What: Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of colour. A fantasy? A nightmare? That’s the reality in this astounding documentary about Owen Suskind, who turned mute as a child and was diagnosed with autism.
Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, August 10, at 8:30 pm; more screenings on August 11 and 14
Tickets: At VIFF, $12 full price, $10 for students
What: The world’s first international indigenous basketball tournament begins on Wednesday, featuring aboriginal teams from across Canada and the US, as well as a host of others, including the Maori National Team of New Zealand.
Where: Simon Fraser University – 8888 University Dr, Burnaby
When: From Wednesday, August 10, to Friday, August 12
What: Two suburban hipsters take you on a theatrical journey to meet cave people hipsters, samurai hipsters and even a Dutch coffee trading hipster. Oh, and second hand clothes, overly manicured facial hair and being so original it physically hurts.
Where: Studio 504 – 504-2050 Scotia Street, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, August 10, at 7.30 pm; more performances through Saturday, August 20