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Genevieve Bailey

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Genevieve Bailey


Jul 11 11:00 am
Jul 18 12:15 pm
Jul 25 11:30 am
Jul 27 04:30 pm

Kids are the future. They are also innately funny, and (some of them anyway) incredibly endearing. Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I Am Eleven weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age.

"Entracing." **** New York Daily News

“An inspiring and candid look at that magical moment between childhood and adolescence and a glimpse into the future.” Today

“A Fascinating and Must-See Documentary.“ Parenting Healthy

Sean Baker

Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Sean Baker


Jul 31 08:50 pm
Aug 01 08:20 pm
Aug 03 06:30 pm
Aug 06 06:30 pm

It’s the night before Christmas, and Sin-Dee is back turning tricks on the street after a month in stir. But it’s her pimp boyfriend who should be worried: Sin-Dee has heard he’s been cheating on her, and she means to get to the bottom of the rumours…

Shot entirely on iphones, this Sundance sensation from Starlet director Sean Baker is about as "now" as movies get, but also a surprisingly sweet, warm and forgiving yuletide tale.

"An exuberantly raw and up-close portrait of one of Los Angeles’ more distinctive sex-trade subcultures… Writer-director Sean Baker’s sun-scorched, street-level snapshot is a work of rueful, matter-of-fact insight and unapologetically wild humor that draws a motley collection of funny, sad and desperate individuals into its protagonists’ orbit. […] A generous and surprisingly hopeful vision of humanity." Justin Chang, Variety

"Gorgeous… A perfectly cast, beautifully directed movie." Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Sophie Barthes

Duration: 118 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Sophie Barthes


Jul 31 06:30 pm
Aug 01 06:00 pm
Aug 02 03:00 pm
Aug 03 04:10 pm
Aug 04 06:30 pm
Aug 05 06:30 pm
Aug 06 08:20 pm

Flaubert’s famous (anti-)heroine finds her perfect interpreter in Mia Wasikowska, whose brittle intelligence layers Emma’s naivete and impulsive nature, and whose sparks of passion stand in stark contrast to the suffocatingly sterile and mannered provincial society into which she has been bred and wed. Visually exquisite, the movie is a fine showcase for one of our very best actors.

"It has a gem of a performance at the center… Wasikowska portrays her as a woman driven at all times by a recognizable sadness, one attempting with every purchase, lie, and assignation to correct the way life doesn’t always match up to our expectations. " Keith Phipps, The Dissolve

Carl Bessai

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Carl Bessai


Aug 07 10:00 pm

In Carl Bessai’s spoof 1974 Canuxploitation pic, "Frank Lo Zito" stars as Detective Franky New Guinea. "Mans Asbornder" is his intense new partner, Detective Reverend Grizzly Night-Bear, and "Lester Holloway" is Vancouver’s, uh, Bad City’s corrupt new mayor, Dominic Kincaid. In other words, Bessai is throwing self-parody on top of parody; a Royale with cheese if you will. Served best with cold beer!

‪"Macht Spaß und ist politisch unkorrekt!" Oldenburg Film Festival

"Goes joyfully towards the stupid in a made-for-a-midnight-crowd way." Vue Weekly

"So bad, it’s good." The Province

Philippe Béziat

Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2012
Music Mondays
Director: Philippe Béziat


Jul 20 08:45 pm

Natalie Dessay prepares to take on the role of Violetta in this documentary about the staging of Verdi’s masterwork at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.

"An exquisitely observed look at performance and the creative process." Sheri Linden, LA Times

"An exquisitely observed look at performance and the creative process." Sheri Linden, LA Times

Rene Brar

Duration: 79 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Rene Brar


Jul 03 08:45 pm
Jul 04 09:15 pm
Jul 06 06:30 pm
Jul 08 06:45 pm

When Martin and Suzanne drive into Vancouver for an abortion, fate (and Martin’s impatience) conspires to strand them there for 24 hours. What starts out as an awkward errand blossoms into a romantic adventure in this refreshingly candid contemporary comedy.