Establishing Shots: July 16-22, 2021

Every week, Establishing Shots offers some further enlightenment on the films that will be screening in-cinema at the VIFF Centre and online through VIFF Connect.

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

“a kaleidoscopic portrait of an artist that simultaneously taps into the personal and political dimensions that inform the creation of art.” Beatrice Loayza, A.V. Club

“The intercutting between vintage footage of the Jones/Zane company and the student production, as well as footage from another contemporary production of the piece — shot with an onstage intimacy that recalls the in-the-ring segments of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull — make for an unusually lively documentary experience.” Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over

The War Is Never Over stands out because there has never been a subject quite like Lydia Lunch who continues to fight the good fight against all forms of abuse, degradation, and oppression. I can’t imagine her doing anything else.” Michael Levine, Bust

“This in-your-face documentary, which was made with Lunch’s participation, shows how she’s been able to survive on her wits and attitude, while being an underrated influence on her peers and subsequent generations of punk-influenced music artists. ” Carla Hay, Culture Mix

Our VIFF+ members are currently enjoying free access to more than 30 films and talks on VIFF Connect. Joining the collection this week are Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours and Daniel Raim’s Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story. Memberships start at only $12 a month.

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