Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.)

Stanley Nelson
US/UK
2019
115 minutes
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:30pm

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tracks the artist’s history from his affluent upbringing as the son of a prominent Illinois dentist, through his training at Julliard in New York, and on to the truly remarkable records and performances which defined his apex years of creativity from the mid 1950s to the late 1970s. Fans of Davis will revel in watching never-before-seen footage and learning more about the complex man behind his canonical body of music.

Brent Hodge
Canada
2019
70 minutes
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 9:15pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

To the majority of people alive and breathing in the year 2000, Who Let The Dogs Out? is the name of a massively popular radio hit by the flash-in-the-pan group Baha Men. To artist Ben Sisto, it is a philosophical question that challenges accepted notions of authorship and creative ownership.

Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside
USA
2018
76 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

When their father is jailed for allegedly neglecting his eponymous 93-year-old mother, grandsons Rodrigo, Bruno, and Diego reunite to care for her.

Nelleke Koop
Netherlands
2019
58 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:45pm

What does it mean to be the person responsible for a parent’s care? Nelleke Koop follows three women who care for their aging mothers with dementia while balancing jobs and other family obligations.

Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang
China/US
2019
85 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Weaving her personal experience with archival propaganda and testimonies, Nanfu Wang reveals the human rights violations and trauma caused by the Chinese government’s one-child policy.

Hassan Fazili and Emelie Mahdavian
US/Qatar/Canada/UK
2019
87 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Arresting and unique, Midnight Traveler is at once an intimate study of displacement as well as a compelling road movie. The journey of the Afghani Fazili family begins in Tajikistan, where a long wait has resulted in the rejection of their asylum claim.

Hepi Mita
New Zealand
2018
87 minutes
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:30pm

Directed by her youngest son Hepi Mita, Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen is a tender posthumous tribute to his mother’s life and career. A notorious agitator, her films bear witness to the injustice Māori people face in New Zealand, providing a voice for Māori people and especially for Māori women.