VIFF unveils doc lineup

The Vancouver festival added 10 documentaries to its Impact program, including a world premiere for Karen Lynn Weinberg's Alaska-shot doc Keep Talking.

Keep Talking picThe Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) has revealed the 10-project lineup for its Impact documentary program, including a world premiere for Karen Lynn Weinberg’s Alaska-shot doc Keep Talking (U.S) (pictured).

There are also international premieres for Antonino D’Ambrosio’s Frank Serpico (U.S), about whistleblower and former NYPD officer Frank Serpico, as well as Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard’s ACORN and the Firestorm (U.S.), about the controversial community group, ACORN.

Making their North American premieres are Greg Campbell’s Hondros (U.S), Xu Xin’s Yangtze Landscape (China) and Karina Holden’s Blue (Australia). 

Also screening in the program is Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow (Germany/U.S.), which chronicles the breadth of the global refugee crisis, Askold Kurov’s The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (Estonia/Poland/Czech Republic) and Barbet Schroeder’s The Venerable W (France).

Earlier this month, VIFF added 18 Canadian films to its 2017 lineup, with world premieres for Helene Choquette’s Like a Pebble in the Boot and Pascal Plante’s Tattoos.

This year’s festival runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 13.