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Documentary Women Directors

In this zippy doc, we learn about a new way of representing the past, and meet community curators and archivists from across BC whose mission is to share the secret, neglected, and untold histories of this place we only think we know.

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6:15 pm
Fri Sep 30
SFU Woodwards
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12:00 pm
Sun Oct 02
International Village 10
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Nanny

Award Winners Drama Women Directors

Already enduring microaggressions and inept attempts at wokeness from her Manhattan employers, a Senegalese immigrant must also contend with supernatural figures manifesting in both her dreams and waking world. A haunting tale of immigration's realities.

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6:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
The Rio Theatre
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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
SFU Woodwards
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Nostalgia

Returning to the Naples of his childhood, Felice (Pierfrancesco Favino) is overwhelmed by memories of his adolescence both joyful and painful. He is compelled to stay to try to make peace with his best friend from those days, now a feared crime boss.

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9:15 pm
Fri Sep 30
SFU Woodwards
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6:15 pm
Fri Oct 07
Vancouver Playhouse
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Peter Von Kant

Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Romance

This gender-reversed take on Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant sees director Peter suffer the ultimate heartbreak when his young lover dumps him. Features scene-stealing turns from Stéfan Crépon, Hannah Schygulla, and Isabelle Adjani.

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12:45 pm
Sat Oct 01
SFU Woodwards
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Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush

Award Winners Comedy Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

Feisty Turkish-German housewife Rabiye Kurnaz must cut through red tape, international political tensions, and language barriers to free her son from Guantánamo Bay. Hope persists in the form a new friendship with her lawyer-turned-travel-companion.

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3:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
SFU Woodwards
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Framing Agnes

Award Winners Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice LGBTQIA2S+

Exhuming transcripts from a 1950s study on transgender individuals, Chase Joynt and his collaborators employ re-enactments, reinvention, and personal reflections to examine the trans stories that are told and how—and by whom—they are authored.

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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
SFU Woodwards
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9:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Rio Theatre
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Ever Deadly

Art, Music & Photography Documentary Women Directors

Ever Deadly is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq, combining exceptional performance recordings with interviews, verité camerawork, archival material, and hand-drawn animation.

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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
SFU Woodwards
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12:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
SFU Woodwards
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R.M.N.

Drama

Director Cristian Mungiu takes the bull by the horns in this gripping smalltown drama which confronts xenophobia, globalization, and economic injustice head on. Matthias returns home to Transylvania to find the community up in arms.

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9:30 pm
Sat Oct 01
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
SFU Woodwards
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All That Breathes

Award Winners Documentary

Two brothers are determined to nurse back to health New Delhi's ailing black kites—the megacity's ubiquitous birds of prey. Striving to keep their wildlife rescue clinic afloat, political tensions loom over their neighbourhood as ominously as the smog.

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12:30 pm
Sun Oct 02
International Village 8
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9:00 pm
Wed Oct 05
SFU Woodwards
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Award Winners Drama LGBTQIA2S+

Léo and Rémi's summertime adolescent friendship is scrutinized by their classmates, making Léo pull away in self-conscious fear. A stunningly lyrical tour de force that explores that explores the fragile nature of friendship and masculinity.

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1:00 pm
Sun Oct 02
SFU Woodwards
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9:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
Vancouver Playhouse
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Good Night Oppy

Documentary

Sent on a mission to Mars with a life expectancy of 90 days, the exploration rover Opportunity instead lived for 15 years. With incredible interviews and awe-inspiring re-creations, this documentary doubles as an open-hearted, intergalactic underdog tale.

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3:45 pm
Sun Oct 02
SFU Woodwards
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1:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
SFU Woodwards
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Retrograde

Retrograde captures details of American and Afghan soldiers navigating the politics of the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan, focusing on General Sami Sadat, who is left bearing the brunt of responsibility to fight an unwinnable war.

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6:30 pm
Sun Oct 02
SFU Woodwards
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7:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 9
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