Bond, James Bond....
Actors come and go but Bond – like diamonds – goes on forever. His biennial escapades stretch back half a century, all the way to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and span nine US Presidents.
Interviews are available with Canada’s foremost James Bond expert Murray Gillespie.
This 20-film retrospective is designed to showcase not only the changing face of Britain’s most famous secret agent, in all six of his incarnations from Sean Connery through to Daniel Craig, but also to suggest how Bond movies have changed and stayed the same as they mirror sometimes subtle shifts in attitudes towards sex, violence, nuclear weapons, terrorism, Communism, Capitalism, and, yes, good old/bad old hedonism.
We’re also pleased to present an exhibition of vintage posters and Bond memorabilia courtesy of collector and 007 expert Murray Gillespie, who will be on hand to introduce many of the screenings.
Want to introduce 007 to your kids? Look for our weekend matinees Aug 24, 25, 31 and Sept 1. (Evening shows are adults only, sorry!).
7:15 SCREENING OF DR. NO
8:45 GALA AND FUNDRAISER
EVENING INCLUDES: REFRESHMENTS (SHAKEN AND STIRRED)
SILENT AUCTION AND
BOND MEMORABILIA EXHIBITION
DRESS CODE: SEXY AND SOPHISTICATED (BOW TIE OPTIONAL)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013 | TICKETS: $50
Join us in celebrating 50 years of James Bond at the exclusive opening night gala for our 007 Reloaded retrospective and poster exhibition.
Party on to the sounds of Bond’s greatest hits. We’re promising martinis, food, the first look at our blockbuster memoribilia exhibition, a silent auction and plenty of surprises.
Ticket $50 - includes screening of the very first Bond movie, Dr. No (first 170 tickets only).
Proceeds to the Vancouver International Film Festival Society.
Special thanks to our Opening Gala and Fundraiser Sponsors:
Bond Décor & Design
A&B Party and Event Rentals
Clarkes Audio Visual
(Between screenings on August 30, 9:00pm)
Join UBC Film Professor Ernest Mathijs for an academic perspective on James Bond, cultural icon.
FREE EVENT (with purchase of ticket to Octopussy or Never Say Never Again. Space is limited.
(Between screenings on August 31, 8:40pm)
Join Canada’s foremost James Bond expert Murray Gillespie for a friendly 007 trivia competition in our atrium lounge. Compete individually or in teams. Prizes to be won!
Admission is free but a VIFC membership is required (costs $12 but comes with a free movie ticket).
Thu. Sep 5, 7:00pm
Vote for your favourite James Bond film and help choose the last night of our series. Explain why it’s your favourite and you could win free tickets to the film of your choice and the chance to introduce the movie to the audience. Vote in person at the Vancity Theatre ballot box or by email to Bond@viff.org.
(AVAILABLE AT VIFF.ORG ONLY, EXCLUDES GALA)
SINGLE TICKETS on sale now $11 Adult
4 TICKET PACK $32
6 TICKET PACK $45
ALL IN PACK $99