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Alejandra Sánchez

Duration: 81 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2014
Women in Film and Television Festival
Director: Alejandra Sánchez


Mar 07 03:30 pm

When two young teenagers lose their mother to gang violence, they have to flee the only home they’ve ever known. A journalist reluctantly agrees to take them on the long drive to Mexico City, where they will catch a flight to Vancouver. On the road, sharing their remembered loss and encountering current fears, their wounds begin to heal and an unlikely new family emerges. Featuring the real siblings upon whom this moving story is based, the film accomplishes a rare and satisfying fusion between fiction and reality in a work that is surprisingly uplifting.

Martin Scorsese

Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Martin Scorsese


Mar 13 06:20 pm
Mar 15 03:00 pm
Mar 15 07:20 pm
Mar 16 06:30 pm
Mar 17 08:45 pm
Mar 18 01:00 pm
Mar 26 04:30 pm

Not just a celebration of the New York Review of Books (though it is certainly that), Martin Scorsese and David Tedescho’s documentary chronicles many of the historical, political and cultural landmarks of the past half century, through the prism of that august publication’s intellectual insight and rigour. Along the way, they interview (or unearth archival footage of) some of the finest minds of the period, including Joan Didion, Gore Vidal, Susan Sontag, Norman Mailer, Noam Chomsky, Stephen Jay Gould, Andrei Sakharov, Vaclev Havel, Oliver Sacks and James Baldwin. As you might expect, the film sparkles with wit and wisdom, erudition and elucidation.

"A bracing film about the value of radical ideas and the importance of being courageous enough to consider them." — Norman Wilner, Now

Jared P Scott

Duration: 50 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Jared P Scott


Mar 14 02:00 pm

Directors Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott’s 2013 film “chronicles ‘America’s leading environmentalist,’ Bill McKibben, in a David-vs-Goliath battle to fight the fossil fuel industry and change the terrifying math of the climate crisis.” This event is $5 and includes a panel discussion/Q&A and snacks/beverages.

Juan Piquer Simon

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1982
Northwest Horror Show
Director: Juan Piquer Simon


Mar 21 11:30 pm

"A psychopathic killer stalks a Boston campus, brutally slaughtering nubile young college co-eds, collecting body parts from each victim to create the likeness of his mother who he savagely murdered with an axe when he was ten years old!

Pieces is a wild, unrated gorefest, with enough splatter and sleaze to shock the most jaded horror fan."

Grindhouse Releasing

Matthew Smiley

Duration: 78 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Women in Film and Television Festival
Director: Matthew Smiley


Mar 07 12:00 pm

Since the late 1960s, many young women have disappeared or been found murdered along the 724-kilometre stretch of Highway 16 in northern British Columbia. Most of these women are from First Nations communities and are victims not only of murderous predators but of the systemic racism of governments that have shown little interest in apprehending their killers. The film not only movingly relates the personal stories of the victims and their families, but investigates how the legacy of colonialism contributed to their tragic fates — and how contemporary First Nations leaders are striving to change that legacy.

Micah Smith

Duration: 60 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Micah Smith


Mar 14 11:00 am

Micah Smith’s 2013 Honor Diaries “is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls.  Honor Diaries is more than a movie, it is a movement to save women and girls from human rights abuses around the world.” This event is $5 and includes a panel discussion/Q&A and snacks/beverages.