Where to watch scary movies in Vancouver this October

It’s time again for our annual Halloween guide to scary movies. So sit back with some popcorn and a pumpkin craft ale (where allowed, of course) and take in some thrills, chills, and spills at the cinema.

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Where to watch scary movies in Vancouver this October

Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary with these spaced-out flicks at Cinematheque

The Cinematheque is marking the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon in an appropriately cosmic style—with an existential arthouse twist.

Beginning today, July 3, and until the 28th, the theatre presents restorations of science fiction classics and award-winning documentaries. The program A Spaced-Out July: Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary includes a little-seen but visionary Czech film, a lengthy Tarkovsky meditation on existence, and of course Kubrick’s groundbreaking 2001. Find out more below.

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Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary with these spaced-out flicks at Cinematheque

Here comes Come From Away!

The cast of COME FROM AWAY, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2016.

It’s taken three years for the smash hit Canadian musical to come to town. But tickets for the first-ever Vancouver performances of Come From Away finally go on sale this coming Monday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.

The across-the-board success comes to Queen Elizabeth Theatre March 5-10. Find out more about this Tony Award-winning must-see musical below.

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Here comes Come From Away!

Cinematheque presents the premiere of acclaimed new Argentine film about European colonialism

A scene from Zama, the latest film from Argentine provocateur Lucrecia Martel. The acclaimed 2017 movie screens at The Cinematheque as part of a career retrospective.

The Cinematheque is presenting the Vancouver premiere of the first film in nearly a decade from the Argentine auteur behind the acclaimed 2008 thriller The Headless Woman.

Zama is the acclaimed latest film from Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel. To coincide with its Vancouver premiere of the 2017 movie, The Cinematheque presents I Feel You: The Films of Lucrecia Martel. The mid-career retrospective features four films from what cinematheque.ca calls “the Argentine auteur’s fiercely-original, highly-sensorial body of work.”

Screenings run June 1-10 at the downtown rep theatre, with opening night featuring a screening of Zama. UBC Film Studies lecturer Dr. Christine Evans will introduce the film. Find out more about the films below.

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Cinematheque presents the premiere of acclaimed new Argentine film about European colonialism

Film retrospective includes movies with Jagger, Bowie… and Garfunkel

Stand-ins for Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe discuss the theory of relativity in Nicolas Roeg’s 1985 movie Insignificance.

“All you’re doing in a film really is saying: this is what, and how, I think — is there anybody out there?”—Nicolas Roeg

This year, one of England’s most eclectic, controversial film directors turns 90.

To celebrate, the Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.) is presenting Out There: The Visionary Cinema of Nicolas Roeg. From Feb. 17 – March 4, the retrospective will screen several of the director’s films, many in 35mm prints. The slate includes his best-known works, such as Performance (starring Mick Jagger), Don’t Look Now (featuring one of the most famous sex scenes in cinematic history), The Witches (based on a Roald Dahl novel, and starring Angelica Huston) The Man Who Fell to Earth (with David Bowie as an alien).

But there are also some lesser-known Roeg works in the retrospective. Below is a look at those films, including Insignificance, Walkabout, Eureka and The Witches. (Click on film titles for trailers.)

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Film retrospective includes movies with Jagger, Bowie… and Garfunkel

Explorers of the Year, a daring mother-daughter team and more at this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

A scene from Martina and Tania Halik’s Epic Coast Mountain Adventure.

With 40 shows in eight venues, this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is the biggest yet. The annual event will screen 83 films, and host 44 speakers. These range from an Iranian woman who has become a symbol of moutain-climbing freedom, the first man to paddle-board across an ocean, and a mother-daughter team who spent five months traversing the Coast Mountains.

See below for more info on some of the guests coming to this year’s VIMFF.

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Explorers of the Year, a daring mother-daughter team and more at this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Five reasons to not miss The Descent this Sunday at the Rio

Cast of the 2006 British horror film The Descent. A special screening this Sunday at the Rio features director Neil Marshall introducing the film and answering questions after the screening.

Horror movie fans, or fans of nail-biting suspense thrillers featuring strong female leads, won’t want to miss a special screening this Sunday May 7 at the Rio Theatre (1661 E. Broadway).

The Vancouver independent will show The Descent, a classic of British horror, with director Neil Marshall in attendance. Here are four more reasons to catch the 1996 film in this special screening.

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Five reasons to not miss The Descent this Sunday at the Rio