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Ever Deadly film image, co-directors Tanya Tagaq and Chelsea McMullan

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Cesária Évora

Art, Music & Photography Documentary Women Directors

Ana Sofia Fonseca's documentary about legendary singer Cesária Évora offers a rare glimpse into the Queen of Morna's mischievous humour, her love of Capo Verde, and her extraordinary ability to translate emotion into melody.

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10:45 am
Fri Oct 07
International Village 8
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Dancing Pina

Documentary

Choreographer Pina Bausch's brilliance lives on as the Dresden Semperoper Ballet rehearses her Iphigenia in Tauris and dancers in Senegal breathe new life to The Rite of Spring. A fascinating insight into the lives of dancers and the power of movement.

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6:15 pm
Thu Oct 06
SFU Woodwards
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Ever Deadly

Art, Music & Photography Documentary Women Directors

Ever Deadly is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq, combining exceptional performance recordings with interviews, verité camerawork, archival material, and hand-drawn animation.

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12:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
SFU Woodwards
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Goya, Carrière and the Ghost of Buñuel

Art, Music & Photography Documentary

The late, great French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière—Buñuel's closest collaborator—guides us through the extraordinary riches of Francisco Goya's work, with further commentary by Julian Schnabel, Carlos Saura, and others.

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10:45 am
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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Hopper - An American Love Story

A realist on the surface, Edward Hopper always suggested worlds beyond his compositions, distilling a vivid, solitary sense of life in the 20th century. This doc from the Exhibition on Screen series explores America's favourite artist. World Premiere.

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6:00 pm
Wed Oct 05
SFU Woodwards
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1:15 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 9
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The King of Wuxia

Documentary

Lin Jing-Jie’s film is a detailed, deeply poignant tribute to master filmmaker King Hu (1932-1997). Actors, crew members, and fellow directors pay tribute to the man and his work, and their recollections and analyses form a mosaic-like depiction.

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2:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
The Cinematheque
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Lay Down Your Heart

Women Directors

Marie Clements' Lay Down Your Heart is a touching tribute to Niall McNeil, a multi-talented artist in theatre who happens to be a person living with Down Syndrome. A heartwarming celebration of a local artist who has succeeded on his own terms.

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6:15 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 10
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1:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 9
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Music Pictures: New Orleans

Art, Music & Photography Documentary

Ben Chace (Sin Alas) dips into four recording sessions, beginning with the Queen of Soul, Irma Thomas; Benny Jones from the Treme Brass Band; Little Freddie King; and finally, father and son Ellis and Jason Marsalis.

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1:15 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 9
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OKAY! (The ASD Band Film)

Art, Music & Photography Award Winners Documentary

Filled with infectious melodies and catchy earworms, Okay! (The ASD Band Film) chronicles the band preparing to record their first album of original songs and play their first live show, while exploring their experience of being autistic.

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6:00 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 9
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1:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 10
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Soviet Bus Stops

Art, Music & Photography Documentary

It may sound esoteric but this is a joyous film about the historical anomaly of whimsical, eccentric, aesthetically audacious bus stops that permeated the vast Soviet Bloc, lovingly, obsessively tracked down by Canadian photographer Chris Herwig.

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The Melt Goes On Forever: The Art and Times of David Hammons

Art, Music & Photography Documentary

The Melt Goes On Forever chronicles the elusive and provocative African-American artist David Hammons' body of work, which is firmly rooted in the questioning of dominant culture and exposing racial injustice.

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