DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2017

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Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival returns May 4 –14, 2017 at various venues and theatres around town. The festival will open with Marie Clements’ extraordinary documentary musical The Road Forward, a celebration of First Nations history and a portrait of a people who have retained their identity and power through art, activism and community.

In the words of the original documentary rebel Chris Marker: “Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined.” In an increasingly chaotic world, documentary comes to the rescue, offering radical reinvention, brave new ideas for the future, and a flinty and unyielding form of hope.

DOXA 2017’s Spotlight on Troublemakers celebrates folk who upend the applecart, wreak havoc and generally disrupt business as usual with a selection of films that resist, rage on and fight for real change.

DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2017

  • Dates: May 4-14, 2017
  • Venues: The Vogue Theatre, VIFF’s Vancity Theatre, The Cinematheque, The Orpheum Annex, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, and the Museum of Vancouver
  • Admission:* Evenings and Weekends: $13; Weekday Matinee (weekday films starting at 5:00pm or earlier): $11; Opening: $22 film and party; Special Presentations at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts: $15; Museum of Vancouver: $15; Student/Senior tickets for all screenings: $2 discount; Membership: $2; Festival Pass: $195 (Includes membership; valid for all film screenings including opening and closing night film and party). 5 Ticket Pack: $60; 10 Ticket Pack: $110

Visit the DOXA box office online or in person at #110–750 Hamilton St, Vancouver on April 22 & 23 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Call (604) 646-3200 for more info.

About the Program

Midweek special presentations include Olivier Babinet’s youth blast of teenage energy in Swagger, and Jacob Smith’s Waking the Sleeping Giant that follows an intersectional coalition of activists, politicians and ordinary folk who are fighting for real democracy in the post-Trump USA.

Guest Curator David Beers has assembled a selection of incendiary new political films in Trumped! Now What?. The third edition French French includes a retrospective of the work of the legendary filmmaker Chris Marker. On the eve of the Provincial election, we are very proud to present a special town hall screening of Charles Wilkinson’s new film Vancouver: No Fixed Address.

Julian Rosefeldt’s MANIFESTO shouts revolution from the rooftops in the protean form of Cate Blanchett, playing thirteen different characters reciting this century’s greatest cultural and social manifestos (Fluxus to Dogme 95) in our closing night film.

Browse the full festival program online now »

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