The North Van Arts International Film Series is presented by North Van Arts in cooperation with the Toronto International Film Festival. Throughout the year a series of TIFF selections are screened at Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas for special one-night-only viewings. Established in 2003, the film series acts as a platform for unique cinematic experience, spotlighting quality Canadian, independent and foreign films.
North Van Arts is pleased to present:
In the highly anticipated third installment of an arresting art exhibition, Anthropocene finds the award-winning Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky teaming up again with acclaimed director Jennifer Baichwal (Long Time Running, Watermark) and producer Nick de Pencier (Watermark, Manufactured Landscapes) to explore humanity’s impact on the natural world. Four years in the making, Anthropocene is not only a film, but also an event that is sure to effectively capture everyone’s attention with its stunning visuals and timely activism.
Director: Jennifer Baichwal
With: Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nick de Pencier
Runtime: 87 minute
In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Eisenberg) and Anton (Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of high frequency trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point on their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Hayek) a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to beat them at their own game. No matter what the cost, Vincent and Anton are determined to cut through America, only to find redemption at the end of their line, not through money, but through family and reconnecting to the land.
Director: Kim Nguyen
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek
Runtime: 111 minute
Country: Belgium & Canada
Set against the backdrop of the slums of Lebanon, the film centres on Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), approximately 12 years old — his parents don’t know his age — and already hardened from years of survival. Failed at nearly every turn by his family, Zain and his younger sister, Sahar (Cedra Izam), must contend with a variety of dangers, one of which is their parents. After they sell Sahar to try and make ends meet, Zain runs away, and he encounters other kindred spirits trying to maintain a sense of self in incredibly desperate circumstances. When Zain is imprisoned for stabbing someone, he launches a lawsuit against his parents for bringing him into such a grim world.
Director: Nadine Labaki
Cast: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
Runtime: 123 minute
Country: Lebanon & USA
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Free Solo | USA | May 22 | 7:00pm
Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin
Featuring: Alex Honnold
Runtime: 97 minute
Spring 2019 Film Series Pass – $40 (four feature films, $8 savings)
General Ticket Admission – $12
Series passes purchased online will be available for pick up from the cinema’s will call table beginning 6:15pm, April 10th, 2019.
The North Van Arts International Film Series, established in 2003, is a fundraiser benefiting North Van Arts’ programming and events throughout the North Shore.
Films subject to change based upon TIFF distribution changes.