Vancouver Week in Widescreen: Naked hippies everywhere

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      THE END OF THE ROAD  During the Vietnam war era, an invasion of draft-dodgers, back-to-the-landers, and entheogen-inspired human potential types (ie. hippies) descended on Lund B.C., transforming the tiny community just north of Powell River into an autonomous micro-society built essentially from scratch. See how it worked out for these lazy nogoodniks (that's a joke) when the doc The End of the Road screens at the Vancity Theatre on Sunday (August 27) with filmmakers Tai Uhlmann and Theo Angell in attendance. 

      THE HIDDEN FORTRESS  Does it really need to be said, again...? Do not miss the opportunity to watch Akira Kurosawa's 1958 masterpiece—which was, yes, a major influence on Star Wars blah blah blah—when it comes to THE BIG SCREEN at the Rio Theatre on Sunday (August 27).

      THE CASTLE OF PURITY  You can thank the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival for this screening of Arturo Ripstein's haunting parable from 1972, about a family imprisoned by dad (Claudio Brook, The Exterminating Angel, Alucarda) inside their own rotting estate. Screening at the Vancity Theatre on Monday (August 28).

      RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD  If you missed it, one of the year's best films—about the supressed history of Indigenous influence on American music—gets a return engagement at the Rio Theatre for one night only, on Tuesday (August 29).