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Vancouver Japanese

A third Hobbit, a new Annie and a persecuted genius in The Imitation Game

Also check out The Vancouver Asahi for a bit of local history seen through Japanese eyes.

More VIFF picks to start the week: Vancouver Asahi, The Fool, Everything Will Be

Hollywood dreams and a Vancouver baseball team lead off today