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Lee Chung

Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2015
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival
Director: Lee Chung

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Jun 11 07:15 pm

In this kinetic horror/kung-fu mash-up, an innocuous-seeming dry cleaners fronts for a hitman-for-hire operation. When a nameless contract killer becomes haunted by his former targets, he enlists a psychic for help, but their quest to make peace with the past puts them at odds with his ruthless employer. Colorful and brimming with unforgettable characters, The Laundryman puts the stylish influences of Wong Kar-Wai on the spin cycle. (Chicago Film Festival)

Liang Chieh-te

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2015
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival
Director: Liang Chieh-te

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Jun 11 11:00 am

In 1991, a man makes a promise to create a detailed account of the Black Kites (a specie of eagle) of Taiwan. Produced by the Raptor Research Group of Taiwan, Fly, Kite Fly! follows Chen-Chung Shen, a.k.a Mr. Eagle, on a 20-year journey across Taiwan as he observes its 200 remaining Black Kites. The film chronicles a story of rapid urbanization, conservation, and the dangers of pesticide use, through the plight of the Black Kites, borrowing the voice of famous director and scriptwriter, Wu Nien Zhen. Carefully shot scenes of the Black Kites playfully gliding over Taiwan’s coast will inspire the same desire to protect these precious creatures as it did for Mr. Eagle almost 20 years ago.

Gavin Lin

Duration: 111 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan,
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival
Director: Gavin Lin

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Jun 10 07:20 pm
Jun 11 09:35 pm

An eccentric young girl has her dreams of traveling to America dashed after her grandmother takes a tumble down the stairs. Their desolate hot springs resort is left in her care, along with a debilitating debt. What’s more, a strange young foreigner stumbles upon the resort with limited funds and even more limited Chinese. Join these two in an unusual partnership as they try to keep the resort afloat, while discovering its hidden romantic secrets. Welcome to the Happy Days will invite you on the vacation of a lifetime with its comic book-style storytelling and vibrant colors of a pre-WWII resort.

Jing-Jie Lin

Duration: 138 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2015
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival
Director: Jing-Jie Lin

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Jun 12 08:35 pm

Krista Loughton

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

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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.

Gabriel Mascaro

Duration: 101 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Gabriel Mascaro

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Jun 17 08:30 pm
Jun 23 08:30 pm

Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro’s second fiction feature unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. Neon Bull explores the vaquejada through the eyes of Iremar, a handsome cowboy who works the events. While he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, Iremar’s real dream is to design exotic outfits for dancers.

Andrew Morgan

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
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.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: Pakistan, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

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May 16 06:30 pm

Documentary celebrating Izzat Majeed Sachal Studios, a recording space for traditional South Asian music. A smash jazz/South Asian album caught the imagination of Wynton Marsalis.

"Like Buena Vista Social Club set to the beat of traditional Pakistani music, Song of Lahore is a feel-good exploration of making music as an act of defiance and the unifying property of love of the arts. Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who won her second Oscar this year for the short doc A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, directs with Andy Schocken." Toronto Star

Prince

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

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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

Shahram Shah-Hosseini

Duration: 78 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Shahram Shah-Hosseini

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Jun 15 08:30 pm

The Girl’s House deals with issues facing Iranian women while telling the story of two female university students who try to solve the mystery surrounding the murder of one of their classmates.

Conservative media have slammed the film for being against “traditional and family values” and despite a number of revisions, it has not received a permit for public screening in Iran.

Various

(Moving Images & Music Celebrating the Rhythms of Place)
Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Various

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Jun 19 07:45 pm

This free show presented in association with our neighbours The Gathering Festival and Cineworks features a program of locally produced short films, live music, and the world premiere of a 26 minute short film, The Sound We See: A Vancouver City Symphony, made by 10 young people on 16mm black and white film, with musical accompaniment by Martin Reisle.

Duration: 65 mins
Country of Origin: 2016
Series:
Special Presentation
Director: Various

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Jun 26 02:00 pm

Co-presented with the BC SPCA, we’re delighted to share this specially vetted package of cat-themed internet videos with Vancouver cat lovers.

Christian Vincent

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Christian Vincent

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Jun 17 06:30 pm
Jun 22 01:00 pm
Jun 23 06:30 pm

In this elegant, witty courtroom drama, the outcome of the trial gradually slips into the background as Christian Vincent instead focuses on the courtship between the presiding judge (Fabrice Luchini, from Gemma Bovery and Cycling with Moliere) and one of the reserve jurists (Sidse Babett Knudsen from The Duke of Burgundy and TV’s Borgen). Witty, subtle and ultimately poignant, this is like an especially polished episode of The Good Wife, augmented with a certain savoir faire.

Larry Weinstein

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Larry Weinstein

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Jun 14 08:40 pm

Follow Larry Weinstein (Inside Hana’s Suitcase) as he explores the origins of Adolphe Sax, the creator of the saxophone 175 years ago and the role the sax has played over time and borders. Did you know that the saxophone was banned from the Earth by the Nazis? Saxophones were burned and saxophonists were jailed and exiled.

Ben Wheatley

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

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May 20 08:10 pm
May 21 07:50 pm
May 21 10:10 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…

Yang Li-chou

Duration: 113 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2014
Series:
Taiwanese Film Festival
Director: Yang Li-chou

Showtimes

Jun 10 05:00 pm
Jun 12 03:00 pm

The screening on Sunday June 12 will be followed by a panel discussion.

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