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Kris Kaczor

The Best of Hot Docs
Director: Kris Kaczor

While campaigning to have plastic bottles banned in her Massachusetts hometown, an irrepressible 84-year-old is confronted by an array of adversaries, including local merchants, silver-tongued pundits and the International Bottled Water Association. Undaunted, this courageous senior proves to be the consummate activist.

"The stuff great films are made of… Haunting." Huffington Post

Gabe Klinger

Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Gabe Klinger

On the occasion of the release of Richard Linklater’s most adventurous and rewarding work - Boyhood - check out this wonderful conversation piece between the independent-minded Austinite and the even more marginalized James Benning, an experimental artist who some rank as the finest filmmaker in America today.

Double Play is the kind of film to make cinephiles grateful, if only to preserve for the ages the ruminations of two artists whose shared project has been nothing less than the excavation of the American spirit itself."—Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"Like Linklater’s movies, including BoyhoodDouble Play is loaded with thought-provoking dialogue, including meditations on time, relationships and the challenges of staying true to one’s artistic muse."—Rob Nelson, Star Tribune

Helene Klodawsky

Music Mondays
Director: Helene Klodawsky

Musicians these days have to tour to survive. That fact of life just became more problematic for SMZ violinist Jessica Moss and singer/guitarist Efrim Menuck with the arrival of baby Ezra. Their solution? Bring him along. Director Helene Klodawsky (Malls R Us) came too.

"It’s an immediate and engaging work that lets us share the weary rewards of doing what you love - even if you’re not sure you can make a living at it. 4 stars." Norm Wilner, NOW magazine

Brian Knappenberger

Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Brian Knappenberger

How did Aaron Swartz differ from Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg? Like them, he was a prodigy, a genius who instinctively understood the potential of digital communication. He was barely in his teens when he devised a program that anticipated Wikipedia. At 15 he was attending congressional hearings and speaking at conferences. At 19 he co-founded Reddit. But how was he different? Unlike other internet pioneers, he wasn’t interested in making money. He just wanted to make the world a better place.

Last year, at 26, Aaron killed himself. This is his story.

"As engrossing as it is important. 4 stars."NOW magazine

"Spellbinding."Variety

"Engrossing, illuminating."Austin Chronicle

Lucy Kostelanetz

Music Mondays
Director: Lucy Kostelanetz

The rock/funk band Miller, Miller, Miller and Sloan hoped to make it big in 1980s New York City music scene. They had talent, a unique sound, and fans—everything but a record deal. This "where are they now?" documentary is a kind of rock n roll 7 Up, funny, rueful, and full of piercing insight.

"By the time the film ends you’ll be hoping for a reunion." Unseen Films

Matthew Kowalchuk

Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Matthew Kowalchuk

Morris Panych’s black comedy gets a slick and stylish cinematic treatment in this homegrown gem, one of the standout BC films from last year’s VIFF. Lawrence (Ben Cotten) would seem to have it all—he’s successful, charming, lucky, and relentlessly optimistic. Which only makes the much smarter, much less successful Holloman (David Arnold) hate him all the more!

“Dark, twisted, and really very funny ... a multi-dimensional screamer. One of the events top flicks.”—The Province

Stanley Kubrick

Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick made the definitive WWI movie in 1958: a rigorous, trenchant commentary on the class inequities that allowed officers on both sides to treat their troops as nothing more than cannon fodder. Kirk Douglas is Colonel Dax who sees the waste and senselessness at first hand.

"Arguably the best film about the first world war, and still has a reasonable claim to being Stanley Kubrick’s best film." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Arguably the best film about the first world war, and still has a reasonable claim to being Stanley Kubrick’s best film." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Emir Kusturica

The Beautiful Game
Director: Emir Kusturica

The Sex Pistol of footballers," is how renowned director Emir Kusturica (Time of the Gypsies; Underground; Black Cat White Cat) describes Diego Maradona: sporting hero, people’s champion, fallen idol and inspiration to millions - as well as arch villain to England fans.