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Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Silverio is an esteemed Mexican documentary filmmaker going through an existential mid-life crisis. Returning to his homeland for a few days, he is visited by dreams, old friends, ghosts, and his own uneasy conscience. From the director of Birdman.

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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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MENA 2022: Generations
Generations shorts program; MENA Film Festival

MENA 2022: Generations

Generations is a bundle that deepens our understanding of home, lineage and family for communities within the SWANA region and its diaspora. These films discuss intergenerational trauma, the tension between 'here' and 'there' and how land follows us wherever we go.

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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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MENA 2022: Flee

Flee is a powerful, deeply personal animated documentary that tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a secret he's kept for 20 years; one that threatens to derail the life he's built for himself and his soon-to-be husband.

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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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MENA Film Festival

November 26-December 1

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The MENA Film Festival returns to VIFF Centre in downtown Vancouver for its fourth edition to bring work by Canadian and international artists from across the MENA/SWANA diaspora to B.C.


Join us for a selection of over 40 shorts and features representing 19 countries from the region and beyond, in addition to panels, workshops, Q&A’s and other special events!


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Celebrate Music!

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Neil Young: Harvest Time

In 1971, aspiring filmmaker Bernard Shakey (aka Neil Young) set out to document the creation of a new record, a country rock album featuring “the Stray Gators”, a group of esteemed session musicians, as well as the London Symphony Orchestra. That album – Harvest – went on to become the best selling l.p. of 1972 and is considered an all-time classic. Songs include Heart of Gold, Old Man, The Needle and the Damage Done, A Man Needs a Maid. Includes never-before-seen performance footage + Neil Young intro.

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Let There Be Drums!

The world’s greatest drummers reflect on the art of drumming and how it has shaped their lives. Features interviews with the late Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters, Stewart Copeland, Ringo Starr and many more.



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An Evening of Poetry & Music with Rodney DeCroo: “Dr. Fishpants Poems About Magical Creatures”

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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Back by Popular Demand!

Join us in the atrium lounge for a wine tasting experience to accompany your viewing of Blind Ambition – the feel-good documentary about the first Zimbabwean team to compete in The World Wine Blind Tasting Championship. Screening December 12 – December 30.


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First Look Fridays

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

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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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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