Full Program Announced!

Full Program Announced!

Vancouver, BC – We are living in interesting times. Nowhere is this rendered more explicit than in the world of nonfiction cinema. DOXA is proud to feature films that turn established ideas about documentary on its head. Whether it’s the infamous musical provocateurs The Residents or master pranksters The Yes Men, DOXA 2015 is packed to the brim with radicals, iconoclasts, weirdos, mavericks and James Franco.    

In 1971, Vancouver journalist Bob Hunter started one of the world's foremost environmental movements. With little more than gumption, a copy of the I Ching, and some rubber zodiacs, Greenpeace set sail into history. Our opening film How To Change the World is a potent and heartbreaking reminder that a determined bunch of scrappy humans can change almost everything.

From politics to pranksters, and one really angry milkman, our spotlight on Satire & Subversion features  a collection of people who like to upend the established order. In our Spotlight screening The Yes Men Are Revolting, The Men and their pirate crew of culture jammers take aim on corporate corruption and government collusion and let fly.

As a special homage to a true documentary radical, we are very proud to offer as our closing night screening, Albert Maysles’s film Iris. Instantly recognizable by her enormous glasses, and inimitable style, Iris Apfel is a true blue original, a lot like Mr. Maysles himself. 

In our curated program French French, Renoir, Rivette, Rohmer, Rouch are joined by the next generation of documentary filmmakers with a truly global perspective -- from Rithy Panh’s archival masterpiece France is Our Mother Country, to Claire Simon’s tribute to the Gare du Nord in Human Geography. Mongolian folk singers and zombies are all part of Wild Grass: New Chinese Images, a special selection of new films from Chinese filmmakers.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs April 30 – May 10, 2015. Tickets are available online at www.doxafestival.ca. For further information, call DOXA at 604.646.3200. DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit, charitable society.