Vancouver Week in Widescreen: Eight hours of German TV by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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      Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day 

      Only recently rediscovered and restored, this miniseries was made for German TV by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who brings together his usual rep company—Hanna Schygulla and Kurt Raab among them—for an unusually warm, eight-hour tale of working class life in the early ’70s. Parts 1 and 2 screen at the Cinematheque on Friday (September 7).


      The projector: What to see and where to see it 

      Fast Times at Ridgemont High Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Eric Stoltz, and Sean Penn bring the ultimate set of tools to Amy Heckerling’s classic from 1982, at the Rio Theatre on Thursday (September 6).

      Degrassi High: School’s Out!  See Joey Jeremiah (Pat Mastroianni) and Caitlin Ryan (Stacie Mistysyn) in the flesh when the Rio Theatre celebrates the 25th anniversary of Degrassi ’s finale, on Friday (September 7).

      Cries and Whispers The mammoth Bergman 100 retrospective at Cinematheque finally lands on the director’s red-drenched 1972 masterpiece, screening Thursday, Monday, and Tuesday (September 6, 10, and 11).


      DGC B.C. Showcase: Keepers of the Magic

      Screening at Vancity Theatre on Friday (September 7), Vic Sarin’s ode to the art of cinematography headlines a short but nutritious series of features from the B.C. chapter of the Directors Guild of Canada. Also playing: Bye Bye Blues (September 7), Eve and the Fire Horse, On Putin’s Blacklist (both September 9), and more.