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Black Ice

Award Winners Documentary

This sweeping dissection of systemic racism in Canadian hockey culture documents the personal stories of Black hockey players dealing with racism from fans, coaches, other players, and the institutional pressure to remain silent about their mistreatment.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 9
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Riceboy Sleeps

Award Winners Drama

Raising her son Dong-hyun (Dohyun Noel Hwang, then Ethan Hwang) in Vancouver’s suburbs, So-young (Choi Seung-yoon), a South Korean immigrant, desperately wants to instill a sense of pride in the boy. Meanwhile, he just wants to fit in.

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9:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
Vancouver Playhouse
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6:15 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Rio Theatre
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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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Tori and Lokita

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

In the latest from the Dardenne brothers (Two Days, One Night) we are invested in the plight of two West African immigrants to Europe, children who pass themselves off as siblings but whose fate hangs by a slender thread. The movie pummels the heart.

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11:00 am
Sat Oct 01
International Village 10
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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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Klondike

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

In 2014 in Ukraine's Donbass region, Irka, who's seven months pregnant, and her partner Tolik face the dilemma of whether or not to flee the area. As the tense, haunting, and tragic film unfolds, the conflict threatens to tear them apart.

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3:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:45 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 9
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Brother

Drama

Against the backdrop of suburban Scarborough, two brothers strive to justify their mother’s sacrifices and realise their own ambitions. However, fate has other plans. An elegant and authoritative exploration of both violence and the healing process.

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6:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
The Rio Theatre
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Pacifiction

Drama LGBTQIA2S+

De Roller, the High Commissioner of French Polynesia, has a problem on his hands: the French Marines have arrived on the islands, and their presence coincides with rumours that nuclear testing is soon to commence. A lush and moody delight.

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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 9
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5:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
Vancouver Playhouse
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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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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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EO

Award Winners Drama

Veteran director Jerzy Skolimowski returns in triumphant form with this tale of animal life. Sometimes harsh, sometimes sweet, always beautiful, EO tells the story of a donkey and its journey through a world dominated by humans.

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4:00 pm
Sun Oct 02
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
Centre for Performing Arts
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Call Jane

Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

A privileged housewife in 1968 Chicago finds herself at odds with the patriarchal medical establishment when she requires an abortion to save her life. A timely and relevant film about reproductive justice in the year that Roe v. Wade was overturned.

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6:30 pm
Sun Oct 02
The Rio Theatre
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9:15 pm
Sat Oct 08
Vancouver Playhouse
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