Housing and Urban Design

Charles Wilkinson  | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
75 minutes

There is no topic that unites all of Vancouver quite like that of housing. At every dinner party, social gathering, or chance meeting in the street, everyone has an opinion, and they want to share it. Charles Wilkinson’s new film Vancouver: No Fixed Address tackles the subject from a multiplicity of perspectives. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
Various | 
Various |
 2015-2017 | 
70 minutes

From Qatar to Quebec, Serbia to Ohio, this collection of films exposes sites of personal and emotional history. A variety of film and video techniques push the formal and narrative boundaries of cinema. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Rawane Nassif | 
Canada/Lebanon |
 2017 | 
12 minutes

Qatar’s pastel-hued buildings form the backdrop for this enigmatic film essay. The only signs of life are captured as reflections in windows and on water. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Mackenzie Reid Rostad | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
7 minutes

All aboard the Skytrain for a surreal trip across the city! -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Ryan Ferko  | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
14 minutes

Images of urban construction and destruction are set against an unnerving soundscape. The result is a fractured travelogue that offers a revised history of the Balkan War. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Rhayne Vermette  | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
15 minutes

Rhayne Vermette utilizes her desk to craft a surrealist portrait of Italian architect Carlo Mollino, highlighting the intersection of cinema and architecture. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Justine Harbonnier | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
11 minutes

The oldest house in Griffintown, has been displaced by a luxury condo development. Clever framing and off-camera conversations help retrace the house-without-a-home. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Fiona Tinwei Lam, H. Kristen Campbell, Henry Doyle, Analee Weinberger | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
4 minutes

A love song to old school Vancouver from poet Henry Doyle, with a little help from Charles Bukowski and a laundromat. -DW

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
Ouananiche | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
66 minutes

It starts with a pulse. A single beat of sound From a generic Montreal subway platform to the most far-flung parts of the planet, Elsewhere explores the human passion for movement and the undeniable siren song of travel. This is a film that is felt, as much as witnessed, pushed along by a propulsive soundtrack and zippy animation.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
Bart Simpson | 
Canada/UK |
 2017 | 
78 minutes

Part ode, part critique, Bart Simpson’s film Brasilia: Life After Design takes the viewer on a sweetly surreal and slightly melancholic tour of a strange and monumental cityscape. The camera pans across sweeping urban vistas, peers through archways and down the long central axis, capturing images of random city dwellers spaced like birds on a wire around the perimeter of the enormous spaces between buildings.

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:45pm