BC-PosterThursday, March 5, 7pm

THE BACKWARD CLASS

Canada/India
In English
Directed by Madeleine Grant
Documentary/ Drama
91 Minutes

The first class of caste students in India’s history undertake the national high school
graduation exams as a means to a brighter future for themselves and their families.
“A GENUINELY MOVING AND INSPIRING DOCUMENTARY” – Craig Takeuchi, Georgia Straight

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Still AliceFriday, March 6 at 7pm

STILL ALICE

Directed by Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland

USA/ France
In English
Drama
101 minutes
A renowned linguistics professor struggles to maintain her mind and self after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, in this adaptation of the Lisa Genova novel.
“THIS IS AN EFFORTLESSLY EXCELLENT FILM, ABOUT A HORRIBLY HARD SUBJECT.” -Catherine Shoard, The Guardian

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Citizenfour
Saturday, March 7 at 1pm

CITIZENFOUR

Directed by Laura Poitras

Germany/ USA
In English and in Portuguese & German with English subtitles
Documentary
114 minutes

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

“MOVIE OF THE CENTURY…ONE OF THE MOST ABSORBING I’VE EVER SEEN.” -rogerebert.com

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Shana Poster
Saturday, March 7 at 3pm

SHANA: THE WOLF’S MUSIC

Directed by Nino Jacusso
Canada/ Switzerland
In English
Drama/ Family
96 minutes
The Merritt filmed coming-of-age story about a Canadian Aboriginal girl who is a very gifted musician. But to bring her violin to sing, she must follow the wolf.

“SPIRITUALLY CHARGED COMING-OF-AGE STORY” -Andrea Wildt, Cineman

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poster(1)
Saturday, March 7 at 7pm

GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM

Directed by Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
Israel/Germany/France
In Hebrew, French & Arabic with English subtitles
Drama
115 min

An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws, in this powerhouse courtroom drama.
“Mesmerizing.” – Peter Sobczynski,RogerEbert.com

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Leviathan-poster
Sunday, March 8 at 3pm

LEVIATHAN

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Russia
In Russian with English subtitles
Drama
140 minutes

In a Russian coastal town, Nikolai is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits his old Army friend to help, but the man’s arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

“ALL THE DETAIL AND DENSITY OF A GREAT NOVEL-SWEEPING, CURIOUS AND BOLD.”
-Dave Calhoun, Time Out

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Mommy Poster
Sunday, March 8 at 7pm

MOMMY

Directed by Xavier Dolan
Canada
In English & in French with English subtitles
Drama
139 minutes

Canada’s official submission to the 87th Academy Awards foreign film category, tells the story of a feisty widowed single mom who finds herself burdened with the full- time custody of her explosive 15-year-old ADHD son.

“A HEARTSWELLING, BREATHTAKING PIECE OF CINEMA.” -Vanity Fair

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poster
Monday, March 9 at 7pm

MAPS TO THE STARS

Directed by David Cronenberg

Canada/ USA/ Germany/ France
In English
Drama
111 minutes
A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

“EXTRAORDINARY” -The Telegraph
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rosewaterposter
Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm

ROSEWATER

Directed by Jon Stewart
USA
In English
Biography/ Drama
103 minutes

Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.

A CLEAR-HEADED, SENSITIVE AND THOROUGHLY IMPRESSIVE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
-Winnipeg Free Press
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Mountain men pic
Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm

MOUNTAIN MEN

Directed by Cameron Labine
Canada
In English
Comedy
90 minutes

Mountain Men is a comedy/drama that follows two estranged brothers, Toph and Cooper, as they journey to a remote family cabin in the mountains to evict a squatter.

“A MOVIE THAT BRILLIANTLY MIXES COMEDY AND DRAMA IN UNEXPECTED WAYS.” – Marina Antunes, Quiet Earth

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Two days one nightThursday, March 12 at 7pm

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne
Belgium/ France/ Italy
In French and Arabic with English subtitles
Drama
95 minutes

Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.

“IMPASSIONED, EXCITING AND MOVING ” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Big News from Grand RockFriday, march 13 at 7pm

BIG NEWS FROM GRAND ROCK

Directed by Daniel Perlmutter
Canada
In English
Comedy
87 minutes

The story of a small town newspaper that is facing bankruptcy. In an attempt to attract advertisers and readership, the editor begins inventing stories based on old movies, with hilarious results.

“SWEET AND CHARMING” -Beatroute

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What we do in the shadowsFriday the 13th at 9pm

DARKFEST SHOWING: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

Directed by Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi
New Zealand
In English and in German with English subtitles
Comedy/Horror
86 minutes

Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) – three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood.

“THIS MOVIE IS SIMPLY FUN… AN ORGASM FOR THE FUNNY BONE” -Fluter

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WintersleepSaturday, March 14 at 3pm

WINTER SLEEP

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Turkey/ France/ Germany
In English & in Turkish with English subtitles
Drama
196 minutes

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal, with whom he has a stormy relationship, and his sister Necla, who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities…

“INTRICATE, MONUMENTAL AND MYSTERIOUS. THIS IS MASTERFULLY STAGED AND PERFORMED.”
-Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

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When the Ocean Met the SkySaturday, March 14 at 7pm

WHEN THE OCEAN MET THE SKY

Directed by Lukas Huffman
Canada/ USA
In English
Comedy/ Drama
96 minutes

Three estranged brothers must journey to a remote location in order to receive their inheritance due to a stipulation in their parents will.

“A VISUAL AND EMOTIONAL DELIGHT” -CIFF

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