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Goya, Carrière and the Ghost of Buñuel

Art, Music & Photography Documentary

The late, great French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière—Buñuel's closest collaborator—guides us through the extraordinary riches of Francisco Goya's work, with further commentary by Julian Schnabel, Carlos Saura, and others.

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1:15 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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7:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 9
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10:45 am
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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Adam Ondra: Pushing the Limits

Action & Suspense Documentary

One of the best rock climbers in the world, Adam Ondra prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. An intimate portrait of devotion and dedication to the art of climbing alongside the mental and physical toll it takes along the path to greatness.

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1:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 10
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9:45 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 8
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10:45 am
Sat Oct 08
International Village 10
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Cesária Évora

Art, Music & Photography Documentary Women Directors

Ana Sofia Fonseca's documentary about legendary singer Cesária Évora offers a rare glimpse into the Queen of Morna's mischievous humour, her love of Capo Verde, and her extraordinary ability to translate emotion into melody.

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3:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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6:45 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 9
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10:45 am
Fri Oct 07
International Village 8
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My Imaginary Country

Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice

Patricio Guzmán is the poet laureate of Chilean cinema and its foremost historian. Here he returns to his early work of frontline reportage, documenting the recent, extraordinary uprising which promises to transform Chile for the better.

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3:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 10
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9:30 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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The Eclipse

Award Winners Documentary Women Directors

In the personal and poetic documentary, Nataša Urban (b. 1977) revisits the conflict that tore Yugoslavia apart through the prism of her immediate family and friends' often reluctant recollections, piercing a web of self-protective amnesia.

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4:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
The Cinematheque
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6:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
The Cinematheque
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Catalyst Mentorship Program Alumni Documentary Women Directors

In 1999, 11-year-old Nisha Platzer lost her brother, Josh, to suicide. Twenty years later, her search leads her to the door of Josh's chosen family. An eloquent collage that asserts that both grieving and healing are meant to be communal experiences.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:45 pm
Sun Oct 02
The Cinematheque
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1:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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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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The Melt Goes On Forever: The Art and Times of David Hammons

Art, Music & Photography Documentary

The Melt Goes On Forever chronicles the elusive and provocative African-American artist David Hammons' body of work, which is firmly rooted in the questioning of dominant culture and exposing racial injustice.

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6:15 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 10
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4:00 pm
Sun Oct 02
International Village 9
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Unarchived

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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Love Will Come Later

Documentary Romance Women Directors

Like many young Moroccans, Samir considers marrying a foreigner the key to a better life in Europe—but his family would rather arrange a marriage for him with a Moroccan woman. When he falls in love with a tourist, he weighs a life-changing decision.

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6:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
The Cinematheque
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8:45 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Anyox

Catalyst Mentorship Program Alumni Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

Originally constructed around a copper mine, the once thriving company town of Anyox now boasts only two year-round residents. An immaculately crafted portrait of the damage wrought by the callousness of colonial ambition.

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8:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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9:15 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Cinematheque
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The Grizzlie Truth

Documentary Women Directors

Kathleen S. Jayme (Finding Big Country) is out to solve a true sports crime: who robbed us of the Vancouver Grizzlies? Jayme revisits the short history of those bad luck bears, connecting the dots and reconnecting with the Grizzlies heroes and villains.

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2:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
Centre for Performing Arts
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6:00 pm
Wed Oct 05
Centre for Performing Arts
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