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Don Gionvanni, from The Royal Opera House

Program Running Time 190 min.

Sep 21 02:30 pm
Oct 15 07:00 pm

Films in Program

(GB, 2014, 190 mins, DCP)

Kasper Holten, ROH Director of Opera, presents a mesmerizing new production of Mozart’s sublime tragicomedy. The impulsive and charismatic Don Giovanni travels through Europe seducing women, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. When he commits murder, he unleashes vengeance from beyond the grave.

La Boheme, from The Royal Opera House

Program Running Time 160 min.

Aug 24 02:30 pm
Sep 10 07:00 pm

Films in Program

(GB, 2014, 160 mins, DCP)

A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the great romances of all opera. In his depiction of the tender and ultimately tragic love between Mimì and Rodolfo, Puccini achieved an immediacy, warmth and humanity that have rarely been equalled.

Nabucco, from The Royal Opera House

Program Running Time 170 min.

Aug 13 07:00 pm

Films in Program

(GB, 2014, 170 mins, DCP)

Daniele Abbado explores themes of identity, exile and religion in a powerful staging of Verdi’s epic opera. War has broken out between the Babylonians and Israelites. The Israelites have captured Fenena, younger daughter of the Babylonian King, Nabucco. In revenge, Nabucco vows to destroy Jerusalem, aided by the vengeful Abigaille.

“Domingo’s career, 42 years at Covent Garden and counting, continues to be a wonder of the age.” The Guardian

The Sacrament

(2014, 95 mins, Blu-ray Disc)
Director:
CAST Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz, Gene Jones
Classification: 19+

Showtimes

Aug 02 10:00 pm

From acclaimed writer/director Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House of the Devil) and producer Eli Roth (Hostel) comes the story of two Vice Media correspondents on an adventure to document their friend’s journey to reunite with his estranged sister (Amy Seimetz, Upstream Color). They track her to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the remote world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia composed of nearly two hundred members and overseen by a mysterious leader known only as “Father”. While they are initially inspired by the community, it soon becomes evident that something is rotten in paradise. As their one night in the parish turns to day, the visitors realize that Eden Parish harbors a twisted secret. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a fight for escape and survival.


"Frightening in any genre language."—Guy Lodge, Variety

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: Henry V

(2013, 169 mins, DCP)
Director:
CAST Jamie Parker, Brid Brennan, Graham Butler, Nigel Cooke, Giles Cooper, Sam Cox, Kurt Egyiawan, Matthew Flynn, David Hargreaves, Beruce Khan, James Lailey, Brendan O’Hea, Paul Rider, Olivia Ross, Chris Starkie, Lisa Stevenson and Roger Watkins.
Classification: PG
Special ticket prices apply.

Showtimes

Aug 13 02:00 pm

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war.

Henry V, which opened the new Globe with the words ‘O for a muse of fire’, celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the ‘wooden O’ — and beyond.

Much loved for his performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (2010), Jamie Parker returns to Hal’s journey as Henry V. Other credits included The History Boys at the National Theatre, on Broadway and on film.


About the Globe Theatre

Based at London’s unique riverside home of Shakespeare & dating back to 1599, the new Globe re-opened in 1997, founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker & is now a unique international resource dedicated to exploring Shakespeare’s work in the most authentic environment possible.


"Jamie Parker makes a fantastic Henry V."—The Independent

"Bold and enthralling."—The Times


Special Offer!

Shakespeare and Dinner! Take your Globe on Screen ticket to the Twisted Fork Bistro (valid up to 14 days after the play date at Vancity Theatre) and get a three-course dinner for only $28 with a free dessert.

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

(2013, 84 mins)
Director:
Classification: 19+

Showtimes

Aug 01 06:30 pm
Aug 02 06:30 pm
Aug 03 06:30 pm
Aug 04 06:30 pm
Aug 05 04:45 pm
Aug 06 06:30 pm
Aug 07 06:30 pm
Aug 16 05:00 pm
Aug 23 05:00 pm

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago follows various pilgrims, from ages 3 to 73, as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot—with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, we witness the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to change lives. Each pilgrim throws themselves heart and soul into their incredibly challenging trek to Santiago de Compostela, and most importantly, their personal journey to themselves.


"Driving both the filmmaker and her subjects is wonder and wanderlust. Their enthusiasm for the Camino is contagious ..."—Diana Clarke, Village Voice

The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane

(2012, 111 mins, DCP)
Director:
CAST Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman
Classification: 19+

Showtimes

Aug 11 08:20 pm

The Stones commemorated 50 years together as a band with this archival documentary directed by Brett Morgen. Crossfire Hurricane features historical footage, much of it widely unseen, and commentary from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, as well as rare interviews with Brian Jones. Period interviews, extensive live performance material and news archive footage complete the documentary, which takes its title from the opening lines of "Jumpin’ Jack Flash": "I was born in a crossfire hurricane..."


"Director Brett Morgen has put together something reeking of astringent danger ... Morgen elicits a vivid and intimate self-portrait from a self-made cultural institution. Using new audio-only interviews with the Stones as invisible tape, he splices 50 years of footage into a 110-minute education, remixing the work of earlier filmmakers with splendid editing and a critical eye. He frames the band as a countercultural force—an entity that exploited historical accident by harnessing pagan forces to attack the Establishment."—Troy Patterson, Slate

"Riotously entertaining."—Neil Smith, Total Film

Queen Live in Budapest '86 (Hungarian Rhapsody)

(1986, 95 mins, Blu-Ray)
Director:
FEATURING Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon
Classification: 19+

Showtimes

Aug 04 08:30 pm

As part of the hugely successful 1986 Magic Tour that, poignantly, was the last to be played by the band with Freddie Mercury, Queen were for the first time able to include Hungary on the tour schedule. With three years to go before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this was the largest concert ever staged at the Népstadion, Budapest, and the first Western Rock Concert staged in a stadium behind the then Iron Curtain. It was of such significance to the Hungarian authorities and film industry that a group of the country’s top film cameramen and technicians were brought together to film it for posterity.

Staged for 80,000 ecstatic fans, the concert set includes favourite hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "I Want To Break Free" and "We Are The Champions."

Re-mastered in high definition and superb 5.1 surround sound.


“We’re delighted that Queen fans across the world will finally have the chance to relive this amazing moment for the band. We knew a stadium concert in Budapest was ground–breaking, but hadn’t quite anticipated what a historic night it would turn out to be. The concert looks fantastic on the screen in all its digitally re-mastered glory and the documentary does a great job of setting the scene—it really was an extraordinary time in the band’s history.”

— Brian May and Roger Taylor

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

(1974, 110 mins, DCP)
In German with English subtitles
Director:
CAST Bruno S., Brigitte Mira, Walter Ladengast
Classification: 19+
Presented by Norman Armour

Showtimes

Aug 05 07:00 pm

In May 1828 a young man named Kaspar Hauser was found in the streets of Nuremberg holding a note. Until that day, he had spent his life in a dark cellar with no human contact except a man who brought him bread and water. Now Hauser’s life “in the real world” begins.

Herzog finds poetry and wonder in the most unique situations. This interpretation of how a person with no experience whatsoever with the outside world would perceive “society” and “civilisation” is classic Herzog. Casting non-actor Bruno S. as Hauser, who was also much abused as a child, was sheer brilliance. As Herzog said about Bruno, "in all my films, and with all the great actors with whom I have worked, he was the best. There is no one who comes close to him. I mean in his humanity, and the depth of his performance, there is no one like him."


Norman Armour’s practice includes curator, producer, director, actor and interdisciplinary artist. Since graduating from Simon Fraser University 1986, he has collaborated on over 120 works for the stage and other media. He co-founded Rumble Productions and more recently co-founded the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, where he is currently artistic & executive director. Norman is the recipient of numerous awards, including Simon Fraser University’s Distinguished Alumni and the City of Vancouver’s Civic Merit and Mayor’s Arts awards. In the spring of 2014 he directed the premiere of Pauline, a new opera by Tobin Stokes and Margaret Atwood.

26th Vancouver Queer Film Festival

( mins)

Showtimes

Aug 19 06:00 pm
Aug 20 02:00 pm

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival kicks off its 26th season on August 14-24. The festival features more than 80 films at various downtown locations showcasing queer stories from 11 countries, including offerings from Russia, Brazil, and the Philippines, presenting themes of gender identity, forbidden love, and culture. Tickets and festival schedule are available July 24th online and at Little Sister’s bookstore (1238 Davie Street, Vancouver).

www.queerfilmfestival.ca

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