Canadian Pacific I

Canadian Pacific I

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Designed as a companion piece to Canadian Pacific II, this film was shot near the artist's studio, from a window two storeys below on the second floor of a next-door building, between December, 1974, and February, 1975. It can be projected alone or in double-screen format with Canadian Pacific II.

Canadian Pacific II

Available on VHS

Designed as a companion piece to Canadian Pacific I, this film was shot near the artist's studio, from a window two storeys higher on the fourth floor of a next-door building, between December, 1974, and February, 1975. It can be projected alone or in double-screen format with Canadian Pacific I.

The Caretakers

The Caretakers

Available on DVDContains Closed Captioning

In 2014, actiivists of all ages, ranging from First Nations people to long-time Vancouver residents and new Canadians, ascended Burnaby Mountain in Canada's third largest city. There they made camp on the proposed route of a future pipeline. Their determination to do whatever it takes to keep the project from going forward springs from a firm belief in the need to protect this area of unceded Coastal Salish people for future generations.

Comrade Dad

Comrade Dad

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Writer/director Karin Lee reflects on her father Wally Lee and the communist bookstore that he ran on Vancouver's Skid Row from the mid-1960s until the early 1980s.

Cue the Muse

Cue the Muse

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This cinematic journey searches the secrets of uninhibited creativity, following four Vancouver artists: master painter and AIDS activist Tiko Kerr, ballet dancer Alexis Fletcher, luthier Nicole Alosinac and fiery singer Colleen Rennison of the blues-rock band No Sinner.

Glowing in the Dark

Glowing in the Dark

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Glowing in the Dark captures the energy and vitality of neon--one of the oldest and most effective forms of advertising.

The Hollow Tree

The Hollow Tree

Available on DVD

Documentary follows the bizarre saga of eccentric and passionate citizens who stand against gravity, decay and bureaucracy in order to save a thousand-year-old cedar tree from annihilation.

Landscape Revealed: The Art of Toni Onley

Landscape Revealed: The Art of Toni Onley

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This documentary focuses on cherished West Coast artist, Toni Onley, his contemplative artistic process and his provocative public life, including recent interviews with the late artist at work.

The Nine OClock Gun

The Nine O'Clock Gun

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A famous Vancouver landmark, the nine o'clock gun is a cannon that fires each day at 9:00 p.m. from Stanley Park. In this film, a stationary camera plays a waiting game, shooting the "performing sculpture" that marks time, but also stands as an invention of destruction.

PICTURE START

PICTURE START

Available on DVDContains Closed Captioning

The members of the so-called 'Vancouver School' are the biggest international art stars to ever come out of Canada, yet they remain little known, even to many Canadians. PICTURE START tells the remarkable, and unlikely, story of the emergence and rise of the original generation of this esteemed group: Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham and Ian Wallace.

School of Secrets

School of Secrets

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Students were told to keep their sexual relationship with their teacher a secret...now almost two decades later, these women are ready to expose the lessons they learned in school.

Sitting on a Story

Sitting on a Story

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Sitting on a Story illustrates the search for healing after a loved one's death. It also celebrates the exuberance and humour of humankind.

Skip Tracer

Skip Tracer

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This classic psychological thriller follows a cold and calculating bill collector who has a crisis of conscience.

Surviving In the Cracks

Surviving In the Cracks

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When Safe Houses for street youth in British Columbia faced closure, youth came together to create the play, Surviving In the Cracks. It was a play with a purpose, to inform an unaware public about why they ended up on the street and why the safe houses saved their lives. This is their story.

Swingspan

Swingspan

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The history of Vancouver's Cambie (Connaught) Bridge is revealed through the explorations and memories of a young man.

those days...a portrait of Doris Shadbolt

those days...a portrait of Doris Shadbolt

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Doris Shadbolt's practice as an educator, curator and writer in the visual arts spans the mid-20th century development of a vital art scene on the West Coast and in Canada. those days...a portrait of Doris Shadbolt focuses on the pivotal activities at the Vancouver Art Gallery during the 1960s and early 70s through interviews with Doris, now in her 80s.