Screening The Best of 2014 at Vancity Theatre

A drumroll please for our Top 10 Best of 2014 picks! 
From December 26 – January 1st, don’t miss your final chance to see a selection of some of the most popular films throughout the year, screening at Vancouver’s local Vancity Theatre.

Best of 2014 Ticket Packs: See 3 films for $24, or 10 films for $50

BUY 3 TICKET PACK   See 3 films for $24

BUY 10 TICKET PACK  See 10 films for $50

overnightersThe Overnighters
(USA, 2014, 100 mins, DCP)
DirectorJesse Moss
Classification: 19+
It is not often that a documentary merits comparison with The Grapes of Wrath, but The Overnighters evokes Steinbeck (and John Ford) in its compassionate portrait of economic migrants flooding into North Dakota from all points south and west, to grasp their slice of the oil boom. Screening Dec 30, 03:45 pm  TICKETS 


The Grand Budapest Hotel
(USA, 2014, 100 mins, DCP)
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast:  Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Jason Schwarztman, Edward Norton
Classification: 14A
In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave’s friend and protege. Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel’s guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly women who stay there. When one of Gustave’s lovers dies mysteriously, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the chief suspect in her murder. Screening: Dec 26 08:00 pm TICKETS

(France, Poland, Denmark, 2013, 80 mins, DCP)
Director: Pawel Pawelikowski
Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
Classification: 19+
From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. Screening Dec 30, 02:00 pm TICKETS


Force Majeure (Turist)
(Sweden, 2014, 120 mins, DCP)
Director: Ruben Ostland
CAST Johannes Bah Kuhnke , Lisa Loven Kongsli , Clara Wettergren
Classification: PG
If you enjoyed the psychological intensity of Denmark’s The Hunt you must check out this riveting Swedish drama, another film about a middle-aged man whose world crumbles around him. In this case the inciting incident is an avalanche at a ski resort. It’s a near-miss for Tomas, his wife Ebba, and their two young children. But their narrow escape is over-shadowed by Tomas’s instinctive urge to run for his life without a second thought for his family. It’s a sight Ebba just can’t shake…  Screening: Dec 28, 03:45 pm TICKETS

Best_Of_2014_The_ImmigrantThe Immigrant
(USA, 2014, 120 mins, DCP)
Director: James Gray
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jerremy Renner
Classification: PG
Arguably the most underrated US movie of the year, the latest from James Gray (Two Lovers) is a romantic epic set in New York in the 1920s. Marion Cotillard is superb as the Polish woman torn between Joaquin Phoenix’s dubious fixer, Bruno, and his cousin, an illusionist (Jeremy Renner). Screening: Dec 29 06:00 pm TICKETS


(Canada, 2014, 139 mins, DCP)
Director: Xavier Dolan
Cast: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément
Classification: 14A
No movie inspired more extreme reactions at Cannes this year than Xavier Dolan’s latest. And none was cheered more loudly at the awards ceremony, where Canada’s wunderkind shared a special jury award with French New Wave veteran Jean-Luc Godard. Dolan is 25 now and Mommy is already his fifth feature as writer-director. (Godard was 29 when he made Breathless.) He shows no signs of slowing down or wising up: like his previous features, Mommy is raw, vibrant, prickly, bold… A film aimed at both the heart and the gut—and, perhaps, the womb. Screening: Jan 01, 06:50 pm   TICKETS


Tale of the Princess Kaguya
(Japan, 2014, 137 mins, DCP)
In Japanese with English subtitles
Director: Isao Takahata
Classification: PG
Discovered inside a luminous stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl lights up the life of a childless woodcutter and his wife – even if they’re a little perplexed by the lightning speed with which this magical new-born begins to crawl, walk, talk, and transforms into charming young lady, all within a matter of weeks. Studio Ghibli’s other anime master Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies; Pom Poko) bows out with a tender, joyful, exquisitely crafted folk tale for all ages. Screening: Dec 31, 03:20 pm TICKETS 


We Are the Best!
(Sweden, 2013, 102 mins, DCP)
Director:Lukas Moodysson
Cast: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne
Classification: PG
“A joyous time capsule. Captures the DIY empowerment of punk rock and the bond of female friendships in one blissful swoop. For those of us who’ve been hoping that Lukas Moodysson would return to the tender touch of early movies like Show Me Love and Together, the wait is over.” David Fear, The Village Voice. Screening: Dec 28, 01:45 pm TICKETS

Best_Of_2014_Under_The_SkinUnder the Skin
(GB, 2014, 108 mins, DCP)
Director:Jonathan Glazer
Cast: Scarlett Johanssson
Classification: 19+
The most radical, underground movie to creep into the mainstream in some time, Jonathan Glazer’s first since Birth might have been called “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”. That woman is Scarlett Johansson, simultaneously deglamourized and highly sexualized. In a mesmerically choreographed series of incidents she picks up random men and leads them to their doom. It’s a dispassionate, alien-ated view of sexual attraction and human connection, and unlike anything you have seen before. Screening: Dec 27, 07:30 pm TICKETS

(USA, 2014, 165 mins, DCP)
Director: Richard Linklater
CAST Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Classification: PG
A dozen years in the making, Richard Linklater’s masterpiece chronicles the evolution of a boy into a young man, from six to 18. It is the ultimate coming-of-age movie, and one of the most audacious cinematic feats of the decade. Screening: Jan 01, 03:50 pm TICKETS


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