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Kokomo City

Filmmaker D. Smith passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers in Atlanta and New York City—Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell, and Dominique Silver—who unapologetically break down the walls of their profession.

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12:30 pm
Sat Feb 24
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Someone Lives Here

Throughout the COVID pandemic, Toronto has seen a catastrophic increase in homelessness. Sick of seeing his city unable to care for its unhoused people, Khaleel Seivwright quit his job as a full-time carpenter and dedicated himself to building insulated shelters--called 'tiny shelters.'

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3:30 pm
Sat Feb 24
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Oscar® Shorts 2024: Animation

The best animated shorts of the year, according to the Academy... films from Iran, Israel, France and the USA. This program will also feature a handful of "best runners-up".

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4:30 pm
Sat Feb 24
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Mon Feb 26
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Tue Feb 27
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Big Fight in Little Chinatown

Set against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic and an unprecedented rise in anti-Asian racism, the documentary takes us into the lives of residents, businesses, and community organizers whose neighborhoods are facing active erasure.

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6:00 pm
Sat Feb 24
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Oscar® Shorts 2024: Live Action

This year's nominees for Best Live Action Short Films include a mini-masterpiece from Wes Anderson and French Canadian entry, Invincible.

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6:15 pm
Sat Feb 24
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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1:30 pm
Mon Feb 26
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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3:30 pm
Tue Feb 27
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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The Invisible Fight

Fans of Black Sabbath, kung fu, and/or wacky comedy won't want to miss The Invisible Fight. This gonzo Estonian martial arts movie is an unholy cross between Aki Kaurismaki and Edgar Wright; a true one-off.

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9:30 pm
Sat Feb 24
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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4:00 pm
Mon Feb 26
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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6:30 pm
Tue Feb 27
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Manufacturing the Threat

Shining a light into the murky world of police infiltration, incitement, and agent provocateurs, Manufacturing The Threat shows how Canada’s policing and national security agencies, granted additional powers after 9/11, routinely break laws with little to no accountability or oversight.

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1:00 pm
Sun Feb 25
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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The Price of Truth + Section 16 + Reception

The Price of Truth is the extraordinary story of a man who risks everything, to preserve freedom of speech in Russia. In Section 16, women journalists in South Africa who expose wrongdoing by those in power are often forced to endure deeply personal, frightening attacks on social media, as the four leading reporters interviewed disclose. KDocsFF 2024's closing reception.

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5:00 pm
Sun Feb 25
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Anatomy of a Fall

When Samuel is found dead outside his alpine cabin it's clear he fell from the attic. But did he jump, or was he pushed? Justine Triet became only the third woman to win the the Palme d'Or at Cannes, for this thoroughly engrossing courtroom drama.

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1:00 pm
Mon Feb 26
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:15 pm
Tue Feb 27
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Wed Feb 28
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Union Street

Interspersing interviews with archival footage, Union Street documents the history of Vancouver’s Hogan’s Alley, the formerly Black neighbourhood which was destroyed by the construction of the Georgia viaduct in the 1970s.

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1:30 pm
Tue Feb 27
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Wed Feb 28
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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2:30 pm
Sun Mar 03
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Like Buttah: The Barbra Streisand Tribute Show

Michael van den Bos showcases living legend Bab's buttery vocals and charismatic performances from her film and television appearances, all projected on the big screen with big sound as her big and timeless talent deserves.

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7:00 pm
Tue Feb 27
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Oscar® Shorts 2024: Documentary

This year's nominees for Best Documentary Short range touch on range of social and political issues, from a humanistic perspective.

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1:50 pm
Wed Feb 28
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Wed Feb 28
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Fri Mar 01
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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