Canadian Film Week – Staff Picks Part 2
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Canadian Film Week – Staff Picks Part 2

VIFF Staff Picks – Best Canadian Films, Part Two We’re continuing our countdown to Canadian Film Week (April 14-23 at VIFF Vancity Theatre) with Part Two of our VIFF Staff Picks of favourite Canadian films. Take a read through, share your thoughts and tell us what your favourite Canadian films are! Last Night (1998) “I’m … 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

10 Great Music Movies That Rock
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10 Great Music Movies That Rock

From the wildest of rockers to country’s biggest stars and acoustic folk songsters, films about musicians have played an important part in the movies. Rarely can audiences walk away unaffected by the music itself or more often the revealing story behind artists that we’ve admired from a distance. In celebration of our Music Mondays film … Continue reading