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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Richard Dreyfuss sees something in the sky which suggests... transcendence? Spectacular but also grounded, of all Spielberg's blockbusters Close Encounters may be the one that holds up best.

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2:00 pm
Wed Aug 17
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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The Late Show

Ira (Carney) comes out of retirement when his old partner Harry bleeds to death on his doorstep. What had he been working on? The case of a missing cat... Lily Tomlin, Harry's kooky client, joins forces to unearth the truth - and get her cat back.

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6:30 pm
Wed Aug 17
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Anonymous Club

A raw and intimate picture of enigmatic singer-songwriter, Courtney Barnett - an anti-influencer who is a powerful voice for our times, a recluse acclaimed by audiences the world over and a strong female artist in conflict with herself.

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8:30 pm
Wed Aug 17
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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10:30 am
Fri Aug 19
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre

Girl Picture

Three teenage girls find friendship, fall in love, fall out, experiment with boys, experiment with each other across three ordinary weekends in Finland, in Alli Haapasalo's fresh, funny and true coming of age movie. 100% Fresh, Rotten Tomatoes

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3:00 pm
Fri Aug 19
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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7:00 pm
Fri Aug 19
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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5:30 pm
Sat Aug 20
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Dear Audrey

Love stories come in all shapes and sizes, but you might be hard pressed to find a more compassionate one than Jeremiah Hayes' film about Martin, his third wife, Audrey, and their daughter Jacqueline.

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5:00 pm
Fri Aug 19
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Sat Aug 20
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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2:30 pm
Sun Aug 21
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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The Territory

This visually exciting and forceful film gives us "eyes on the ground" as indigenous tribes in the Brazilian rain forest seek to repel illegal encroachments on their land via bows and arrows, drones, and activism. "Fearless... thrilling." POV magazine

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5:20 pm
Fri Aug 19
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:50 pm
Sat Aug 20
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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5:30 pm
Sun Aug 21
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Desperate Living

John Waters' trashiest, most robustly offensive, and funniest satire is a film about women, and what they really, really want. Sensitive types should avert their eyes.

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7:20 pm
Fri Aug 19
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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8:20 pm
Sun Aug 21
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Dawn of the Dead

The dead now out-number the living. Two Philly S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter and his TV executive girlfriend flee in a helicopter, and seek refuge in a secluded suburban shopping mall. Secluded, but not deserted...

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9:00 pm
Fri Aug 19
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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9:20 pm
Sun Aug 21
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Star Wars: A New Hope

Young Luke Skywalker is thrust into adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia. The event launches him on a daring mission to rescue her from the clutches of Darth Vadar.

© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.

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1:00 pm
Sat Aug 20
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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5:45 pm
Mon Aug 22
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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8:20 pm
Mon Aug 22
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Blue Collar

One of the most underrated films of its era, Paul Schrader's first film as director has vivid, compelling turns from Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, and Yaphet Kotto as desperate Detroit auto workers who rip off their own union's funds.

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7:00 pm
Sat Aug 20
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Saturday Night Fever

John Travolta - 22 playing 19 - is Tony Manero, a Brooklyn-born and bred Italian American. By day he works in a paint store. At night, he struts his stuff on the dance floor. An enthralling mixture of working class realism and dance floor euphoria

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7:40 pm
Sat Aug 20
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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7:50 pm
Wed Aug 24
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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