THE VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

3 DIFFERENT FILMS – VARIOUS DATES AND TIMES – VIC THEATRE

Sisters With Transistors (84 min): The remarkable world of electronic music has been constantly evolving since its inception in the early 20th century. From the unlimited possibilities of digital synthesisers, to the recent analog recording revival; from the impossibly perfect pitch of Auto-Tune, to the democratisation of music-making for a generation of ‘bedroom’ producers – each of these extraordinary developments is directly connected to the work and artistry of the women featured in “Sisters with Transistors.” Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, Wendy Carlos, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel are among the greatest pioneers of modern sound and we continue to feel their influence yet most people have never heard of them. Nov. 20: 5pm, Nov 21: 8:00pm, Nov. 23: 5:15pm, and Nov. 24: 8:00pm. Info available at https://www.victoriafilmfestival.com/product/sisters-with-transistors/

Sin La Habana (95 min): A young, impoverished Afro-Cuban couple dreams of wealth and success. An Iranian-Canadian divorcée yearns for personal freedom. These three lives converge in Sin La Habana, a film that explores the lengths people go to in order to achieve their life goals. Leo, a talented ballet dancer (real-life ballet dancer Yonah Acosta) and lawyer Sara (Evelyn Castroda O’Farrill) yearn for a better life together by leaving Cuba; one sure way is for Leo to romance a hapless tourist. This plan works all too well, as the lonely Nasim (Aki Yaghoubi) quickly falls for Leo’s charm, and soon makes his dreams come true by inviting him to Montreal. Nov. 19: 5:15pm, Nov. 20: 7:30pm, Nov. 22: 5:15pm, Nov. 23: 7:45pm, Nov. 25: 5:15pm. Info available at https://www.victoriafilmfestival.com/product/sin-la-habana/

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time (127 min): 40 years in the making, this is the first feature documentary to chronicle the life of Kurt Vonnegut, the legendary American author whose dark comic talent and urgent moral vision still capture our imagination today. Told through the prism of his long friendship with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert Weide, who began shooting Vonnegut as far back as 1988, the film spans everything from his childhood in Indiana and experience as a prisoner of war, to his long years as a struggling writer, which eventually led to superstardom with the publication of his lightning-bolt anti-war novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Featuring rare interviews and narration by actor Sam Waterston, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time is both a compelling tribute and essential introduction for the uninitiated. Nov. 19: 7:45pm, Nov. 21: 5:00pm, Nov. 22: 7:45pm, Nov. 24: 5:00pm, Nov. 25: 8:00pm. Info available at https://www.victoriafilmfestival.com/product/kurt-vonnegut-unstuck-in-time/

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