The Bleeding EdgeNovember 5, 7:00 pm
Reel Causes at VAFF
Reel Causes co-presents The Bleeding Edge premiere with VAFF!
Don’t miss Leon Lee’s Leo Award-winning thriller that dives us into the underbelly of China’s black market economy. When a young western tech executive based in China suffers from heart failure on the job, he receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor. Once he discovers the horrific truth behind his operation, he must risk his life to help save the next victims and find redemption. Starring Anastasia Lin, current Miss World Canada, who is banned from China for speaking out about human rights issues.
Leon Lee is a Vancouver filmmaker whose thought-provoking films explore stories related to modern China that cannot be told within Chinese borders. His work has earned him multiple international awards, including the prestigious Peabody Award for his documentary, “Human Harvest”.
November 5, 7 pm
Use code VAFF2016CP to get a 10% discount on bundles of 6 or more tickets for purchases made by November 1!
Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)Oct5 - 5:30 pm; Oct 12 - 11:15 am; Oct 14 - 6:45 pm,
Reel Causes at VIFF
Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)
Reel Causes proudly returns as an Outreach Partner at the 35th Vancouver International Film Festival! Please join us for Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), Gianfranco Rosi’s mesmerizing, intricately human piece, winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2016. Subtly and skillfully juxtaposing the story of illegal migrants fleeing Africa for the safety of Italy’s isolated Lampedusa, with that of the lives of the tiny island’s residents, Rosi captures the complex humanitarian crisis unfolding in Europe with a sensitivity that both astounds and moves us.
“It is an amazing film.” – The Financial Times
“Fire at Sea is masterly filmmaking” – The Guardian
For more details and tickets, please visit: www.viff.org
Vancouver International Film Festival runs September 29 through October 14, 2016
VLAFF presents Much Ado About Nothing
Reel Causes will be partnering with Vancouver Latin American Film Festival to present Much Ado About Nothing Saturday Sept 3rd at 7PM. In this brand new Chilean drama, twenty-something Vicente loves his carefree life. He adores parties, girls and fast cars. One Sunday night as he is cruising around the city with some other young folks whom he has just met at a party, their car is rocked by a hefty collision. The next morning he learns that a man – a father of three – was run over and nobody stopped to help him. Although Vicente was in the backseat at the time, he is accused of the crime. The father of the young man who was driving is a powerful figure in Chile who cannot allow his reputation to be tarnished. Based on a recent true story in Chile that shook the whole country, the disturbing facts of this case shed a critical light on the complex intersection of justice and wealth.