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Lucy Walker

Duration: 16 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2014
Series:
Nonfiction Features
Director: Lucy Walker

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Oct 02 10:00 am
Oct 06 02:45 pm
Oct 07 07:00 pm

Lucy Walker’s affecting doc features Scottish actress Marianna Palka courageously confronting her risk of inheriting Huntington’s Disease.

Health (Mental & Physical)
Duration: 7 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Lucy Walker

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Oct 07 09:15 pm
Oct 09 10:00 am

The sexy story of the iconic British artist David Hockney, who is adamant about living life in the now.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Biography

Amei Wallach

Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: USA,France,Russia,Austria,Germany, 2013
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Amei Wallach

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Oct 07 09:15 pm
Oct 09 10:00 am

Generally considered the most important living Russian artists, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov cooperated fully on this documentary by Amei Wallach (Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine). More than 20 years after fleeing Russia, the Kabakovs return to install six walk-through installations in venues throughout Moscow. "Dynamically shot… conveying the emotional urgency of the Kabakovs’ work."—The New York Times

Fine Arts or Theatre, History, Jewish Interest

Martin Wallner

Duration: 15 mins
Country of Origin: Germany, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Martin Wallner

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Oct 01 06:00 pm
Oct 06 12:30 pm

Two elderly, completely opposite women with terminal conditions get stuck in the same hospital room.

Drama

Thomas Wallner

(Bevor der letzte Vorhang fällt)
Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,Belgium,Germany, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Thomas Wallner

It’s closing night for popular Belgian cabaret Gardenia and its gay and trans stars face reintroduction into reality. Mixing avant-garde choreography with confessional interviews, Thomas Wallner offers “an endearing recollection of life as an outsider, a sincere exploration of queer identity, and a stunning celebration of the communion we achieve in art.”—Indiewire. Winner, Special Jury Prize: Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2014.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Audience Award Winners, Queer Interest

Jodi-Ann Wang

Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Jodi-Ann Wang

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

Dilys is full of energy as she gives us an entertaining insight into life at 91, and shares her ambitious hopes for the future.

Wayne Wapeemukwa

Duration: 20 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Wayne Wapeemukwa

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Oct 01 08:30 pm
Oct 09 04:45 pm

A full-time mother/part-time sex-worker goes missing on the Downtown Eastside during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Aboriginal / First Nations

Wim Wenders

(Le Sel de la Terre)
Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Italy,Brazil,France, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Wim Wenders

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Oct 06 12:30 pm
Oct 09 08:45 pm

Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s magnetic portrait of photographer Sebastião Salgado, is "illuminating and uplifting… [It moves] from his early years growing up on a Brazilian farm… through to his increasingly large-scale photographic projects that took him to many of the world’s most hostile and dangerous conflict zones… A moving tribute to a peerless talent."—Guardian. Winner, Special Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2014.

Animals, Fine Arts or Theatre, Aboriginal / First Nations, Human Rights
Duration: 165 mins
Country of Origin: Norway,Austria,Denmark,Germany, 2014
Series:
3D Special Presentations
Director: Wim Wenders

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Sep 30 05:45 pm
Oct 04 11:00 am

Six stunning buildings, six auteurs and glorious 3D come together in this hymn to the art of architecture. The Berliner Philharmonie concert hall (Wim Wenders), California’s Salk Institute (Robert Redford), the National Library in St. Petersburg (Michael Glawogger), Denmark’s Halden prison (Michael Madsen), the Oslo Opera House (Margreth Olin) and the Pompidou in Paris (Karim Ainouz) are brought to life like never before. (Important Note: Only the Sep. 30 screening at International Village #9 will be in projected in 3D. The Oct. 4 screening at The Centre for the Performing Arts will be projected in standard 2D.)

3D, Fine Arts or Theatre, Cathedrals of Culture

Anne Wheeler

Duration: 117 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 1989
Series:
BC Spotlight
Director: Anne Wheeler

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Oct 08 07:00 pm
Oct 10 02:30 pm

Anne Wheeler’s most decorated film is an upbeat musical melodrama based on her mother’s wartime memories. Daisy Cooper (Rebecca Jenkins) is a wife and mother who joins a dance band to provide for her family while her husband is at war. Beautifully shot by cinematographer Vic Sarin, it’s bittersweet and poignant, with fine performances by Jenkins and Robyn Stevan, both of whom won Genies for their work.

Audience Award Winners, History, Music & Dance, Women Directors

Michael Whyte

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Michael Whyte

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Oct 02 01:30 pm
Oct 07 06:45 pm
Oct 10 10:00 am

"An excellent, intelligent, and unfussily traditional documentary about a gifted artist who photographed many key 20th-century figures, including Mick Jagger, John Betjeman, Queen Elizabeth and Samuel Beckett. Now 89, a frail and lucid Bown reflects on her life… Others pay homage… and speak insightfully about aesthetics, technique, and the context of Bown’s work. Directors Luke Dodd and Michael Whyte’s austere filmmaking eminently suits the material…"—Guardian

Fine Arts or Theatre, Biography, Style & Fashion

Michael Winterbottom

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Michael Winterbottom

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Oct 02 06:45 pm

The 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy—and the arrest of her American flatmate, Amanda Knox—sparked a media circus. Michael Winterbottom revisits the case and explores what it’s like to be a filmmaker tackling a salacious story while struggling to retain your integrity. Daniel Brühl and Kate Beckinsale star in this investigation that dances in and out of the shadowy zone separating documentary and fiction, truth and lies.

Crime, Mystery, Action, Thrills & Suspense

Frederick Wiseman

Duration: 181 mins
Country of Origin: USA,France, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Frederick Wiseman

Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman continues his supremely intelligent examinations of institutions with this probing, beautifully made look at one of the west’s great bastions of culture—Britain’s National Gallery. Key staff and ongoing problems and controversies are all quietly examined, and the result is "a truly inspiring piece of filmmaking [that is] universally recognisable as a great, great film."—Telegraph

Fine Arts or Theatre, Cathedrals of Culture

Josef Wladyka

Duration: 78 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Colombia, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Josef Wladyka

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Oct 03 02:00 pm
Oct 05 09:00 pm
Oct 07 02:00 pm

Two young Colombian brothers, stymied by a dearth of legitimate job opportunities, decide to run drugs up the coast in a fishing boat… "Shot on location in and around Buenaventura, the movie has a frantic, gritty energy attuned to its characters’ frustrations… It’s a fierce snapshot of reckless behavior enacted by helpless men."—Indiewire. Winner, Best New Narrative Director; Audience Award runner-up, Tribeca 2014.

Adventures Outdoors, Crime, Drama

Jeff Wolfe

Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Jeff Wolfe

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Oct 01 06:00 pm
Oct 06 12:30 pm

A man staggers into a church one evening to cleanse his inner demons and a buried past is revealed.

Drama

Paul Marcus Wong

Duration: 20 mins
Country of Origin: New Zealand, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Paul Marcus Wong

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Oct 02 06:30 pm
Oct 07 11:45 am

Kate returns home after living abroad and struggles to reconnect with her younger brother.

Drama

Ray Wong

Duration: 12 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Ray Wong

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Oct 07 04:30 pm

After a couple discovers a supernatural phenomenon in their backyard, their relationship takes an unexpected turn.

Romance, Sci-fi & Horror

Tim Woodall

Duration: 9 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2013
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Tim Woodall

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Oct 01 06:00 pm
Oct 06 12:30 pm

A bittersweet love story that explores the ways movies can determine and skew our perspectives.

Comedy, Romance