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Violent

Canada/Norway 2014. Dir: Andrew Huculiak. 102 min. DCP

The feature debut of Andrew Huculiak, drummer for Vancouver rockers We Are the City, won the Best B.C. Film and Best Canadian Film prizes at VIFF, earned eight of B.C.’s Leo Awards (including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Cinematography), and was named to Canada’s Top Ten 2014. Made by Huculiak and his bandmates in Norway — and in Norwegian, a language they don’t speak — this beautiful, mysterious, surrealist-tinged work concerns Dagny (Dagny Backer Johnsen), a young woman who moves to the city to escape her small-town life. As she copes with a hinted-at catastrophe, Dagny recalls the five people in her life who have loved her the most. “Spectacularly confident storytelling ... One of the best B.C. feature debuts ever.” (Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight).


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Never Steady, Never Still
Canada 2015. Dir: Kathleen Hepburn. 18 min. DCP

In Vancouver filmmaker Hepburn’s award-winning short (recently remade as a feature), a troubled young man returns to northern B.C. from the Alberta oil fields and finds solace in family and home.

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Guest in attendance: Kathleen Hepburn

Introduced by Curtis Woloschuk, Canadian Shorts Programmer, VIFF