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Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival

Immigrants to Canada arrive healthier than the average Canadian but this reverses in 5 to 10 years after arrival. This video looks at four groups – three immigrants and one Aboriginal – and discusses how food and culture affects them.

Duration: 23 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Just Film Festival

Worlds collide when a former neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay victim of his hate crime attack meet by chance 25 years after the incident that dramatically shaped both their lives. Together they embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges both to grapple with their beliefs and fears, eventually leading to an improbable collaboration…and friendship.

Academy Award Nominee, Documentary Short Subject 2014

Duration: 22 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2013
Series:
Just Film Festival

Knitting Nannas Against Gas is a group of sweet ladies who ‘protest’ by unfolding some lawn chairs, popping the kettle on and knitting. The KNAGs, who formed in Australia in 2012, campaign against the growing coal-seam gas (CSG) industry, which they argue threatens to destroy prime farmland and unspoiled ecosystems. They are also absolutely delightful and effective.

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival

Emmy-winning director Shelley Saywell’s moving and inspiring documentary captures the music and stories of five musicians who are homeless or on society’s margin. The causes, from abuse to mental health to simple bad luck, are all touched on in their stories in the film. But at its heart, Lowdown Tracks is about bringing into focus the heartache and the beautiful potential we should see when we walk by someone on the street.

Duration: 76 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival

Psychologist and filmmaker Jan Haaken revisits the region where she spent childhood summers on her aunt and uncle’s dairy farm, following four Pacific Northwest families as they try to survive amidst intense pressures that have led most dairies to go under.

Duration: 39 mins
Country of Origin: Egypt, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival

Nefertiti’s Daughters is a story of women, art and revolution. Told by prominent Egyptian artists, this documentary witnesses the critical role revolutionary street art played during the Egyptian uprisings. Focused on the role of women artists in the struggle for social and political change, it spotlights how the iconic graffiti of Queen Nefertiti placed her on the front lines in the ongoing fight for women’s rights and freedom in Egypt today

Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Just Film Festival

At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. Behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Then the workers decide to form an independent union…

Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Italy,Nicaragua, 2014
Series:
Just Film Festival

For over a year, the filmmaker followed the most unlikely President of the United Nations General Assembly, Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann – a Nicarguan priest, a revolution theologian, an advocate of the developing world, a reformer.

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: Palestine, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival

It started simply enough, with the purchase of 18 cows. Bought by residents of the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, the cows were a symbol of freedom and resistance, allowing them to provide milk for their children rather than buying it from an Israeli company. With humour and passion, The Wanted 18 captures the spirit of the 1987 uprising through the personal experiences of those who lived it, bringing to life one of the strangest chapters in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Duration: 56 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,Zambia,Tanzania, 2015
Series:
Just Film Festival

 

This feature documentary recounts the incredible odyssey of 22 men from China’s persecuted Uyghur minority who were detained in Guantánamo as terrorists. These Turkicspeaking Muslims, persecuted by the authorities in Beijing, escaped to the Middle East where they were captured and sold as terrorists to the American forces. From northern China to Guantánamo, Cuba, this new documentary by Patricio Henríquez charts the incredible odyssey of three of these “prisoners of the absurd,” linked to worldwide terror networks through no fault of their own

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: 2016
Series:
Northwest Comedy Festival

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Feb 18 08:30 pm

Who likes short shorts? We like short shorts. The NorthWest Comedy Fest and VIFF are proud to announce An Evening of Comedy Short Shorts a delightful hodgepodge of original Pacific Northwest submissions and curated comedy pieces from up and down the Left coast.

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Northwest Comedy Festival

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Feb 18 06:30 pm

Three Harvard graduates start a national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood’s most legendary talent. But success and excess among its brilliant and subversive contributors begins to challenge its existence.

Duration: 102 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Northwest Comedy Festival

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Feb 22 06:30 pm

If you attended any film at VIFF last year you will recall the clip of the balding gentleman who blows raspberries into his microphone. Fair warning: this is not your Vegas stand up shtick. Rather, it’s a poke in the eye and the ear and the chest, an anti-entertainment that may be the bravest, ballsiest movie to come out of the US last year.

Duration: 114 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1989
Series:
Northwest Comedy Festival

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Feb 27 09:30 pm

A local institution (they ought to be in one), the Gentlemen Hecklers supply the commentary you wish you had thought of to the best bad movies. In their Vancity Theatre debut, Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart turn their sites on the 1989 Rowdy Herrington "classic", Road House, starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch and Sam Elliott.

Duration: 118 mins
Country of Origin: UK,France,Greece,Ireland,Netherlands, 2015
Series:
Northwest Comedy Festival

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Feb 24 09:00 pm

This is the already notorious movie in which a bereaved Colin Farrell has just a month to find a new spouse at a remote resort lest he be turned into an animal of his choice. John C Reilly and Ben Whishaw are in the same predicament, but while there are also plenty of female guests to choose from, a correct choice is essential… Hilarious, outrageous, and very, very dark, it successfully out-weirds Charlie Kaufman. (With Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, Olivia Colman).

Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Turkey, 1982
Series:
Northwest Comedy Festival

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Feb 22 08:45 pm

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a country called Turkey and in this wonderful land, the concept of copyright infringement was something very much open to interpretation. Case in point, Turksih Star Wars!

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
Country of Origin:
Series:
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
Country of Origin:
Series:
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

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