The Vic Theatre in Victoria, BC

  • Best of the Fest 2017
    Best of the Fest 2017
  • Manchester by the Sea
    Manchester by the Sea
  • Kedi
    Kedi
  • Fences
    Fences
  • Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me
    Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me
  • Royal Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
    Royal Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
  • After the Storm
    After the Storm

New, Upcoming & Highlights


Best of the Fest 2017

Best of the Fest 2017

  • Feb 03, 2017 until Feb 28, 2017
  • Thank you for a fantastic festival, everyone!
    Click on the image below and let us know which films you'd like to see return to the Vic.

    Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

  • Feb 17, 2017 until Feb 23, 2017
  • Showtime:
    Fri Feb 17 at 7pm,
    No screening Sat Feb 18
    Sun Feb 19 — Tues Feb 21 at 7pm
    Wed Feb 22 at 9pm,
    Thurs Feb 23 at 7pm

    Kenneth Lonnergan's nuanced script and the strong performances by Casey Affleck and Michele Williams are the talk of the award season. After Patrick's father dies, he is left in the care of his uncle, Lee (Affleck). Lee reluctantly returns to his hometown to take care of his spirited nephew, but returning re-opens a past he wanted to forget. 

     

    19+ Event

    Kedi

    Kedi

  • Feb 24, 2017 until Feb 26, 2017
  • Showtime:
    Fri Feb 24 at 7pm,
    Sat Feb 25 at 4pm,
    Sun Feb 26 at 7pm

    Victoria Premiere!


    This documentary is not about your house cat or the stray that wanders through the garden from time to time. Kedi is about the thousands of street cats in Istanbul that nap on the line between wild and tame, and the impact they have on their human neighbours.

     

    Unrated, so Membership Required19+ Event

    Fences

    Fences

  • Feb 24, 2017 until Mar 02, 2017
  • Showtime:
    Fri Feb 24 at 4pm,
    Sat Feb 25 at 7pm,
    Sun Feb 26 at 4pm,
    Mon Feb 27 — Wed March 1 at 7pm,
    Thurs Mar 2 at 4pm

    An adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, Fences centres on the life of a black garbage collector in 1950's Pittsburgh who, as a young man, was stifled by baseball's colour barrier.

     
    19+ Event

    Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me

  • Feb 25, 2017 until Feb 25, 2017
  • Showtime: Doors 9:30

    It's happening again!

     

    The 2nd Annual Twin Peaks Evening

    Presented by The Fiji Mermaid & Cabaret Voltaire Diversions

     

     

    Screening of

    Fire Walk with Me

    with LIVE performances by:

     

    The Great Giffoni

    Lily Fawn

    Paper Street Theater

    & The Giant

     

    Tickets are $13 at the door

    $12 in advance at Cavity Curiosity Shop & Garden of Eden

    Movie Pass & Twin Peaks Evening combined ticket: $20

     

    19+ Event

    Royal Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

    Royal Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

  • Mar 18, 2017 until Mar 19, 2017
  • Showtime:
    March 18 & 19 at 2pm

    STAGE TO SCREEN!

     

    Victoria Premiere!

     

    The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.

    On her 16th birthday, Aurora discovers the spindle and pricks her finger. She falls into an enchanted sleep, and the whole palace sleeps with her. One hundred years later, Prince Florimund discovers the palace, hidden deep within a great, dark forest. He wakes Aurora with a kiss.

    The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. It was the ballet with which the Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II, its first production at its new home in Covent Garden. Margot Fonteyn danced the role of the beautiful Princess Aurora in the first performance, with Robert Helpmann as Prince Florimund. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original 1946 staging was revived by then Director of The Royal Ballet Monica Mason and Christopher Newton, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. 

    The masterful 19th-century choreography of Marius Petipa is combined with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. Together they create an enchanting sequence of gems in the ballet repertory – from the iconic Rose Adage, when Aurora meets her four royal suitors, and the lilting Garland Waltz to the Vision Pas de deux, as Florimund sees Aurora for the first time, and the celebratory divertissements and final pas de deux that bring the ballet to its glorious close. Throughout, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s masterful score takes ballet music to a height of passion, sophistication and intensity that arguably has never been surpassed.

     

     

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    Unrated, so Membership Required - 19+ Event

    After the Storm

    After the Storm

  • Apr 07, 2017 until Apr 09, 2017
  • Showtime:
    Fri Apr 7 at 7pm,
    Sat Apr 8 at 4pm,
    Sun Apr 9 at 7pm

    BEST OF THE FEST!

     

     

    Ryota Shinoda was once a successful and well-regarded writer. These days he's a lot more like his shiftless father before him – Weekdays, he works as a sketchy detective and on weekends he tries to pawn his mother's belongings when she's not looking. She's widowed though and doesn't have much to lose anyway so she happily tolerates him.

    Ryota is trying to mend bridges with his estranged wife so he can spend more time with his son. And he's also trying to mend bridges with his sister, since he may have had a hand in her failed marriage. Unfortunately, neither of these women has much patience for him any more.

    Then, on the evening a typhoon is due to make landfall, Ryota's old family finds itself forced together for one more night in his mother's tiny apartment. What follows is not what anyone expected, but it may be just what they need to move on.

    Modern master Kore-eda (Our Little Sister, Like Father Like Son) returns to VFF once again with yet another great film. His insightful eye on the modern family shares the caring and sensitivity of his spiritual predecessor Yasujirô Ozu (Tokyo Story). Free of melodrama yet always marked by tenderness, Kore-eda never tries to fix the inevitable. Instead, he shows us the best moments within it. 

     

     

    Unrated, so Membership Required 19+ Event