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Vancity Theatre

1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7

Movieline: 1-(604)-683-3456

Website: https://www.viff.org/

Aquarela (PG)

Runtime: 1 hr. 29 mins.

Aquarela takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Captured at a rare 96 frames-per-second, the film is a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth's most precious element. From the precarious frozen waters of Russia's Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela's mighty Angel Falls, water is Aquarela's main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling cinematic clarity.

6:30 PM

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (PG-13)

Cast: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als
Runtime: 1 hr. 59 mins.

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to 70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a little black girl seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels The Bluest Eye, Sula and Song of Solomon, her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.

4:00 PM

Apocalypse Now Final Cut (R)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen
Runtime: 2 hr. 33 mins.

Captain Benjamin L. Willard is sent on a secret mission to assassinate Colonel Kurtz, a renegade Army officer accused of murder and who is presumed insane.

8:20 PM