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Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1996
Series:
Northwest Comedy Festival

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Feb 24 06:30 pm

Join JFL Northwest and VIFF in celebrating one of the seminal film comedies of the last quarter century, a jewel of am-dram endeavor and imagination harnessing some of the most gifted comic actors of their generation, including Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. Set in Blaine, Missouri, this "mockumentary" chronicles the burg’s preparations and execution of its sesquicentennial anniversary, a celebration that is to be capped off by a fabulous amateur show helmed by former New Yorker Corky St. Clair. Corky has high hopes for his "Red, White and Blaine" extravaganza…

Duration: 45 mins
Country of Origin: Germany, 2006
Series:
Black History Month

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Feb 09 08:15 pm

This is a tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular artist of the 20th century. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song "J’ai deux amours" became a classic, and her hymn. The film focuses on her life and work from a black perspective. It portrays the artist in the mirror of European colonial clichés and presents her as a resistance fighter, an ambulance driver during WWII, and an outspoken activist against racial discrimination involved in the worldwide Black Consciousness movement of the 20th century.

Duration: 170 mins
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Just Film Festival

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Feb 11 07:00 pm

The Just Film Festival brings the pursuit of justice to the big screen.

We feature social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities, here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global.

Lowdown Tracks starts at 7:00 PM.

The Hand That Feeds starts at 8:50 PM.

Duration: 246 mins
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Just Film Festival

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Feb 13 12:00 pm

The Just Film Festival brings the pursuit of justice to the big screen.

We feature social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities, here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global.

Knitting Nannas & Cooking Across Cultures starts at 12:00 PM.

Milk Men starts at 1:00 PM.

Facing Fear & Nefertitti’s Daughters starts at 3:10 PM

The Wanted 18 starts at 4:30 PM

Duration: 138 mins
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Just Film Festival

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Feb 12 07:00 pm

The Just Film Festival brings the pursuit of justice to the big screen.

We feature social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities, here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global.

Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd starts at 7:00 PM.

The Troublemaker starts at 8:50 PM.

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival

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Feb 13 07:00 pm

Gore Vidal, Robert Fisk, Niall Ferguson and John Mearsheimer are among the interviewees examining how Hollywood and the media portrays Muslims and Arabs in this important documentary.

After the screening join the filmmaker and fellow activists at a reception to thank all of you for attending.

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
KDocs

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Feb 19 10:30 am

Drone covers diverse and integral ground from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of “going to war”, to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology, the world leaders giving the secret “green light” to engage in the biggest targeted killing program in history, and the people willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties and fight for transparency, accountability and justice.

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Brandon Bryant, founder, Project Red Hand, star of Drone

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
KDocs

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Feb 20 10:30 am

There is so much interest in food these days yet there is almost no interest in the hands that pick that food. In the US, farm labor has always been one of the most difficult and poorly paid jobs and has relied on some of the nation’s most vulnerable people. While the legal restrictions which kept people bound to farms, like slavery, have been abolished, exploitation still exists, ranging from wage theft to modern-day slavery. These days, this exploitation is perpetuated by the corporations at the top of the food chain: supermarkets. Their buying power has kept wages pitifully low and has created a scenario where desperately poor people are willing to put up with anything to keep their jobs.

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Pablo Godoy, National Representative, UFCW Canada; National Coordinator, Students Against Migrant Exploitation (S.A.M.E.); and Vice President, Ontario Federation of Labour 

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
KDocs

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Feb 20 05:30 pm

Caleb Behn sports a Mohawk and tattoos, hunts moose, and wears a business suit. His father is a devout environmentalist and residential school survivor. His mother is in a senior position in the oil and gas industry. His people, at the epicenter of some of the largest fracking operations on earth, are deeply divided. How does Caleb balance their need for jobs with his sacred duty to defend their territory?

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Caleb Behn, star of Fractured Land

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
KDocs

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Feb 20 02:00 pm

As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), Ivory Tower asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Kathy Corrigan, MLA, Official Opposition Deputy Chair and spokesperson for Advanced Education

Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
KDocs

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Feb 19 05:30 pm

Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of ’Dub’ Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state’s first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigation skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: William "Dub" Lawrence, star of Peace Officer

Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
KDocs

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Feb 19 02:00 pm

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives.

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: David Hatfield, Leadership consultant and facilitator

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2015
Series:
Late Shows

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Feb 12 10:30 pm
Feb 13 10:30 pm
Feb 14 08:50 pm

Rob is finding it hard to get over his tragically deceased girlfriend Nina. Even more so when she pops up in bed as he’s getting intimate with new flame Holly. At first Holly is shocked and repulsed. But then she decides to give the relationship a chance, threesomes and all… This deliciously macabre Valentine from the Blaine Brothers maybe sick and (literally) twisted, but it’s also surprisingly moving, funny and sexy as hell.

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1939
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 14 06:40 pm

In which Greta Garbo is a Communist emissary from Soviet Russia, an idealogue whose stony heart melts under the decadent charm of Melvyn Douglas in a sublimely romantic Paris. Scripted by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, and directed by MGM’s master of classy comedy Ernst Lubitsch, this is about as irresistible a defense of the high life as you could wish for.

Duration: 81 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Black History Month

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Feb 15 06:30 pm
Feb 16 06:30 pm

Mina Shum’s documentary documentary reopens the file on what is now seen as a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and campus politics, the moment in 1967 when a professor at Sir George Williams University in Montreal was accused of racism, and student uprising that followed.

Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 10 08:45 pm
Feb 17 08:45 pm
Feb 22 03:30 pm
Feb 26 01:45 pm
Feb 26 06:00 pm
Feb 27 12:00 pm
Feb 27 04:20 pm

Each year the Vancity Theatre is proud to present the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Short Film in the Live Action and Animation categories.

Duration: 107 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 10 06:30 pm
Feb 17 06:30 pm
Feb 22 01:00 pm
Feb 26 03:45 pm
Feb 26 08:00 pm
Feb 27 02:00 pm
Feb 27 06:30 pm

Each year the Vancity Theatre is proud to present the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Short Film in the Live Action and Animation categories. Nominations are announced January 14. Check viff.org for program details.

(Un tango más)
Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: Argentine, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 23 08:30 pm

The Fred and Ginger of Buenos Aires tango, Maria Nieves Rego (81) and Juan Carlos Copes (84) danced together for nearly 50 years. Sometimes they loved each other. Sometimes they loathed each other. But together they refined and redefined the tango… Directed by Wim Wenders’ protege German Kral, this stylishly passionate doc covers two entangled talents.

Duration: 300 mins
Country of Origin: 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 28 03:30 pm

Come experience the Academy Awards on the big screen, complete with Oscar Bingo! G&T! Rum & Coke! Prizes! Red Carpet!

Ages 19+

(Esterdad)
Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2013
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Feb 29 06:30 pm

After 1953 Iranian coup d’état, when General Fazlollah Zahedi is appointed as prime minister, a delegation is sent to Russia to reclaim the World War 2 indemnity. This is the beginning of some perilous adventures for Colonel Takin who is commissioned to fetch eleven tons of Gold to Iran…

Presented in partnership with Vancouver Iranian Film

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