Just Film Festival Feb 11 – 13
The Just Film Festival features social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet. See justfilm.ca and viff.org for program and ticket info. On Saturday, February 13, be sure to visit the Social Justice Bazaar and connect with progressive organizations and fellow activists.
All Access Pack $50 Available 50% discount for retired/students/low income
OPENING NIGHT: Lowdown Tracks + The Hand That Feeds
THU FEB 11 – 7:00PM
Thursday Night Double Feature – $15. Music is an expression of the spirit for everyone. But for some who survive on the periphery of society, it can also be a life-saving coping mechanism and the last stand of their dignity.
CLOSING NIGHT: Valentino’s Ghost
OPENING SCREENING: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon
Three Harvard graduates start a national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood’s most legendary talent. But success and excess among its brilliant and subversive contributors begins to challenge its existence. more
FINAL SCREENING: The Gentlemen Hecklers do Road House
A local institution (they ought to be in one), the Gentlemen Hecklers supply the commentary you wish you had thought of to the best bad movies. In their Vancity Theatre debut, Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart turn their sites on the 1989 Rowdy Herrington “classic”, Road House, starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch and Sam Elliott. more
KDocs Documentary Festival Feb 19 – 20
KDocs is Kwantlen Polytechnique University’s very own Documentary Film Festival, led by learners and educators from all of KPU’s communities. See viff.org and kpu.ca/kdocs for more info. All KDocs screenings are $5 and includes a panel discussion/Q&A. ($2 VIFF membership required).
Drone covers diverse and integral ground from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of “going to war”, to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology. more
CLOSING SCREENING: Fractured Land
Caleb Behn sports a Mohawk and tattoos, hunts moose, and wears a business suit. His father is a devout environmentalist and residential school survivor. His mother is in a senior position in the oil and gas industry. His people, at the epicenter of some of the largest fracking operations on earth, are deeply divided. How does Caleb balance their need for jobs with his sacred duty to defend their territory? more
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