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Caiti Blues

Art, Music & Photography Documentary Women Directors

In a deserted mining town, 29-year-old Caiti Lord faces existential ennui. As her childhood aspirations feel impossible, Lord has taken a life as a struggling singer songwriter, working at her local bar. Captured through the quiet rhythms of her hometown.

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1:15 pm
Fri Sep 29
International Village 8
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6:00 pm
Tue Oct 03
Vancity Theatre
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Between Revolutions

Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice

In a hybrid film comprised entirely of archival footage, two fictional women are torn from each other by the tides of repressive political and patriarchal systems. A haunting, lyrical tale of longing for freedom amongst connection.

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2:00 pm
Fri Sep 29
Vancity Theatre
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9:15 pm
Sun Oct 01
International Village 9
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Green Border

Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

In her seventies Agnieszka Holland has made a ferocious, emotionally charged film about the brutal treatment of refugees arriving over the Polish land border from Belarus. This is a vehement denunciation of resurgent fascism and utterly compelling cinema.

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3:00 pm
Fri Sep 29
Park Theatre
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5:00 pm
Sun Oct 01
Park Theatre
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They Shot the Piano Player

Animation Art, Music & Photography Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice

The fate of a prodigious Brazilian samba pianist murdered in Argentina in 1976 fuels this animated docu-fiction from the team who gave us the Academy Award-nominee Chico & Rita. Jeff Goldblum voices the writer who digs into Francisco Tenório Jr's story.

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3:15 pm
Fri Sep 29
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:15 pm
Mon Oct 02
Park Theatre
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3:15 pm
Wed Oct 04
Vancouver Playhouse
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The Invention of the Other

Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice

In 2019, FUNAI, a Brazilian state protection agency working for Indigenous rights, sent an expedition of 30 people into the Amazon rainforest to make first contact with the Korubo. This powerful film is an immersive ethnographic journey.

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3:15 pm
Fri Sep 29
International Village 10
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9:30 pm
Sun Oct 01
International Village 10
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Let the River Flow

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

Ester, a young Sami woman, tries to conceal her ethnicity to avoid ostracism in 1970s Norway without betraying her family roots. Struggling to navigate her shifting cultural identity, she protests a local dam with Sami activists.

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3:30 pm
Fri Sep 29
International Village 9
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6:15 pm
Sun Oct 08
International Village 9
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Mighty Afrin: In the Time of Floods

Award Winners Documentary

From the floodplains of Brahmaputra River to Bangladesh’s capital city, this stunning hybrid-documentary captures the catastrophic effects of climate change upon the country’s people and landscape. Told through an orphan's personal odyssey.

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3:45 pm
Fri Sep 29
International Village 8
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6:00 pm
Sat Sep 30
International Village 8
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White Plastic Sky

Action & Suspense Animation Drama Horror & Sci-Fi Women Directors

2123: When Stefan's wife consents to a macabre metamorphosis before her appointed time, he races across a devastated landscape to save her. This richly detailed rotoscoped dystopia is a spectacle to behold, and a warning to be heeded.

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4:00 pm
Fri Sep 29
Vancity Theatre
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8:45 pm
Thu Oct 05
The Rio Theatre
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La Chimera

Comedy Drama Women Directors

Rohrwacher's first feature since Happy As Lazzaro is an exhilaratingly wild, mysterious, rough and tumble tale of a disheveled English tomb raider (Josh O'Connor) living with a roisterous group of Italian bohemians: singers, smugglers and petty thieves.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 29
Vancouver Playhouse
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3:15 pm
Mon Oct 02
Vancouver Playhouse
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Richelieu

Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

Witnessing the brutal treatment of migrant workers while working at a corn plant in the Richelieu Valley in Quebec, French-to-Spanish translator Ariane (Ariane Castellanos) is forced to decide between risking her job and sticking up for the labourers.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 29
International Village 8
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3:15 pm
Sat Sep 30
International Village 8
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Wild Goat Surf

Drama Women Directors

Scrounging and scheming her way through the summer, 12-year-old Goat talks a big game about becoming a world-class surfer... Despite having never actually surfed or even seen the ocean. A charming tale about trying to slip the shackles of circumstance.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 29
The Rio Theatre
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3:45 pm
Tue Oct 03
International Village 10
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I Am Sirat

Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice LGBTQIA2S+

I Am Sirat is a personal documentary about Sirat, a transwoman in India, who lives a dual life. While supported by a queer network of friends in Delhi, Sirat reverts to the closet at home as she’s forced to maintain a son’s familial and cultural responsibilities.

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6:15 pm
Fri Sep 29
Vancity Theatre
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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 07
SFU Woodwards
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