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Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s
Running Until Sep 4
We’re rewinding through the short, pungent era of the New American Cinema. It was a troubled and tumultuous time and it gave rise to a new kind of American movie: cynical, anti-authoritarian, violent and sexually frank, self-critical… in a word: grown-up.
All tickets $10; Series Pass $99 ($70 for VIFF+ Members)
In the Spotlight
Between the Lines
The second film by Joan Micklin Silver (after Hester Street) is a spiky indie comedy about an alternative newspaper (not unlike our Georgia Straight) hitting hard times as the counterculture drifts toward the cynical careerism of the 80s.
Thursdays through July and August we’re celebrating mobsters, sociopaths and private dicks as we highlight these classic crime thrillers, detectives, mysteries and suspense films under the magnifying glass.
All tickets $10
First Look Fridays
Enjoy $10 tickets + complimentary tea & coffee at the first Friday matinee screening of these films.
Love stories come in all shapes and sizes, but you might be hard pressed to find a more compassionate one than Jeremiah Hayes' film about Martin, his third wife, Audrey, and their daughter Jacqueline.
Three teenage girls find friendship, fall in love, fall out, experiment with boys, experiment with each other across three ordinary weekends in Finland, in Alli Haapasalo's fresh, funny and true coming of age movie. 100% Fresh, Rotten Tomatoes
The Good Boss
Winner of 6 Goya Awards including Best Film, this shrewd Spanish satire is blessed with a typically charismatic and double-edged performance from Javier Bardem as proudly paternalistic patrón Blanco. The movie, like Blanco, is charming but ruthless.
All My Puny Sorrows
Despite a failed marriage and a floundering writing career, Yoli is primarily concerned about her sister Elf, a renowned pianist who’s ready to end her enviable life. A refreshingly candid, deeply affecting adaptation of Miriam Toews' beloved novel.
Sleepy Pangnirtung, Nunavut transforms into a battleground when Inuit teens confront shapeshifting alien invaders. Drawing from Hollywood classics and traditional Inuit stories, Slash/Back boasts a warrior spirit that's as endearing as it is indomitable.
Hit the Road
In his feature debut, Panah Panahi turns the road movie on its head. Hit the Road is the story of one family and their mysterious journey through rural Iran: there are laughs, moments of reverie, and plenty of opportunities for the cast to shine.
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