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


Jul 01 08:40 pm
Jul 02 06:30 pm
Jul 04 04:10 pm
Jul 04 07:30 pm
Jul 05 08:00 pm

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: 112 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening


Jul 17 08:40 pm
Jul 18 04:00 pm
Jul 19 05:10 pm
Jul 22 08:40 pm
Jul 23 04:15 pm

n one of her most impressive, raw performances Nicole Kidman is Catherine, a wife and mother trying to adjust to a new life in a small outback town. No one knows them here, which was the attraction, but Catherine’s rebellious 15-year-old daughter Lily (Maddison Brown) is fast getting a reputation with the local boys. When Lily disappears into the night suspicions fall every which way, including on Catherine’s husband (Joseph Fiennes), and their already strained marriage buckles and cracks. Suspenseful and anguished, with breathtaking cinematography and a real sense of unease, Strangerland is a troubling, angry film about social hypocricy and female sexuality.

"Kidman gives one of her best performances in recent years. Displaying vulnerability and depth [Kidman] is engaging and heartbreaking." Keath Jones, The Film Stage

"Kidman is a force to be reckoned with… Harrowing, uncomfortable, yet staggeringly powerful." Andrew McArthur, Culture Fix

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


Jul 17 06:30 pm
Jul 18 06:10 pm
Jul 19 03:00 pm
Jul 20 04:10 pm
Jul 22 06:30 pm
Jul 25 01:30 pm
Jul 28 06:30 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
Vancity Theatre Screening


Jul 24 06:30 pm
Jul 25 06:00 pm
Jul 26 03:00 pm
Jul 27 08:30 pm
Jul 30 06:30 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