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Paddy Breathnach

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: Cuba,Ireland, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Paddy Breathnach


Apr 29 08:45 pm
Apr 30 05:50 pm
May 01 08:30 pm
May 02 06:30 pm
May 03 08:15 pm
May 05 08:10 pm

Written and directed by Irishmen in Havana, Cuba, this is an outsider’s outsiders’ story, the irresistible tale of an 18-year-old wannabe-drag artiste learning to put over a song and ultimately winning over his homophobic ex-con father. It’s a little bit Billy Elliot, and a little bit Pedro Almodovar, all shot in what one character calls, "the most beautiful slum in the world."

Stephen Frears

Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Stephen Frears

Ben Foster is Lance Armstrong, multiple Tour de France champion, cancer survivor, and, as we all now know, cheat. Scripted by John Hodge (Trainspotting) and directed by British veteran Stephen Frears (The Queen; Philomena), The Program fairly rockets through the early stages, tracing Armstrong’s meteoric rise - and concurrent investment in performance-enhancing drugs - in bold, brash strokes, before zeroing in on the crusading Irish journalist David Walsh (Chris O’Dowd), apparently the only man in cycling to smell a rat.

Patricio Guzman

Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: Chile, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Patricio Guzman


Apr 29 05:00 pm
Apr 30 07:45 pm
May 01 04:30 pm
May 03 06:30 pm
May 05 06:30 pm

This entrancing, poetic, political documentary from the director of Nostalgia for the Light is a potent reminder of the abuses committed by the Pinochet regime, and a vivid essay on the stunning Patagonian Archipelago. "By turns lyrical, impressionistic and profound." Gary Goldstein, LA Times

Dennis Hauck

Duration: 107 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Dennis Hauck


Apr 29 06:40 pm
Apr 30 09:30 pm
May 01 06:15 pm
May 02 08:30 pm

It’s been too long since Tarantino made a twisty, chronology-challenging crime movie, so Dennis Hauck has made one for him: Too Late is a jazzy film noir-throwback set in contemporary LA, with the terrific John Hawkes as a private eye sucked into a very personal murder investigation… A cinemphiliac’s dream, shot in long, labyrinthine takes and released exclusively on 35mm, the artfully-structured Too Late plays knowing riffs on mystery movie tropes and finds room for genre favourites like Joanna Cassidy (Blade Runner), Natalie Zea (Justified), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) and Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Deathproof).

Krista Loughton

Duration: 79 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Krista Loughton


Apr 28 08:15 pm
May 01 03:00 pm

Krista Loughton’s very personal, very moving approach to the story of four of Victoria’s street people may make you look at the homeless with renewed compassion and respect. Gabor Mate and Krista Loughton Q&A.

Andrew Morgan

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Andrew Morgan

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Battered Women’s Support Services and the screening will include a pop-up shop by My Sister’s Closet.


Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1987
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Prince


Apr 29 10:45 pm
May 02 04:45 pm

Popular music doesn’t have too many candidates for "genius" status, but Prince surely qualified. As tribute to the passing of one of the most prodigiously talented performers of our times, we are pleased to bring back what is arguably the greatest concert movie ever made, on 35mm!

"To watch Sign o’ the Times now, in the wake of Prince’s shocking death at the age of 57, is to experience all of his gifts at once, with an intensity so fierce it tempts the boundary between pleasure and neural shutdown." Sam Adams, Slate

Ben Wheatley

Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Ben Wheatley


May 20 08:10 pm
May 21 07:50 pm
May 22 04:50 pm
May 22 09:10 pm
May 23 03:30 pm
May 25 08:35 pm
May 26 08:20 pm
May 27 10:30 pm
May 28 10:30 pm

The high cost of living goes through the roof in Ben Wheatley’s nightmarish vision of a very 70s British utopia, JG Ballard’s High-Rise. Tom Hiddleston stars as the upwardly mobile surgeon who has no idea what is store when he moves into his sleek new apartment building, a class-stratified designer paradise which comes to resemble hell on earth. With Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Jeremy Irons. Enter at your peril…

Aaron Wickenden

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Aaron Wickenden


Apr 28 06:30 pm

Peter Anton isn’t quite a derelict but his home has essentially rotted around him. He lives in the basement, without utilities, surrounded by his sketches, notebooks, paintings and journals… Work of an extraordinary quality, as the filmmakers are excited to discover. But if Peter is the quintessential "outsider artist" he comes with more baggage than they appreciate…