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Australia

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Oct 20 07:30 pm

When a desperate and disillusioned PhD student commits premeditated murder in the name of a theory, he finds that his soul can only be saved through the love of a religious prostitute. But will he confess in time or will the cunning police investigator ruin his chance at salvation? Based on Dostoevsky’s classic psychological thriller.

Bosnia, Canada

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Bosnia,Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 24 06:30 pm

Jasmin, once a successful actor in former Yugoslavia, now lives in Toronto with his second wife and young son. While juggling a construction job and a busy audition schedule, he dreams of re-launching an old televised stage show that made him famous in his homeland. When he is cast in a role that triggers recollections of the civil war, he is forced to reconcile his current reality with memories of his past success.

Brazil

(Vancouver Latin American Film Festival @ VIFF Vancity Theatre)
Duration: 240 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil,
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 30 06:30 pm

Two films from the great Glauber Rocha, the most influential filmmaker in Brazilian history, a pioneer of militant political cinema who caught the new wave spirit of the 1960s.

Co-presented by VIFF Vancity Theatre and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Tickets are available from vlaff.org and on the door.

Canada

Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 31 11:30 am

Three twenty-something brothers are sent on a wilderness adventure designed as the last will and testament of their late and eccentric parents. In order to gain their inheritance, the three must all complete the trek together. Along the way, Daniel (the eldest, a father and business man), Tyler (the middle son, aimless and sensitive), and Jordan (the youngest brother, sweet and naive) encounter their eccentric stoner guide, Carter Cooper Jr., who seems to heighten the tension on an already tenuous trip.

Movies for Mommies screenings are modified for the enjoyment of moms and their infants. Screenings take place in low light with lower volume levels; baby changing facilities are available.

Duration: 96 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Oct 28 06:50 pm
Oct 29 06:30 pm
Oct 30 07:10 pm
Oct 31 06:30 pm
Nov 01 08:30 pm
Nov 02 06:30 pm
Nov 03 01:00 pm
Nov 03 08:30 pm
Nov 04 06:30 pm
Nov 05 02:45 pm
Nov 05 06:30 pm
Nov 06 06:30 pm
Nov 08 06:30 pm
Nov 09 01:00 pm
Nov 10 01:00 pm

In Nettie Wild’s stunning magnum opus, a mining company helicopter hovers above the pristine land of the Tahltan First Nation in Northern BC, carrying a huge electric transmission tower, casting patterned shadows. This conflict between man-made geometries and nature’s vortices is at the film’s heart. Marking a tonal departure from her earlier documentaries, Wild creates a balanced profile that’s free of polemics and a feast for the eyes.

Winner: Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award, Hot Docs

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 24 08:30 pm
Aug 27 04:30 pm

t’s not easy being a good father to two boys you barely know anymore. Elliot (Joel Kinnaman, Suicide Squad) takes his sons into the great outdoors for some target practice, but his attempt to get in Bradley’s good side by giving him the keys to drive them back home backfires badly when they skid off the road in the middle of nowhere. Shrewdly dissecting father-son and sibling tensions, this nailbiting endurance thriller shuttles vividly between interior psychological and external, environmental factors.

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 02 06:30 pm
Sep 03 08:50 pm
Sep 06 06:30 pm
Sep 08 06:30 pm

The latest from Quebec’s Denis Côté is a psychological thriller, a portrait of a successful businessman whose arrogance slowly begins to crumble under the duress of coping with his wife’s breakdown. Is her mute passivity actually a form of protest? Or is it a kind of karmic payback for Boris’s infidelities, greed, and narcissism? That’s the disturbing claim of a strange messenger (played by Leos Carax-favourite Denis Lavant) who encroaches on Boris’s country retreat.

Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Three twenty-something brothers are sent on a wilderness adventure designed as the last will and testament of their late and eccentric parents. In order to gain their inheritance, the three must all complete the trek together. Along the way, Daniel (the eldest, a father and business man), Tyler (the middle son, aimless and sensitive), and Jordan (the youngest brother, sweet and naive) encounter their eccentric stoner guide, Carter Cooper Jr., who seems to heighten the tension on an already tenuous trip.

Duration: 70 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Cultural Screen

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Sep 20 02:30 pm

Seamlessly weaving the experiences of the Group of Seven with three modern day sleuths, Gary & Joanie McGuffin and Michael Burtch are determined to find the precise locations the artists painted. This beautiful film explores the rivers and lakes of Algoma and the land north of Superior, energized by breathtaking aerial and landscape cinematography, combining original photography, archival materials, paintings, and re-creations.

Canada, South Africa

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,South Africa, 2016
Series:
Community Events

Canada, Mexico

(Vancouver Latin American Film Festival @VIFF Vancity Theatre)
Duration: 70 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,Mexico, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 01 08:00 pm

Juan Manuel Sepúlveda spent two years hanging out in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside, getting to know its regulars and letting his camera roll. With his keen sense of framing, the action remains within the confines of the park and films the daily life of Harley, Bear, Janet and Dave.

China

Duration: 117 mins
Country of Origin: China, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 16 08:45 pm
Sep 17 05:00 pm
Sep 20 06:10 pm
Sep 21 08:40 pm

Film as pilgrimage: Zhang Yang’s semi-documentary follows a group of Tibetan villagers on their 1200 km walk to Lhasa, pausing every few steps to prostrate themselves on the ground in an act of devotion. This is a truly Buddhist film. Renounce dramatic expections, surrender to contemplation and open yourself to transcendence.

100% Fresh, Rotten Tomatoes

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: China, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 16 06:30 pm
Sep 17 09:30 pm
Sep 20 04:00 pm
Sep 21 06:30 pm

One of the best reviewed films of the year, this is a stunning, dreamlike debut about a country doctor’s search for an abandoned child that takes him to a mysterious place where past, present and future become one. "Bi’s singular vision bears comparison to those of other geniuses such as Tarkovsky, Sokurov, David Lynch, Luis Buñuel and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Like those auteurs, he achieves what film is best at but seldom accomplishes — a stirring of a deeper consciousness, a glimpse into a reality transcending the everyday." Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Czech Republic, Slovak Republic

(Domaci pece)
Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Czech Republic,Slovak Republic, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 23 06:30 pm
Sep 25 08:30 pm

In the tradition of much of the best Czech filmmaking, this wryly humorous and bittersweet humanist tale follows a dedicated home-care nurse in the South Moravian countryside.

Co-presented with the Vancouver Foreign Film Society.

France

(Ni le ciel ni la terre)
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 02 08:30 pm
Sep 03 06:45 pm
Sep 05 08:30 pm
Sep 06 08:30 pm
Sep 08 08:30 pm

A French platoon on a rocky outpost near the Afghan-Pakistan border is rocked by the disappearance of one of their comrades one night. Has he gone AWOL, or has he been captured by the Taliban? A couple of nights later another man vanishes, again without a trace. Captain Bonassieu (Jeremie Renier) is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery…

GB

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Oct 24 06:30 pm
Oct 25 05:15 pm
Oct 26 06:30 pm
Oct 27 01:00 pm

As close to omniscient as a film buff is ever likely to get, the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il was so enamoured by South Korean moviemakers Shin Sang-ok and his actress (and ex-wife) Choi Eun-hee that he had them kidnapped, whisked over the border, and put to work reviving local film production. They had little choice but to comply, and in the process, they fell back in love… "Perhaps the all-time strangest, most outlandish true-life story connected to the cinema and its practitioners…Fascinating on personal, political and cinematic levels." Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
Cultural Screen

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Sep 06 02:30 pm
Sep 07 06:30 pm

An engaging, insightful and inspiring film portrait of the great British and California artist, now a spry, wry and still prolific septuagenarian. He’s one of the most accessible and successful figurative painters of the last half century, but look closer, there’s much more to David Hockney than meets the eye.

Japan

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Oct 28 05:00 pm
Oct 30 05:15 pm
Nov 03 06:30 pm
Nov 05 04:45 pm

If the name "Hokusai" is unfamiliar, you will know the famous painting of a breaking wave which is his masterpiece. In this ravishing anime, we see that the artist may have had some unacknowledged help from his daughter. This gorgeous film is another example of the maturity and depth Japanese animators bring to the form.

Netherlands

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Netherlands, 2015
Series:
Cultural Screen

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Sep 09 06:30 pm
Sep 10 08:30 pm
Sep 11 04:45 pm
Sep 12 06:30 pm
Sep 13 06:30 pm
Sep 15 08:30 pm

Famous for his still shocking paintings of hell, Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist caused uproar with his fantastical and utterly uniquely diabolical work. In preparation for a special exhibition at the Noordbrabants Museum in the city of Den where Bosch lived, a team of Dutch art historians crisscross the globe to unravel the secrets of his art.

Norway

Duration: 116 mins
Country of Origin: Norway, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 26 08:30 pm
Aug 27 06:20 pm
Aug 28 03:30 pm
Aug 29 02:20 pm
Aug 30 04:00 pm
Aug 31 08:20 pm
Sep 01 03:45 pm

This Fargo-esque Scandinavian black comic thriller pits mild-mannered snowplough operator Nils (the great Stellen Skarsgaard) in the midst of a bloody revenge saga between warring drug gangs. Before you can say "the man with no name", Nils is pitting one against the other and burying the bodies in the snow drifts…

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