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Saint Omer

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.

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Descendant

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.

VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre

Skinamarink

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.

VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre

Elvis

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

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
Ever Deadly
Ever Deadly film image, co-directors Tanya Tagaq and Chelsea McMullan

Ever Deadly

In Tanya Tagaq, we are lucky to have a radical innovator in the art of throat singing, and this collaboration with Chelsea McMullan brings rare insights into her background and family life while doubling as a record of an extraordinary live performance.

VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre

Carole King: Home Again - Live in Central Park 1973

This brand new feature-length concert film presents the legendary Carole King's triumphant May 26, 1973 homecoming concert on The Great Lawn of New York City's Central Park before an estimated audience of 100,000.

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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.

 

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The Oscars at VIFF Centre

Don’t miss your chance to watch these Oscar-nominated hits.

Elvis

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

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre

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.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
Aftersun
Aftersun film image, director Charlotte Wells

Aftersun

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.

VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre

Saint Omer

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.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre

Descendant

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.

VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre

Skinamarink

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.

VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre

Tollywood or Bust:

The Movie Maximalism of S.S. Rajamouli

S.S. Rajamouli film series collage

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.

 

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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.

Individual tickets $18, or get a series pack for $120.

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KDocsFF 2023

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.

 

 

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First Look Fridays

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

One Fine Morning film image, director Mia Hansen-Løve

One Fine Morning

A single mother working to support her young daughter and her ailing father, navigates the labyrinthine system of care homes, with their financial and logistical burdens. Then, an encounter with an old friend blossoms into a passionate affair.

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James Baldwin Abroad: Istanbul - Paris - London

These three short docs, from 1968 – 1973, offer sharp, piercing glimpses of Baldwin in private and public, sometimes in repose and relaxed but more often holding forth, embroiled in the thorny discourse of racial politics, identity and self expression.

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Matinee Screenings

Elvis

  • Feb 8 & 9

Ever Deadly

  • Feb 8 & 9

One Fine Morning

  • Feb 10

To Kill a Tiger

  • Feb 10 & 11

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