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GB, USA, France

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: GB,USA,France, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 12 08:30 pm
Aug 13 06:30 pm
Aug 14 06:30 pm
Aug 15 01:15 pm
Aug 20 02:30 pm
Aug 23 04:30 pm

Presenting the cream of the crop from this year’s HotDocs Film Festival, VIFF Vancity Theatre is pleased to showcase five of the outstanding documentaries of 2016. Sour Grapes (from Jerry Rothwell, the director of How to Change the World) is one for the connoisseurs, the eye-opening, mouth-watering true crime tale of what happened when oenophilia met high finance in the heady years leading up to the crash of 2008.

3-ticket pack available for Best of Hot Docs

Germany

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Germany, 1982
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era

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Aug 08 08:50 pm

The second of Fassbinder’s great BRD Trilogy, this is the true story of an UFA starlet, rumoured to be a mistress of Goebbels, who falls to drug addiction after the war. Shot in icy black and white, it’s intentionally reminiscent of Billy Wilder’s Sunset Blvd but more devastating still.

India, Germany

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: India,Germany, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 05 04:15 pm
Aug 06 09:50 pm
Aug 07 06:45 pm
Aug 08 02:15 pm
Aug 09 08:20 pm
Aug 11 06:30 pm

Riotous and refreshingly honest, this empowering female buddy comedy takes place during a beachside bachelorette party, where six women from diverse backgrounds examine what it means to be a woman in contemporary India. Winner of Grolsch People’s Choice Award (1st Runner Up) at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and The Audience Choice Award at Rome Film Festival 2015.

Iran

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 18 08:30 pm

An ex-prostitute starts a new life by marrying her loved one but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seemed before. Now she is the prisoner of her loved one and to earn her freedom she must fight with the masculine society…

Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: Iran,
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Iran, France

Duration: 95 mins
Country of Origin: Iran,France, 2007
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era

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Aug 22 06:30 pm

The Ayatollah Khomeini meets punk rock in this spirited adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s celebrated graphic novel. When Iran’s Islamic Revolution hits home, nine-year-old Marjane remains determined to discover all that life has to offer. Splendidly voiced by an all-star cast including Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Sean Penn and Iggy Pop.

Italy, France

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Italy,France, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 21 08:10 pm

In this frightening year of political tumult and violence in the US, few recent films get closer to revealing the roots of unrest than this unflinching slice of raw Americana, a graphic, ground-breaking portrait of Louisiana’s dirt poor and the Texan libertarian militia from Italian filmmaker Roberto Minervini.

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

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.

New Zealand

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: New Zealand, 2016
Series:
Bell Media Best of Hot Docs 2016

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Jul 30 03:45 pm
Aug 13 04:30 pm

Nothing can prepare you for the weirdness that is Tickled: when journalist David Farrier stumbles across an online video for "competitive endurance tickling", he knows there must be a story there. But he no idea of where this is going to take him. In fact within five minutes we promise, your mind is going to be boggled, and things will only get curiouser and curiouser…

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…

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: Norway, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 02 08:30 pm

Autumn Fall is an adult drama/comedy set in beautiful Oslo. Ingvld works as a lightning technician at the National Theatre but dreams of writing for the stage. However she can’t stand actors. She still manages to entangle herself with two thespians, one a notorious hell raiser and she embarks on an exciting, scandalous, and utimately very dangerous journey that changes her life forever.

Spain

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

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Sep 09 08:25 pm
Sep 10 06:30 pm

Catalonia’s Jose Luis Guerin is arguably the least well known of contemporary greats; his penchant for teasing poetry out of non-fiction approach has been emulated by many, but rarely matched. Here a professor of philology flirts with his female students and engages in amorous discourse with his wife. "Consistently amusing, frequently stimulating, and occasionally erotic work." The House Next Door

USA

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

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Aug 12 06:30 pm
Aug 13 08:40 pm
Aug 14 08:20 pm
Aug 15 03:00 pm
Aug 20 04:15 pm
Aug 21 04:20 pm

Remember Anthony Weiner, the rising Democrat congressman forced out of office after a humiliating sexting scandal? Two years later he was encouraged to run for mayor of New York City, and allowed a documentary team to follow his comeback. But things didn’t go according to plan…

Duration: 76 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 21 06:20 pm

Two men struggle to define who they are and what path they will take in this artful, gritty and unforgettable portrait of life on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota. Terrence Malick, Chris Eyre and Natalie Portman present this sometimes troubling, sometimes transcendent vision of life on the edge.

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Series:
Bell Media Best of Hot Docs 2016

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Aug 05 08:30 pm
Aug 06 06:00 pm
Aug 07 08:50 pm
Aug 08 04:15 pm
Aug 09 04:30 pm
Aug 10 06:30 pm
Aug 11 08:40 pm
Aug 13 02:30 pm

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. From the brilliant mind of Werner Herzog comes a playful yet chilling examination of our rapidly interconnecting lives.

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1973
Series:
De Palma

A young reporter (Jennifer Salt) witnesses a murder from afar, but cannot prove it. The truth is more grim than she imagines… Sisters has a grand guignol conceit but it’s not really a horror movie - rather it’s a witty mystery suspense thriller drawing from Rear Window and Psycho. Ironically through Hitchcockian pastiche De Palma found his own voice as a filmmaker. Even at this early stage includes extraordinarily adept use of split screen, lengthy travelling shots, and an operatic "Eye of God" storytelling sense - or if you prefer, a deeply twisted sense of humour.

Duration: 216 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1980
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 04 03:00 pm

With the recent passing of director Michael Cimino and DP Vilmos Zsigmond it is high time to reevaluate this notorious box office flop, a western - or anti-western - that was too radical for US critics in 1980, both in its politics and its aesthetic daring. Restored to its full glory, this elegy for lost ideals could be the greatest movie you’ve never seen.

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 05 06:30 pm
Aug 06 08:00 pm
Aug 09 06:30 pm
Aug 10 08:30 pm
Aug 11 04:40 pm
Aug 14 04:45 pm

The incredible true story about how The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Peter Pan (among other Disney favourites) helped a young boy with austism to connect with his family and the outside world.

USA, Netherlands

Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Netherlands, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 01 03:00 pm

A washed up Hollywood director is trapped in a remote castle by his own fears until the arrival of a mysterious woman offers him possible salvation. Inspired by Dostoevsky’s ’Notes from the Underground’, Johnny Walker attempts to answer the burning question: Is living a long life vulgar, immoral or just plain bad manners?

USA, Iran

Duration: 99 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Iran, 2014
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era

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Aug 22 08:30 pm

The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

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