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JFL Northwest: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon

Program Running Time 92 min.

Feb 18 06:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Douglas Tirola
(USA, 2015, 92 mins, DCP)

Three Harvard graduates start a national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood’s most legendary talent. But success and excess among its brilliant and subversive contributors begins to challenge its existence.

JFL Northwest: The Lobster

Program Running Time 118 min.

Feb 24 09:00 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Yorgos Lanthimos
(UK, France, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, 2015, 118 mins, DCP)

This is the already notorious movie in which a bereaved Colin Farrell has just a month to find a new spouse at a remote resort lest he be turned into an animal of his choice. John C Reilly and Ben Whishaw are in the same predicament, but while there are also plenty of female guests to choose from, a correct choice is essential… Hilarious, outrageous, and very, very dark, it successfully out-weirds Charlie Kaufman. (With Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, Olivia Colman).

JFL Northwest: Waiting for Guffman 20th Anniversary Show

Program Running Time 84 min.

Feb 24 06:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Christopher Guest
(USA, 1996, 84 mins, 35mm)

Join JFL Northwest and VIFF in celebrating one of the seminal film comedies of the last quarter century, a jewel of am-dram endeavor and imagination harnessing some of the most gifted comic actors of their generation, including Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. Set in Blaine, Missouri, this "mockumentary" chronicles the burg’s preparations and execution of its sesquicentennial anniversary, a celebration that is to be capped off by a fabulous amateur show helmed by former New Yorker Corky St. Clair. Corky has high hopes for his "Red, White and Blaine" extravaganza…

Talking Stick presents Reel Reservations: The Embargo Project

Program Running Time 72 min.

Feb 25 08:30 pm

Films in Program

(Cinematic Indigenous Sovereignty series)

Arising from the Embargo Collective II project, this feature-packaged collection of five short films is based on Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructions. Five Canadian Indigenous female filmmakers challenged one another with creative restrictions pushing their artistic form,

Our Last Tango

Program Running Time 85 min.

Feb 23 08:30 pm

Films in Program

(Un tango más)
Directed By: German Kral
(Argentine, 2015, 85 mins, DCP)

The Fred and Ginger of Buenos Aires tango, Maria Nieves Rego (81) and Juan Carlos Copes (84) danced together for nearly 50 years. Sometimes they loved each other. Sometimes they loathed each other. But together they refined and redefined the tango… Directed by Wim Wenders’ protege German Kral, this stylishly passionate doc covers two entangled talents.


Program Running Time 89 min.

Feb 19 09:10 pm
Feb 20 09:10 pm
Feb 25 06:30 pm

Films in Program

(USA, 2015, 89 mins, DCP)

A deserted stretch of lonely highway is all it takes to pull together this eerie anthology film, a remarkably cohesive and consistent collaborative effort pulled together by the makers of V/H/S.

"This anthology of five horror tales is the rare group effort without a dud, as it cruises through variations on the genre with style and confidence." Film Comment

Ninth Floor

Program Running Time 81 min.

Feb 15 06:30 pm
Feb 16 06:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Mina Shum
(Canada, 2015, 81 mins, DCP)

Mina Shum’s documentary documentary reopens the file on what is now seen as a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and campus politics, the moment in 1967 when a professor at Sir George Williams University in Montreal was accused of racism, and student uprising that followed.

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Program Running Time 115 min.

Feb 15 08:20 pm
Feb 16 08:30 pm
Feb 17 01:00 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Stanley Nelson
(USA, 2015, 115 mins, DCP)

50 years ago: cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging, and at the vanguard was The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. "What is clear from this sober yet electrifying film is that the power of the Panthers was rooted in their insistence - radical then, radical still - that black lives matter." AO Scott, New York Times

Voyage to Italy

Program Running Time 97 min.

Films in Program


Program Running Time 89 min.

Feb 09 06:30 pm

Films in Program

(USA, 2015, 89 mins, DCP)

In 1952, Ousmane Sembéne, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. Sembene! a feature-length documentary, tells the incredible true story of the “father of African cinema,” the self-taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a monumental, 50-year-long battle to give African stories to Africans.