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Cléo from 5 to 7

Agnes Varda's second feature, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a marvelously charming real-time portrait of a young singer, Cléo Victoire (Corinne Marchand) one evening in Paris as she nervously awaits the results from a biopsy.

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11:00 am
Sun Mar 17
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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5:50 pm
Tue Mar 19
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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The Crowd: Live Score by Chris Gestrin

Maybe the greatest of all American silent films, King Vidor's masterpiece -- here screening with a never-before-heard improvised jazz score performed by multiple Juno-winner Chris Gestrin -- keys into the faultlines at the heart of the American Dream.

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7:30 pm
Sun Mar 17
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Screwball Express: Twentieth Century

In the first of our new spring Film Studies programs, Michael van den Bos explores screwball comedy's origins and characteristics in a 25 min intro to 1934 classic Twentieth Century starring Carole Lombard and John Barrymore.

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10:30 am
Mon Mar 18
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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The Daffy & The Dizzy: Screwball Dames

In the second Screwball Express Film Studies session, Michael van den Bos takes a look at the key actresses of the genre—such as Carole Lombard, Irene Dunne, and Jean Arthur— and then we savour Claudette Colbert in the sublime Cinderella story, Midnight.

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10:30 am
Mon Mar 25
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Inxeba

In South Africa's Xhosa culture, young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual... but for Kwanda, his queer identity is at odds with social expectations.

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7:30 pm
Wed Mar 27
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Madcap Marriages: The Awful Truth

"Just because I love you doesn’t mean I don’t hate you." Surviving manic marriages and delirious divorce in the world of screwball... Michael van den Bos is our love guru as he introduces Irene Dunne and Cary Grant in The Awful Truth.

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10:30 am
Mon Apr 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Masters of Screwball: Frank Capra

Director Frank Capra virtually created the screwball genre with It Happened One Night (1934). Michael van den Bos discusses Capra's key contributions to the golden age of screwball, followed by You Can’t Take It With You, starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur.

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10:30 am
Mon Apr 15
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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A Matter of Life and Death

In this splendid WWII fantasy, RAF pilot Peter (David Niven) cheats death when his plane is downed over the Channel. Washing up on an English beach, he must plead his case for a life extension in the highest court of them all...

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11:00 am
Sun Apr 21
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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5:50 pm
Tue Apr 23
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Masters of Screwball: Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges created madcap movie magic with his dizzyingly deft blend of witty wordplay, slapstick schtick, kooky characters and risqué romances. Michael van den Bos probes Preston Sturges's sublime screwball style, followed by his film The Lady Eve.

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10:30 am
Mon Apr 22
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Augure

Using magical realism to paint a portrait of "undesirables" and "sorcerers" in the Congo, Augure (Omen) delves into the intricacies of identity, culture, and belief systems through a deeply rich and visually captivating lens.

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7:30 pm
Thu Apr 25
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Masters of Screwball: Howard Hawks & Cary Grant

The Screwball Express reaches its final destination with an appreciation of two giants of the genre: director/producer Howard Hawks and leading man Cary Grant, followed by a screening of one of the funniest films ever made, Bringing Up Baby.

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10:30 am
Mon Apr 29
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Magazinist's Faust

Experimental music duo Magazinist perform an original live score alongside FW Murnau's Faust on April 30, "Walpurgis Night" — the very evening when Faust is led by Mephisto to the mountaintop for a night of infernal revelry in celebration of spring.

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7:30 pm
Tue Apr 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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