The Vic Theatre in Victoria, BC

  • Kedi
    Kedi
  • Best of the Fest: My Scientology Movie
    Best of the Fest: My Scientology Movie
  • Weirdos
    Weirdos
  • The Devotion of Suspect X
    The Devotion of Suspect X
  • After the Storm
    After the Storm
  • Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly
    Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly

New, Upcoming & Highlights


Kedi

Kedi

  • Mar 10, 2017 until Mar 30, 2017
  • Showtime:
    Mon Mar 20 – Thu Mar 23 at 7pm Fri Mar 24 at 9pm Sun Mar 26 – Thu Mar 30 at 9pm

    Back by popular demand for the 3rd time!

    Extended screening dates!


    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.

     

    RATED • 19+ Event

    Best of the Fest: My Scientology Movie

    Best of the Fest: My Scientology Movie

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

    BEST OF THE FEST!

    If you feel like the topic of Scientology has been done to death then there is a surprise in store. Louis Theroux, the engaging and cheeky British broadcaster and doc filmmaker (whose style is arguably only a little less contrived then that of Borat) brings an unexpectedly playful approach to the topic.
    Best known for his sideways looks at his subjects (Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, When Louis Met…), Theroux, basing himself in LA, puts out a casting call for people to play Scientology followers, including head David Miscavige and Tom Cruise. The intent is to replicate on film, with the help of former church disciplinarian Marty Rathburn, alleged practices never witnessed by outsiders.

     

    Once the bait is set, of course, the super-paranoid Church of Scientology is soon on Theroux’s tail, trailing his car, making implicit threats, and openly filming his crew.

     

    The film’s masterstroke, however, is Theroux’s undermining of Rathburn by reminding him that he was the one who originally invented these abusive practices. The director presents us with the insight that Rathburn is in effect an abused man who became a willing abuser, and is now struggling to reconcile the two. And for this, My Scientology Movie belongs in the company of the most serious work done on the church. 

     

    Unrated, so Membership Required  •  19+ Event

    Weirdos

    Weirdos

  • Mar 24, 2017 until Mar 30, 2017
  • Showtime:
    Fri Mar 24 at 4pm,
    Sat Mar 25 at 7pm,
    Sun Mar 26 at 4pm,
    Mon Mar 27 — Thurs Mar 30 at 7pm

    BEST OF THE FEST!

     

    Weirdos won Best Canadian Feature at the 2017 Victoria Film Festival

     

    It's 1976 and Kit and Alice are about to hitchhike their way from Antigonish to glamorous Sydney, Nova Scotia to visit Kit's mum (Molly Parker). Two more unlikely looking vagabonds you will never find. On the surface they're both straight-laced, well-combed and full of optimistic smiles. But beneath the middle-class veneer lies their teenage turmoils just waiting to break free. Kit desperately needs to shake off his small town dust and Alice will put up with anything to shake off some unwanted virginity. The road ahead may only be a few short hours of drive time but it's going to take them all weekend to find out who they really are.

    Director Bruce McDonald made his career redefining the great Canadian road with such classics as Roadkill and Highway 61. However, Weirdos is a new direction even for him. Rather than a story of outsiders looking in, the gloriously dorky Kit and Alice remind us of what it means to break out. Combined with a fun and flowing 70s soundtrack and a smart script from iconic playwright Daniel MacIvor, being uncool never felt so good.

     

     

     

    Rated PG, no membership needed  •  19+ Event

    The Devotion of Suspect X

    The Devotion of Suspect X

  • Apr 01, 2017 until Apr 02, 2017
  • Showtime:
    Sat Apr 1 at 7pm
    Sun Apr 2 at 4pm

    Starring Wang Kai

    World release & Victoria premiere!

    Based on award winning novel Yogisha Ekkusu no Kenshin by Keigo Higashino.
     
    Follow the story of professor Tang Chuan (Wang Kai) investigating a strange murder involving a mother, her daughter, and their neighbor Shi Hong (Zhang Luyi). He has the suspects but wrestles to map out the murder, especially considering that the neighbor is none other than his longtime rival and friend from his early university days. The neighbour, known for his exceptionally high intelligence, is matched with the professor, in a battle of mind-games as the investigation unfolds.
     
    ALL AGES 
    In Mandarin, subtitled in Traditional Chinese & English

     

    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

    Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly

    Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly

  • Apr 15, 2017 until Apr 16, 2017
  • Showtime:
    Sat, Apr 15 at 3pm Sun, Apr at 3pm

    STAGE TO SCREEN!

     

    Victoria Premiere!

     

    Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by Ermonela Jaho in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel dì’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice. Approximate running time 2 HOURS 45 minutes, Including one interval, plus a 15-minute introduction. SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES Stage to Screen punchcard holders save one dollar per punch on their ticket price. Learn more here! Unrated, so Membership Required - 19+ Event - Tickets are $20 (plus tax) – Get an additional $1 off for every Stage to Screen event you attend.

     

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    Unrated, so Membership Required - 19+ Event