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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.

Jean-François Pouliot

Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Community Events
Director: Jean-François Pouliot

To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, both 11 years old, become the leaders of the opposing sides. But what starts out as pure youthful fun and enthusiasm deteriorates into a more serious conflict. Joy is restored when all the children decide to attack the fort rather than each other and happily destroy every last bit of the snow fort.

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

Roberto Salinas

Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Italy,Nicaragua, 2014
Series:
Just Film Festival
Director: Roberto Salinas

For over a year, the filmmaker followed the most unlikely President of the United Nations General Assembly, Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann – a Nicarguan priest, a revolution theologian, an advocate of the developing world, a reformer.

Shelley Saywell

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival
Director: Shelley Saywell

Emmy-winning director Shelley Saywell’s moving and inspiring documentary captures the music and stories of five musicians who are homeless or on society’s margin. The causes, from abuse to mental health to simple bad luck, are all touched on in their stories in the film. But at its heart, Lowdown Tracks is about bringing into focus the heartache and the beautiful potential we should see when we walk by someone on the street.

Ridley Scott

Duration: 144 mins
Country of Origin: UK,USA, 2015
Series:
Community Events
Director: Ridley Scott

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring ”the Martian“ home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission.

Amer Shomali

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: Palestine, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival
Director: Amer Shomali

It started simply enough, with the purchase of 18 cows. Bought by residents of the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, the cows were a symbol of freedom and resistance, allowing them to provide milk for their children rather than buying it from an Israeli company. With humour and passion, The Wanted 18 captures the spirit of the 1987 uprising through the personal experiences of those who lived it, bringing to life one of the strangest chapters in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Mina Shum

Duration: 81 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Black History Month
Director: Mina Shum

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Feb 15 06:30 pm
Feb 16 06:30 pm

Mina Shum’s documentary documentary reopens the file on what is now seen as a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and campus politics, the moment in 1967 when a professor at Sir George Williams University in Montreal was accused of racism, and student uprising that followed.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
KDocs
Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom

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Feb 19 02:00 pm

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives.

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: David Hatfield, Leadership consultant and facilitator

Michael Singh

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival
Director: Michael Singh

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Feb 13 07:00 pm

Gore Vidal, Robert Fisk, Niall Ferguson and John Mearsheimer are among the interviewees examining how Hollywood and the media portrays Muslims and Arabs in this important documentary.

After the screening join the filmmaker and fellow activists at a reception to thank all of you for attending.

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

(Cinematic Indigenous Sovereignty series)
Duration: 72 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

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Feb 25 08:30 pm

Arising from the Embargo Collective II project, this feature-packaged collection of five short films is based on Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructions. Five Canadian Indigenous female filmmakers challenged one another with creative restrictions pushing their artistic form,

Douglas Tirola

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Northwest Comedy Festival
Director: Douglas Tirola

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Feb 18 06:30 pm

Three Harvard graduates start a national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood’s most legendary talent. But success and excess among its brilliant and subversive contributors begins to challenge its existence.

Lenny Van Wesemael

Duration: 101 mins
Country of Origin: Belgium, 2015
Series:
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Director: Lenny Van Wesemael

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Mar 08 07:00 pm

Nothing is as contagious as enthusiasm. George is overwhelmed by his idea to rent the Café Derby to make money during the Pope’s visit to Belgium for a mass in a nearby field. His wife and five children abandon their initial reluctance, and decide to help. They are convinced there’s a small fortune to be made. Told from the point of view of the youngest daughter, the film is a funny and moving chronicle of a family both falling apart and pulling together. Inspired by true events in the filmmaker’s life, the film is an ode to audacity.

Various

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: 2015
Series:
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Director: Various

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Mar 08 04:30 pm

Curated by Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) to celebrate International Women’s Day the WIFTI Showcase presents selected short films from Women in Film Chapters around the world.

This event is free - first come, first served.

Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin:
Series:
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Director: Various

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Mar 12 12:00 pm

Short films followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and special guests

Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin:
Series:
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Director: Various

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Mar 10 06:00 pm

Short films followed by Q&A

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