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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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Thu Feb 29
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When Morning Comes

Nine-year-old Jamal (a radiant Djamari Roberts) is getting bullied at school and his mum -- a widow -- decides she needs to get him out of Jamaica and educated in Canada, with his grandmother. Only one problem: Jamal is not on board.

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6:30 pm
Thu Feb 29
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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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8:15 pm
Thu Feb 29
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Sun Mar 03
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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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8:30 pm
Thu Feb 29
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Sat Mar 02
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About Dry Grasses

The latest from Turkish master Ceylan (The Wild Pear Tree) is a complex, multi-layered and ultimately lacerating portrait of an art teacher stuck in a rural backwater he can't wait to escape, accused of inappropriate behaviour by his favourite pupil.

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1:30 pm
Fri Mar 01
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Fri Mar 01
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This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

In this, the first of a new monthly series, ...to glimpse: African Cinema Now!, Mantoa, an 80-year-old woman who has lived her entire life in a small Lesotho village, is forced to venture out into the world and fight for what is right.

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2:00 pm
Fri Mar 01
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Sun Mar 03
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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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4:30 pm
Fri Mar 01
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The Teachers' Lounge

When a grade 6 student is accused of theft, idealistic young math teacher Ms Nowak decides to set up a sting to find the true culprit... with disastrous results. This Academy Award contender for Best International Film is an ethics master class.

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5:30 pm
Fri Mar 01
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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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7:20 pm
Fri Mar 01
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Mon Mar 04
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Origin

Ava DuVernay's bold, thoughtful and impressive Origin investigates the underpinnings of oppression throughout different cultures and centuries, drawing connections between racism, slavery, the Holocaust, and the caste system in India.

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Sat Mar 02
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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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Sun Mar 03
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notes on the colour blue / Derek Jarman’s Blue

XINEMA presents notes on the colour blue, a series of international and local experimental films that recount experiences of grief, love, distance, and interiority associated or felt through blue hues. Then, Derek Jarman's Blue plays against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally -- his eyesight was failing -- and allegorically.

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Sun Mar 03
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