SciFact vs SciFi: Nerd Nite Goes to the Movies
Events / Features / Vancity (Year Round) / Vancity Theatre

SciFact vs SciFi: Nerd Nite Goes to the Movies

By Michael Unger Over the past five years Nerd Nite has helped grow a community of curious adult learners by facilitating a social environment conducive to conversation and exploration. At Nerd Nite, we aim to bring together experts and audience in a collegial and engaging space, in a bar, with friends to encourage learning across … Continue reading

DOXA: A Conversation with the Director of Programming, Selina Crammond
Documentaries / Features / Interviews

DOXA: A Conversation with the Director of Programming, Selina Crammond

Since 1998 DOXA has been providing a carefully curated selection of documentaries from Canada and around the world. In her second year as Director of Programming, Selina Crammond talks to us about changes in the festival, highlights some of this year’s films, and shares her advice for festivalgoers. DOXA runs May 2-12 at various venues … Continue reading

JT LeRoy: A Conversation with Savannah Knoop
Features / Interviews / Vancity (Year Round) / Vancity Theatre

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

Canadian Film Week: A Conversation with VIFF Programmers Curtis Woloschuk and Tom Charity
Features / Interviews / true north / Vancity (Year Round) / Vancity Theatre

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

SXSW: Survival of the Fittest
Features

SXSW: Survival of the Fittest

By Curtis Woloschuk, Associate Director of Programing Anyone who’s ever thrown themselves fully into a film festival experience knows that they come to rely on their survival instincts every bit as much as their discerning cinephilia. We’ve all seen (or perhaps even been) those VIFF diehards carting along a Tupperware of emergency rations so that … Continue reading