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Luis Llosa

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1997
Series:
Hecklevision!: Bad Movies We Love
Director: Luis Llosa

Showtimes

Sep 11 10:45 pm

For anyone who felt that the problem with Jaws was the whole shark thing: a 40 foot killer snake picking off a documentary crew as they make their way through the Amazon rainforest. There is an all-star cast to contend with the eponymous CGI villain (J-Lo, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson), but for connoisseurs of bad acting Anaconda will always be prized for the scenery chewing antics of a bugged out Jon Voight.

Copresented with Northwest Comedy, this screening will be shown in Hecklevision: allowing you, the audience, to text your running commentary, barbs, put downs and snark up there on the screen.

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Guy Maddin

Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Guy Maddin

Showtimes

Oct 16 08:30 pm
Oct 17 08:30 pm
Oct 18 05:30 pm
Oct 19 08:45 pm
Oct 20 06:10 pm

A fever dream within a dream, the latest transmission from celluloid fetishist Guy Maddin is part campy, whacked out tribute to vintage Hollywood melodrama, part anguished crypto-confessional, and all brilliant: a passionate, virtuoso pastiche that is also perversely original and sui generis. It’s the perfect date movie for film lovers - and replete with bathing tips!

Tomm Moore

Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Tomm Moore

Young urchin Almitra becomes fascinated with the political prisoner, a poet named Mustafa, who has been kept in house arrest for nearly a decade, and for whom her mother Kamila cleans and cooks. Mustafa spins wonderful stories which make his confinement seem like privilege, at least to the mute Almitra. But when freedom seems closest she gains knowledge of just how precious, and fragile, it really is… A passion project from producer Salma Hayek, this is surely one of the most ambitious and visually stunning animated features targeted at an all-ages family audience, calling on the talents of some of the greatest animators working in film today.

Morgan Neville

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Music Mondays
Director: Morgan Neville

Showtimes

Nov 16 08:15 pm

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.

Jem Noble

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin:
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Jem Noble

Showtimes

Oct 29 07:00 pm

An essay-performance and screening by Jem Noble, featuring artist-edits of Ghosts of the Civil Dead (John Hillcoat) and They Live (John Carpenter).

The full length version of Ghosts of the Civil Dead will screen after Noble’s presentation; They Live screens Oct 31.

Naji Abu Nowar

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: GB,Qatar,Jordan,United Arab Emirates, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Naji Abu Nowar

Showtimes

Nov 06 04:30 pm
Nov 07 06:10 pm
Nov 08 05:15 pm
Nov 10 06:30 pm
Nov 11 12:30 pm
Nov 12 02:00 pm

A kind of reverse angle on Lawrence of Arabia, this 1916 desert adventure epic takes the perspective of a young Bedouin boy (Theeb, or "Wolf") who tags along when his older brother is compelled to guide a British army officer through dangerous terrain to the next oasis.

"A classic adventure film of the best kind." Variety

Frank Oz

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1986
Series:
Late Shows
Director: Frank Oz

Showtimes

Oct 30 10:30 pm
Oct 31 04:00 pm

"Feed me!" Levi Stubbs from the Four Tops provides the vocal chords for Audrey, a personable plant with vampiric tendencies in this irrepressibly dark but gleefully funny musical comedy. Steve Martin has a show-stopping turn as a sadistic dentist, but even he is upstaged by Bill Murray’s masochistic patient - while Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene are unexpectedly, genuinely, touching as the lovers caught up in mayhem. Showing here in both the darker, Director’s Cut (late show, 19+ only) and the original PG 13 theatrical release (Saturday matinee).

Pitof

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2004
Series:
Hecklevision!: Bad Movies We Love
Director: Pitof

Showtimes

Nov 07 10:00 pm

A furrball of a comic book movie, Catwoman was originally mooted as a spinoff for Michelle Pfeiffer after 1993’s Batman Returns. A decade, several actresses, and 28 screenwriters later, Catwoman emerged as an entirely new conception, a meek graphic designer, Patience Phillips, working at a large cosmetics company run by Lambert Wilson and Sharon Stone. Their latest product line is anti-aging cream - yep, that’s what this movie is about. As Den of Geek put it, this is a "weird mish-mash of The Crow and The Devil Wears Prada", with PG-13 friendly leather s/m trimmings. Miaow!

Kyle Rideout

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Kyle Rideout

Showtimes

Oct 16 06:10 pm
Oct 17 06:10 pm
Oct 18 03:00 pm
Oct 18 07:50 pm
Oct 19 06:30 pm
Oct 20 08:30 pm

Decades before the cinema was invented, Eadweard Muybridge became obsessed with capturing motion on film. His studies of horses at gallop were a sensation in their day. He was a pioneer in the field of photography, an innovator, equal parts scientist and artist - but he was also a strange and obsessive personality, whose rocky personal life descended into equally sensational melodrama. The directorial debut of BC’s Kyle Rideout, Eadweard is a massively ambitious and highly compelling feature film.

Stevan Riley

Duration: 102 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Stevan Riley

Showtimes

Sep 11 06:30 pm
Sep 12 04:20 pm
Sep 14 06:30 pm
Sep 15 08:45 pm
Sep 16 06:30 pm
Sep 17 08:45 pm
Sep 20 05:10 pm

The most electrifying and influential American actor of the Twentieth Century, Marlon Brando never wrote an autobiography, but he recorded a vast archive of tapes: memories, ruminations, philosophy and personal observations, which have never been made public - until now.

"Listen to Me Marlon is the greatest, most searching documentary of an actor ever put on film, and it’s no coincidence that it’s about film’s greatest and most searching actor." David Edelstein, New York Magazine

Xavier Robles

Duration: 101 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Xavier Robles

Showtimes

Sep 14 08:30 pm

The night of September 26, 2014, in the city of Iguala, Guerrero, in Mexico, more the 100 young students were attacked by police forces, resulting in 3 students dying, more then 20 injured, and 43 kidnapped by the police. The Mexican military is also implicated in this crime. In their testimony two student survivors of the Iguala massacre reconstruct the climate of impunity, corruption, and criminality that exists, not only in the state of Guerrero but in the entire country. Copresented with Solidaridad con Ayotzinpa Vancouver/Vancouver Solidarity with Ayotzinapa

Sasha Snow

Duration: 88 mins
Country of Origin: UK,Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Sasha Snow

Showtimes

Nov 06 06:30 pm
Nov 07 08:10 pm
Nov 08 07:20 pm
Nov 09 06:30 pm
Nov 10 08:30 pm
Nov 11 02:45 pm
Nov 12 04:00 pm

Valorized with great skill and insight by John Vaillant in his Governor General’s Award–winning book The Golden Spruce, Grant Hadwin’s journey from logging scout to eco-terrorist now becomes a powerful non-fiction film. Artfully reconstructing a life in the wilderness, Sasha Snow reminds us how much is at stake here, in our own backyard, and give a fair-minded account of a highly contentious individual.

Chaitanya Tamhane

Duration: 116 mins
Country of Origin: India, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Chaitanya Tamhane

Showtimes

Sep 11 08:30 pm
Sep 12 02:00 pm
Sep 15 06:30 pm
Sep 16 08:30 pm

An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompetence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the prosecution, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy.

Various

Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Various

Showtimes

Nov 15 03:00 pm
Nov 29 03:00 pm

The latest screening from the City of Vancouver Archives features newly digitized films that focus on the city’s transportation, landmarks, industry, and domestic and public spheres. From Vancouver’s last interurban streetcar ride to its first Grey Cup Parade, from Obon in Oppenheimer Park to barrelmaking on False Creek, spend a Sunday afternoon reliving Vancouver’s past from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Local historian and artist Michael Kluckner will provide commentary during the projection. The silent films will be accompanied live by renowned jazz pianist, Wayne Stewart.

Duration: 180 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
Special Presentation
Director: Various

Showtimes

Nov 06 08:00 pm
Nov 07 02:00 pm

Render’s focus is on innovative and cutting-edge music videos that push the creative boundaries of the art form. Check renderfestival.com for program updates.

Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Various

Showtimes

Nov 15 07:15 pm

Back by popular demand, the City of Vancouver Archives returns to the big screen with an archival presentation originally screened in 2013. Experience Vancouver’s outdoor pastimes in the 1940s. Flash back to the 1960s with a rain dance in Kitsilano. Take a bicycle ride though Vancouver in the 1970s. Witness the city’s transition leading up to Expo ’86.

With commentary provided by historian Michael Kluckner, this screening includes home movies, City-commissioned films, television shows produced by local stations and the community, and local advertisements. Those movies originally produced without sound will be accompanied live by pianist Wayne Stewart.

Scott Weatherall

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2015
Series:
Late Shows
Director: Scott Weatherall

Showtimes

Sep 05 10:30 pm

The first feature from Scott Weatherall, a Canadian-born filmmaker who now lives and works in Taipei, Formosa Boulevard is a brash, snappy black comedy - The Hangover meets Snatch. Otis (Andy Gourley) is an unapologetic, alcoholic, freeloading foreigner, who lives for himself and he does what he wants. Danny (Mark Nielsen) is his opposite: he has played by the rules and lived his life to please everyone else… But on the day of his wedding, something in him snaps and he runs. On this particular night, Otis’s past will catch up with him and Danny will get caught up in the crossfire.

Introduced by writer-director Scott Weatherall.

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