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Stories We Tell

Program Running Time 115 min.

Films in Program

Directed By: Thomas Vinterberg
(Denmark, 2012, 115 mins, DCP)

The Audience Award winner at VIFF 2012, Thomas Vinterberg’s modern day witchhunt drama continues to exert a deep pull on audiences, and is now among the five nominees for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Mads Mikkelsen gives a stunning performance as the kindergarten teacher whose life is turned upside down when allegations of abuse surface.

"It is a devastating film to watch, a heedful one, and a tragic reminder that no matter how well a life has been conducted, the mere whiff of such scandalous behavior is condemnation enough." Betsy Sharkey, LA Times

"A powerful, provocative study of mob mentality and the fabric of trust." Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

Last Detail

Program Running Time 104 min.

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Directed By: Hal Ashby
(USA, 1973, 104 mins, DCP)

Larry (Randy Quaid), a young seaman, gets royally shafted after stealing $40 from the charity box of his officer’s wife. Eight years in prison is the ludicrous sentence and two navy “lifers”(Jack Nicholson and Otis Young) take Larry from Norfolk, VA to Portsmouth, NH with cultural stops in New York City and Boston. They can’t believe the severe sentence, however they can sure as hell help to bring some fun into Larry’s last week…

Ilusos

Program Running Time 93 min.

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Serrat y Sabina: Two For the Road

Program Running Time 83 min.

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15 Years + 1 Day

Program Running Time 96 min.

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Artist and the Model

Program Running Time 104 min.

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Music For Mandela

Program Running Time 82 min.

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Directed By: Jason Bourque
(Canada, 2013, 82 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

Presented in association with Black History Month, Music for Mandela explores the role music played in the remarkable life of one of the world’s few genuinely heroic politicians. Musical performances include celebrated artist Vusi Mahlasela, Grammy award-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and new music from the internationally acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir. Interviews include the legendary BB King, Sean Paul, Estelle, Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins and Mandela’s grandson, hip hop artist Bambatha Mandela.

Live musical tribute performed post screening by Benin musician Yoro Noukoussi.

Ms. 45

Program Running Time 80 min.

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Directed By: Abel Ferrara
(USA, 1981, 80 mins, DCP)

Abel Ferrara’s (Bad Lieutenant, King Of New York) 1981 revenge thriller classic Ms. 45 follows a mute garment-district seamstress – played by the late model/actress/musician/screenwriter Zoë Tamerlis – who after falling victim to multiple unspeakable assaults, ignites her one-woman homicidal rampage against New York City’s entire male population. Now remastered in HD from the original negative materials.

["Ferrera] is clearly a talented fellow. One can only hope he finds something else to make movies about very soon." Janet Maslin, New York Times

Arctic Defendors

Program Running Time 90 min.

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Directed By: John Walker
(Canada, 2013, 90 mins, DCP)

Nunavut means "Our Land". But does that include us? After decades of what might generously be described as benign neglect, Canada seems more invested in the north than ever (no prizes for guessing why). Documentarian John Walker (A Drummer’s Dream) traces the long, often fractious relationship between the Inuit and the rest of the country, marvels at the beauty and hardship of this place, and reflects on his own experiences, revisiting the arctic for the first time since the 60s.

Oscar Shorts 2014 (Animation)

Program Running Time 110 min.

Films in Program

(Various, 110 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

Each year the Vancity Theatre is proud to present the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Short Film in the Live Action and Animation categories. The nominated animated films are Get a Horse, Mr Hublot, Feral, and Possessions. These films will be supplemented with some of the best runners up, to bring the package to feature length.

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