The Annex (823 Seymour St.)

Marie Clements | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
101 minutes

Marie Clements’ musical documentary is simultaneously a piece of BC First Nations history, a call for revolution and resolve, and a portrait of a people who have retained their power and identity through community and activism.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:30pm
Various | 
Various |
 2016-2017 | 
77 minutes

Dance, that most protean form of human communication, is given three wildly innovative outlets in this trio of short films. Dancers commune with their animal spirits, opera gets spooky, and dance meets finance in the streets of London town.

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
Various | 
Various |
 2016-2017 | 
53 minutes

Whether it’s basket making in Northern Quebec, or selling plastic toys in urban China, this collection of short films calls attention to our increasingly complex and contradictory relationship with our stuff.

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:30pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:00pm
Various | 
Canada |
 2015-2017 | 
56 minutes

A kaleidoscopic portrait of people and their city — from the West End to the Downtown Eastside.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Sandra Ignagni | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
12 minutes

The Carnival Band describe themselves as a roving band of tricksters, troublemakers, and rabble-rousers, with the occasional real musician thrown in the mix. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Nathalie Attallah | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
7 minutes

A grandmother and son retrace their memories of the Lebanese Diaspora in Vancouver with water and sand. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Clara van Gool | 
The Netherlands |
 2016 | 
32 minutes

In London’s bleak financial district, traders, bankers, and hedge fund managers describe an atavistic society, blood red in tooth and claw. As they move through the city streets, bodies become a metaphor for the extremity of an industry that twists and bends human nature into torturous form. -DW

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
Marina Dodis, Derrick Daniels | 
Canada |
 2015 | 
4 minutes

Poet Henry Doyle narrates his life as a working artist and poet in the Downtown Eastside. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
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
Josephine Anderson  | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
11 minutes

A transgender woman named Sara Davis Buechner teaches piano to different students in the heart of Vancouver’s West End, and remembers her own career as a concert pianist. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm