VIFF Review: We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice
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VIFF Review: We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice

By Alex de Boer Alanis Obomsawin’s We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice documents the lifespan of a case brought against the federal government by indigenous child welfare activist and social worker Cindy Blackstock. Filed in 2007, Blackstock and the Assembly of First Nations alleged the Canadian government was guilty of systemic discrimination against First … Continue reading

Weirdos is an Instant Canadian Classic
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Weirdos is an Instant Canadian Classic

Frederick Blichert With Weirdos, Bruce McDonald returns to the road movie format that brought him fame in Roadkill (1989), Highway 61 (1991), and Hard Core Logo (1996). But he also looks longingly to Canadian cinema’s past, when films like Nobody Waved Goodbye (Don Owen, 1964) and Goin’ Down the Road (Donald Shebib, 1970) gave us … Continue reading

Sleeping Giant Comes Full Circle
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Sleeping Giant Comes Full Circle

It has been a truly remarkable journey for this Canadian film from its premiere at Cannes to its subsequent appearance at over 40 film festivals around the world. “Sleeping Giant”, the 2015 Canadian film, directed by Andrew Cividino, screened at the International Critics’ Week section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and went on to win … Continue reading

The Canadian Horror Show
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The Canadian Horror Show

With Canadian genre films experiencing a renaissance, we’re thrilled to present a selection of seminal Canuck horror this Halloween, from a lost Cronenberg classic to contemporary cult fare. In celebration (or preparation?) for the spine-chilling Canadian cinema we’ve about to splash on the screens of the Vancity Theatre, we asked our Twitter followers to write their … Continue reading

VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 4 Questions with Ana Valine
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VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 4 Questions with Ana Valine

Based on the novella The Trouble with Marlene by Billie Livingston, Sitting on the Edge of Marlene is a dark and bittersweet comic drama playing at VIFF 2014 (September 25th to October 10th) as part of the BC Spotlight series. Directed by Ana Valine, the film tells the story of a mother/daughter con artist duo who just … Continue reading

Bye Bye Blues Special Screening & Panel Discussion
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Bye Bye Blues Special Screening & Panel Discussion

Attention Canadian Filmmakers: Have you lost the rights to your own film? Will you soon? Join us after the Bye Bye Blues screening on October 10 (2:30pm) for a Special Panel Discussion about copyright laws for films and what filmmakers can do to protect their intellectual properties. When: Friday, October 10 after the screening of Bye Bye … Continue reading