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(Get Inspired: Around the World in Shorts Part II)
Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: 2014
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014

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Oct 25 09:10 pm

Get Inspired: Around the World in Shorts Part II

For many of the world’s most respected, talented and imaginative animators, it was the short film format where they grew their reputation and developed their art. The result is that some of the funniest, entertaining, technically groundbreaking animated movies are never seen by the wider Vancouver public — until now. From award-winning to newly emerging, these spectacular, meticulously crafted and diverse animations from across the world are guaranteed to take you to the furthest reaches of imagination.

Duration: 70 mins
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Oct 29 07:20 pm

Ernest Mathijs, Professor of Film Studies at UBC, discusses horror, Canadian-style. This talk will touch on the Ginger Snaps series, Canadian horror-movie sequels, and the new Canadian hit show, Orphan Black (approx 1 hr).

Duration: 180 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
The Royal Opera House presents...

Don José (Jonas Kaufmann) is a young soldier in the army in Seville. He intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village, but when he meets the sensual and high-spirited Carmen (Anna Caterina Antonacci), his head is soon turned…Spanish heat and gypsy passion are brought to the stage in Francesca Zambello’s vivid production of Bizet’s famous opera.

Sung in French with English subtitles

Acts One and Two will last for about 1 hour 50 minutes, followed by a 15 minute interval. Act Three will last for about 1 hour 5 mins.

Duration: 190 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
The Royal Opera House presents...

Kasper Holten, ROH Director of Opera, presents a mesmerizing new production of Mozart’s sublime tragicomedy. The impulsive and charismatic Don Giovanni travels through Europe seducing women, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. When he commits murder, he unleashes vengeance from beyond the grave.

(Friday the 13th: The Series - Faith Healer)
Duration: 45 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 1988
Series:
Canadian Horror Show

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Oct 29 06:30 pm

From the Canadian anthology horror series Friday the 13th, David Cronenberg’s episode is widely regarded as the most intense and memorable of the series, about a washed-up faith healer who acquires the Sforza Glove, which turns him into an actual healer when the glove is worn - by transferring the ailments from one person to another.

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2004
Series:
Canadian Horror Show

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Oct 29 09:00 pm

Emily Perkins (Ginger Snaps) and Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) star in Brett Sullivan’s darkly humourous follow-up to the Canadian cult hit. Brigitte (Perkins), the sister of the now-dead Ginger, is hauled off to a rehab center, where bizarrely suggestive hallucinations and some gory lycanthropic shenanigans abound.

Duration: 102 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014

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Oct 26 08:50 pm

Inspired by true events, Mizuho Nishikudo’s heartfelt anime retells the story of friendship and survival that unfolds in Shikotan, a small fishing island off the coast of Japan, in the summer of 1945 when Soviet troops occupied the island.

Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
Music Mondays

See five short films created by Alison Goldfrapp and writer-director Lisa Gunning (Nowhere Boy; Seven Psychopaths; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) inspired by five songs in Goldfrapp’s latest best-selling album, Tales of Us. This 30 minute section is followed by a concert performance short earlier in the year. Goldfrapp have cited Patricia Highsmith, David Lynch, Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman as inspirations for the haunting soundscape of their sixth recording.

"Spellbinding." Q

Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 1987
Series:
Canadian Horror Show

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Oct 30 10:50 pm

Mary Lou Maloney is burned to death, but she returns to the prom thirty years later to possess high school student Vicki Carpenter, who becomes plagued with crazy hallucinations and proceeds to go on a supernatural killing spree in this darkly funny follow-up to the 1980 slasher hit. Genre fave Micheal Ironside playing the principal is the icing on the Canadian horror movie cake.

"Prom Night II is a dark film that borrows more from Freud than from the slasher original. It is a dark and inventive exploration of the subconscious, and is in many ways a much better film than its 1980 predecessor. A devilishly entertaining brew." Rhett Miller, Canuxploitation!

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: New Zealand, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

The devastating earthquakes which laid waste to New Zealand’s city of Christchurch in 2010 and 2011 struck an apprehensive chord with those of us in Vancouver. This impressive N.Z. mini series unfolds in three parts, and incorporates actual newsreel footage alongside dramatized scenes inspired by firsthand accounts.

2:45 PM - Part One (ends 4:10)   20 min. break

4:30 PM - Part Two (ends 5:55)    60 min. break

7:00 PM - Part Three (ends 8:35)

Duration: 220 mins
Country of Origin: New Zealand, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

2:45 PM - Part One (ends 4:10)   20 min. break

4:30 PM - Part Two (ends 5:55)    60 min. break

7:00 PM - Part Three (ends 8:35)

(Get Inspired: Around the World in Shorts 1)
Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: 2014
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014

Get Inspired: Around the World in Shorts 1

For many of the world’s most respected, talented and imaginative animators, it was the short film format where they grew their reputation and developed their art. The result is that some of the funniest, entertaining, technically groundbreaking animated movies are never seen by the wider Vancouver public — until now. From award-winning to newly emerging, these spectacular, meticulously crafted and diverse animations from across the world are guaranteed to take you to the furthest reaches of imagination.

(Jack et la mécanique du coeur)
Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: France,Belgium, 2014
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a surreal animated film full of fabulous steampunk inventions, unforgettable characters, enchanting music, and fantastic adventures.

"Beautiful and hallucinatory, the greatest animated romance since Tim Burton’s masterpiece Corpse Bride. A revelation." James Verniere, Boston Herald

Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Qatar,Canada,France,Lebanon, 2014
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014

One of the most enduring pieces of modern philosophy gets the film treatment in Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. Animated in chapters by a team of world renowned animators including Tomm Moore (“The Secret of Kells”), Nina Paley (“Sita Sings the Blues”) and Bill Plympton (“Cheatin’”) and featuring the voice talents of Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson and Alfred Molina, The Prophet is one of festival season’s must see titles.

"Unabashedly stunning… a beautiful film." Sarah Gopaul, Digital Journal

(Yume to kyôki no ohkoku)
Duration: 118 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2013
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014

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Oct 25 07:00 pm
Oct 26 06:30 pm

Award-winning director Mami Sunada is given unprecedented access to world famous Studio Ghibli during the year Hayao Miyazaki is making his most recent magnum opus The Wind Rises. The resulting documentary is a beautiful and often personal look at Miyazaki’s day to day life, the careful planning that goes into running Studio Ghibli and the process of bringing one man’s vision to life.

"For animation lovers, peering inside the walls of Studio Ghibli is like being granted a guided tour of Santa’s workshop." Peter Debruge, Variety

Duration: 160 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
The Royal Opera House presents...

A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the great romances of all opera. In his depiction of the tender and ultimately tragic love between Mimì and Rodolfo, Puccini achieved an immediacy, warmth and humanity that have rarely been equalled.

(Late Night Snacks)
Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: 2014
Series:
SPARK Animation Festival 2014

Late Night Snacks

It’s 10:30 p.m. and WHAM! It hits you: An insidious, appalling and almost irresistible craving for a late night snack. Late-night snacks tend to be hidden snacks, stolen morsels — the kind of stealth feasts that leave one steeped in shameful self-loathing and neurotic denial. "I’m just having a little bedtime snack," we say to ourselves. Be warned; this edgy collection of animated shorts is for those late-nighters looking to satisfy a hungry craving.

Duration: 180 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
The Royal Opera House presents...

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Oct 26 02:30 pm
Nov 18 07:00 pm
Nov 18 07:00 pm

Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 20 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madama Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut. Kent’s vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today’s audience.

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 1981
Series:
Canadian Horror Show

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Nov 01 09:30 pm

Set in a small Canadian mining town, this killer-out-for-revenge scenario succeeded in capitalizing on the craze of creative-killer slasher films by making an almost by-the-numbers horror flick that nails every bloody, requisite mark – resulting in a solid cult following (including Quentin Tarantino) and making it one of the top-grossing slasher movies of all time. Screening in the uncut version.

"The best slasher movie of all time." Quentin Tarantino

Duration: 170 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
The Royal Opera House presents...

Daniele Abbado explores themes of identity, exile and religion in a powerful staging of Verdi’s epic opera. War has broken out between the Babylonians and Israelites. The Israelites have captured Fenena, younger daughter of the Babylonian King, Nabucco. In revenge, Nabucco vows to destroy Jerusalem, aided by the vengeful Abigaille.

“Domingo’s career, 42 years at Covent Garden and counting, continues to be a wonder of the age.” The Guardian

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