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Rupture

June 10 – 14 | VIFF Centre

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After lying dormant for two years, Rupture returns with a vengeance this June. And our annual showcase of genre cinema is ready to make up for lost time.

Having packed our Vancity Theatre with In Fabric and The Art of Self-Defense back in 2019, Peter Strickland and Riley Stearns return to the lineup with new films that could’ve only been envisioned by their particularly skewed sensibilities. But there’s also an array of work from exciting new talents, including Jane Schoenbrun’s We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, Nyla Innuksuk’s Slash/Back, and Avalon Fast’s Cortes Island-shot Honeycomb. For good measure (and added outrageousness), we’ve included a restoration of Abel Ferrara’s The Addiction and a sidebar of four Cronenberg classics.

To borrow a line from David Lynch, Rupture is wild at heart and weird on top. Who wants to go for a ride?

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Crash

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Sex drive, David Cronenberg-style. The car-crash fetishists who orbit Cronenberg's metrosexual Toronto (they include James Spader, Holly Hunter, and Deborah Unger) obsessively seek a fusion of metal and flesh... fender bender as the the ultimate orgasm.

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Slash/Back

Indigenous History Month 2022 Rupture

Sleepy Pangnirtung, Nunavut transforms into a battleground when Inuit teens confront shapeshifting alien invaders. Drawing from Hollywood classics and traditional Inuit stories, Slash/Back boasts a warrior spirit that's as endearing as it is indomitable.

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8:00 pm
Tue Jun 28
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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6:30 pm
Wed Jun 29
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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6:10 pm
Fri Jul 01
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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The Fly

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Jeff Goldblum is a scientist working on teleportation (and getting Geena Davis into the sack). But there's a fly in the ointment.... Cronenberg's 1986 horror hit is both stomach-churning and heartbreaking.

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Flux Gourmet

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Peter Strickland returns with this drolly deranged and outrageously debauched tale of a "sonic catering" collective looking to refine their performance art while coping with their own disfunction and the machinations of their duplicitous benefactor.

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The Addiction

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As the mid-90s "Disneyfication" of New York City takes root, a morbid grad student is bitten by a vampire seductress and must navigate the shadows while tempering her growing addiction to blood. A mash-up of Godard, Bram Stoker, and East Coast hip-hop.

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Videodrome

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In Cronenberg's witty paranoia fantasy about viral image contamination circa 1983, James Woods and Debbie Harry are sucked into a web of intrigue by a snuff satellite show. All Hail the New Flesh!

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Dual

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Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Sarah employs some suspect technology to clone herself so that she isn’t missed. But after a miraculous recovery, she must challenge her other self to a duel in order to reclaim her old life and loved ones.

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Dead Ringers

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Cronenberg's devastating psychological drama about identical twins (Jeremy Irons), gynecologists who share everything – until one of them falls in love.

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Resurrection

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Rebecca Hall is mesmerising as Margaret, an executive and single mom who psychologically unravels when a malevolent figure from her past (Tim Roth) returns to torment her. This tilt-a-whirl of terror is every bit as disorienting as Hall is devastating.

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We're All Going to the World's Fair

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Teenage Casey ventures into an online role-playing game purported to spark supernatural transformations. But are the ensuing symptoms simply the fantasies of an alienated young woman who desperately wants to be part of something beyond her comprehension?

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Honeycomb

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Five teenaged friends decamp to a decrepit cabin in the wilderness, intent on creating an idyllic world of their own design. But as their commune distorts into something akin to a cult, Honeycomb shifts from sardonic to dream-like to sinister.

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Piggy

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The victim of unrelenting bullying due to her weight, Sara is unexpectedly recast as an accomplice to a deranged kidnapper targeting her abusive peers. This troubling morality tale possesses the courage of its convictions as it rattles you to the core.

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Babysitter

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When a misogynist is suspended from work and stuck at home with his wife and infant daughter, he cajoles his brother into cowriting a memoir that will prove his feminist credentials. But then a new babysitter blows into town and bewitches them all.

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Hatching

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When a lonely girl nurtures an oversized egg until it hatches, she’s greeted by an otherworldly changeling who becomes both her best friend and doppelgänger. Blending body horror and social satire, Hatching boasts delirious mayhem and comic carnage.

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