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Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Spain, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 09 08:25 pm
Sep 10 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

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

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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.

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

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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.

Duration: 154 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2016
Series:
Community Events

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Jul 27 07:00 pm
Jul 28 07:00 pm

From cave paintings to virtual reality, Beware of Images embarks on a fascinating journey through the history of mediated representation. Fast-paced and entertaining, this animated documentary aims to inform, while encouraging the audience to examine our relationship with past, present and future media technologies.

Director Sergio Toporek will be present for a Q&A session following both screenings.

((In association with the Lacan Salon and APW Conference on Love))
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: GB,USA, 2004
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 31 07:00 pm

Widely disparaged by reviewers on its release (it rates just 39% on the aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes) and a box office failure, Birth is a sorely misunderstood film, and more than that, a surrealist masterpiece. Nicole Kidman plays a young Manhattan widow who is bemused, angered, appalled, and finally captivated and enraptured by the strange courtship of a ten-year-old boy (Vancouver’s Cameron Bright) who claims to be Sean, her late husband.

Copresented by the Lacan Salon and the APW Conference On Love, this screening will include remarks and discussion led by Christine Evans and Ona Nierenberg, PhD.

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

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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.

Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: France,Portugal, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Jul 29 08:15 pm
Jul 30 07:30 pm
Jul 31 05:00 pm
Aug 02 04:00 pm
Aug 04 08:15 pm

The late Andrzej Zulawski’s final film is an ominous and manic exploration of desire. Witold who has just failed the bar, and his companion Fuchs, who has recently quit his fashion job, are staying at a guesthouse run by the intermittently paralytic Madame Woytis. Upon discovering a sparrow hanged in the woods near the house, Witold’s reality mutates into a whirlwind of tension, histrionics, foreboding omens, and surrealistic logic as he becomes obsessed with Madame Woytis’s daughter Lena. Best Director, Locarno Film Festival 2015

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin:
Series:
DGC Master Class

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Aug 06 03:00 pm

Catherine Hardwicke’s directorial debut, Thirteen, garnered numerous awards and nominations including the Director’s Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Catherine has since become best known as the director of Twilight, which launched the blockbuster franchise. Other credits include Red Riding Hood, Lords of Dogtown and her most recent film, Miss You Already starring Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, and Jacqueline Bisset. Catherine has also directed episodes for TV shows such as Hell on Wheels and Reckless.

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 19 06:30 pm
Aug 20 06:15 pm
Aug 23 06:30 pm
Aug 24 08:30 pm
Aug 27 04:30 pm

t’s not easy being a good father to two boys you barely know anymore. Elliot (Joel Kinnaman, Suicide Squad) takes his sons into the great outdoors for some target practice, but his attempt to get in Bradley’s good side by giving his the keys to drive them back home backfires badly when they skid off the road in the middle of nowhere. Shrewdly dissecting father-son and sibling tensions, this nailbiting endurance thriller shuttles vividly between interior psychological and external, environmental factors.

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

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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

Duration: 99 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Iran, 2014
Series:
B&W By Design: Monochrome Movies in the Colour Era

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Aug 22 08:30 pm

The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Netherlands, 2015
Series:
Cultural Screen

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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.

Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
Cultural Screen

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Sep 06 02:30 pm

An engaging, insightful and inspiring film portrait of the great British and California artist, now a spry, wry and still prolific septuagenarian. He’s one of the most accessible and successful figurative painters of the last half century, but look closer, there’s much more to David Hockney than meets the eye.

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

"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

Duration: 116 mins
Country of Origin: Norway, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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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…

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

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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.

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 05 06:30 pm
Aug 06 08:00 pm
Aug 09 06:30 pm
Aug 10 08:30 pm
Aug 11 04:40 pm
Aug 14 04:45 pm

The incredible true story about how The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Peter Pan (among other Disney favourites) helped a young boy with austism to connect with his family and the outside world.

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Series:
Bell Media Best of Hot Docs 2016

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Aug 05 08:30 pm
Aug 06 06:00 pm
Aug 07 08:50 pm
Aug 08 04:15 pm
Aug 09 04:30 pm
Aug 10 06:30 pm
Aug 11 08:40 pm
Aug 13 02:30 pm

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. From the brilliant mind of Werner Herzog comes a playful yet chilling examination of our rapidly interconnecting lives.

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