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Craig Atkinson | 
USA |
 2016 | 
70  minutes

In honour of Black History Month, DOXA Documentary Film Festival and The Cinematheque are very proud to offer this encore screening for Vancouver audiences of Do Not Resist on February 10, 2017. 

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Jacob Chamberlain | 
USA |
 2015 | 
13 minutes

Larry is an eccentric artist living in the desert outside of Veyo, Utah. When he’s not entertaining friends and neighbours with his lavishly bedecked masks, he is practicing his own peculiar version of spirituality at The Church of the Holy Goat. -SC

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Mara Trifu | 
Romania/UK |
 2015 | 
18 minutes

With a cigarette dangling out of his mouth, a Superman impersonator wrestles with his own ego in an acid-etched portrait of life in contemporary L.A. -SC

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Erlend E. Mo  | 
Norway |
 2015 | 
25 minutes

Halling is a traditional Norwegian folk dance that is usually performed by men as a means of demonstrating power and strength. Twelve-year-old Vilde wants to become the first female Halling champion in Norway. But more importantly, she wants to inspire her beloved grandfather to continue his battle with cancer. -DW

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Jela Hasler | 
Switzerland |
 2015 | 
9 minutes

The contested territory between Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel has been the site of conflict for ages. The cows that peacefully graze in the Golan Heights appear little interested in the turf wars of humans. They refuse to acknowledge any borders and go wherever their four stomachs take them. Everything is peaceful, until the cops show up and try to force the inhabitants to vacate the land. But cows are not so easily moved. -DW

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 8:45pm
Simon Cunich | 
Australia |
 2016 | 
30 minutes

When an Australian man accidentally discovers a new species of spider, the quest to scientifically verify it takes on a Homeric cast. -DW

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 6:30pm
Tom Bogaert | 
Switzerland/Egypt |
 2015 | 
9 minutes

Jazz pioneer and philosopher Sun Ra had a deep fascination with outer space and ancient Egypt. Computer animation, archival footage, and music from Sun Ra are interwoven to create a recreation/celebration of his legendary visit to Egypt in 1971. The result is a film as far out as Sun Ra himself. -SC

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 9:00pm
Penny Lane | 
USA |
 2016 | 
79 minutes

John R. Brinkley started out as a down-on-his-luck doctor, travelling around the United States practicing “Eclectic Medicine” during the 1910s, to little financial avail. When he came across the now forgotten town of Milford, Kansas, though, his life took a dramatic turn thanks to, well, goat nuts.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 9:00pm
George Kurian | 
Norway |
 2015 | 
55 minutes

The lives of a group of Syrian refugees are thrown into turmoil as they attempt to flee across the sea from Egypt to Europe.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 6:30pm
Juan Manuel Sepúlveda | 
Mexico |
 2015 | 
70 minutes

When director Juan Manuel Sepúlveda first began to hang out in Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver, he was planning to make a film about Latino gangs. But over the course of two years, the idea began to shift.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 4:30pm

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