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After The Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku)
An affectionate, shrewdly observed drama of family life from Japan’s celebrated master, Kore-eda Hirokazu. A formerly successful novelist tries to reconnect with his ex-wife and young son. Dwelling on his past glory, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 2:00 PM
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Festival Closing Awards Lunch
Come celebrate an outstanding week of film and filmmakers at our GCIFF awards lunch at one of the most celebrated restaurants on the North Shore! Enjoy delicious food and cocktails as we present the festival awards to the filmmakers, courtesy of Deluxe Entertainment Services and LVR.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 1:30 PM
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Bang: The Bert Berns Story
Music meets the Mob in this, the greatest untold story of Rock & Roll. Narrated by Steven Van Zandt, the film explores the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of. His hits include "Twist and Shout", "Hang On Sloopy", "Here Comes The Night" and "Piece Of My Heart." Filmmaker Brett Berns brings his late father's story to the screen with interviews with those who knew him best and rare performance footage, including Ronald Isley, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Van Morrison and Paul McCartney, plus great rare performance footage.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 7:30 PM
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The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament)
Strap yourself in for this wildly inventive satire in which God is an overbearing crank, shuffling around in a bathrobe, yelling at his family, and plotting ways to torment humanity and his daughter is a bratty, rebellious 10-year-old living in Brussels. This wickedly funny film, with a message, follows the “Daughter of God” as she hacks her dad’s computer and sends a text to everyone on Earth giving them the exact date and time of their death. Not your typical French film!
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 9:00 PM
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Budd Burton Moss: A Conversation & Book Signing with Legendary Hollywood Agent
Meet legendary Hollywood talent agent, author, and producer Budd Burton Moss for an in-depth discussion and multi-media presentation on his extraordinary life, career and friends, including Sidney Poitier, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Larry King and many more.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 11:00 AM
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Burn Country
Featuring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo and James Franco. Dominic Rails is Osman, a former “fixer” for journalists in Afghanistan who finds asylum in a small California town. But when a job falls through, Rails finds himself restless and looking for action. He develops friendships with an elusive local actress (Rachel Brosnahan) and a charming local troublemaker Lindsay (Franco). But, when a dead body turns up and Lindsay goes missing, Rails explores the possible darkness lurking just beneath the surface of his unexpected new home.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 4:30 PM
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The Daughter
Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill and Paul Schneider star in this haunting family drama, a powerful reimagining of Ibsen’s play 'The Wild Duck.' Christian (Schneider) returns home for his estranged father Henry’s (Rush) lavish wedding to his much younger fiancée. Henry is closing the mill that had employed much of the logging township for generations including Christian’s old best friend Oliver. Reuniting with Oliver, Christian is forced to examine the state of his own life, but examinations reveal long buried, shocking secrets that affect not just himself.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 5:00 PM
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Family Film Day
When school is closed, GCIFF is OPEN! See great short films specially selected for a family audience and participate in fun hands-on movie-themed art activities.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 12:00 PM
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Folk Hero & Funny Guy
In this music-infused spin on the road-trip buddy comedy, a folk-rock star drags his failing-comedian friend out on the road with him. Things get complicated when an attractive woman joins the mix. Girls co-star Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell, David Cross, Melanie Lynskey and Michael Ian Black are featured in a film capturing deeply felt, lived in emotions, the ups and downs of long-term friendships, the nervous spark of a new attraction, and the power of making amends.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 8:30 PM
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