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

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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

(O Menino e o Mundo)
Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 08 02:45 pm

An eco-animated gem, this fable about a small boy tracing his missing father’s footsteps from a rural cabin to the big city (and beyond) doesn’t need words to spell out its message about the devastating impact of globalization. But Ale Abreu’s film is also a breathtakingly beautiful and inventive example of the animator’s art, a film of kaleidoscopic visual rhapsodies and delightfully curious investigations into shape and colour, transforming both natural and industrial landscapes into dazzling child’s-eye tableaux. With an infectious Brazilian-inflected score by Ruben Feffer and Gustavo Kurlat.

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 17 04:30 pm

"Like Breaking Bad in real life," (Newsweek), Cartel Land plunges us into the heart of darkness, the front lines of Mexico’s narco wars, where the Knights Templar wreak havoc on anyone who opposes them, and into Arizona’s "Cocaine Alley", where paramilitaries vainly attempt to bolster the border patrols.

(El abrazo de la serpiente)
Duration: 124 mins
Country of Origin: Colombia, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Mar 07 08:30 pm

Academy Award nominee: Best Foreign Language Film, Guerra’s film is a bewitching Amazonian odyssey inspired by two historical forays deep into the jungle by European anthropologists. Filmed in stunning black and white, this is a potent, poetic, political film reminiscent of Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre.

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

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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.

Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 27 04:20 pm

Each year the Vancity Theatre is proud to present the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Short Film in the Live Action and Animation categories.

Duration: 107 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 08 08:30 pm
Feb 10 06:30 pm
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Feb 22 01:00 pm
Feb 26 03:45 pm
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Feb 27 06:30 pm

Each year the Vancity Theatre is proud to present the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Short Film in the Live Action and Animation categories. Nominations are announced January 14. Check viff.org for program details.

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

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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.

Duration: 300 mins
Country of Origin: 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 28 03:30 pm

Come experience the Academy Awards on the big screen, complete with Oscar Bingo! G&T! Rum & Coke! Prizes! Red Carpet!

Ages 19+

(Esterdad)
Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2013
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 29 06:30 pm

After 1953 Iranian coup d’état, when General Fazlollah Zahedi is appointed as prime minister, a delegation is sent to Russia to reclaim the World War 2 indemnity. This is the beginning of some perilous adventures for Colonel Takin who is commissioned to fetch eleven tons of Gold to Iran…

Presented in partnership with Vancouver Iranian Film

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 14 04:00 pm

For movie lovers and eternal romantics, Vancouver film scholar Michael van den Bos presents Reel Romance, a vivacious Valentine to motion picture passions and peccadillos of the hungry heart. Michael will introduce a bevy of bewitching clips from classic cinema exploring that crazy little thing called love. From the seductive to the screwball, the starry-eyed silver screen romantics include Woody Allen, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Charlie Chaplin, Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo… and even John Wayne!

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 25 06:30 pm

A deserted stretch of lonely highway is all it takes to pull together this eerie anthology film, a remarkably cohesive and consistent collaborative effort pulled together by the makers of V/H/S.

"This anthology of five horror tales is the rare group effort without a dud, as it cruises through variations on the genre with style and confidence." Film Comment

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

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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,

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: GB,Qatar,Jordan,United Arab Emirates, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 09 04:30 pm
Feb 10 04:30 pm

A kind of reverse angle on Lawrence of Arabia, this 1916 desert adventure epic takes the perspective of a young Bedouin boy (Theeb, or "Wolf") who tags along when his older brother is compelled to guide a British army officer through dangerous terrain to the next oasis.

"A classic adventure film of the best kind." Variety

Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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

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.

Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 08 04:20 pm

Perhaps the last film destined to come from the legendary Studio Ghibli, this beautifully animated tale would make a worthy swansong. It’s a delicate, heartwarming story of a lonely child and the mysterious new friend she meets from across the bay… "Timeless… bursting with colour and detail… it arrives like a classic heirloom uncovered and restored for contemporary eyes." Variety