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(Special Centennial Screening)
Duration: 65 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Canada, 1914
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

VIFF Vancity Theatre and the Cinematheque join together this weekend to celebrate the centenary of a cinema landmark. In the Land of the Head Hunters was the first feature film made in B.C. and is the oldest extant feature made in Canada. It’s also the first feature made with an entirely indigenous North American cast and arguably the first ever documentary feature. A portrait of the Kwakwaka’wakw (formerly Kwakiutl) people of northern Vancouver Island and the central coast, it was directed by Edward S. Curtis, the renowned American photographer of First Nations life.

(Special Centennial Screening)
Duration: 65 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Canada, 1914
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jan 10 12:00 pm

Back by popular demand! In the Land of the Head Hunters was the first feature film made in B.C. and is the oldest extant feature made in Canada. It’s also the first feature made with an entirely indigenous North American cast and arguably the first ever documentary feature. A portrait of the Kwakwaka’wakw (formerly Kwakiutl) people of northern Vancouver Island and the central coast, it was directed by Edward S Curtis, the renowned American photographer of First Nations life.

We are delighted to welcome AARON GLASS and BRAD EVANS, editors of the newly published book, Return to the Land of the Head Hunters (University of Washington Press).

We are delighted to welcome Bill Cranmer and Andy Everson who will attend as spokespeople of the Kwakwaka’wakw. Owen Underhill from the Turning Point ensemble will also be on hand to talk about his involvement with recording the film’s score, and the evening will be hosted by poet, scholar and filmmaker Colin Browne.

Duration: 130 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1946
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Dec 20 04:15 pm

Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings. You know you need to see this genuine Christmas classic as it was intended to be seen, on the big screen. Jimmy Stewart’s finest hour.