My commitment to one genre of film wavers as much as a child in a fill-your-own-bag in a candy store; luckily July satisfies each of my tastes with a perfectly curated movie Smörgåsbord. Here are the 5 films I’ll be sticking around after work to watch.
Opera Week: La Boheme (July 11/14) – This is the last opportunity audiences will have to see this famous John Copley staging of La Boheme, as a new production is set for 2017, so join me at Copley’s classic while you still can. http://bit.ly/LaBoheme-Opera
Suite Francaise (July 17-28) – Since studying WWII in grade school, I’ve been obsessed with reading/watching/learning as much as possible about arguably the most tragic episode in human history. Suite Francaise satisfies this obsession with a dose of forbidden love thrown in for good measure. http://bit.ly/SuiteFrancaise_
Sunshine on Leith (July 24-30) – If you liked Across the Universe Moviebased on the lyrics in The Beatles songs, you’ll love the lighthearted The Proclaimers inspired film Sunshine on Leith. Set in stunningly beautiful Edinburgh, this makes me yearn to travel back to bonnie Scotland. http://bit.ly/SunshineOL
Highway of Tears (July 26) – I missed this film in March so I’m happy to see it return to the theatre, this BC based doc is a short yet powerful 80-minutes which raises awareness about the stretch of Highway 16 between Prince Rupert & Prince George, where many girls and women have disappeared or been murdered over the last 40 years. http://bit.ly/HighwayOT
-Morgaine, VIFF Marketing Coordinator