Programmers' Picks Vol. 1

Programmers' Picks Vol. 1

Joseph Clark

Joe is a film historian who teaches Cinema Studies at Simon Fraser University. His book, News Parade: American Newsreels and the Mediation of the Public Sphere will be published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2018. After several years on DOXA's Screening Committee, this is Joe's first year on the Programming Committee.

Praia 

Guilherme B. Hoffmann | Brazil  

SUN MAY 7, 3:00PM, CINEMATHEQUE 

WED MAY 10, 7:00PM, CINEMATHEQUE

Spring in Vancouver means it will probably be raining, but watching Praia is like taking a Brazilian beach vacation. Sit back, grab an ice cold beverage, and do some people watching as Guilherme Hoffmann offers up some observational documentary perfection from the world famous Copacabana. Muito Bom.

Ghost Ship 

Koldo Almandoz | Spain

SAT MAY 6, 9:15PM, CINEMATHEQUE  

SAT MAY 13, 8:45PM, CINEMATHEQUE

Like the long shadowy fingers of Murnau's Nosferatu, this seafaring ghost story will send shivers down your spine. From cannibal rats to Satanic grave robbers, a rumination on film technology, cruise boats, and memory has never been so spooky.  Screening with Cara Cusumano's must-see deep-sea mystery short, The Bloop.

Creature Comforts: Shorts Program

SAT MAY 6, 4:30PM, VANCITY 

SAT MAY 13, 7:30PM, VANCITY

When the world is getting you down these animal themed shorts are here to put things into perspective. If plucky Frankenstein turtles, snails in costumes, and someone tracking down every English person with a fish related last name don't put a smile on your face, then we can't be friends.

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Nike Hatzidimou

Nike studied documentary film in England and has worked in the UK as a freelance documentary director and as a curator for the Refuge in Films Festival. She has been part of DOXA's programming committee for 5 years. She currently works in Vancouver as an Art Director. From watching the films to discussing them and finally sitting in the back row of the cinema and watching your reaction: she loves all aspects of the festival.

Miss Kiet's Children 

Petra Lataster-Czisch and Peter Lataster | The Netherlands 

SUN MAY 7, 4:15PM, ANNEX 

What happens to all those children that fled the war in Syria who arrived in Europe? Miss Kiet's Children is a sweet and tender portrait that captures key moments, showing the emotional state of refugee children in a Dutch school. A heartbreaking and humorous film observation that shows a different side of the refugee crisis.

Ada for Mayor

Pau Faus | Spain

TUE MAY 9, 7:00PM,  CINEMATHEQUE

If you ever wondered how a radical grassroots movement can ever make it into mainstream politics, then here is the answer. Follow Ada and her party as they navigate their way from community activists into the political centre stage. This film will leave you hungry for change, and you will want an Ada for Vancouver! (NOTE: May 9 is the provincial election!)