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

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Mar 14 06:00 pm

“In this 2014 sequel to the award-winning You’ve Been Trumped, director

Anthony Baxter once again follows American billionaire Donald Trump and a cast of other greedy characters who want to turn some of the Earth’s most precious places into golf courses and playgrounds for the super rich.”

This event is $10 and includes a panel discussion/Q&A and a dinner buffet/beverages.

Duration: 50 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Mar 14 02:00 pm

Directors Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott’s 2013 film “chronicles ‘America’s leading environmentalist,’ Bill McKibben, in a David-vs-Goliath battle to fight the fossil fuel industry and change the terrifying math of the climate crisis.” This event is $5 and includes a panel discussion/Q&A and snacks/beverages.

Duration: 60 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

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Mar 14 11:00 am

Micah Smith’s 2013 Honor Diaries “is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls.  Honor Diaries is more than a movie, it is a movement to save women and girls from human rights abuses around the world.” This event is $5 and includes a panel discussion/Q&A and snacks/beverages.

Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Black History Month

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Feb 01 06:10 pm
Feb 02 08:45 pm
Feb 03 05:30 pm
Feb 04 08:30 pm
Feb 17 06:30 pm
Feb 18 08:30 pm

Meet "the happiest sound in jazz" — and maybe the brightest mentor, too. Clark Terry was Dizzy Gillespie’s favourite trumpet player, but he’s also an inspirational teacher — the antithesis of the character played by JK Simmons in Whiplash. At 93, Terry is still teaching, taking blind 23-year-old piano prodigy Justin Kauflin under his arm, just as he did with Quincy Jones and Miles Davis before him.

"Consider it this year’s “Rocky” of documentaries: a heartfelt, uplifting tale that celebrates the joy of life and the triumphs of succeeding against all odds. The film stands as a loving tribute to the affable 93-year-old Terry, who performed in the bands of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and seems to have influenced just about every jazz giant on the planet ... One need not be a jazz aficionado to enjoy this film. All that’s required is a smile." — David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

Keep On Keepin’ On is ultimately an examination of the pursuit of greatness. It is a grueling and demanding endeavor, for sure, but also, for Mr. Terry and anyone lucky enough to enter his orbit, a source of unending joy." — AO Scott, New York Times

"As joyful as a jumping jazz riff, Keep on Keepin’ On is an inspiring story of devotion, dedication and multi-generational friendship." — Linda Bernard, Toronto Star

Duration: 185 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1970
Series:
Black History Month

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Feb 23 06:30 pm

First shown in theatres just once, in 1970, this landmark documentary chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. It features dramatic readings by Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones and Paul Newman, among others, with archival newsreel footage to create a comprehensive record of Dr King’s work with the Civil Rights movement.

"History of immense power." — Los Angeles Times