Vancity Theatre Screening
Films in this Series
The high cost of living goes through the roof in Ben Wheatley’s nightmarish vision of a very 70s British utopia, JG Ballard’s High-Rise. Tom Hiddleston stars as the upwardly mobile surgeon who has no idea what is store when he moves into his sleek new apartment building, a class-stratified designer paradise which comes to resemble hell on earth. With Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Jeremy Irons. Enter at your peril…
Popular music doesn’t have too many candidates for "genius" status, but Prince surely qualified. As tribute to the passing of one of the most prodigiously talented performers of our times, we are pleased to bring back what is arguably the greatest concert movie ever made, on 35mm!
"To watch Sign o’ the Times now, in the wake of Prince’s shocking death at the age of 57, is to experience all of his gifts at once, with an intensity so fierce it tempts the boundary between pleasure and neural shutdown." Sam Adams, Slate
This entrancing, poetic, political documentary from the director of Nostalgia for the Light is a potent reminder of the abuses committed by the Pinochet regime, and a vivid essay on the stunning Patagonian Archipelago. "By turns lyrical, impressionistic and profound." Gary Goldstein, LA Times
Ben Foster is Lance Armstrong, multiple Tour de France champion, cancer survivor, and, as we all now know, cheat. Scripted by John Hodge (Trainspotting) and directed by British veteran Stephen Frears (The Queen; Philomena), The Program fairly rockets through the early stages, tracing Armstrong’s meteoric rise - and concurrent investment in performance-enhancing drugs - in bold, brash strokes, before zeroing in on the crusading Irish journalist David Walsh (Chris O’Dowd), apparently the only man in cycling to smell a rat.
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Battered Women’s Support Services and the screening will include a pop-up shop by My Sister’s Closet.
It’s been too long since Tarantino made a twisty, chronology-challenging crime movie, so Dennis Hauck has made one for him: Too Late is a jazzy film noir-throwback set in contemporary LA, with the terrific John Hawkes as a private eye sucked into a very personal murder investigation… A cinemphiliac’s dream, shot in long, labyrinthine takes and released exclusively on 35mm, the artfully-structured Too Late plays knowing riffs on mystery movie tropes and finds room for genre favourites like Joanna Cassidy (Blade Runner), Natalie Zea (Justified), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) and Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Deathproof).
Krista Loughton’s very personal, very moving approach to the story of four of Victoria’s street people may make you look at the homeless with renewed compassion and respect. Gabor Mate and Krista Loughton Q&A.
Written and directed by Irishmen in Havana, Cuba, this is an outsider’s outsiders’ story, the irresistible tale of an 18-year-old wannabe-drag artiste learning to put over a song and ultimately winning over his homophobic ex-con father. It’s a little bit Billy Elliot, and a little bit Pedro Almodovar, all shot in what one character calls, "the most beautiful slum in the world."