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Tony Girardin

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Italy,Canada,France, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Tony Girardin

The charismatic Giuseppe Marinoni has been making some of the most desirable bicycle frames in Canada for decades. A competitive cyclist in Italy in his youth, he decides, at age 75, to attempt a World Record for distance cycled in one hour for his age group. Giuseppe’s determination and perseverance lead him back to his native Italy for his training and, ultimately, his attempt at the record. This is a film not only for the spandex-and-helmet crowd but for anyone who believes that a man’s reach should exceed his grasp.

Madeleine Grant

Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Madeleine Grant


Apr 18 03:20 pm

Like 12th graders everywhere, the students at Shanti Bhavan School are preparing for their graduation exams. But imagine the pressure: they’re the first of India’s "untouchables" to be granted the opportunity to study for the tests. And if they fail, the fate of the non-profit school which has been their home for a decade lies in the balance... 

“A genuinely moving and inspiring documentary that will resonate with viewers." — Craig Takeuchi, The Georgia Straight

“Had me crying and cheering at the end...” — Alex Hutt, Canadian Film Review

Sturla Gunnarsson

Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Sturla Gunnarsson


Apr 25 04:30 pm
Apr 26 08:00 pm
Apr 27 01:00 pm
Apr 30 08:00 pm

The entire Indian continent sets its annual clock by the coming of the monsoon season. The rains bring life to barren fields, stave off drought and starvation, bring the economy back to life… But they also bring disaster, death and destruction. Gunnarsson traces the trajectory of the season from the southeastern state of Kerala, where the monsoons first hit land, across the continent to Assam in the northwest. In a word: elemental.

"Awe-inspiring sights... unforgettable vistas." — Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

John Gussman

Duration: 71 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Sea Shepherd Presents
Director: John Gussman


Apr 20 08:40 pm

Return of the River vividly portrays the epic story of the freeing of Olympic National Park’s mighty Elwha River from two salmon-blocking dams. It is a story of hope and possibility amid grim environmental news. It is a film for our time: an invitation to consider crazy ideas that could transform the world for the better.

The Elwha Klallam people, scientists, fishermen, politicians, enviros, and townsfolk all add their voices to a film that is visually dazzling, lyrically evocative, and fluid as mountain snowmelt.”

— Tim McNulty, poet, essayist, nature writer