Partnered Events

Vancity Theatre  Partnered Event



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.)

 Website and trailer || Buy Tickets here

(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.

“The way the women occupy Cohen and Plioplyte’s spotlight is a lesson in aging well, a lesson that begins with the refusal to play by the rule that says to grow older, especially for women, is to fade into the shadows.” —Sherri Linden, LA Times
Advanced Style is a love letter to older women who’ve elevated dressing to an art form.” —Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
Acting one’s age has never been an issue for the seven stylish women featured in this delightful film … All go for bold and original contrasts in colour, texture and form. A few speak about dressing as an art, with the body as an ‘armature’ for a composition whose inherent logic may lead to eccentric results … These confident women care less about what comes off the runways—’money has nothing to do with style,’ says one—than with what can be assembled from thrift-shop finds, home-made items and imagination. They reject the youth-culture diktat that age makes you invisible, and offer us all an example of self-acceptance.” — Robert Everett-Green, Globe and Mail


Reel Causes and the Vancity office of Community Engagement
co-present selections from the

Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival on Nov. 22nd.

The Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival bears witness to human rights violations and creates a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

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

Full details

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 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

More Info, Get Tickets

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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




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REEL CAUSES is proud to be an

Outreach Partner at this year’s festival!

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Hubert Sauper
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.