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Friday, October 4, 2013

DAY 9

 

SPECIAL GUESTS IN TOWN THIS WEEKEND!


Not Quitting Their Day Jobs

Forum Continues

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Films Screening TODAY

Films Screening TOMORROW

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Dragons & Tigers Award

More VIFF News

TONIGHT'S FILMS WITH GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE


The Italian Character: The Story of a Great Italian Orchestra

THE ITALIAN CHARACTER: THE STORY OF A GREAT ITALIAN ORCHESTRA

Italy/Germany | Director: Angelo Bozzolini

Related Links: Website & Trailer

World Premiere

Fri. Oct 4, 6:30 pm, Centre for Arts
Sun. Oct 6, 1:30 pm, SFU-GCA

As polyphonic as a great orchestra at its peak, Angelo Bozzolini’s behind-the-scenes chronicle of Rome’s famous Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is a stirring, fascinating and insightful portrait. Enhanced by archival material of famous conductors and soloists who’ve played with the orchestra, it is a grand trip, indeed.

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Guest In Attendance

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See You Never

SEE YOU NEVER

(Hasta Nunca)

Uruguay/USA | Director: Mark Street

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

International Premiere

Fri. Oct 4, 7:00 pm, Cinematheque
Sun. Oct 6, 11:30 am, Cinematheque
Wed. Oct 9, 2:30 pm, Cinematheque

The host of a radio call-in show in Montevideo, Mario serves as a sounding board for his fellow Uruguayans’ insecurities and fears. As the hipster DJ endures an identity crisis of his own, Mark Street’s ingenious hybrid docudrama melds vérité and poetic invention to explore the state of a nation in transition.

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Guest In Attendance

Whitewash

WHITEWASH

Canada | Director: Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais

Related Links: Review | Trailer

Fri. Oct 4, 9:15 pm, Intl Village 10

Provoked into an act of violence, a taciturn widower (Thomas Haden Church, spectacular) pilots his snowplow into a Quebec forest and sets about living as an outlaw. In turns amusing, morbid, tragic and tense, Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais’ singular debut signals the arrival of a formidable new talent.
Winner, Best New Narrative Director, Tribeca 2013.

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Guest In Attendance

 

15 Reasons to Live

15 REASONS TO LIVE

Canada | Director: Alan Zweig

Related Links: Website & Trailer

Fri. Oct 4, 9:30 pm, Vancity
Sun. Oct 6, 11:30 am, Intl Village 9

Sharing personal reminiscences and interviews with others, director Alan Zweig constructs an affirming journey that encompasses personal quests, amazing anecdotes and poignant reflections. Whether it’s a young girl who takes a brave stand against religious conformity or a man who decides to walk the Earth, there’s something valuable to be gleaned from each of these encounters.

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Guest In Attendance

Breach in the Silence

BREACH IN THE SILENCE

(Brecha en el silencio)

Venezuela | Directors: Andrés Rodríguez, Luis Rodríguez

Related Links: Website & Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Fri. Oct 4, 4:15 pm, Cinematheque
Sun. Oct 6, 9:00 pm, SFU-GCA
Tue. Oct 8, 4:45 pm, Vancity

Born deaf and mute, and exploited by her parents, 19-year-old Ana resolves to save her siblings from suffering similar indignities. Former social workers Andrés and Luis Rodríguez ensure that the hard-won victories in their visually spectacular debut ring true and resonate deeply. Winner, Best First Film, Best Actress, Cairo 2013.

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Guest In Attendance

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Particle Fever

PARTICLE FEVER

USA | Director: Mark Levinson

Related Links: Interview with Editor Walter Murch | Facebook | Clip 1 | Clip 2

Canadian Premiere

Fri. Oct 4, 6:15 pm, SFU-GCA
Sun. Oct 6, 10:45 am, SFU-GCA

Physicist turned filmmaker Mark Levinson takes us behind the scenes during one of modern science’s most epochal events—the launch of the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva. Following six scientists, Levinson—aided by master editor Walter Murch—crafts a celebration of discovery while revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine.

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Guests In Attendance

On the Edge of the World

ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

(Au bord du monde)

France | Director: Claus Drexel

Related Links: Original Language Trailer

North American Premiere

Fri. Oct 4, 7:00 pm, Vancity
Sun. Oct 6, 10:30 am, Intl Village 8

Paris, at night. This is where Jeni, Wenceslas, Christine, Pascal and the others live. Homeless, they haunt the streets and bridges, and the corridors of the metro, on the edge of a world where society no longer offers protection. They face us and they talk… Claus Drexel’s luminously shot film contrasts the beauty of the city with the plight of the homeless to deeply moving effect.

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Guest In Attendance

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Oil Sands Karaoke

OIL SANDS KARAOKE

Canada | Director: Charles Wilkinson

Related Links: Director’s Website | Twitter | Facebook

Fri. Oct 4, 7:00 pm, Intl Village 10
Sun. Oct 6, 2:30 pm, Vancity
Fri. Oct 11, 1:30 pm, SFU-GCA

The operations in the tar sands of Fort McMurray are certainly ripe for discussion. However, the subject is so polarizing that meaningful debate is rare. Charles Wilkinson’s documentary addresses the tension between work and worldliness in fluid interviews with a handful of workers who are also preparing for a karaoke contest.

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Guest In Attendance


OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Once Upon a Forest

ONCE UPON A FOREST

(Il était une forêt)

France | Director: Luc Jacquet

Related Links: Trailer

North American Premiere

Classification: G - Sexual language

Fri. Oct 4, 4:15 pm, Centre for Arts

Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) and pioneering botanist and ecologist Francis Hallé fly us to the very top of the Amazon rainforest canopy and chronicle seven centuries in the life of this "green lung" of the world. A glorious celebration of trees and a call to arms for the protection of this wondrous tropical ecosystem.

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Longing for the Rain

LONGING FOR THE RAIN

(Chunmeng)

Hong Kong/China | Director: Yang Lina

Related Links: Clips

North American Premiere

Fri. Oct 4, 9:15 pm, Intl Village 9
Sat. Oct 5, 1:30 pm, SFU-GCA
Mon. Oct 7, 12:00 pm, Vancity

Chinese indie documentarian Yang Lina’s first fiction film is unprecedented in Chinese cinema: a truly erotic depiction of female desire, shot from a woman’s point of view. After a mysterious ghost seduces a bored housewife, her psychological turmoil leads to a series of increasingly weird religious experiences.

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Michael H. Profession: Director

MICHAEL H. PROFESSION: DIRECTOR

Austria/France | Director: Yves Montmayeur

Related Links: Website & Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Fri. Oct 4, 6:30 pm, Intl Village 9
Thu. Oct 10, 4:00 pm, Vancity

Spanning the totality of Michael Haneke’s career and featuring interviews with him, as well as footage of Haneke working on the films Amour (Oscar winner for best foreign language film), Code Unknown and The White Ribbon, Yves Montmayeur’s documentary portrait is "a must-see for anyone who admires this director."—Guardian

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Borgman

BORGMAN

Netherlands | Director: Alex van Warmerdam

Related Links: Trailer

Fri. Oct 4, 11:30 pm, Rio
Sat. Oct 5, 3:45 pm, Rio

As a vagrant trickster plays funny games with an affluent family, Alex van Warmerdam’s outrageous provocation casts a sinister, enthralling spell. Oblivious to the abstract class warfare being waged against them, the homeowners likewise can’t envision the nightmare that’s about to enter their waking lives. "Sly, insidious and intermittently hilarious…"—Variety

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ANATOMY OF A PAPERCLIP WINS 2013 DRAGONS & TIGERS AWARD!

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This year’s winner was announced last night at our Dragons & Tigers Awards Gala. Enjoy a special encore screening of our winning film on Saturday, October 5, 4:00pm at Intl 8.

Anatomy of a Paperclip

Sat. Oct 5, 4:00 pm, Intl Village 8

 

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ANATOMY OF A PAPERCLIP

(Yamamori Clip Koujou no Atari)

Japan | Director: Ikeda Akira

Related Links: Trailer

International Premiere

The spirit of Eraserhead lives on in Ikeda Akira’s droll, deadpan story of a paperclip maker and his romantic longing for a butterfly woman. Featuring weird juice drinks, unknown languages and a human cocoon!

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ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Autumn’s Spring

Autumn’s Spring

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The Great Passage

The Great Passage

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Honeymoon

Honeymoon

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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal

Sat. Oct 5, 10:00 am, Cinematheque   Sat. Oct 5, 11:30 am, Cinematheque   Sun Oct. 6, 11:10 am,
Intl Village 10
  Fri. Oct 11, 4:45 pm, Cinematheque

NOT QUITTING THEIR DAY JOBS

It’s quite common to hear about directors slogging their way through unrewarding, unglamorous McJobs in order to make ends meet while simultaneously pouring their energies into their passion projects. (Quentin Tarantino’s extended tenure as a video store clerk is the stuff of legend.) However, that’s hardly the case with two extraordinary documentarians visiting our city this weekend.

Code Black

Code Black

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Code Black is the first filmmaking effort by Ryan McGarry, a doctor at L.A. County Hospital. Winner of Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival, McGarry’s provocative and profoundly moving film imbeds us in the everyday chaos of an emergency room. Furthermore, it examines the infuriating bureaucratic hurdles that present themselves with lives hanging in the balance. The Hollywood Reporter calls the film “an urgent, deeply felt report from the frontlines… [McGarry’s] extraordinary access to life-and-death moments and his illuminating perspective on the medical system make for a powerful viewing experience."
Code Black – Sat. Oct 5, 7:00 pm, SFU

Particle Fever

Particle Fever

 

Meanwhile, Particle Fever comes to us courtesy of Mark Levinson, a physicist turned- filmmaker. Levinson gives us a front row seat for what might be our generation’s greatest scientific breakthrough: the Large Hadron Collider which might help explain the origin of all matter. Aided by legendary editor Walter Murch (The Godfather), Levinson crafts a celebration of discovery that doubles as an involving drama concerning the need to embrace failure as readily as you would victory. Also in attendance will be David Kaplan, theoretical particle physicist at Johns Hopkins University and producer of the film, and Jennifer Gagné representing TRIUMF at UBC.
Particle Fever – Fri. Oct 4, 6:15 pm, SFU + Sun. Oct 6, 10:45 am, SFU

The Summit

The Summit

 

Joining director Nick Ryan at Sunday’s screening of The Summit will be Pemba Gyalje Sherpa, the hero of 2008’s infamous disaster on K2, the world’s second-highest mountain. Employing found footage, eerie reenactments and interviews with survivors, Ryan’s film examines exactly what happened during the fateful 48 hours that left 11 climbers either dead or missing. Pemba’s insights will make this experience all the more unforgettable.


FORUM CONTINUES!

Friday, October 4

US *Hearts* Canada: Series Comedy Without Borders
9:00am - 10:15am
Featuring Chuck Tatham, Executive Producer, How I Met Your Mother

Directing Episodic Television: A Masterclass with Michael Lehmann
10:30am - 11:45am

From Freelancer To EP: The Power of the Writer in Series Television
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Featuring: Peter Gould, Executive Producer, Breaking Bad and Rick Cleveland, Co-Executive Producer, House of Cards

Go Big or Go Home: Showrunning Series Television
Featuring: Daegan Frykling, Co-Creator, Bitten and Jon Cooksey, Creator, The Collector

Telefilm Canada Speed Dating Sessions 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Telefilm Canada Tete-a-tete Sessions 4:15pm - 5:30pm


Saturday, October 5 | New Filmmakers' Day

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Get It Made, Get It Seen: Working with Kickstarter
9:30am - 10:45am
Featurning Elisabeth Holm, Film Program Director

In Conversation With: Canuck FirstTime Feature Film Directors Screening at VIFF
11:00am - 12:15pm
Featuring: Tony Pantages Three Days in Havana; Chloe Robichaud, Sarah Prefers to Run; Jason James, That Burning Feeling

How to Land a Job, Survive and Thrive in Factual Entertainment
1:30pm - 2:45pm
Featuring: Rob Hardy, Force Four Entertainment and Liza Keckler, Screaming Flea Productions

From the Godfather to the God Particle: A Masterclass with Editing Legend Walter Murch 3:00pm - 4:30pm


RUSH TICKETS ONLY

These films will have Rush Tickets available at the door, but we have stopped selling Advance Tickets for them. Please come early. Tickets remain available for other screenings of listed films.

Tall as the Baobab Tree – Today, 2:00 pm, Cinematheque
3 Days in Havana – Today, 4:20 pm, Intl Village 10
Camille Claudel, 1915 – Today, 6:45 pm, Intl Village 8
Oil Sands Karaoke – Today, 7:00 pm, Intl Village 10
On the Edge of the World – Today, 7:00 pm, Vancity


ANTICIPATED BUSY SCREENINGS

These films have a limited number of Advance Tickets remaining.

Liv & Ingmar – Today, 12:00 pm, Cinematheque
Sarah Prefers to Run – Today, 1:00 pm, Intl Village 9
Ain't Them Bodies Saints – Today, 9:00 pm, Rio
15 Reasons to Live – Today, 9:30 pm, Vancity


HOW CAN I KNOW IF I’LL GET IN?

You can tell how busy a screening is expected to be by going to tickets.viff.org and clicking the colourful VIFF logo in the centre of the screen. There are plenty of tickets available at showtime for most screenings. But plan ahead to avoid disappointment and—for busy screenings—please arrive early. This might be your only chance to see many of these excellent films.

If the indicator reads “LIMITED!” buy your tickets immediately. If it’s “RUSH ONLY!” advance tickets have sold out and rush tickets may be available at the door just prior to showtime. In the Rush Line, it is one person/one ticket, and complimentary vouchers may not be used.


ENRICH YOUR VIFF EXPERIENCE FOR ONLY $10

Get with the program and be better prepared to answer skill-testing questions!

Question 1:   What should I see?
Question 2:   What was that film about?
Question 3:   What was that film I saw last year at VIFF?

Answer:        196 pages of carefully composed, eye-catching VIFF information.

Shelf life:       Many years.

VIFF’s program catalogue is available at dozens of locations throughout the Lower Mainland. Click here to see the locations.

Buy one today before they’re gone!


INFORMATION VIFF.org

FILM INFO LINE 604-683-FILM

BOX OFFICE ONLINE at VIFF.org

IN-PERSON All VIFF Venues. During VIFF, all of our theatres serve as Box Offices for every film in the Festival and open 30 minutes before the first show of the day at the venue.

VENUES
The Centre for the Performing Arts
The Cinematheque
Cineplex Odeon International Village
Rio Theatre
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Vancity Theatre
Vancouver Playhouse

TICKETS
Adult $13
Weekday Matinee $11
Student/ Senior $11
Youth under 18 $9

 

PACKAGES
5 - Ticket Pack $60
12 - Ticket Pack $144
20 - Ticket Pack $220
30 - Ticket Pack $300
Student/Senior $50

 

PASSES
Weekday Matinee - $175
Student / Senior - $325
Festival - $400
Platinum - $900
Platinum + - $2,500
Dragons & Tigers - $100

PLEASE CHECK AGE RESTRICTIONS BEFORE TICKET PURCHASE.

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?

VIFF THEATRES

The Centre for the Performing Arts
777 Homer Street
(between Georgia & Robson)

The Cinematheque
1131 Howe Street (at Helmcken)

Cineplex Odeon International Village
88 W Pender Street

Rio Theatre
1660 E Broadway (at Commercial)

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street (at Abbott)

Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street (at Davie)

Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton Street (at Dunsmuir)

EXPANDED BOX OFFICES: All 7 VIFF theatres now act as advance box offices. Best of all, you can buy online and print at home. Or, simply display your tickets on your smart phone. (We don’t need separate WILL CALL windows anymore, nor do we offer ticket sales by phone.)

 

NO MORE PASS ENTRY TICKETS: Passholders no longer need to claim tickets for individual screenings. They simply join the passholder line at each theatre.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Oct. 5 – Winners of Best BC Film and BC Emerging Filmmaker Award announced at our BC Spotlight Gala screening of Down River


Vancouver International Film Festival | VIFF 2013

September 26 - October 11, 2013 | Film Info: 604.683.FILM (3456) | VIFF Office: 604.685.0260