“Does this finally prove that size matters?” James Cameron asked, cheekily, when he picked up the award for Best Film at the Golden Globes for his epic romance, Titanic, 21 years ago this week. His point: no matter how cheap and convenient DVD might be, people would go to the movies if you gave them enough of a reason not to stay at home.
The sheer scale of Austin, Texas’ SXSW lends itself to myriad descriptors. With overlapping music, film, interactive, gaming and comedy festivals augmented with conference sessions focussing on everything from sports to social impact, labels such as labyrinthine, monolithic or just plain monstrous are all quite apt.
As we get geared up for the Style In Film series here at VIFF, we are reflecting on the recent slew of fashion and style documentaries that have enlivened our senses, enlightened our minds and inspired our wardrobes.
In our new series, Her Stories: Women Call the Shots, we invite contemporary women filmmakers to choose a film made by a woman which continues to inspire, and share it with our audience.
A film critic for CBC Radio for over three decades, Rick Staehling’s voice on film is beloved to BC audiences. Ahead of his upcoming film lecture series, we spoke with Rick about where his love of movies began, his extensive career and the ever-changing Hollywood industry.
Take a look at the trailers for films we have coming up at Vancity Theatre this month.