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Canada, South Africa

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

Canada

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.

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

Showtimes

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

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.

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: 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

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

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.