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

Bert Bush was a fixture in Vancouver’s film & video scene for over 45 years. He supervised printing for Trans Canada Films before opening his own post-production firm, Bush Edit House, at the foot of Lonsdale in 1971. Bert cut film & video, rented equipment and mentored young filmmakers until his death in 2006. When archivists were invited to investigate his legacy, they found nearly 100 films of all kinds — mixing BC tourism titles (A Date with BC, A Place To Be) with cautionary tales of alcohol abuse (Voices) & heart disease (Heartbeat), a ’how-to’ film about placing a long-distance call without operator assistance (DDD- Direct Distance Dialing) and rare examples of locally-produced 50’s & 60’s TV ads. Curated by Colin Preston and Christine Hagemoen.

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

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Apr 26 03:00 pm

Vancouver film scholar Michael van den Bos returns with an all-new edition of Dancing in the Dark – The Surreal, The Sublime and The Spectacular. Michael will introduce a choreographic compilation of delirious, divine and dazzling dances from such films as The Band Wagon, Cabaret, Cabin in the Sky, Cover Girl, Dames, Kiss Me Kate, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singin’ in the Rain, Swing Time and White Nights among other terpsichorean treats.

Paul Verhoeven

Duration: 128 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1995
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Paul Verhoeven

Harvey Wang

Duration: 62 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Harvey Wang

In your lifetime, the history of photography has seen a seismic shift, the dramatic change from film to digital. Harvey Wang was mid-career when the tools of his craft were made nearly obsolete. He interviewed more than 20 photographers and prominent figures in the field, including Jerome Liebling, George Tice, David Goldblatt, Sally Mann, Eugene Richards, Ruud van Empel, John Cohen and Jeff Jacobson, as well as Steven Sasson, co-inventor of the digital camera, and Thomas Knoll, co-creator of Photoshop.

Orson Welles

(Film + Panel Discussion)
Duration: 180 mins
Country of Origin: 1941
Series:
WELLES 100
Director: Orson Welles

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May 24 06:30 pm

Is Kane the greatest movie ever made? For most of the past 70 years that has been the consensus, although more recently it has been supplanted in critical favour by Vertigo. Is Welles’ reputation in eclipse then? Does his first and most accomplished Hollywood movie withstand the test of time? A distinguished panel has agreed to share their responses to this complex, challenging and invigorating movie.

Duration: 68 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1942
Series:
WELLES 100
Director: Orson Welles

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May 24 04:50 pm

Welles and Joseph Cotten penned the screenplay (adapted from an Eric Ambler spy story), and while the Great Man didn’t take a directing credit - bowing to his friend and collaborator Norman Foster - the expressionist noir stylings are very much in line with what you would expect from the man who made The Lady from Shanghai, Mr Arkadin, and Touch of Evil. Almost inevitably, the film was butchered in post production, first by RKO (who cut out 20 minutes) and then by the censors. All the same it’s enormous fun, a B movie thriller with sly wit, invention and panache to spare.

Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1993
Series:
WELLES 100
Director: Orson Welles

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May 17 04:50 pm

1942 was the year everything went wrong for Orson Welles. He couldn’t fight for The Magnificent Ambersons because he was in Brazil at the behest of Nelson Rockefeller, working on a pan-American propaganda piece, an anthology film mixing documentary and fiction to be called "It’s All True". That film was never finished, and Welles’ Hollywood career never recovered - but Bill Krohn’s reconstruction explains why it was such an important project, and recovers more footage than anyone could have imagined.

Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Various,
Series:
WELLES 100
Director: Orson Welles

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May 31 07:00 pm

With Orson Welles, there is always the nagging feeling of "what might have been?". Schubert left us just the one Unfinished Symphony. But Schubert only need pen and ink to compose, a filmmaker needs so much more - and Welles left us with myriad incomplete films and projects, including several more stabs at Shakespeare, his long quest to make a movie of Don Quixote, and his film about the "new Hollywood", The Other Side of the Wind. What we are left with are tantalizing fragments, shards of brilliance…

Chuck Workman

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

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May 16 02:00 pm
May 17 03:00 pm
May 23 12:20 pm
May 24 03:00 pm

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

Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

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May 29 06:30 pm
May 30 04:00 pm
May 31 03:00 pm
Jun 01 06:30 pm
Jun 02 04:30 pm
Jun 03 08:25 pm
Jun 04 06:30 pm
Jun 06 04:15 pm

Perhaps the last film destined to come from the legendary Studio Ghibli, this beautifully animated tale would make a worthy swansong. It’s a delicate, heartwarming story of a lonely child and the mysterious new friend she meets from across the bay… "Timeless… bursting with colour and detail… it arrives like a classic heirloom uncovered and restored for contemporary eyes." Variety

Screening in a Japanese language, subtitled print except on Sun May 31 & Tues Jun 2, when the dubbed, Eng language version will screen.

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