Drunk for Life: Music in the Films of Jia Zhangke
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Drunk for Life: Music in the Films of Jia Zhangke

By Sean Gilman One of the most interesting things about Jia Zhangke as a director is his use of popular music not just as an ornament, a signifier of time and place or a shorthand vehicle for emotional clarity, but as a structuring element. Throughout his work, from his debut feature Xiao Wu in 1997 … Continue reading

Reminiscing on the Making of “Gospel According to Al Green”
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Reminiscing on the Making of “Gospel According to Al Green”

Director Robert Mugge reminisces about the time he made “Gospel According to Al Green,” screening at VIFF Vancity Theatre tonight for Music Monday… “Thanks to Nou Dadoun for the reminder that my 1984 film GOSPEL ACCORDING TO AL GREEN will screen at 8:50 PM tonight at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, Canada. I have to … Continue reading

Special Guests at VIFF Vancity Theatre this March
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Special Guests at VIFF Vancity Theatre this March

March is shaping up to be a special one around here with several special guests in attendance! From filmmaker Liz Marshall, here for her new film, “Midian Farm,” to film critic Sean Gilman, who is lending his expertise on our much anticipated Jia Zhangke retrospective and our “Film Studies” lecture series teachers to name a … Continue reading

Fantastic Female Directed Films from 2018…to name just a few
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Fantastic Female Directed Films from 2018…to name just a few

by Hogan Short Vancity is currently proudly playing host to the Vancouver International Women’s Film Festival and it is also International Women’s Day today.  We are proud to showcase the talent by talented women because sadly their voices are often unheard. There is a systematic dysfunction in the ability to get the jobs in film … Continue reading

In Conversation with Robert Lang on Collaboration, Risks & a Highly Secretive Gold Industry.
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In Conversation with Robert Lang on Collaboration, Risks & a Highly Secretive Gold Industry.

by Hogan Short Ahead of “The Shadow of Gold” screening + Vancity Impact talk with our expert panel, one of our VIFF writers sat down with Filmmaker Robert Lang, to talk about collaboration on the project, travelling to various film locations and risks taken to capture the film, and the film’s reception. Was gold on … Continue reading