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Ross Adam

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Ross Adam

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Oct 24 06:30 pm
Oct 25 05:15 pm
Oct 26 06:30 pm
Oct 27 01:00 pm

As close to omniscient as a film buff is ever likely to get, the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il was so enamoured by South Korean moviemakers Shin Sang-ok and his actress (and ex-wife) Choi Eun-hee that he had them kidnapped, whisked over the border, and put to work reviving local film production. They had little choice but to comply, and in the process, they fell back in love… "Perhaps the all-time strangest, most outlandish true-life story connected to the cinema and its practitioners…Fascinating on personal, political and cinematic levels." Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Austin Andrews

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,South Africa, 2016
Series:
Community Events
Director: Austin Andrews

Bi Gan

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: China, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Bi Gan

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Sep 16 06:30 pm
Sep 17 09:30 pm
Sep 20 04:00 pm
Sep 21 06:30 pm

One of the best reviewed films of the year, this is a stunning, dreamlike debut about a country doctor’s search for an abandoned child that takes him to a mysterious place where past, present and future become one. "Bi’s singular vision bears comparison to those of other geniuses such as Tarkovsky, Sokurov, David Lynch, Luis Buñuel and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Like those auteurs, he achieves what film is best at but seldom accomplishes — a stirring of a deeper consciousness, a glimpse into a reality transcending the everyday." Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Rok Bicek

(Razredni sovražnik)
Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: Slovenia, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Rok Bicek

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Sep 23 08:30 pm
Sep 25 06:15 pm

A Slovenian high school class take against their new (German) teacher. When one of them takes her own life, the kids are quick to blame him even though the evidence is only circumstantial. As tensions rise, so too do ambiguities in this impressive, probing drama, an audience favourite from VIFF 2014.

Co-presented with Vancouver Foreign Film Society

Michael Cimino

Duration: 216 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1980
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Michael Cimino

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Sep 04 03:00 pm

With the recent passing of director Michael Cimino and DP Vilmos Zsigmond it is high time to reevaluate this notorious box office flop, a western - or anti-western - that was too radical for US critics in 1980, both in its politics and its aesthetic daring. Restored to its full glory, this elegy for lost ideals could be the greatest movie you’ve never seen.

Clément Cogitore

(Ni le ciel ni la terre)
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Clément Cogitore

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Sep 02 08:30 pm
Sep 03 06:45 pm
Sep 05 08:30 pm
Sep 06 08:30 pm
Sep 08 08:30 pm

A French platoon on a rocky outpost near the Afghan-Pakistan border is rocked by the disappearance of one of their comrades one night. Has he gone AWOL, or has he been captured by the Taliban? A couple of nights later another man vanishes, again without a trace. Captain Bonassieu (Jeremie Renier) is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery…

Denis Côté

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Denis Côté

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Sep 02 06:30 pm
Sep 03 08:50 pm
Sep 06 06:30 pm
Sep 08 06:30 pm

The latest from Quebec’s Denis Côté is a psychological thriller, a portrait of a successful businessman whose arrogance slowly begins to crumble under the duress of coping with his wife’s breakdown. Is her mute passivity actually a form of protest? Or is it a kind of karmic payback for Boris’s infidelities, greed, and narcissism? That’s the disturbing claim of a strange messenger (played by Leos Carax-favourite Denis Lavant) who encroaches on Boris’s country retreat.

Igor Drljaca

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Bosnia,Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Igor Drljaca

Jasmin, once a successful actor in former Yugoslavia, now lives in Toronto with his second wife and young son. While juggling a construction job and a busy audition schedule, he dreams of re-launching an old televised stage show that made him famous in his homeland. When he is cast in a role that triggers recollections of the civil war, he is forced to reconcile his current reality with memories of his past success.

Phyllis Ellis

Duration: 70 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Cultural Screen
Director: Phyllis Ellis

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Sep 20 02:30 pm

Seamlessly weaving the experiences of the Group of Seven with three modern day sleuths, Gary & Joanie McGuffin and Michael Burtch are determined to find the precise locations the artists painted. This beautiful film explores the rivers and lakes of Algoma and the land north of Superior, energized by breathtaking aerial and landscape cinematography, combining original photography, archival materials, paintings, and re-creations.

Francis Ford Coppola

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1983
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era
Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Coppola’s second take on an SE Hinton teen novel is in a very different register to The Outsiders: it’s an expressionistic urban art film dealing in icons, symbols and a syncopated percussive score by Stewart Copeland of The Police. Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke star, along with a very young Diane Lane and Nicolas Cage (and "Domino", aka Sofia Coppola).

Jose Luis Guerin

(Tren de Sombras)
Duration: 88 mins
Country of Origin: Spain, 1997
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Jose Luis Guerin

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Sep 11 06:30 pm

Guerin revisits Blow Up by way of silent cinema in this haunting investigation of an ambiguous fragment of home movie footage from 1930. Parisian lawyer and amateur filmmaker Gérard Fleury disappeared mysteriously while off looking for a special quality of light. The film visits the now empty, perhaps haunted Normandy chateau. Finally, the archive footage is returned to, though this time treated, reversed and repeated, and new stories begin to emerge. It’s a strange, mysterious, even at times erotic film.

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Spain, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Jose Luis Guerin

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Sep 09 08:25 pm
Sep 10 04:45 pm
Sep 10 06:30 pm
Sep 11 08:20 pm
Sep 13 08:20 pm
Sep 15 06:30 pm

Catalonia’s Jose Luis Guerin is arguably the least well known of contemporary greats; his penchant for teasing poetry out of non-fiction approach has been emulated by many, but rarely matched. Here a professor of philology flirts with his female students and engages in amorous discourse with his wife. "Consistently amusing, frequently stimulating, and occasionally erotic work." The House Next Door

(En la ciudad de Sylvia)
Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: Spain,France, 2006
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Jose Luis Guerin

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Sep 10 06:45 pm
Sep 12 08:20 pm

Among the few truly great films of the 21st Century, this is a spellbinding contemplation of contemplation, the act – and the art – of seeing. Guerin’s masterpiece follows a young man as he haunts a café in Strasberg, in search of… Sylvia, we guess. He gazes avidly at women. And we gaze too, watching him watching, seeing what he sees. Reminiscent of a Chekhovian short story, of Vertigo, of silents and musicals and experimental art film, In the City of Sylvia is very simple and utterly transfixing, and it cuts to the heart of what the cinema is about.

Keiichi Hara

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Keiichi Hara

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Oct 28 05:00 pm
Oct 30 05:15 pm
Nov 03 06:30 pm
Nov 05 04:45 pm

If the name "Hokusai" is unfamiliar, you will know the famous painting of a breaking wave which is his masterpiece. In this ravishing anime, we see that the artist may have had some unacknowledged help from his daughter. This gorgeous film is another example of the maturity and depth Japanese animators bring to the form.

Slávek Horák

(Domaci pece)
Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Czech Republic,Slovak Republic, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Slávek Horák

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Sep 23 06:30 pm
Sep 25 08:30 pm

In the tradition of much of the best Czech filmmaking, this wryly humorous and bittersweet humanist tale follows a dedicated home-care nurse in the South Moravian countryside.

Co-presented with the Vancouver Foreign Film Society.

Lukas Huffman

Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Lukas Huffman

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Aug 31 11:30 am

Three twenty-something brothers are sent on a wilderness adventure designed as the last will and testament of their late and eccentric parents. In order to gain their inheritance, the three must all complete the trek together. Along the way, Daniel (the eldest, a father and business man), Tyler (the middle son, aimless and sensitive), and Jordan (the youngest brother, sweet and naive) encounter their eccentric stoner guide, Carter Cooper Jr., who seems to heighten the tension on an already tenuous trip.

Movies for Mommies screenings are modified for the enjoyment of moms and their infants. Screenings take place in low light with lower volume levels; baby changing facilities are available.

Jim Jarmusch

Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Jim Jarmusch

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Nov 04 08:30 pm
Nov 05 08:50 pm
Nov 06 08:35 pm
Nov 07 06:30 pm
Nov 08 08:30 pm
Nov 10 03:00 pm

Jim Jarmusch gets the real dope on Iggy Pop and the Stooges.

Barbara Kopple

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Barbara Kopple

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Aug 30 02:10 pm
Aug 31 06:30 pm
Sep 01 06:00 pm
Sep 03 04:50 pm
Sep 04 07:20 pm
Sep 05 06:30 pm
Sep 07 08:40 pm

At the age of 57, after years of blue collar jobs and another 20 years of small clubs and no breaks, Sharon Jones seemed finally to have hit the big time with her band the Dap-Kings. Then she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. But that wasn’t going to stop her. Directed by legendary documentarian Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA), Miss Sharon Jones! is part music film, part cancer survival story, and 100% soul.

Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

(Vancouver Latin American Film Festival @VIFF Vancity Theatre)
Duration: 70 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,Mexico, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

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Sep 01 08:00 pm

Juan Manuel Sepúlveda spent two years hanging out in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside, getting to know its regulars and letting his camera roll. With his keen sense of framing, the action remains within the confines of the park and films the daily life of Harley, Bear, Janet and Dave.

Hans Petter Moland

Duration: 116 mins
Country of Origin: Norway, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Hans Petter Moland

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Aug 30 04:00 pm
Aug 31 08:20 pm
Sep 01 03:45 pm

This Fargo-esque Scandinavian black comic thriller pits mild-mannered snowplough operator Nils (the great Stellen Skarsgaard) in the midst of a bloody revenge saga between warring drug gangs. Before you can say "the man with no name", Nils is pitting one against the other and burying the bodies in the snow drifts…

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