The Vic Movie Theatre Victoria, BC

  • Whiplash
    Whiplash
  • The Shortest Day
    The Shortest Day
  • St. Vincent
    St. Vincent

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Whiplash

Whiplash

  • Dec 19, 2014 until Dec 20, 2014
  • Dec 22, 2014 until Dec 23, 2014
  • Showtime: 7pm

    Stunning performances syncopate this uplifting and exhilarating film! Andrew Neyman has one goal: to be the best drummer in the world. But ambition has a cost when Neyman is pushed by his masochistic mentor, Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), to the edge of his skills and his sanity.

    Whiplash explores the dedication, focus, and evolution of Andrew Neyman, a gifted first-year drumming student who is pushed to practice until his hands bleed by a masochistic mentor, senior jazz band instructor Terence Fletcher. Whiplash boasts incredible performances, including newcomer Miles Teller’s heartbreaking portrayal of Andrew, and J.K. Simmons’ total transformation into the terrifying Terence.

    This is director’s Damien Chazelle first feature, receiving rave reviews when premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. If you like music, underdog stories or movies that have strong emotional impact, you can’t miss a moment of this film!

    Provocative and emotionally intense, and built around propulsive performances from a pair of actors who drive each other forward.”

    – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

     

    No Membership Required

     

    The Shortest Day

    The Shortest Day

  • from Dec 21, 2014
  • Showtime: 3:30 pm & 7pm

    Brighten up the shortest day of the year with free short films at The Vic

    Come in from the dark when The Victoria Film Festival unreels Canadian short films on the shortest day of the year. Bringing a newly popular French tradition to Victoria, the VFF is celebrating the fine art of short films on Sunday, December 21st. Join us for free screenings of The Shortest Day programs, including a family matinee, a Canadian comedy evening, and seasonal festivities.

    The Shortest Day program showcases shorts from across the great white North, featuring Oscar nominated classics, animations, and new releases sure to please every palate. “[The Shortest Day] sheds light on the vast talent of up-and-coming filmmakers that Canada has to offer,” say Canadian actors, filmmakers and The Shortest Day spokespersons Michael Seater and Paula Brancati.

    Family Matinee: 3:30pm

    Download Free Shortest Day Colouring Page HERE. 

    Enjoy a new French tradition with your family: brighten up the shortest day of the year with free short films. Warm your young ones up with a cup of warm apple cider ($2) while watching award-winning family shorts in our cozy, festive theatre.

    Canadian Comedies: 7pm, 19+ Event

    Or, lighten up the longest night of the year in a cozy, candle-lit cinema with eight witty Canadian comedies. Starting at 7:00PM, we’re showing a selection of hilarious shorts. Outside, we are warming things up with a candle-lit walkway, or warm up from the inside with a glass of traditional European mulled wine ($5). 

    Both screenings are offered for free, so please arrive early to guarantee seating. Donations are welcome, and especially appreciated during the holidays.

    Started in 2011 by the centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC) in France, The Shortest Day celebration of short film has emigrated to Canada, sponsored for its second year by Telefilm, The National Film Board, and SODEC    

    St. Vincent

    St. Vincent

  • from Dec 24, 2014
  • Dec 26, 2014 until Dec 31, 2014
  • Showtime: 7pm

    Bill Murray returns to the big screen as Vincent, a dead-beat and dead-pan Vietnam vet. In St. Vincent, Murray offers to mind his new neighbour’s 12-year-old son, Oliver, to earn some beer and bad habit money. The unlikely pair begin to rub off on each other – much to mother’s (Melissa McCarthy) dismay - when a bond forms between the old curmudgeon and the young impressionable boy.

     

    The cast, led by Murray, includes Melissa McCarthy as Oliver’s mother, Maggie, Naomi Watts as Daka, a Russian prostitute, and Chris O’Dowd as Brother Geraghty, a priest at Oliver’s school. This great cast of stand-up stand-ups brightens up the film which uses humour and heart to reflect on the growing gap between today’s young and old.

     

    “St. Vincent is the most complete performance of Bill Murray's career.”

    – David Blaustein, ABC News Radio    

    No Membership Required