Indigenous Film Program WAPIKONI, CINEMA ON WHEELS, Launches Cross-Canada Tour at VIFF
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Indigenous Film Program WAPIKONI, CINEMA ON WHEELS, Launches Cross-Canada Tour at VIFF

INDIGENOUS FILM PROGRAM WAPIKONI, CINEMA ON WHEELS LAUNCHES CROSS-CANADA TOUR AT VIFF On April 23, Vancouver will be the starting point for the pan-Canadian tour of Indigenous short films: Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels. To celebrate this new adventure, Wapikoni Mobile, who’s been active since 2004 and is a cultural staple in Quebec, partners up with … Continue reading

An interview with Linda Ohama about A New Moon Over Tohoku
Adam Cook / Filmmakers / Interviews / Vancity Theatre / VIFF 2016

An interview with Linda Ohama about A New Moon Over Tohoku

An interview with Linda Ohama about A New Moon Over Tohoku By Adam Cook Linda Ohama’s new documentary, A New Moon Over Tohoku compassionately chronicles the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that devastated the coastal Japanese region of Tohoku through numerous interviews with survivors. An essential look into one of the most devastating natural … Continue reading

VIFF at the Golden Globes
Awards / Filmmakers / News Blast / VIFF 2016

VIFF at the Golden Globes

The whole VIFF office (along with the rest of the entertainment world) was abuzz after Sunday night’s 74th Annual Golden Globes Awards! Of course there was the fact that “La La Land” completely slayed in every category it was nominated and walked away with a Golden Globes record-breaking seven awards, an incredible feat for many reasons that … Continue reading

VIFF Review: The Love Witch
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VIFF Review: The Love Witch

By Brent Holmes Anna Billers’s The Love Witch is a modern-day throwback to the technicolor melodramas of the late 60’s early 70’s. It goes head over heels for lavish sets, dramatic dialogue and classic techniques. Ultimately, the film celebrates style and the sumptuous aesthetics of old-age cinema. Elaine (Samantha Robinson) is a witch obsessed with love … Continue reading

VIFF Review: The Eyes of My Mother
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VIFF Review: The Eyes of My Mother

By Anita Bedell “Loneliness does strange things to the mind,” introduces us to writer/director Nicolas Pesce’s The Eyes Of My Mother, a beautifully rendered art house horror film about the degradation of a lonely woman’s mind into psychopathic madness. Shot in crisp black and white, the movie likens to such stark nightmares as the 1968 … Continue reading

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