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Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 07 10:00 pm

In Carl Bessai’s spoof 1974 Canuxploitation pic, "Frank Lo Zito" stars as Detective Franky New Guinea. "Mans Asbornder" is his intense new partner, Detective Reverend Grizzly Night-Bear, and "Lester Holloway" is Vancouver’s, uh, Bad City’s corrupt new mayor, Dominic Kincaid. In other words, Bessai is throwing self-parody on top of parody; a Royale with cheese if you will. Served best with cold beer!

‪"Macht Spaß und ist politisch unkorrekt!" Oldenburg Film Festival

"Goes joyfully towards the stupid in a made-for-a-midnight-crowd way." Vue Weekly

"So bad, it’s good." The Province

Duration: 72 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Go behind the scenes of the New York City Ballet and watch choreographer Justin Peck create the company’s 422nd original piece.

“The documentary moves with the same fluidity that characterizes Peck’s choreography… Lipes captures the dancers, musicians, costumers and lighting designers from a variety of angles within the larger canvas, always suggesting kinetic movement continuing beyond the frame. A delight for balletophiles, the film [represents] a beautifully crafted entree into the intricacies of collective endeavor.” Ronnie Scheib, Variety

Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2012
Series:
Music Mondays

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Jul 20 08:45 pm

Natalie Dessay prepares to take on the role of Violetta in this documentary about the staging of Verdi’s masterwork at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.

"An exquisitely observed look at performance and the creative process." Sheri Linden, LA Times

"An exquisitely observed look at performance and the creative process." Sheri Linden, LA Times

Duration: 70 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 03 10:45 pm
Jul 04 06:00 pm
Jul 08 08:30 pm
Jul 09 08:20 pm

The quirky naturalistic coming of age comedy stars Dan Abramovici as Ben as he copes with life, love, and bouncing back from a bad breakup. Heartbroken and cynical after he’s dumped by his girlfriend, Ben makes the unusual decision never to leave his house again. Relevant and witty, the film speaks to the heart of our scattered, digital age, and is a topical and comedic look at today’s wired generation.

"Remarkably funny." Montreal Gazette

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: GB,Finland,Germany, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 10 10:00 pm
Jul 11 10:00 pm

Wimpy POTUS Samuel L Jackson is shot down in a remote Nordic wilderness and rescued from terrrorists by a plucky 13 year old armed only with a bow and arrow in this quirky old school action movie from the director of Rare Exports.

"Yes, the film’s clunky. Yes, it’s dumb. But it’s fashioned with such charm that it’s also lovable, poignant and funny." Patrick Smith, The Telegraph

"It’s not entirely clear how much of Big Game is funny on purpose, but it hardly matters when the action is so slick and the dialogue so ripe." Donald Clarke, Irish Times