Shining a searchlight on our darkest desires, Crime Fest brings you the best in thrillers, mysteries, neo-noir and prison drama from far and wide.
Our inaugural selection includes award-winning movies from the USA, the UK, Korea, the Philippines, France, Italy, Norway and Australia. Adaptations from writers like Cormac McCarthy, Elmore Leonard, Joe R Lansdale and Georges Simenon rub shoulders with classics like the 40th anniversary screening of the Roman Polanski’s Chinatown and acclaimed documentaries like Evolution of a Criminal and A Fuller Life, and original works from up-and-coming auteurs like James Franco, Ivan Sen, Jim Mickle and David Mackenzie.
16 features, 14 Vancouver theatrical premieres, and 2 archival classics are ready for your fingerprints. For the full listings and to purchase tickets, please visit http://viff.org/theatre/series/crime-fest
– Guests from the Vancouver Police Department will be joining us opening night, Nov 21, 5:30 pm, with police gear to try on, photo opportunities, and will be giving away special discount passes to the Vancouver Police Museum.
– Director Samantha Fuller will introduce the screening of A Fuller Life on Nov 22, 12:30 pm.
– There will be a panel discussion on youth offenders after the screening of Evolution of a Criminal on Nov 22.
– At each screening, MUBI will be giving away postcards with a special FREE 60 day trial membership code.
Featuring: A Fuller Life with Director Samantha Fuller in attendance for a special post screening Q&A
“If you don’t like Sam Fuller, you just don’t like cinema.” – Martin Scorsese