2017 Festival Program Announced!

2017 Festival Program Announced!

Media Release

Event: 2017 DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Dates: May 4-14, 2017 Venues: The Vogue Theatre, VIFF’s Vancity Theatre, The Cinematheque, The Orpheum Annex, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, and the Museum of Vancouver

Admission: Evenings and Weekends: $13; Weekday Matinee (weekday films starting at 5:00pm or earlier): $11; Opening: $22 film and party; Special Presentations at SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts: $15; Museum of Vancouver: $15; Student/Senior tickets for all screenings: $2 discount; Membership: $2; Festival Pass: $195 (Includes membership; valid for all film screenings including opening and closing night film and party). 5 Ticket Pack: $60; 10 Ticket Pack: $110

Tickets: www.doxafestival.ca Community Box Office: April 22, 23, from 12pm to 5 pm at DOXA office (#110–750 Hamilton Street). For information: 604.646.3200

Media contact: Marnie Wilson 604.836.2409 or mwilson@theartsbiz.com

DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2017: Interesting Times

Vancouver, BC – In the words of the original documentary rebel Chris Marker: “Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined.” In an increasingly chaotic world, documentary comes to the rescue, offering radical reinvention, brave new ideas for the future, and a flinty and unyielding form of hope.

DOXA is very proud to open the 2017 festival with Marie Clements’ extraordinary documentary musical The Road Forward, a celebration of First Nations history and a portrait of a people who have retained their identity and power through art, activism and community.

Spotlight on Troublemakers celebrates folk who upend the applecart, wreak havoc and generally disrupt business as usual with a selection of films that resist, rage on and fight for real change.

Our Midweek special presentations include Olivier Babinet’s youth blast of teenage energy in Swagger, and Jacob Smith’s Waking the Sleeping Giant that follows an intersectional coalition of activists, politicians and ordinary folk who are fighting for real democracy in the post-Trump USA.

Guest Curator David Beers has assembled a selection of incendiary new political films in Trumped! Now What? Our third edition French French includes a retrospective of the work of the legendary filmmaker Chris Marker. On the eve of the Provincial election, we are very proud to present a special town hall screening of Charles Wilkinson’s new film Vancouver: No Fixed Address.

Julian Rosefeldt’s MANIFESTO shouts revolution from the rooftops in the protean form of Cate Blanchett, playing thirteen different characters reciting this century’s greatest cultural and social manifestos (Fluxus to Dogme 95) in our closing night film.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs May 4 –14, 2017. 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.