Skip to main content

What's On

All
Showing 12 of 150 events.

Adam Ondra: Pushing the Limits

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.

More info
Available Oct 3 - Oct 9
VIFF Connect
Screening Online Subtitles
Book Now

Day After...

The Rocket—a paddle steamer—has been ferrying rich and poor through Bangladesh for the best part of a century. This kinetic and artfully chaotic hybrid documentary immerses us in a two-day journey and gives us a vivid snapshot of the country.

More info
Available Oct 1 - Oct 9
VIFF Connect
Screening Online Subtitles
Book Now

The Hermit of Treig

In this rather special film, Lizzie MacKenzie trains her camera on octogenarian Ken Smith, who has lived more than four decades off-the-grid on the shores of Loch Treig, in the Scottish Highlands. This cheerful hermit is a personable storyteller.

More info
Available Sep 29 - Oct 9
VIFF Connect
Closed Captioning - limited avail Screening Online
Book Now

Soft

After some petty theft grants three queer adolescents admission to a Toronto gay club, they are left to confront dark consequences. Joseph Amenta’s debut feature is a love letter to friendships and a testament to the queer community’s perseverance.

More info
Available Oct 3 - Oct 9
VIFF Connect
Screening Online Subtitles
Book Now

The Killing of a Journalist

Matt Sarnecki explores the murder of a Slovak reporter in a documentary that grips like a true page-turner: among the story ingredients are gangsters, crooked cops, blackmail, hidden thumb drives, and assassination plots via emoji-laced text messages.

More info
Available Sep 29 - Oct 9
VIFF Connect
Screening Online Subtitles
Book Now

Cesária Évora

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.

More info
Available Oct 1 - Oct 9
VIFF Connect
Screening Online Subtitles
Book Now

Soviet Bus Stops

It may sound esoteric but this is a joyous film about the historical anomaly of whimsical, eccentric, aesthetically audacious bus stops that permeated the vast Soviet Bloc, lovingly, obsessively tracked down by Canadian photographer Chris Herwig.

More info
Available Oct 4 - Oct 9
VIFF Connect
Screening Online Subtitles
Book Now

Rebellion

This candid observational documentary gives us the inside story on the rise of Extinction Rebellion, the environmental protest movement which injected new urgency into climate activism. An empowering testament to the inspiring impact of direct action.

More info
Available Sep 30 - Oct 9
VIFF Connect
Closed Captioning - limited avail Screening Online
Book Now

Loving Highsmith

Crime writer Patricia Highsmith had a domineering mother who only tolerated her; loved writing, movies and women. Eva Vitija explores her personal life in detail, drawing on interviews with several former lovers, old interviews and Highsmith's diaries.

More info
2:15 pm
Fri Oct 14
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
First Look Fridays Subtitles
Book Now
8:15 pm
Fri Oct 14
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
Subtitles
Book Now
6:30 pm
Sat Oct 15
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
Subtitles
Book Now
View 5 more dates

Strangers on a Train

Sociopath Charles Bruno (Robert Walker) strikes up a conversation with star tennis player Guy Haynes (Farley Granger) and makes him a gentleman's proposition: Bruno will kill Guy's unloved wife, on the understanding that he will return the favour.

More info
4:00 pm
Fri Oct 14
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
Book Now
1:30 pm
Sat Oct 15
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
Book Now
8:15 pm
Sat Oct 15
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
Book Now
View 1 more date

Purple Noon

Alain Delon's American in Rome Tom Ripley eyes his rich friend Dickie's carefree life enviously, and eventually, takes it, in this French thriller, the cinema's first stab at Patricia Highsmith's indelible The Talented Mr. Ripley.

More info
6:00 pm
Fri Oct 14
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
Subtitles
Book Now
8:00 pm
Sun Oct 16
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
Subtitles
Book Now

All Quiet on the Western Front

Edward Berger's epic adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's WWI novel is a magnificent, heartbreaking movie, a devastating chronicle of idealistic young men duped into signing up for the slaughterhouse of the trenches.

More info
7:50 pm
Fri Oct 14
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
Subtitles
Book Now
6:50 pm
Sat Oct 15
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
Subtitles
Book Now
4:30 pm
Sun Oct 16
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
Subtitles
Book Now
View 10 more dates
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13