Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.)

VIFF's Vancity Theatre

Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
85 minutes

Metamorphosis confronts beauty and loss with powerful visual imagery. The stories of scientists, artists, and activists fighting the global environmental crisis are woven through with stunning imagery to deliver a powerful message of transformation.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Various Directors | 
Various |
 2013-2018 | 
67 minutes

Mixing aesthetics with found footage, this collection of short films offers a refreshing, yet poignant critique of global capitalism and technology.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 8:30pm
Various Directors | 
Canada/US |
 2016-2018 | 
74 minutes

In a journey through light, dust, and snow, this set of formally conscious films reflects on cinema’s ability to reveal histories hidden in physical environments.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:15pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:30pm
Jacopo Quadri | 
Italy |
 2017 | 
86 minutes

Lorello and Brunello are twin bachelor-brother farmers in Grosseto, Italy. In director Jacopo Quadri’s patiently observed study of their life and work, the gentle rhythms and cycles of nature cast an irrevocable spell. The Biondi Brothers are a taciturn pair, what we learn about them comes from an aged relative named Ultimina, who talks to the camera while collecting her mail. She adores her nephews, but not so much their hapless cousin Giuliano and his truant pigs.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck | 
Germany/Brazil |
 2018 | 
88 minutes

When Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his dormitory at Harvard in 2004, he meant the platform to be used as a tool to “share anything with anyone.” Little did he know just how far and fast the concept would spread. Social media has become an integral part of how we live our daily lives. From hot takes on the latest news item to images of what we ate for breakfast—we share, and we do it often.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 9:15pm
Various Directors | 
Canada |
 2017-2018 | 
66 minutes

Whether it’s repurposing archival footage, honouring activism through a monument, or reflecting on the legacy of settler documentation, this selection of short films showcases Indigenous filmmakers reclaiming their images and narratives.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Joële Walinga | 
Canada |
 2018 | 
70 minutes

God Straightens Legs is a film about details, and the way that they embed inside of us during moments of terrible grief and sadness. The emotion that runs underneath, like an underground river, rises up, and clings to the mundane, investing it with a curious and irrevocable form of grace, that is, in itself, miraculous.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:45pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:30pm
Elisa Gonzalez and Daniel Froidevaux | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
45 minutes

Originally created to protect the Green Bank Radio Telescope from terrestrial radio transmissions, the National Radio Quiet Zone in West Virginia, is home to a community of people who suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:45pm
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:30pm
Håvard Bustnes | 
Norway |
 2017 | 
94 minutes

The rise of the far right in Europe is a puzzling, terrifying phenomenon. Norwegian filmmaker Håvard Bustnes arrived in Greece to uncover why the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party has become a legitimate political option for a significant percentage of Greek voters. The result is bizarre, chilling, and more than a little mesmerizing.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:45pm
Ayse Toprak | 
France/Germany/Turkey |
 2017 | 
87 minutes

Twenty-four-year old Husein lives in exile. Along with his parents, wife, and young daughter, he was forced from his home in Syria to Istanbul, where he awaits possible asylum in Europe. But Husein’s is a double exile—estranged from his country by war, he is also estranged from his family because of who he is. 

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 8:15pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:00pm