VIFF's Annual General Meeting
+ Member Appreciation Screening
Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society
All current VIFF members welcome!
Business of the meeting will include: Appointment of Auditors, approving the minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting, Election of Directors, applicable reports, a general review and update of the Bylaws of the Society to conform to the new BC Societies Act (PDF 93kb) and receiving the financial statements of the Society for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. Any nominations for VIFF Board of Directors, by VIFF members in good standing, shall be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than ten (10) days prior to the VIFF Annual General Meeting. All current Society members are entitled to vote.
Please bring your 2017/18 Society (VIFF Vancity Theatre) membership card.
Doors at 5pm, Meeting 6pm.
Following the AGM, attending members will be treated to a free screening of Bye Bye Germany. Some snacks and beverages will be provided.
Bye Bye Germany
Free advance screening exclusively for AGM attendees
Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann (Moritz Bleibtreu, Das Experiment; Run Lola Run) and his Jewish friends have escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. But how will they get the money in these tough post-war times? The smooth-talking entrepreneur focuses on what the Germans now need most: fine bed linens - and salesmanship. The scheme proves a success, but Bermann has a tougher sales job when he's interrogated by a suspicious American military investigator about how he survived the war....
"The film at heart is an admiring salute to European Jews who chose to stay put, toughing out the painful reminders of the past to reclaim their violated patria. Their postwar lives have largely been overlooked onscreen in favor of their emigrant brethren, giving Bye Bye Germany a narrative freshness... it tells an unusual story with gusto." David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"Droll... moving and authentic." Gary Goldstein, LA Times
"A refreshingly original, unpredictable tale about Jews trying to scam their way out of postwar Europe, is part caper, part Holocaust drama, part buddy movie, part romance, and part melancholic comedy." David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
"Charmingly made... I cried." Karen Han, Village Voice