Helping youth see the world in a different way, great film can foster imaginations, inspire, educate and entertain. The Vancity Theatre presents some of the best independent cinema from around the world. Most of our films are not rated and thus you must be 19+ to attend, however, we do regularly have a number of films rated for youth.
Here are the rated films for June 2015
Jody Lee Lipes | 72 mins | USA | 2014 Rated: G
Go behind the scenes of the New York City Ballet and watch choreographer Justin Peck create the company’s 422nd original piece.
“The documentary moves with the same fluidity that characterizes Peck’s choreography… Lipes captures the dancers, musicians, costumers and lighting designers from a variety of angles within the larger canvas, always suggesting kinetic movement continuing beyond the frame. A delight for balletophiles, the film [represents] a beautifully crafted entree into the intricacies of collective endeavor.” Ronnie Scheib, Variety
Showtimes: Jun 22 06:30 pm, Jun 23 06:30 pm, Jun 25 05:00 pm, Jun 27 03:15 pm
When Marnie Was There
Hiromasa Yonebayashi | 103 mins | Japan | 2014
Perhaps the last film destined to come from the legendary Studio Ghibli, this beautifully animated tale would make a worthy swansong. It’s a delicate, heartwarming story of a lonely child and the mysterious new friend she meets from across the bay… “Timeless… bursting with colour and detail…
it arrives like a classic heirloom uncovered and restored for contemporary eyes.” Variety
Showtimes: Jun 13 01:45 pm, Jun 14 03:45 pm
John Maclean | 84 mins | GB, New Zealand | 2015
Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn PG
Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above
Po-lin Chi | 93 mins | Taiwan | 2013 Rated: G
“If you could fly around the world and see everything from way up high, what would you see?” Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above is an environmentally conscious film shot using aerial cinematography. Displaying Taiwan’s sweeping landscapes, the documentary seeks to show the changes to Taiwan’s environment as a result of human activity.
Showtimes: Jun 19 07:00 pm, Jun 21 03:00 pm
Meeting Dr Sun
Yee Chih-yen | 94 mins | Taiwan Rated: G
Lefty cannot afford class fees, so he comes up with a plan to steal and sell the abandoned Dr. Sun Yat-Sen statue in the school storage room. However, another student is struggling with the same problem, and wants to steal Dr. Sun Yat-Sen for his own sake. When the two teams meet on campus one night, a war erupts.
Showtimes: Jun 20 01:40 pm, Jun 21 05:00 pm
Yann Kung | 110 mins | Taiwan, 2014
When her parents pass away, Shine searches for her missing uncle Feng, an ex-billiard champion who disappeared to escape his gambling debts, only to find a drunken shell of the man he once was. By uniting an immature adult and a mature teenager, Second Chance uncovers once-buried dreams and reaffirms the age-old saying of “hard work pays off”
with simple snapshots of an ordinary life.
Showtimes: Jun 20 11:00 am, Jun 21 09:00 pm
The Boar King
Chen-Ti Kuo | 102 mins | Taiwan | 2014
In Mandarin and Taiwanese with English, Chinese subtitles Rated: PG
Because of Typhoon Morakot, Mei Cho loses her husband, Rong, and her family business is on the brink of shutting down. With the village in ruins, the villagers consider re-establishing themselves elsewhere when suddenly, they receive a wedding invitation from a man everyone assumed to be dead:
Rong. What happened to Rong? What secrets has he kept hidden? What will Mei Cho do?
Showtimes: Jun 19 09:00 pm, Jun 20 04:00 pm