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White Noise

America in the age of anxiety, as experienced by Professor of Hitler Studies Jack Gladney (Adam Driver), his fourth wife Babette (Greta Gerwig) and multiple kids... A chemical spill leads to an airborne toxic event and the mass evacuation.

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Hunt

Rival South Korean spy agencies try to track down a foreign agent after the attempted assassination of the President. This slick, twisty thriller from Squid Game sensation Lee Jung-jae mixes Le Carré-esque intrigue with Michael Mann-style thrills.

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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

American photographer Nan Goldin is famous for her empathetic pictures of intimate, exuberant, anguished urban bohemia. Today Goldin is using her celebrity to denounce the Sackler family's art-washing tactics and their role in the opioid crisis.

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EO

Veteran director Jerzy Skolimowski returns in triumphant form with this tale of animal life. Sometimes harsh, sometimes sweet, always beautiful, EO tells the story of a donkey and its journey through a world dominated by humans.

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A Couple

In his 90s, the great documentarian Fred Wiseman has made his first fiction film, a bittersweet vignette based on the letters and diaries of Sophia Tolstoy, and her (off-screen) husband, Leo. "Valuable and insightful." Guardian

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An Evening of Poetry & Music with Rodney DeCroo
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An Evening of Poetry & Music with Rodney DeCroo

In this world premiere, Rodney DeCroo brings us “world-renowned sociologist” and local gasbag cafe-squatter, Dr. Theodore J. Fishpants, filmed reading his poems about the Magical Creatures that he insists walk among us. Afterwards, DeCroo will perform a concert.

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Wes World: 10 Films by Wes Anderson

Dec 21 – Jan 5

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What kind of bird are you?

Welcome to the marvelous, melancholy cinema of Wesley Wales Anderson, ten rueful comedies, 1996-2021, bittersweet tales of eager dreamers and disappointed over-achievers; frauds, failures, foibles and follies.

Opening Night Party – Dec 21

Join us for a festive celebration to kick off our Wes World series with Anderson’s classic romp The Grand Budapest Hotel. Show up in your best Wes Anderson-inspired costume, there will be prizes, trivia, a poster gallery, an exclusive WA cocktail and more! Doors open at 6:00pm; film at 7:15pm.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

A dazzling winter's tale from Wes Anderson, this is an all-star mittel-European carousel of rampaging passions, effortlessly gliding from farce to tragedy, wrapped up with his customary panache.

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Bottle Rocket
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Bottle Rocket

Dignan (Owen Wilson, who also cowrote the screenplay) rescues his friend Anthony (Luke Wilson) from a voluntary psychiatric hospital, and maps out an elaborate (75-year) plan, beginning with crime spree and a practice break-in on Anthony's family home.

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Rushmore

Precocious Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is befriended by depressed industrialist Harold Blume (Bill Murray) until they both fall in love with first grade teacher Miss Cross (Olivia Williams). Anderson's second feature is an old favourite.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Reformed rogue turned unread reporter Mr Fox (voiced by George Clooney) embarks on a catastrophic crime spree which engenders the enmity of three local farmers, and alienates his wife (Meryl Streep), his son (Jason Schwartzman) and his neighbours.

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Isle of Dogs
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Isle of Dogs

Anderson's second foray into stop-motion animation is playful, political (more so, post-Covid 19) and barking mad. 12-year-old Atari ventures to Trash Island - a dumping ground for plague dogs - to rescue his old protector, Spots.

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The Royal Tenenbaums
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The Royal Tenenbaums

Anderson's first legit masterpiece is a portrait of a family of washed up over-achievers (among them, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Luke Wilson) flailing, not waving.

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Anderson's bittersweet, whimsical midlife crisis movie about a Jacques Cousteau-like marine biologist/filmmaker (Bill Murray) hunting down the Jaguar Shark who ate his best friend. Delightfully different, this quirky comedy has a deep emotional undertow.

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The Darjeeling Limited
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The Darjeeling Limited

Three brothers (Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman) reunite for a pilgrimage across India, a spiritual quest which will also afford them the opportunity to bond... Or not, as the case may be.

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Moonrise Kingdom
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Moonrise Kingdom

One of Anderson's most delightful movies, a tale of first love, a grand escapade. Twelve year old pen pals Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) plot to elope while the former is on expedition with the Scouts on the isle of New Penzance.

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The French Dispatch
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The French Dispatch

A movie of dazzling, almost overwhelming virtuosity across all departments, Anderson's star-studded tenth feature repays multiple watches. It takes the form of a magazine supplement, "an obituary, a travel guide, and three featured articles".

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Sunday Specials

December 18

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It's a Wonderful Life

Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings. You know you need to see this genuine Christmas classic as it was intended to be seen, on the big screen. Jimmy Stewart’s finest hour.

All proceeds from this screening will go to the Vancouver Food Bank.

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Michael van den Bos Presents

All That Bob Fosse!

Film scholar Michael van den Bos celebrates the sexy, sassy, snazzy, finger-poppin’ feats of Bob Fosse, filmmaker, choreographer, dancer, illustrated with copious clips from Cabaret, All That Jazz and buried treasures unearthed from the archives.

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Celebrate Music!

An Evening of Poetry & Music with Rodney DeCroo
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An Evening of Poetry & Music with Rodney DeCroo

In this world premiere, Rodney DeCroo brings us “world-renowned sociologist” and local gasbag cafe-squatter, Dr. Theodore J. Fishpants, filmed reading his poems about the Magical Creatures that he insists walk among us. Afterwards, DeCroo will perform a concert.

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Neil Young: Harvest Time

Fifty years after its release, Neil Young revisits never-before-seen footage from the recording of his Harvest album. Songs include Old Man, The Needle and the Damage Done, and Heart of Gold.

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Revival 69: The Concert that Rocked the World

Incorporating live performance footage shot by the legendary DA Pennebaker, Revival 69 details the incredible behind-the-scenes story of Toronto's Woodstock, featuring John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Alice Cooper and The Doors.

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Matinee Screenings

First Look Fridays

Enjoy $10 tickets + complimentary tea & coffee at the first Friday matinee screening of these films.

Holy Spider

In Mashhad, Iran, a serial killer known as The Spider has murdered over a dozen women. Rahimi, a journalist obsessed with finding the killer, soon finds a skewed social morality that praises the perpetrator and condemns his victims.

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The Grizzlie Truth

Kathleen S. Jayme (Finding Big Country) is out to solve a true sports crime: who robbed us of the Vancouver Grizzlies? Jayme revisits the short history of those bad luck bears, connecting the dots and reconnecting with the Grizzlies heroes and villains.

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Nelly & Nadine

In this transfixing, beautifully crafted documentary Magnus Gertten gently reveals an exceptionally resonant love story between two remarkable women who met in a German concentration camp in 1944.

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No Bears

Dissident Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi plays himself in this ingenious meta-fiction about the making of a film, and the unmaking of love story.

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The Eternal Daughter

Tilda Swinton teams up again with Souvenir director Joanna Hogg, and with costar Tilda Swinton, in this atmospheric mood piece - a ghost story of sorts - about a middle aged woman dedicating quality time to her elderly mum on a trip to a Welsh hotel.

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