Friday, December 19, 6:30pm
VIFF Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street
DIRECTOR: Lina Plioplyte
CAST: Joyce Carpati, Lynn Dell, Zelda Kaplan, Ari Cohen
(USA, 2014, 72 min.)
(Please note: This is a partnered film with VIFF Vancity Theatre. Tickets must be purchased through VIFF Vancity Theatre’s outlet and a valid VIFF membership is required.)
Prompted by Ari Seth Cohen’s wildly popular blog (itself indebted to Bill Cunningham’s guerrilla fashion photography), Lina Plioplyte’s rousing documentary profiles a handful of New York women—aged “between 50 and death”—whose flamboyant approaches to style and glamour reflect their inextinguishable vitality. These women—who include a portraitist who once painted Ayn Rand and one of the Apollo Theatre’s original dancers—all possess screen presence to spare, as well as carefully curated wardrobes that will leave fashionistas both envious and inspired to bring a little more creativity and personality to their own ensembles. New Yorkers through and through, Plioplyte’s subjects don’t plan on going out without a well-accessorized fight.
PAST PARTNERED EVENTS:
Reel Causes and the Vancity office of Community Engagement
co-present selections from the
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival on Nov. 22nd.
All proceeds from the 8 PM screening of To Be Takei (2014) will go directly to supporting Reel Causes. Buy tickets here
From outer space to Capitol Hill, from the silver screen to YouTube, the legendary George Takei has blazed his own trail while conquering new frontiers with a beaming trademark grin. Oh, my! This documentary is a hilarious, entertaining, and moving look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei.
Also screening for free Nov 22nd.
- Big Men (2013) 12:00
- A Quiet Inquisitions (2014) 2:00 PM
- Return to Homs (2014) 4:00 PM
- Sceherazade’s Diary (2013) 6:00 PM
Where: SFU Woodward’s Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver
When: Saturday, November 22, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
REEL CAUSES at VAFF!
Reel Causes is excited to partner with the Vancouver Asian Film Festival again this year, Nov 6 -9!
We will be co-presenting their Centrepiece Film
A Picture of You
Sat. Nov 8th 7:30 PM
Cineplex International Village
Kyle and Jen, estranged siblings, travel from New York City to rural Pennsylvania to pack up the home of their recently deceased mother. While there, they make a discovery that turns their world upside-down. This is a serious movie about life that collides with a funny movie about death. It’s a story about family, loss, secrets, letting go, and starting anew.
Best Screenplay, 2014 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 10, 2014
REEL CAUSES is proud to be an
Outreach Partner at this year’s festival!
PARTNER SCREENING OF
Mon. Oct 6, 7:00 pm, Rio
Thu. Oct 9, 4:00 pm, SFU-GCA
Skipping across South Sudan in a plane he built himself, uncompromising Oscar-nominated documentarian Hubert Sauper (Darwin’s Nightmare) reveals how the world’s newest country is being carved up by foreign multinationals and missionaries. “A surreal, moving, infuriating and persuasive argument that in South Sudan there’s nothing ‘post’ about colonialism.”–The New York Times. Winner, Special Jury Prize: Cinematic Bravery, Sundance 2014.