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Duration: n/a
Country of Origin: USA, 1988
Series:
Late Shows

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Aug 15 10:00 pm

In arguably his finest comic performance, Robert De Niro stars as Jack Walsh, a hard-bitten bounty hunter offered $100,000 to bring in embezzler Jonathan Mardukas (Charles Grodin). Handcuffed to the wimpy Mardukas, Walsh assumes that the extradition trip from New York to Los Angeles will be uneventful. He doesn’t know the prisoner has been targeted for a mob hit…

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 28 06:30 pm
Aug 29 06:15 pm
Aug 30 07:30 pm
Aug 31 06:30 pm
Sep 01 08:40 pm
Sep 02 06:30 pm
Sep 03 06:30 pm

Estranged brothers Toph and Cooper take a road trip to their remote cabin to evict a squatter. Buried resentment and bruised egos derail the plan, and with their lives at stake, they must work together to survive.

Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 16 07:30 pm
Aug 19 06:50 pm

“One of the year’s best films. An urgent, illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism. Wise, moving, upsetting, and sometimes funny. That defiant sisterhood changed the workplace, our sexual politics, our language. She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is the best filmed account of how that happened you could ever expect to see.”

Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: GB,New Zealand, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Not slow by any stretch, John Maclean’s ravishing frontier drama is the tale of a young gentleman, Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), an immigrant from Ireland in search of his sweetheart, out of his element and altogether too trusting to survive for long in the wilderness territories of the 1870s. He’s rescued from bandits by Silas (Michael Fassbender), whose motives may not be entirely pure, but who volunteers to shepherd Jay on his quest - after all, they are heading in the same direction.

"It’s the rare western that invites you to imagine what life then and there might actually have felt like, sight gags and all. Maclean is a supremely promising talent." Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"An absurdist, melancholy coming-of-age tale that jumps from odd comedy to striking violence to stirring reflection." Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

"An angular Western that sublimates the fading promise of the New World into a fairy tale of unrequited love, Slow West starts with "once upon a time" and ends with a crackle of incredible savagery." David Ehrlich, Time Out

Duration: 127 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 04 08:30 pm
Sep 05 07:40 pm
Sep 06 03:00 pm
Sep 08 08:30 pm

Steve Jobs went from computer nerd to entrepreneur, rock star, genius, and guru, and reshaped the world we live in while he was about it. But for all his accomplishments, does he really merit his near-universal acclaim and adulation? Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie; Going Clear) reveals the dark side of the Apple founder: his ego, ruthlessness (even when dealing with friends and loved ones), and dubious business ethics.

Duration: 88 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1984
Series:
Music Mondays

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Aug 24 08:20 pm

Universally acclaimed as one of the greatest concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak.

"A dose of happiness from beginning to end. Stop Making Sense is close to perfection." - Pauline Kael, New Yorker

Duration: 107 mins
Country of Origin: GB,France,Belgium, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 12 01:30 pm
Aug 13 04:10 pm

Shortly after the British evacuation at Dunkirk, the German Occupation reaches the small French town of Bussy. When a Nazi officer (Matthais Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone; Far From the Madding Crowd) is billeted with Madame Angellier (Kristin Scott Thomas) she barely conceals her contempt, but her daughter-in-law Lucille (Michelle Williams) is drawn to his charm and sensitivity. Based on the wartime manuscript written by Irene Nemirovsky (who died in Auschwitz before she completed the novel), Suite Francaise is a moving story of love, divided loyalties and sacrifice, with superb performances from two of the most exciting actors working in movies today.

"A handsome and intelligent adaptation… nuanced and compelling." Dave Calhoun, Time Out

"Rewardingly complex and disarmingly compassionate." Mark Kermode, The Observer

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 08 04:10 pm
Aug 11 04:20 pm

Remember when musicals made you want to get up and sing? The irresistible, rousing, declamatory songs of The Proclaimers fuel this exuberant and exhilarating Scottish musical, a heart-tugging story of two Afghan war veterans trying to reconnect with family and loved ones, and a long-buried secret that threatens to spoil everything.

"Simply glorious… The feel-fabulous film of the year." Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail

"Simply glorious… The feel-fabulous film of the year." Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail

"I shed a tear within the first 10 minutes, and spent the rest of the movie beaming like a gibbering, love-struck fool." Mark Kermode, Observer

"Leaves you elated." Emma Morgan, Total Film

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan, 2015
Series:
Late Shows

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Sep 05 10:30 pm

The first feature from Scott Weatherall, a Canadian-born filmmaker who now lives and works in Taipei, Formosa Boulevard is a brash, snappy black comedy - The Hangover meets Snatch. Otis (Andy Gourley) is an unapologetic, alcoholic, freeloading foreigner, who lives for himself and he does what he wants. Danny (Mark Nielsen) is his opposite: he has played by the rules and lived his life to please everyone else… But on the day of his wedding, something in him snaps and he runs. On this particular night, Otis’s past will catch up with him and Danny will get caught up in the crossfire.

Introduced by writer-director Scott Weatherall.

Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 03 06:30 pm
Aug 06 06:30 pm

It’s the night before Christmas, and Sin-Dee is back turning tricks on the street after a month in stir. But it’s her pimp boyfriend who should be worried: Sin-Dee has heard he’s been cheating on her, and she means to get to the bottom of the rumours…

Shot entirely on iphones, this Sundance sensation from Starlet director Sean Baker is about as "now" as movies get, but also a surprisingly sweet, warm and forgiving yuletide tale.

"An exuberantly raw and up-close portrait of one of Los Angeles’ more distinctive sex-trade subcultures… Writer-director Sean Baker’s sun-scorched, street-level snapshot is a work of rueful, matter-of-fact insight and unapologetically wild humor that draws a motley collection of funny, sad and desperate individuals into its protagonists’ orbit. […] A generous and surprisingly hopeful vision of humanity." Justin Chang, Variety

"Gorgeous… A perfectly cast, beautifully directed movie." Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Duration: 113 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1976
Series:
Late Shows

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Aug 29 10:30 pm

Scorsese’s hallucinatory nightmare of New York at its seediest, sleaziest 70s nadir is a potent, even toxic work, but a cinematic classic all the way. In an iconic role, De Niro is Travis Bickle, a neo-noir Viet-vet trying to rise up above the scum lapping up on the streets by any means necessary.

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 1996
Series:
Late Shows

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Sep 04 10:50 pm

Danny Boyle’s adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel about Edinburgh’s squalid heroin scene in the 1980s is an audacious black comedy, shot through with verve and vehemence. Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle head an exceptional cast in one of the defining movies of the 90s.

Duration: 180 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 1952/54
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Sep 07 06:30 pm

During the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, Canadian-born cinematographer Alex Phillips (Ontario, 1900) and Spanish-born film director Luis Buñuel (Aragón, 1900), became symbols for Mexican cinema. They worked together twice: on Ascent to Heaven (1952, screens at 6.30pm) and Robinson Crusoe (1954, 8.15pm).

Tickets for this co-presentation are available exclusively through www.vlaff.org and on the door. Vancity Theatre memberships do apply.

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Aug 28 08:50 pm
Aug 29 08:10 pm
Aug 30 05:15 pm
Aug 31 08:30 pm
Sep 01 06:30 pm
Sep 02 08:30 pm
Sep 03 08:30 pm

Winner of the awards for Best Canadian Film and Best BC film at VIFF 2014, and subsequently named the Best BC Film by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and at the LEO awards, Violent is the debut feature from Andrew Huculiak, drummer for the Vancouver-based band We Are the City. In Bergen, Norway, Dagny (the incandescent Dagny Backer Johnsen), sets out on her life’s journey, and feelings of togetherness and isolation, love and solitude rise to the surface.

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