8 VIFF Features Returning to Vancity Theatre This Fall

Assassin1The Assassin

October 30 – November 9.
Furthering the trajectory of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, and The Grandmaster, The Assassin is a martial arts movie recalibrated as an exquisite work of art. “Heart-stoppingly beautiful.” Robbie Colin, Daily Telegraph.  Mesmerizing.” Justin Chang, Variety. Captivates and astonishes.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.  TICKETS 

HadwinsJudgementHadwin’s Judgement

November 6-12.
Valorized with great skill and insight by John Vaillant in his Governor General’s Award–winning book The Golden Spruce, Grant Hadwin’s story now becomes a powerful non-fiction film.  Author in attendance for Q&A November 9th and 10th.  TICKETS 


November 14 – 19.
Blessed with a Himalayan vocal range even as a teen, Mavis never met a note she couldn’t knock out of the park. The Staples Singers married gospel and delta blues in the 50s; won over the folkies and sang Freedom songs for the civil rights movement in the 60s; and topped the Billboard charts with “I’ll Take You There” in the 1970s. TICKETS 

FracturedLand_VIFCFractured Land

November 20-25. WINNER: Best BC Film, VIFF 2015
What would it be like to live alongside one of the shapers of human events, in their youth, before they transformed history? Meet Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation’s great leaders.  TICKETS 

haidagwaii_VIFCHaida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World

November 20-25.  WINNER: Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award, VIFF 2015. “A wonderful film about the environment that doesn’t just talk about solutions, but shows people actually putting those ideas to good use.” – Toronto Film Scene TICKETS

ThisChangesEverythingThis Changes Everything

Screening in December. Tickets on sale from mid-November. Provocative, compelling and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, This Changes Everything will leave you refreshed and inspired, reflecting on the ties between us, the kind of lives we really want, and why the climate crisis is at the centre of it all.

JafarPanahisTaxiJafar Panahi’s Taxi

Screening in December. Tickets on sale from mid-November. Since being banned from making movies in his native Iran in 2010 for being too critical of his country, renowned director Jafar Panahi has not-so-discreetly disobeyed those orders—this time from the confines of a taxicab.

PeggyGuggenheimArtAddictPeggy Guggenheim Art Addict

Screening in December. Tickets on sale from mid-November. Drawing from interviews with Guggenheim taped just before she passed away in 1979 and unheard since, testimonials from Marina Abramovic, Robert De Niro and curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Vreeland illustrates the profound importance of patrons and collectors in the art world.

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