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Lukas Huffman

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

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Aug 20 08:10 pm
Aug 23 08:20 pm

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.

Trevor Juras

Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Trevor Juras

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Aug 20 10:15 pm

Rocked by a grim medical diagnosis, James (Patrick McFadden) flees the crushing tedium of city life, trading it all for untamed wilderness and solitude. He retreats further and further into the woods of British Columbia, only to gradually find himself the target of increasingly inexplicable and disturbing manifestations, which point to a frightening truth: he is not alone.

Mikhail Kalatozov

(Soy Cuba)
Duration: 141 mins
Country of Origin: Cuba,Soviet Union, 1964
Series:
Cuba Now & Then
Director: Mikhail Kalatozov

"They’re going to be carrying ravished film students out of the theaters on stretchers," wrote Terrence Rafferty in the New Yorker when this astonishing Soviet-made portrait of Castro’s Cuba was rediscovered in the mid 1990s. Featuring some of the jaw-dropping camerawork ever filmed (and decades before the invention of the Steadicam), the movie is a euphoric celebration of Cuba, the Revolution, and (most potently) revolutionary cinema.

35mm print courtesy Milestone Films

Barbara Kopple

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

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Aug 26 06:30 pm
Aug 27 08:40 pm
Aug 29 04:35 pm
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

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.

Josh Kriegman

Duration: 96 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Josh Kriegman

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Aug 12 06:30 pm
Aug 13 08:40 pm
Aug 14 08:20 pm
Aug 15 03:00 pm
Aug 20 04:15 pm
Aug 21 04:20 pm

Remember Anthony Weiner, the rising Democrat congressman forced out of office after a humiliating sexting scandal? Two years later he was encouraged to run for mayor of New York City, and allowed a documentary team to follow his comeback. But things didn’t go according to plan…

Josh Laner

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Josh Laner

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Aug 01 09:00 pm

Out of the shadowy world of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Ken Foster emerges as an enigmatic figure. A prolific artist, Foster is known as much for his beautifully distorted renditions of iconic cityscapes as he is for peddling them on the streets to support a serious crack habit and subdue a schizophrenic mind.

David Lynch

Duration: 124 mins
Country of Origin: GB,USA, 1980
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era
Director: David Lynch

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Aug 08 06:30 pm

The true story of a Victorian circus freak, John Merrick (played by John Hurt) “saved” by a philanthropic doctor and adopted by polite society. Again filming in black and white (as he had for Eraserhead), Lynch turned Dickensian London into a feverish, infernal environment where the normal and the monstrous can switch places. His most conventional film, Elephant Man was widely praised and nominated for eight Academy Awards

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.

Roberto Minervini

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Italy,France, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Roberto Minervini

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Aug 21 08:10 pm

In this frightening year of political tumult and violence in the US, few recent films get closer to revealing the roots of unrest than this unflinching slice of raw Americana, a graphic, ground-breaking portrait of Louisiana’s dirt poor and the Texan libertarian militia from Italian filmmaker Roberto Minervini.

Hans Petter Moland

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

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Aug 26 08:30 pm
Aug 27 06:20 pm
Aug 28 03:30 pm
Aug 29 02:20 pm
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…

Pan Nalin

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: India,Germany, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Pan Nalin

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Aug 05 04:15 pm
Aug 06 09:50 pm
Aug 07 06:45 pm
Aug 08 02:15 pm
Aug 09 08:20 pm
Aug 11 06:30 pm

Riotous and refreshingly honest, this empowering female buddy comedy takes place during a beachside bachelorette party, where six women from diverse backgrounds examine what it means to be a woman in contemporary India. Winner of Grolsch People’s Choice Award (1st Runner Up) at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and The Audience Choice Award at Rome Film Festival 2015.

Jack Pettibone Riccobono

Duration: 76 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Jack Pettibone Riccobono

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Aug 21 06:20 pm

Two men struggle to define who they are and what path they will take in this artful, gritty and unforgettable portrait of life on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota. Terrence Malick, Chris Eyre and Natalie Portman present this sometimes troubling, sometimes transcendent vision of life on the edge.

Abbas Rafei

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Abbas Rafei

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Aug 18 08:30 pm

An ex-prostitute starts a new life by marrying her loved one but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seemed before. Now she is the prisoner of her loved one and to earn her freedom she must fight with the masculine society…

Glauber Rocha

(Vancouver Latin American Film Festival @ VIFF Vancity Theatre)
Duration: 240 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil,
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Glauber Rocha

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Aug 30 06:30 pm

Two films from the great Glauber Rocha, the most influential filmmaker in Brazilian history, a pioneer of militant political cinema who caught the new wave spirit of the 1960s.

Co-presented by VIFF Vancity Theatre and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Tickets are available from vlaff.org and on the door.

Marjane Satrapi

Duration: 95 mins
Country of Origin: Iran,France, 2007
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era
Director: Marjane Satrapi

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Aug 22 06:30 pm

The Ayatollah Khomeini meets punk rock in this spirited adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s celebrated graphic novel. When Iran’s Islamic Revolution hits home, nine-year-old Marjane remains determined to discover all that life has to offer. Splendidly voiced by an all-star cast including Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Sean Penn and Iggy Pop.

Martin Scorsese

Duration: 129 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1980
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era
Director: Martin Scorsese

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Aug 29 08:30 pm
Aug 31 04:00 pm

‘I was bleeding internally all over and I didn’t know it. My eyes were bleeding, my hands, everything except my brain and my liver… then I realised I was LaMotta, I’d make the movie about me.’ In the throes of a near-fatal drug problem Martin Scorsese made what he believed could be his last movie. Its subject: the Bronx Bull, Jake La Motta, a graceless but indomitable boxer who never quits beating himself up. Punishing, painful and pitiless, with the ultimate Method performance from Robert De Niro at its core, it’s in many ways the culmination of the American psycho-realist tradition, but this is realism pushing through towards spiritual redemption by way of Scorsese’s heightened subjective style.

Adriano Trapani

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Adriano Trapani

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Aug 01 07:00 pm

Black Mud is a coming-of-age road film about an impulsive 19 year old who decides to take his younger brother out of foster care and travels across country from Southern Ontario to the Alberta Tar Sands. Along with the help of a young woman they meet on the road, they journey west in hopes of starting a better life.

Pieter van Huystee

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Netherlands, 2015
Series:
Cultural Screen
Director: Pieter van Huystee

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Sep 09 06:30 pm
Sep 10 08:30 pm

Famous for his still shocking paintings of hell, Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist caused uproar with his fantastical and utterly uniquely diabolical work. In preparation for a special exhibition at the Noordbrabants Museum in the city of Den where Bosch lived, a team of Dutch art historians crisscross the globe to unravel the secrets of his art.

Jan Vardøen

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: Norway, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Jan Vardøen

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Aug 02 08:30 pm

Autumn Fall is an adult drama/comedy set in beautiful Oslo. Ingvld works as a lightning technician at the National Theatre but dreams of writing for the stage. However she can’t stand actors. She still manages to entangle herself with two thespians, one a notorious hell raiser and she embarks on an exciting, scandalous, and utimately very dangerous journey that changes her life forever.

Various

Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Various

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Aug 02 06:30 pm

Mixed international short films including Heartbeats by Vancouver’s Stefano Casadei.

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