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Vancouver Playhouse

Kirsten Johnson | 
 2016 | 
100 minutes

Kirsten Johnson has been the eyes and mind behind some of the most iconic documentary films ever made. Her work has arguably moved documentary cinema into the public eye in an entirely new way. But more importantly, Johnson reveals through her own eyes the very nature of perception, of what it means to be alive and seeing the world.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
Rama Rau | 
Canada |
 2015 | 
90 minutes

Who says sex stops at a certain age? Certainly not the women in Rama Rau’s riotous romp through the life and times of the pioneering women of burlesque.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 8:30pm
Brent Hodge | 
USA/Canada |
 2016 | 
75 minutes

For anyone who ever dreamed of glory on the b-ball court. Well, perhaps not glory, but just basic competence, here come the Pistol Shrimps! A moribund women’s intramural basketball league in Los Angeles is the unlikely setting for a Hoosiers-style sports story, but stranger things have happened in the City of Angels. As actress and Shrimps team member Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) explains in an interview with Jimmy Fallon: “We’re a really serious basketball team. We love to ball and we ball hard. No Hatrz allowed!”

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 5:30pm
John Bolton | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
102 minutes

Every artist has his great white whale. For Canadian daredevil Ken Carter, it was jumping the St. Lawrence River in a rocket-powered Lincoln Continental.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 3:00pm
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