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

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Sep 09 08:25 pm
Sep 10 04:45 pm
Sep 10 06:30 pm
Sep 11 08:20 pm
Sep 13 08:20 pm
Sep 15 06:30 pm

Catalonia’s Jose Luis Guerin is arguably the least well known of contemporary greats; his penchant for teasing poetry out of non-fiction approach has been emulated by many, but rarely matched. Here a professor of philology flirts with his female students and engages in amorous discourse with his wife. "Consistently amusing, frequently stimulating, and occasionally erotic work." The House Next Door

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

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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.

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 02 06:30 pm
Sep 03 08:50 pm
Sep 06 06:30 pm
Sep 08 06:30 pm

The latest from Quebec’s Denis Côté is a psychological thriller, a portrait of a successful businessman whose arrogance slowly begins to crumble under the duress of coping with his wife’s breakdown. Is her mute passivity actually a form of protest? Or is it a kind of karmic payback for Boris’s infidelities, greed, and narcissism? That’s the disturbing claim of a strange messenger (played by Leos Carax-favourite Denis Lavant) who encroaches on Boris’s country retreat.

(Razredni sovražnik)
Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: Slovenia, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 23 08:30 pm
Sep 25 06:15 pm

A Slovenian high school class take against their new (German) teacher. When one of them takes her own life, the kids are quick to blame him even though the evidence is only circumstantial. As tensions rise, so too do ambiguities in this impressive, probing drama, an audience favourite from VIFF 2014.

Co-presented with Vancouver Foreign Film Society

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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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.

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Poland, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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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.

Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Nov 04 08:30 pm
Nov 05 08:50 pm
Nov 06 08:35 pm
Nov 07 06:30 pm
Nov 08 08:30 pm
Nov 10 03:00 pm

Jim Jarmusch gets the real dope on Iggy Pop and the Stooges.

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

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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 vlaff.org and on the door.

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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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.

Duration: 216 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1980
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 04 03:00 pm

With the recent passing of director Michael Cimino and DP Vilmos Zsigmond it is high time to reevaluate this notorious box office flop, a western - or anti-western - that was too radical for US critics in 1980, both in its politics and its aesthetic daring. Restored to its full glory, this elegy for lost ideals could be the greatest movie you’ve never seen.

(Domaci pece)
Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Czech Republic,Slovak Republic, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 23 06:30 pm
Sep 25 08:30 pm

In the tradition of much of the best Czech filmmaking, this wryly humorous and bittersweet humanist tale follows a dedicated home-care nurse in the South Moravian countryside.

Co-presented with the Vancouver Foreign Film Society.

Duration: 116 mins
Country of Origin: Norway, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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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…

(En la ciudad de Sylvia)
Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: Spain,France, 2006
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 10 06:45 pm
Sep 12 08:20 pm

Among the few truly great films of the 21st Century, this is a spellbinding contemplation of contemplation, the act – and the art – of seeing. Guerin’s masterpiece follows a young man as he haunts a café in Strasberg, in search of… Sylvia, we guess. He gazes avidly at women. And we gaze too, watching him watching, seeing what he sees. Reminiscent of a Chekhovian short story, of Vertigo, of silents and musicals and experimental art film, In the City of Sylvia is very simple and utterly transfixing, and it cuts to the heart of what the cinema is about.

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: China, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 16 06:30 pm
Sep 17 09:30 pm
Sep 20 04:00 pm
Sep 21 06:30 pm

One of the best reviewed films of the year, this is a stunning, dreamlike debut about a country doctor’s search for an abandoned child that takes him to a mysterious place where past, present and future become one. "Bi’s singular vision bears comparison to those of other geniuses such as Tarkovsky, Sokurov, David Lynch, Luis Buñuel and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Like those auteurs, he achieves what film is best at but seldom accomplishes — a stirring of a deeper consciousness, a glimpse into a reality transcending the everyday." Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Duration: 96 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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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

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Oct 24 06:30 pm
Oct 25 05:15 pm
Oct 26 06:30 pm
Oct 27 01:00 pm

As close to omniscient as a film buff is ever likely to get, the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il was so enamoured by South Korean moviemakers Shin Sang-ok and his actress (and ex-wife) Choi Eun-hee that he had them kidnapped, whisked over the border, and put to work reviving local film production. They had little choice but to comply, and in the process, they fell back in love… "Perhaps the all-time strangest, most outlandish true-life story connected to the cinema and its practitioners…Fascinating on personal, political and cinematic levels." Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Oct 28 05:00 pm
Oct 30 05:15 pm
Nov 03 06:30 pm
Nov 05 04:45 pm

If the name "Hokusai" is unfamiliar, you will know the famous painting of a breaking wave which is his masterpiece. In this ravishing anime, we see that the artist may have had some unacknowledged help from his daughter. This gorgeous film is another example of the maturity and depth Japanese animators bring to the form.

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 30 02:10 pm
Aug 31 06:30 pm
Sep 01 06:00 pm
Sep 03 04:50 pm
Sep 04 07:20 pm
Sep 05 06:30 pm
Sep 07 08:40 pm

At the age of 57, after years of blue collar jobs and another 20 years of small clubs and no breaks, Sharon Jones seemed finally to have hit the big time with her band the Dap-Kings. Then she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. But that wasn’t going to stop her. Directed by legendary documentarian Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA), Miss Sharon Jones! is part music film, part cancer survival story, and 100% soul.

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

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Aug 31 11:30 am

Three twenty-something brothers are sent on a wilderness adventure designed as the last will and testament of their late and eccentric parents. In order to gain their inheritance, the three must all complete the trek together. Along the way, Daniel (the eldest, a father and business man), Tyler (the middle son, aimless and sensitive), and Jordan (the youngest brother, sweet and naive) encounter their eccentric stoner guide, Carter Cooper Jr., who seems to heighten the tension on an already tenuous trip.

Movies for Mommies screenings are modified for the enjoyment of moms and their infants. Screenings take place in low light with lower volume levels; baby changing facilities are available.

(Ni le ciel ni la terre)
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 02 08:30 pm
Sep 03 06:45 pm
Sep 05 08:30 pm
Sep 06 08:30 pm
Sep 08 08:30 pm

A French platoon on a rocky outpost near the Afghan-Pakistan border is rocked by the disappearance of one of their comrades one night. Has he gone AWOL, or has he been captured by the Taliban? A couple of nights later another man vanishes, again without a trace. Captain Bonassieu (Jeremie Renier) is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery…

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