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Nuala

NUALA

Ireland | Dir: Patrick Farrelly, Kate O’Callaghan

International Premiere

Thu. Sep 27, 6:30 pm, Granville 5
Sat. Sep 29, 12:40 pm, Granville 5
Wed. Oct 3, 11:00 am, Vancity

Given Nuala O’Faolain’s renowned candour—the author/journalist’s memoir and deathbed interviews captivated Ireland—one can’t envision a more appropriate tribute than her longtime friend Marian Finucane’s clear-eyed investigation of O’Faolain’s uncompromising, contradictory life. Patrick Farrelly and Kate O’Callaghan direct. Winner, Critics Award: Best Irish Film, Dublin 2012.

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No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII

NO JOB FOR A WOMAN: THE WOMEN WHO FOUGHT TO REPORT WWII

USA | Dir: Michele Midori Fillion

Related Links: Official Website

International Premiere

Mon. Oct 8, 6:00 pm, Granville 5
Wed. Oct 10, 2:30 pm, Granville 5

Journalists Martha Gellhorn, Ruth Cowan and Dickie Chappelle shattered the gender barrier by defying their disbelieving (male) sexist colleagues (including Gellhorn’s husband Ernest Hemingway) and covering WWII from the front lines. Michele Midori Fillion gives these pioneering legends their due. A perfect companion piece, James Spione’s Academy Award-nominated short Incident in New Baghdad—about the slaying of two Reuters journalists, along with a group of mostly unarmed men, on the streets of Baghdad by American attack helicopters—will also screen.

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Incident in New Baghdad

INCIDENT IN NEW BAGHDAD

USA | Dir: James Spione

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

Mon. Oct 8, 6:00 pm, Granville 5
Wed. Oct 10, 2:30 pm, Granville 5

James Spione’s Academy Award-nominated short features Army veteran Ethan McCord recounting his experiences at the scene of one of the most infamous events of the Iraq War: the slaying of two Reuters journalists, along with a group of mostly unarmed men, on the streets of Baghdad by American attack helicopters in July 2007. Screening with NO JOB FOR A WOMAN: THE WOMEN WHO FOUGHT TO REPORT WWII

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Crocodile in the Yangtze

CROCODILE IN THE YANGTZE

USA/China | Dir: Porter Erisman

Related Links: Trailer | Facebook | Official Website

International Premiere

Classification: G—No advisory

Sat. Sep 29, 4:30 pm, Granville 6
Thu. Oct 11, 6:15 pm, Granville 4
Fri. Oct 12, 2:30 pm, Granville 4

Over one astonishing decade, "Crazy" Jack Ma transformed his home business into a 16,000-employee web empire capable of going toe-to-toe with eBay. Employed at Ma’s Alibaba.com from its inception, Porter Erisman offers an insider’s view on how an ambitious English teacher became China’s first Internet entrepreneur and a veritable rock star. This film has been classified so that those under 18 may attend. Classification: G—no advisory.

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Blackbird

BLACKBIRD

Canada | Dir: Jason Buxton

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

Sun. Oct 7, 3:45 pm, Granville 2
Tue. Oct 9, 9:15 pm, Cinematheque

Jason Buxton’s film concerns a troubled teen, Sean Randall, who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. Sean’s only hope is to overcome his dark image and prove his innocence to both his unlikely love and to his community.

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Bitter Seeds

BITTER SEEDS

USA/India | Dir: Micha X. Peled

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer | Facebook | Twitter | Interview

Canadian Premiere

Mon. Oct 1, 6:15 pm, Granville 1
Tue. Oct 2, 12:00 pm, Granville 4

With industrial agriculture seemingly thriving in India, why has the suicide rate amongst farmers spiked to unthinkable levels? Micha X. Peled’s stirring piece of investigative journalism travels to Telung Takli to expose the human cost of genetically modified crops and celebrates the aspiring reporter who’s trying to sound the alarm. Winner, Green Screen Award, Oxfam Global Justice Award, IDFA 2011.

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Portrait of Wally

PORTRAIT OF WALLY

USA | Dir: Andrew Shea

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

International Premiere

Sun. Sep 30, 6:15 pm, Granville 4
Tue. Oct 2, 3:15 pm, Granville 4
Wed. Oct 10, 10:45 am, Cinematheque

Seized by the Nazis in Austria in 1939, Egon Schiele’s titular painting reappeared in New York’s MoMA six decades later and instigated an alley fight in the art world. Andrew Shea’s documentary "isn’t just about stolen art: It’s about cultural skullduggery, political sleaze, institutional hypocrisy and the virtues of persistence."—Variety

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Liverpool

LIVERPOOL

Canada | Dir: Manon Briand

Related Links: Trailer (French language)

Thu. Oct 4, 6:15 pm, Granville 2

Fri. Oct 5, 2:45 pm, Granville 2

Manon Briand mixes 60s style with Internet-era activism in this romantic comedy/thriller about Émilie, a coat-check wallflower in a popular nightclub, and Thomas, a computer nerd hampered by an inability to interact in the real world…

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As Luck Would Have It

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT

(La chispa de la vida)

Spain/France/USA | Dir: Álex de la Iglesia

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

Sat. Sep 29, 3:45 pm, Granville 7
Mon. Oct 1, 6:45 pm, Granville 7
Sat. Oct 6, 10:30 am, Granville 7

When a freak accident leaves Roberto impaled on a metal rod, he can’t believe his good fortune. Without ever leaving the accident scene, he becomes an instant celebrity. Abetted by a brilliant Salma Hayek as Roberto’s principled wife, Spain’s leading satirist Álex de la Iglesia outrageously lampoons our society’s willingness to sell our dignity to the highest bidder… or anyone with exact change.

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Vancouver International Film Festival | VIFF 2012

September 27 - October 12, 2012 | Film Info: 604.683.FILM (3456) | VIFF Office: 604.685.0260