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(Tempo Instabile Con Probabili Schiartite)
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: Italy, 2015
Italian Film Festival


Jan 13 06:30 pm

Satirizing small-town life and politics while telling the touchingly comic story of friends at an impasse, this film follows two founders of a manufacturing cooperative who discover oil on their factory’s property. Noted Italian actors Luca Zingaretti and Pasquale Petrolo shine as the two co-op leaders while John Turturro brings an effortless comedic polish to his role as a consulting mining engineer from the US who arrives with dollar signs in his eyes.

Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: Italy,France,Belgium, 2014
Italian Film Festival


Jan 09 07:00 pm
Jan 13 01:00 pm
Jan 14 06:30 pm

In Rome in 1975 outspoken filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was found dead on a beach, arousing suspicions that continue to this day. Director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) offers a kaleidoscopic view of the last day in the artist’s life (played by a sublime Willem Dafoe).

"Ferrara has come up with something pretty special here: a subtle, seductive, lamp-lit hymn to one artist’s talents from another in the process of rediscovering his own." Robbie Colin, The Telegraph

(Il fiore delle mille e una notte)
Duration: 130 mins
Country of Origin: Italy, 1974
Italian Film Festival


Jan 09 08:50 pm
Jan 14 04:00 pm

Pier Paolo Pasolini traveled to Africa, Nepal, and the Middle East to realize this ambitious cinematic treatment of a selection of stories from the legendary The Thousand and One Nights. This is not the fairy-tale world of Scheherazade or Aladdin, though. Instead, the director focuses on the book’s more erotic tales, framed by the story of a young man’s quest to reconnect with his beloved slave girl. Full of lustrous sets and costumes and stunning location photography, Arabian Nights is a fierce and joyous exploration of human sexuality.

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening


Dec 18 06:40 pm
Dec 21 02:30 pm
Dec 22 03:15 pm
Dec 23 03:30 pm
Dec 30 03:40 pm
Jan 04 12:30 pm

Peggy Guggenheim not only amassed one of the world’s most impressive collections of contemporary art but also rightfully earned a reputation as the consummate bohemian. In her wildly entertaining follow up to Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,Vreeland explores how Guggenheim crashed the international art scene, discovering the likes of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko in the process. “[With] so many love affairs and ego clashes Art Addict never feels a bit like a history lesson.”—Hollywood Reporter

Duration: 109 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1960


Dec 18 10:10 pm
Dec 21 08:30 pm

When Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) rashly takes off with a wad of stolen cash she reckons she has the weekend before anyone will find out about it. Fate has something else in mind for her… A chance encounter with a lonely motel keeper (Anthony Perkins), for starters.

"Psycho has a very interesting construction and that game with the audience was fascinating. I was directing the viewers. You might say I was playing them, like an organ." – Alfred Hitchcock

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