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February Co-Pros & Special Events
event DATES
Just Film Festival Feb 11 - 13
JFL NorthWest COMEDY Feb 18 - 27
KDOCS Documentary Festival Feb 19 - 20

Just Film Festival Feb 11 - 13
The Just Film Festival features social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet. See justfilm.ca andviff.org for program and ticket info.

On Saturday, February 13, be sure to visit the Social Justice Bazaar and connect with progressive organizations and fellow activists.

Ticket Pack
All Access Pack $50 Available
50% discount for retired/students/low income

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
THU FEB 11 - 7:00PM
Thursday Night Double Feature - $15

Lowdown Tracks
Shelley Saywell / Canada, 2015, 86 min.

The Hand That Feeds
Rachel Lears, Robin Botnick / USA, 2014, 84 min. more

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Phoenix
FRI FEB 12 - 7:00PM
Friday Night Double Feature - $15

Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd

Patricio Henríquez ONFB, 2014, 98 min.

The Troublemaker
Roberto Salinas / Nicaragua/USA/Italy, 2014, 82 min.
more

Guest: Filmmaker in attendenace.

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Six Matinee Films
Sat Feb 13 - 12:00PM
Saturday - Six Matinee Films $15

Knitting Nannas
Cooking Across Cultures
Milk Men
Facing Fear
Nefertitti's Daughters
The Wanted 18
more

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Valentino's Ghost
Michael Singh, USA, 2015, 100 min.
SAT FEB 13 - 7:00PM
Evening - Valentino's Ghost $15

Gore Vidal, Robert Fisk, Niall Ferguson and John Mearsheimer are among the interviewees examining how Hollywood and the media portrays Muslims and Arabs in this important documentary.more

Guest: Filmmaker in attendenace.

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JFL NorthWest
Comedy Short Shorts
Various, 2016, 100 min.
Thu Feb 18 - 8:30PM
The NorthWest Comedy Fest and VIFF are proud to announce An Evening of Comedy Short Shorts a delightful hodgepodge of original Pacific Northwest submissions and curated comedy pieces from up and down the Left coast. more

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead:The Story of The National Lampoon
Douglas Tirola, USA, 2015, 92 min.
Thu Feb 18 - 6:30PM
Three Harvard graduates start a national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood's most legendary talent. But success and excess among its brilliant and subversive contributors begins to challenge its existence. more

Entertainment
Rick Alverson, USA, 2015, 102 min.
Mon Feb 22 - 6:30PM
If you attended any film at VIFF last year you will recall the clip of the balding gentleman who blows raspberries into his microphone. Fair warning: this is not your Vegas stand up shtick. Rather, it's a poke in the eye and the ear and the chest, an anti-entertainment that may be the bravest, ballsiest movie to come out of the US last year. more

Turkish Star Wars
Çetin NANÇ, Turkey, 1982, 91 min.
Mon Feb 22 - 8:45PM
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a country called Turkey and in this wonderful land, the concept of copyright infringement was something very much open to interpretation. Case in point, Turkish Star Wars! more

Waiting for Guffman 20th Anniversary Show (+ The Sunday Service)
Christopher Guest, USA, 1996, 84 min.
Wed Feb 24 - 6:30PM
Join JFL Northwest and VIFF in celebrating one of the seminal film comedies of the last quarter century, a jewel of am-dram endeavor and imagination harnessing some of the most gifted comic actors of their generation. more

BONUS: This screening will feature a short set by madcap Vancouver japesters The Sunday Service.

$13 Tickets (student, senior, mem+ discounts apply)


The Lobster
Yorgos Lanthimos, UK/Greece/Ireland/Netherlands/France, 2015, 118 min.
Wed Feb 24 - 9:00PM
This is the already notorious movie in which a bereaved Colin Farrell has just a month to find a new spouse at a remote resort lest he be turned into an animal of his choice. John C Reilly and Ben Whishaw are in the same predicament, but while there are also plenty of female guests to choose from, a correct choice is essential... Hilarious, outrageous, and very, very dark, it successfully out-weirds Charlie Kaufman. more

The Gentlemen Hecklers 
do Road House
Rowdy Herrington, 1989, 114 min.
Sat Feb 27 - 9:30PM
A local institution (they ought to be in one), the Gentlemen Hecklers supply the commentary you wish you had thought of to the best bad movies. In their Vancity Theatre debut, Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart turn their sites on the 1989 Rowdy Herrington "classic", Road House, starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch and Sam Elliott. more


KDocs Documentary Festival Feb 19 - 20
KDocs is Kwantlen Polytechnique University's very own Documentary Film Festival, led by learners and educators from all of KPU's communities. See viff.org and kpu.ca/kdocs for more info.

All KDocs screenings are $5 and includes a panel discussion/Q&A. ($2 VIFF membership required).

Ticket Pack
All Access Pack $20 Available
Drone
Tonje Hessen Schei, USA, 2014, 58 min.
Fri Feb 19 - 10:30am
Drone covers diverse and integral ground from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of "going to war", to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology. more

Guest: Brandon Bryant, founder, Project Red Hand

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The Mask You Live In
Jennifer Siebel Newsom, USA, 2015, 97 min.
Fri Feb 19 - 2:00PM
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. more

Guest: David Hatfield, Leadership consultant and facilitator

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Peace Officer
Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson, USA, 2015, 105 min.
Fri Feb 19 - 5:30PM
Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of ‘Dub' Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. more

Guest: William "Dub" Lawrence

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Food Chain$
Sanjay Rawal, USA, 2014, 83 min.
Sat Feb 20 - 10:30am
In the US, farm labor has always been one of the most difficult and poorly paid jobs and has relied on some of the nation's most vulnerable people. While the legal restrictions which kept people bound to farms, like slavery, have been abolished, exploitation still exists, ranging from wage theft to modern-day slavery. These days, this exploitation is perpetuated by the corporations at the top of the food chain: supermarkets. more

Guest: Pablo Godoy, National Representative, UFCW Canada; National Coordinator, Students Against Migrant Exploitation (S.A.M.E.); and Vice President, Ontario Federation of Labour

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Ivory Tower
Andrew Rossi, USA, 2014, 90 min.
Sat Feb 20 - 2:00PM
As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion, Ivory Tower asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point. more

Guest: Kathy Corrigan, MLA, Official Opposition Deputy Chair and spokesperson for Advanced Education

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Fractured Land
Damien Gillis, Fiona Rayher, Canada, 2015, 75 min.
Sat Feb 20 - 5:30PM
Caleb Behn sports a Mohawk and tattoos, hunts moose, and wears a business suit. His father is a devout environmentalist and residential school survivor. His mother is in a senior position in the oil and gas industry. His people, at the epicenter of some of the largest fracking operations on earth, are deeply divided. How does Caleb balance their need for jobs with his sacred duty to defend their territory? more

Guest: Caleb Behn

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