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July Rhapsody

Ann Hui's newly restored 2002 film is a moving and sympathetic portrait of a 40-year-old school teacher (Jacky Cheung) going through a rocky patch with his wife (Anita Mui) while fending off a flirtatious student (Vancouver-born Karena Lam).

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Sat May 18
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Sun May 19
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Evil Does Not Exist

After the international success of Drive My Car, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi quietly made this small-scale independent film, a work of simplicity and grace about a rural community and the developers who want to built a "glamping" retreat in the woods.

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3:15 pm
Sat May 18
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Sun May 19
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Wed May 22
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Wilfred Buck

Affectionately known as "the star guy", Wilfred Buck is our guide to the ancient astrology of the First Nations. Lisa Jackson's film brings his teachings to life, while also exploring how Buck transcended his troubled youth to become a beloved teacher.

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5:15 pm
Sat May 18
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Sun May 19
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Mon May 20
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La Chimera

Rohrwacher's first feature since Happy As Lazzaro is an exhilaratingly wild, mysterious, rough and tumble tale of a disheveled English tomb raider (Josh O'Connor) living with a roisterous group of Italian bohemians: singers, smugglers and petty thieves.

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5:30 pm
Sat May 18
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Sun May 19
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Tue May 21
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Sweetland

The government is ready to resettle the far-flung fishing community of Sweetland, Newfoundland with a healthy pay-out -- but only if the entire community signs up for the move. Retired fisherman Moses is one of the last hold-outs. He's lived here his entire life, and he's not ready to put his ghosts behind him.

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Sat May 18
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They Shot the Piano Player

The fate of a prodigious Brazilian samba pianist murdered in Argentina in 1976 fuels this animated docu-fiction from the team who gave us the Academy Award-nominee Chico & Rita. Jeff Goldblum voices the writer who digs into Francisco Tenório Jr's story.

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Sat May 18
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The Concierge

Yoshimi Itazu's lighthearted anime is a wry look at the best -- and worst -- aspects of a career in the service industry. Akino is a concierge in a high end department store, where the clientele are -- literally -- animals...

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Sat May 18
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Mon May 20
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Daisies + Meshes of the Afternoon

This program highlights two landmarks in feminist film: Maya Deren's surrealist short Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), and Vera Chytilova's subversive new wave farce, Daisies (1966), perhaps the most radical, confrontational film of the era.

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11:00 am
Sun May 19
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Tue May 21
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The Three Musketeers - Part II: Milady

Part two of the rollicking swashbuckler with an all-star French cast.

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12:00 pm
Sun May 19
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Perfect Days

Widely acclaimed as Wim Wenders' best (fiction) film since his glory days in the 1980s, Perfect Days is a humanist character study, steeped in the director's admiration for the cinema of Yasujiro Ozu.

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2:20 pm
Sun May 19
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Wed May 22
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Mon Jun 03
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Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All

Blending 40 years of home movies, raw film archive, and intimate present-day verité, a poignant reflection from the iconic folk rock duo. A timely look into the obstacles, activism, and life lessons of two queer friends who never expected to make it big.

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Mon May 20
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Thu May 23
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Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus

Filmed across a week at his home just a few months before he died from cancer, this simple, pensive, poignant concert film comprises 20 pieces selected and performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and spans a lifetime of composition and artistry.

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Wed May 22
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