitivity and compassion.

Asif Kapadia

Amy
Duration: 128 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Asif Kapadia

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Feb 29 08:45 pm

Portrait of a young woman, electrifying talent, burning out on booze and drugs and the vacuum inside her.

"A sensitive, superbly constructed, ultimately shattering documentary." Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Academy Award nominee: Best Documentary

German Kral

(Un tango más)
Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: Argentine, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: German Kral

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Feb 23 08:30 pm

The Fred and Ginger of Buenos Aires tango, Maria Nieves Rego (81) and Juan Carlos Copes (84) danced together for nearly 50 years. Sometimes they loved each other. Sometimes they loathed each other. But together they refined and redefined the tango… Directed by Wim Wenders’ protege German Kral, this stylishly passionate doc covers two entangled talents.

Yorgos Lanthimos

Duration: 118 mins
Country of Origin: UK,France,Greece,Ireland,Netherlands, 2015
Series:
Northwest Comedy Festival
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

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Feb 24 09:00 pm

This is the already notorious movie in which a bereaved Colin Farrell has just a month to find a new spouse at a remote resort lest he be turned into an animal of his choice. John C Reilly and Ben Whishaw are in the same predicament, but while there are also plenty of female guests to choose from, a correct choice is essential… Hilarious, outrageous, and very, very dark, it successfully out-weirds Charlie Kaufman. (With Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, Olivia Colman).

Rachel Lears

Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Just Film Festival
Director: Rachel Lears

At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. Behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Then the workers decide to form an independent union…

Jennifer Liao

Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Director: Jennifer Liao

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Mar 11 09:30 pm

Under the guise of a farewell party with cash bonuses to come, a group of unenthusiastic employees is tricked into working all night for a company closing shop. Between work breaks filled with bizarre, childish and completely mandatory party games, the employees begin to realize that their work is having catastrophic consequences on the outside world.  As the bribes turn into threats, and when quitting is no longer an option, will this smorgasbord of antiheroes have what it takes to save the world?

This delightfully bizarre and genre-bending comedy comes with strong performances and memorable production design.

Ernst Lubitsch

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1939
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Ernst Lubitsch

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Feb 14 06:40 pm

In which Greta Garbo is a Communist emissary from Soviet Russia, an idealogue whose stony heart melts under the decadent charm of Melvyn Douglas in a sublimely romantic Paris. Scripted by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, and directed by MGM’s master of classy comedy Ernst Lubitsch, this is about as irresistible a defense of the high life as you could wish for.

Sharon McGowan

Duration: 52 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Director: Sharon McGowan

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Mar 09 03:30 pm

Bearded Ladies is an engaged and engaging documentary about Rosamond Norbury, a self-described “omnisexual” Vancouver photographer who explores gender and identity with a playful ‘wink and a nod’. The film follows Norbury as she creates her most recent show, a series of surprising and often hilarious portraits of women donning male drag for the first time.

Plus short films Kanada Girl (11 min) and Synesthesia (20 min)

Andrew Morgan

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Andrew Morgan

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Battered Women’s Support Services and the screening will include a pop-up shop by My Sister’s Closet.

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House collective

Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival
Director: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House collective

Immigrants to Canada arrive healthier than the average Canadian but this reverses in 5 to 10 years after arrival. This video looks at four groups – three immigrants and one Aboriginal – and discusses how food and culture affects them.

Stanley Nelson

Duration: 115 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Black History Month
Director: Stanley Nelson

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Feb 15 08:20 pm
Feb 16 08:30 pm
Feb 17 01:00 pm

50 years ago: cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging, and at the vanguard was The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. "What is clear from this sober yet electrifying film is that the power of the Panthers was rooted in their insistence - radical then, radical still - that black lives matter." AO Scott, New York Times

Mark Nickolas

Duration: 39 mins
Country of Origin: Egypt, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival
Director: Mark Nickolas

Nefertiti’s Daughters is a story of women, art and revolution. Told by prominent Egyptian artists, this documentary witnesses the critical role revolutionary street art played during the Egyptian uprisings. Focused on the role of women artists in the struggle for social and political change, it spotlights how the iconic graffiti of Queen Nefertiti placed her on the front lines in the ongoing fight for women’s rights and freedom in Egypt today

Dom Pedro

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Black History Month
Director: Dom Pedro

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Feb 23 06:30 pm

Who knew the tango came from Africa? Filmmaker Dom Pedro reveals the depth of the footprints of the African music on the tango, through this rich movie combining musical performances and interviews from many tango fans and historians in Latin America and Europe, including the renowned Argentinean pianist Juan Carlos Caceres.

Lise Raven

Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Director: Lise Raven

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Mar 12 06:00 pm

A quietly lyrical film filled with genuine suspense, Kinderwald is set in 1854 Pennsylvania. Flora, her two children and her dead husband’s brother, John, have arrived to homestead. When the young boys disappear without a trace, the neighboring community first helps, seeking them in the surrounding landscape. However, it isn’t long before suspicions arise, and the young couple must search for the boys alone. Troubling interferences and a brutal attack from criminal elements lead to a trial of faith for both Flora and John, which the film explores with a realism that steps beyond the real.

Preceded by the short film: Blood (12 min)

Sanjay Rawal

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
KDocs
Director: Sanjay Rawal

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Feb 20 10:30 am

There is so much interest in food these days yet there is almost no interest in the hands that pick that food. In the US, farm labor has always been one of the most difficult and poorly paid jobs and has relied on some of the nation’s most vulnerable people. While the legal restrictions which kept people bound to farms, like slavery, have been abolished, exploitation still exists, ranging from wage theft to modern-day slavery. These days, this exploitation is perpetuated by the corporations at the top of the food chain: supermarkets. Their buying power has kept wages pitifully low and has created a scenario where desperately poor people are willing to put up with anything to keep their jobs.

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Pablo Godoy, National Representative, UFCW Canada; National Coordinator, Students Against Migrant Exploitation (S.A.M.E.); and Vice President, Ontario Federation of Labour 

Megan Riakos

Duration: 111 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2015
Series:
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Director: Megan Riakos

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Mar 11 06:30 pm

Her father’s death brings Elliot back to the family home and business, a 100-year-old vineyard on the brink of bankruptcy. Here, she unravels the mystery of his death by facing her own traumatic past. The film explores themes of loss, memory, and renewal, while paralleling the disintegration of a family with the corporate abuse of a landscape. This “environmental thriller” has been enthusiastically received by juries and audiences alike, screening at the Montreal, Napa Valley and Melbourne Underground film festivals.

Philip Ridley

Duration: 96 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 1990
Series:
Late Shows
Director: Philip Ridley

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Feb 26 10:20 pm

As mysterious deaths plague a small American prairie town, eight year-old Seth comes to believe that the pale, reclusive widow living next door (Lindsay Duncan) is a vampire. Seth’s worst nightmare comes true when his older brother Cameron (Viggo Mortensen) returns home from abroad and falls in love with the widow – will he be next? The truth is much more shocking than Seth could imagine.

Andrew Rossi

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
KDocs
Director: Andrew Rossi

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Feb 20 02:00 pm

As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), Ivory Tower asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Kathy Corrigan, MLA, Official Opposition Deputy Chair and spokesperson for Advanced Education

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