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UK, USA

Duration: 78 mins
Country of Origin: UK,USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 17 08:45 pm

In 1948 Sonny Rollins left high school and went on to make his first album as a saxophonist. In 1959, he had the jazz world at his feet and he quit the scene. In 2010, the greatest living saxophone player put on an exhilarating production to mark his 80th birthday at the Beacon Theater with some of the world’s most extraordinary musicians, including Ornette Coleman, Roy Haynes and Jim Hall. Sonny Rollins Beyond the Notes uses his 80th birthday concert to look into the man and his music.

USA

Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 13 04:00 pm
Jun 16 08:30 pm

Four young men embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Traversing from desert to mountain, they ride over 3000 miles from Mexico to Canada on adopted wild mustangs - a journey once a reality for western frontiersmen.

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 13 08:30 pm

With a secret application process, unknown start time, and an ever-changing course, the annual Barkley Marathons tempt long distance runners to rural Tennessee to test their limits in a grueling trail race that’s seen only 10 competitors finish in 25 years.

"Captivating and thrilling… Something to behold, in all its excruciating glory." Kevin Scott, Exclaim!

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 15 06:30 pm

The potential and perils of online vigilantism and crowdsourcing are starkly realized for a family searching for their missing son, when the theory that he is a terrorist behind the Boston Marathon bombings goes viral.

"Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi is exceptionally moving as it pieces together a sensitive study of the victims of depression and mental illness. The essay on social media’s gale force becomes doubly powerful as one sees the family grief compounded by the inevitable online bullying that comes when people value instant gratification and immediate fame over facts. Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi demands audiences to separate what is trending from what is true, and this compelling doc is an urgent reminder to see the human face behind the hashtag. You’ll want to hug your loved ones after seeing it." Patrick Mullen, POV magazine

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 15 08:30 pm
Jun 16 06:30 pm

Obsessively cooped up in a Manhattan apartment by their father, six remarkable teenage brothers grow up understanding the outside world through the prism of movies - their reenactments of Tarantino have to be seen to be believed! Newfound freedom brings a reality very different from what they had expected.

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 12 10:30 pm
Jun 13 10:30 pm

Lorne Michaels couldn’t have guessed that his little sketch comedy experiment would become America’s highest temple of comedy. Saturday Night Live alumni reflect on 40 years of television magic.

Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Music Mondays

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Jun 08 08:30 pm

Women instrumentalists have made major contributions to American jazz, and this film captures many of the lost stories, from the early 1920s to the 1970s, including the development of numerous all-female jazz ensembles. Join Peggy Gilbert, Marian McPartland, Carline Ray, Quincy Jones, Jane Sager and many others in this important remembering of our musical past.

Duration: 72 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 22 06:30 pm
Jun 23 06:30 pm
Jun 25 05:00 pm
Jun 27 03:15 pm

Go behind the scenes of the New York City Ballet and watch choreographer Justin Peck create the company’s 422nd original piece.

“The documentary moves with the same fluidity that characterizes Peck’s choreography… Lipes captures the dancers, musicians, costumers and lighting designers from a variety of angles within the larger canvas, always suggesting kinetic movement continuing beyond the frame. A delight for balletophiles, the film [represents] a beautifully crafted entree into the intricacies of collective endeavor.” Ronnie Scheib, Variety

Duration: 146 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1990
Series:
Cinema Salon

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Jul 07 07:30 pm
Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 03 06:45 pm
Jul 05 06:10 pm
Jul 07 05:15 pm
Jul 09 06:30 pm

Obsessively cooped up in a Manhattan apartment by their father, six remarkable teenage brothers grow up understanding the outside world through the prism of movies - their reenactments of Tarantino have to be seen to be believed! Freedom brings a reality very different from what they had expected.

Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Music Mondays

Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda, Yemen. Breakdancing unites people worldwide in the common languages of movement, expression, and hip-hop. Rap superstar and producer Nas presents a broad look at a movement inspiring hope in global urban communities.

"The film is fascinating to watch whether you are into hip-hop or not. To say it’s inspiring is an understatement." Trevor Dueck, Vancity Buzz

Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 06 02:00 pm
Jun 11 06:30 pm

Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney blows the lid off this secretive and sinister organization, a "religion" that incorporates the financial structure of pyramid scheme and bears all the hallmarks of a cult. Gibney talks to 8 former Scientologists, including Crash writer-director Paul Haggis and several senior officials now alienated from the organization. The film gives us the history of its bizarre founder L Ron Hubbard, and examines Scientology’s dubious dealings with the IRS and its disturbing exploitation of celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

"Jaw-dropping, scary, unnerving, even disturbingly funny." David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

"The cult is right to be scared. Going Clear is spectacular stuff." Bilge Eberi, New York magazine

"A heat-seeking missile that doesn’t take long to find the heat." Verne Gay, Newsday

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 23 08:00 pm

Meet Iris Apfel, doyenne of New York fashion, and more importantly an indomitable and inspiring life force well into her ninth decade. Quick-witted and always flamboyantly dressed, Iris retains her enthusiasm for fashion, art and people. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

"A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel." Variety

(With live score performed by the Alloy Orchestra)
Duration: 95 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1924
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

One of the strangest and most twisted films of the silent era. Cheated and cuckolded, a brilliant scientist (played by Lon Chaney, "the man of a thousand faces") takes refuge behind the make up of a circus clown, where his shame can at least inspire laughter in others. He becomes famous, but his hapless love for a bareback rider sends the movie spinning towards revenge tragedy. This first feature produced by the famous studio MGM, He Who Gets Slapped blends naturalism and expressionism with high melodrama - all accentuated in the Alloy Orchestra’s extraordinary live score.

“A picture which defies one to write about it without indulging in superlatives … so beautifully told, so flawlessly directed that we imagine it will be held up as a model by all producers.” NY Times, 1924

Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney blows the lid off this secretive and sinister organization, a "religion" that incorporates the financial structure of pyramid scheme and bears all the hallmarks of a cult. Gibney talks to 8 former Scientologists, including Crash writer-director Paul Haggis and several senior officials now alienated from the organization. The film gives us the history of its bizarre founder L Ron Hubbard, and examines Scientology’s dubious dealings with the IRS and its disturbing exploitation of celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

"Jaw-dropping, scary, unnerving, even disturbingly funny." David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

"The cult is right to be scared. Going Clear is spectacular stuff." Bilge Eberi, New York magazine

"A heat-seeking missile that doesn’t take long to find the heat." Verne Gay, Newsday

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
WELLES 100

All magicians are actors, but not all actors can make magic. Orson Welles could: he’d dazzle us with his bag of tricks, defy gravity, mesmerize moviegoers, and reveal the human soul. He was a master illusionist, but also a sooth-sayer, one of those rare child prodigies who became an adult virtuoso, a showman and a genius. century from his birth in May 1915, this documentary runs through a glittering and troubled career, and celebrates an artist whom we’re still struggling to get the measure of,some three decades since his passing.

“A bouquet to cinematic history.” Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Fascinating… leaves you hungry for more." Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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May 29 08:40 pm
May 30 06:10 pm
May 31 05:00 pm
Jun 03 06:30 pm
Jun 04 08:40 pm
Jun 11 02:45 pm

Meet Iris Apfel, doyenne of New York fashion, and more importantly an indomitable and inspiring life force well into her ninth decade. Quick-witted and always flamboyantly dressed, Iris retains her enthusiasm for fashion, art and people. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. "I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows."

"A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel." Variety

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jun 05 10:45 pm
Jun 06 08:10 pm
Jun 07 08:10 pm
Jun 08 06:30 pm
Jun 09 08:10 pm
Jun 10 06:30 pm
Jun 11 08:50 pm

You’ll believe a man can fly… For sky-diving pioneer Carl Boenish, jumping out of airplanes just wasn’t exciting enough. He wanted to jump off tall buildings, bridges and cliffs too - including Yosemite’s mighty El Capitan. Boenish invented BASE jumping, and he filmed it all too. This may be Extreme documentary making, but Carl’s larger than life personality and his oddball marriage touch on emotions as well as adrenaline.

"Exhilarating." Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Immersive enough to induce panic." Ben Kenigsberg, AV Club

Palestine, USA, Canada

Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: Palestine,USA,Canada, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 13 06:30 pm

Bold and fearless, the first all-female car-racing team in the Middle East is burning rubber and tearing up track all over Palestine as they defy the odds and shatter stereotypes of Arab women.

USA, Canada

Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Canada, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 14 08:00 pm

In this cinematically stylish comedy, the Wichita foothills stand in for Jerusalem as a small Christian community that has reenacted Christ’s Passion for 88 years grapples with the news that the paperboy playing Jesus is a Buddhist.

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