JT LeRoy: A Conversation with Savannah Knoop
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JT LeRoy: A Conversation with Savannah Knoop

by Hogan Short Novelist Laura Albert created JT LeRoy as a pseudonym for her semi-autobiographical novels Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things in 1999. But when the books took off, readers, journalists and publishers all expected to meet JT. For a while, Albert kept them at arm’s length by conversing on the … Continue reading

All About Cats – A Conversation with Will Braden on the Cat Video Fest
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All About Cats – A Conversation with Will Braden on the Cat Video Fest

by Hogan Short The creation of the internet redefined our entire society. The world became smaller as the ability to connect and share information and thoughts became incredibly easier. The global community is still quickly evolving because of new ways to use the internet for communication. Youtube, Vine, Instagram – They have allowed us to … Continue reading

Canadian Film Week: A Conversation with VIFF Programmers Curtis Woloschuk and Tom Charity
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Canadian Film Week: A Conversation with VIFF Programmers Curtis Woloschuk and Tom Charity

by Noémie Attia Hi Tom and Curtis! Would you like to present yourselves?  Curtis: Sure. My name is Curtis Woloschuk, I’m the associate director of programming for VIFF and that deals both with the festival and the year round programming. As part of my festival responsibilities, I lead the programming of our Canadian section, both … Continue reading

Canadian Film Week Guests
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Canadian Film Week Guests

Get ready for 9 days of great Canadian film during Canadian Film Week at VIFF Vancity Theatre! 19 films and short programmes, with eight of the programmes directed by women, three films from Quebec (though only one is in French), and five programmes by Indigenous filmmakers. Our spotlight this year is homegrown: Carolyn Combs’ Bella … Continue reading

Bachman: A Conversation with Director John Barnard
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Bachman: A Conversation with Director John Barnard

by Hogan Short John Barnard spoke to us about his second film on Randy Bachman from The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive.  John Barnard is, like Bachman, from Winnipeg so the two already share a home as well as an obsession with their craft. Josh Barnard talked about that shared passion as well as … Continue reading