Black History Month at VIFF Centre
February 1 – 28
We hope you’ll agree, February is as good a time as any to celebrate Black film, Black film artists, Black thinkers and activists, and to highlight the legacy of slavery, white supremacy, colonization and capitalism that underpins our unjust society.
Our BHM programming this year includes two series: Icons and Dispatches, along with week-long engagements for some of last year’s most acclaimed movies.
The Oscars at VIFF Centre
Don’t miss your chance to watch these Oscar-nominated hits.
Presley according to Moulin Rouge maestro Baz Luhrmann, with a particular focus on his relationship with manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). But it's Austin Butler's dynamic performance which really shakes up this hyper stylized biopic
All Quiet on the Western Front
Edward Berger's epic adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's WWI novel is a magnificent, heartbreaking movie, a devastating chronicle of idealistic young men duped into signing up for the slaughterhouse of the trenches.
On holiday in Turkey, a young father and his adolescent daughter are often mistaken for siblings as they carouse like impish kids. However, his personal demons are about to come calling. An affecting and frequently astonishing debut from Charlotte Wells.
Alice Diop’s superb film, based on a notorious case of infanticide from a few years ago, subtly, almost surreptitiously evokes complex ideas and emotions around motherhood, gender, and marginalized communities.
Brown's moving film zeroes in on the descendants of the 110 slaves brought in on the last known slave ship to transport kidnapped Africans to America as human cargo, an illegal shipment undertaken as a bet by a local landowner, Timothy Meaher.
Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.
Tollywood or Bust:
The Movie Maximalism of S.S. Rajamouli
January 1 – February 12
If you’re not familiar with S.S. Rajamouli’s work, then you are in for a treat. His high voltage mash-ups spark with comedy, spectacle, conflict, passion and music. Here is a pop Cinema prodigy who doesn’t play by the rules, a movie magician who will surprise and delight.
Tollywood or Bust plays Sunday afternoons through January and February.
PANTHEON: The Greatest Films of All Time
PANTHEON is a monthly series running throughout 2023. This selection of the “greatest movies of all time” is inspired by the mother of all film lists, the critics’ poll that has run once a decade in the UK’s Sight & Sound magazine since 1952.
Screenings will take place on the third Sunday of each month at 11am.
February 22 – 26
As Metro Vancouver’s premier social justice film festival, KDocsFF celebrates the power of documentary film and documentary activism.
The annual KDocsFF film festival showcases award-winning documentary films, keynote speakers, filmmakers, panelists, Q&As, exhibitors, performances, and community partners.
First Look Fridays
Enjoy $10 tickets + complimentary tea & coffee at the first Friday matinee screening of these films.
James Baldwin Abroad: Istanbul - Paris - London
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