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


May 29 06:30 pm
May 30 04:00 pm
May 31 03:00 pm
Jun 01 06:30 pm
Jun 02 04:30 pm
Jun 03 08:25 pm
Jun 04 06:30 pm
Jun 06 04:15 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

Screening in a Japanese language, subtitled print except on Sun May 31 & Tues Jun 2, when the dubbed, Eng language version will screen.

Duration: 101 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2008
Music Mondays


May 25 08:30 pm

Like 50 Feet From Stardom this is the story of unsung heroes, the session musicians who made the 60s swing. Guaranteed, you will never hear pop from that era the same way again. Touching on everyone from the Beach Boys to Elvis, Sinatra to Sonny & Cher, this is an astonishing glimpse behind the scenes at the hey day of American pop. "Wonderful, touching and hilarious." Elvis Costello

"A treasure trove of witness-at-creation anecdotes and enduringly potent ’60s pop classics, The Wrecking Crew is a well-nigh irresistible treat for aficionados of music from the era when acts like the Beach Boys, the Association and the Monkees were topping the charts. Pic celebrates a loose-knit group of largely unknown (except by industry insiders) session musicians, many of whom supplied the defining licks and backbeats — and in some cases, actually played instruments for band members — on legendary recordings." Joe Leydon, Variety

Duration: 165 mins
Country of Origin: Egypt, 2006
Cinema Salon


Jun 02 07:30 pm

In downtown Cairo, constructed in the Art Deco style, the majestic Yacoubian building still stands. From a smug self-made millionaire with a thirst for political power to a Piaf-wannabe in a glitzy nightclub, the building and its inhabitants decompose, all victims of their merciless society. Based on a best-selling novel, and covering such taboo subjects as homosexuality and abortion, The Yacoubian Building broke box-office records at home and was a popular VIFF title too.