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The majority of films in the Vancouver International Film Festival are unrated and you must be 18 and purchase a $2 VIFF membership to attend a screening. However, a selection of films are open to all ages.

Before you make your purchase, please note The Rio is 19+ exclusively with the exception of the rated High School Screenings at this venue.

Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2015
Cinema of Our Time

Despite the ban against him, Iranian master Jafar Panahi continues to find ingenious ways to make films. Here, taxi driver Panahi cruises Tehran, picking up family, friends, film colleagues and nonprofessionals, all of whom take on roles. The result is "a beautifully humane fable… a good-humoured jeu d’esprit, a piece of freewheeling cinephile activism… It’s a rueful but insistent statement to the effect that he is down but not out…"—Guardian

Filmmaking, Human Rights & Social Justice
Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Cinema of Our Time

When his widowed mother (Cynthia Nixon) is diagnosed with cancer, James (Girls’ Christopher Abbott) is forced to pull himself out of a self-destructive nosedive. His newfound equilibrium is fragile at best, leaving both his resolve and their relationship teetering at a precipice. Alternating between cacophonous scenes of New York and exquisitely quiet domestic drama, Josh Mond crafts “a story that showcases subtlety and technique on both sides of the camera.”—Guardian

Audience Award Winners, Family Relations, Health, Disabilities & Mortality
Duration: 52 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Nonfiction Features

Nick Waggoner’s gorgeous, gripping documentary captures a decades-long struggle over the future of Jumbo Valley, deep within the raw, rugged Purcell range of B.C.’s Columbia Mountains. Exploring a tug-of-war between a proposed (and long-delayed) $450-million ski resort near Invermere versus community members, conservationists and the Ktunaxa Nation and Shuswap Indian Band who are determined to see Jumbo kept wild, Waggoner’s film documents the fierce ideological battle surrounding how we value land.

Aboriginal / First Nations, Environment, Sport, VIFF Impact