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Danny Tedesco

Duration: 101 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2008
Music Mondays
Director: Danny Tedesco


Mar 30 08:30 pm

Like 50 Feet From Stardom this is the story of unsung heroes, the session musicians who made the 60s swing. Guaranteed, you will never hear pop from that era the same way again. Touching on everyone from the Beach Boys to Elvis, Sinatra to Sonny & Cher, this is an astonishing glimpse behind the scenes at the hey day of American pop. "Wonderful, touching and hilarious." Elvis Costello

"A treasure trove of witness-at-creation anecdotes and enduringly potent ’60s pop classics, The Wrecking Crew is a well-nigh irresistible treat for aficionados of music from the era when acts like the Beach Boys, the Association and the Monkees were topping the charts. Pic celebrates a loose-knit group of largely unknown (except by industry insiders) session musicians, many of whom supplied the defining licks and backbeats — and in some cases, actually played instruments for band members — on legendary recordings." Joe Leydon, Variety

Mark Titus

(The Breach)
Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Sea Shepherd Presents
Director: Mark Titus


Mar 09 06:30 pm

Given their almost mythical abilities to swim upstream and overcome unthinkable obstacles in order to perpetuate their species, wild salmon seem unlikely symbols of fragility. However, by weaving together interviews, archival photos and underwater footage, Pacific Northwest filmmaker Mark Titus spins a damning tale of human stupidity, selective memory and a looming ecological crisis so dire that viewers will be left praying that it’s all just a fish story.

David Trueba

Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: Spain, 2013
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: David Trueba


Mar 20 01:00 pm
Mar 21 02:30 pm
Mar 22 03:00 pm
Mar 25 04:15 pm
Mar 26 06:30 pm
Mar 28 04:15 pm

A charming comic drama inspired by the true story of a high school English teacher who drove across Spain in 1966 to meet his idol John Lennon in hopes of clarifying some lyrics he couldn’t quite understand. On the way, he picks up two runaway teenagers — a pregnant girl fleeing a convent, and a boy escaping his dictatorial father.

“This small gem offers a lovely evocation of Spain as well as a touching tribute to an unforgettable moment in time when the Beatles seemed to offer brand new possibilities, the idea that strawberry fields might indeed go on forever.”Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter

Ana Valine

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Ana Valine


Feb 27 06:30 pm
Feb 28 08:00 pm
Mar 01 06:30 pm
Mar 02 06:30 pm
Mar 03 05:00 pm

Ana Valine’s darkly comic drama centres on mother/daughter con artists who just can’t catch a break. Seen through the eyes of 16-year-old Sammie (Paloma Kwiatkowski)—who lives with her pill-popping, alcoholic mom Marlene (Suzanne Clément)—this bittersweet journey leads us through dysfunction, love and addiction, before culminating with an unusual deliverance for this compelling pair. Winner, Best Director, Leo Awards 2014.


Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Various,
Northwest Horror Show
Director: Various


Mar 21 09:30 pm

“When Oscar-winning editor Bob Murawski and his team at Grindhouse Releasing ask if you want to see a custom-curated, all-35mm collection of the rarest vintage trailers on planet Earth, you say "YES".

Prepare for a feature-length onslaught of the wildest, weirdest and most actionpacked face-rippers to have ever (dis)graced drive-in screens — all culled from GR’s vast archive of golden-age exploitation. Blaxploitation, sexploitation, horror, mondo, martial arts and more mix with mutant subgenres, freakish fiascos and other brain-bludgeoning, eye-blasting two-minute masterpieces not seen since the flea-ridden heydays of 42nd St."

Amar Wala

Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Amar Wala


Mar 25 06:30 pm

Imagine spending years in prison without being charged with a crime or knowing exactly what you’re accused of. A film about the human impact of the “War on Terror,” The Secret Trial 5 is a sobering examination of the Canadian government’s use of security certificates, a Kafkaesque tool that allows for indefinite detention without charges, based on evidence not revealed to the accused or their lawyers. Over the last decade, this rare and highly controversial device has been used to detain five men for nearly 30 years combined. To date, none has been charged with a crime or seen the evidence against them. Through the experience of the detainees and their families, the film raises poignant questions about the balance between security and liberty.

"Troubling and compelling ... As Canadians, we’re used to looking elsewhere in the world and shuddering at the lack of due process and respect for human rights. This film is bound to shake many of us out of that sense of smug complacency." — Bruce DeMara, The Star

David Zellner

Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: David Zellner


Apr 03 08:40 pm
Apr 04 08:30 pm
Apr 05 09:15 pm
Apr 06 06:30 pm
Apr 09 08:40 pm

Inspired by the true story of a Japanese office worker who travelled from Tokyo to wintery North Dakota to dig up the loot buried by Steve Buscemi at the end of Fargo, this piquant gem is a funny but poignant portrait of madness and obsession. It also opens up an intriguing dialogue between the Zellner Brothers’ brand of humane comedy and the Coens’ quirky original.

"Inspirational and devastating." Eric Kohn, Indiewire