Canadian Film Week Guests
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Canadian Film Week Guests

Get ready for 9 days of great Canadian film during Canadian Film Week at VIFF Vancity Theatre! 19 films and short programmes, with eight of the programmes directed by women, three films from Quebec (though only one is in French), and five programmes by Indigenous filmmakers. Our spotlight this year is homegrown: Carolyn Combs’ Bella … Continue reading

Bachman: A Conversation with Director John Barnard
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Bachman: A Conversation with Director John Barnard

by Hogan Short John Barnard spoke to us about his second film on Randy Bachman from The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive.  John Barnard is, like Bachman, from Winnipeg so the two already share a home as well as an obsession with their craft. Josh Barnard talked about that shared passion as well as … Continue reading

Drunk for Life: Music in the Films of Jia Zhangke
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Drunk for Life: Music in the Films of Jia Zhangke

By Sean Gilman One of the most interesting things about Jia Zhangke as a director is his use of popular music not just as an ornament, a signifier of time and place or a shorthand vehicle for emotional clarity, but as a structuring element. Throughout his work, from his debut feature Xiao Wu in 1997 … Continue reading

Reminiscing on the Making of “Gospel According to Al Green”
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Reminiscing on the Making of “Gospel According to Al Green”

Director Robert Mugge reminisces about the time he made “Gospel According to Al Green,” screening at VIFF Vancity Theatre tonight for Music Monday… “Thanks to Nou Dadoun for the reminder that my 1984 film GOSPEL ACCORDING TO AL GREEN will screen at 8:50 PM tonight at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, Canada. I have to … Continue reading