Vancouver Week in Widescreen: Ada for Mayor and Sherlock Jr.

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      Attention, Vancouver. Ada For Mayor

      Housing-rights activist Ada Colau weathered the abuses of mainstream politics (including attempted sabotage by the Spanish government) to become Barcelona’s mayor in 2015, a story told in gripping and frequently intimate detail in this fine doc, coming to the Cinematheque courtesy of DOXA on Thursday (September 21). If you live in Vancouver 2017 (and you do), this is a must-see.


      The Projector: What to see and where to see it 

      All Screwed Up  The Cinematheque’s Lina Wertmüller series continues with this 1974 burlesque on class exploitation and bad sex. Screening Friday and Saturday (September 22 and 23).

      Memories Of A Murder  The Vancity Theatre whets our appetite for VIFF’s presentation of Okja with Bong Joon-ho’s wild cop thriller from 2003. Screening Saturday (September 23).

      Close Encounters Of The Third Kind  Does it hold up? See the 40th-anniversary restoration of Steven Spielberg’s new-age UFO opera at the Rio Theatre on Monday (September 25).


      Sherlock Jr.

      Get there by 3 p.m. and you can catch a free screening of Buster Keaton’s delightful Sherlock Jr. —arguably his most inventive and enduring masterpiece—at the Vancity Theatre’s celebration of Art House Theatre Day on Sunday (September 24). Show your true commitment by sticking around for Scott Barley’s  “remodernist” Sleep Has Her House at 9 p.m.