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Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Showtimes

Sep 19 08:20 pm
Sep 20 06:30 pm

This extraordinary documentary - one of the most popular films at VIFF last year - shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

"Compelling... haunting... captivating." — Variety

"Poignant, informative, occasionally disturbing." — Globe and Mail

Duration: 143 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, France, 2013
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Showtimes

Aug 29 08:10 pm
Aug 30 07:30 pm
Aug 31 02:30 pm
Sep 02 04:00 pm

For his first North American movie the acclaimed French filmmaker Laurent Cantet (The Class; Time Out) came to Canada to film Joyce Carol Oates’ novel about a girl gang in the 1950s. Inspired by their leader, "Legs", the gang fights back against disciplinarian school masters, abusive employers, predatory males and neglectful parents — eventually establishing their own quasi-"collective". "A frequently thrilling evocation of teen lives." Empire

"A frequently thrilling evocation of teen lives. Proof that The Class and Time Out were no pan flashes. 4/5"—Angie Errigo, Empire

"Impressively directed and superbly written, this is a riveting and emotionally engaging drama with some thought-provoking ideas and terrific performances from its young cast of unknowns. Highly recommended."—Matt Turner, View

"As beautiful as it is surprising, Cantet’s Foxfire girls appear like the ancestors of Pussy Riot."—Les Inrockuptibles