Win Passes to “Hit ‘n Strum” [Vancouver]

Kirk Caouette’s Hit ‘n Strum is almost a one man show. The former stunt actor left behind a life of setting himself on fire and jumping in front of cars for other people in order to do it for himself and the result is very positive. Couette wrote, directed, composed and stars in the movie as Mike, a busker living on Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside....

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Looking ahead to DOXA 2012

As HotDocs takes over Toronto for a few days, Vancouver’s very own documentary film festival DOXA will open its doors to nearly two weeks of fantastic documentaries starting May 4th. The festival always presents a great assortment of titles and this year’s event, which will screen films throughout the city, has on offer a variety of titles appealing to a...

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Game of Thrones + Vancity Theatre + Free = WIN

Winter is coming. We’ve heard this quite a bit over the last few months and with the release of “Game of Thrones” on DVD and Blu-ray earlier this week and the premiere of season two only a few weeks away (clear your calendar for April 1st), winter isn’t slowly creeping on us but coming at full speed and in full force. So while some of us...

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“Enter the Void” & “Trigger” finally arrive! [Vancouver]

After what seems a year of waiting (it’s actually been nearly 2 years), Gaspar Noe’s acclaimed Enter the Void (review) is finally coming to Vancouver. The Vancity Theatre has announced its line-up for December and among the titles listed for a limited engagement is Noe’s film which is screening between December 10th and 16th at 8:10PM nightly. Yes, I’ve already...

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Starts today! Vancouver Short Film Festival

Vancouver’s winter festival run continues with the Vancouver Short Film Festival which kicks off this afternoon and wraps up its programming tomorrow night. The festival, in its fifth year and featuring many up-and-coming local filmmakers, keeps growing as this year’s program includes 45 short films, a panel, an international screening and a retrospective of...

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Contest: Win tickets to Projecting Change’s breakfast screening of “Tapped” (includes breakfast!) [Vancouver]

Ever wonder the effect of the bottled water industry on the environment? You may be surprised to learn that the question goes well beyond the plastic used in the bottles. From directors Stephanie Soechtig and Jason Lindsey comes Tapped, a behind the scenes look at the bottled water industry. From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A., this...

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VLAFF announces line-up. Prepares to take over Vancouver

Vancouver has entered festival season. With the VQFF, the city’s second largest film festival, in it’s final days, September is going to bring with it yet another great collection of films under the banner of the Vancouver Latin Film Festival. In it’s 8th year, this year’s festival runs September 2nd to the 12th and is a perfect place to start the city’s...

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Live Cinema at the Vancity Theatre [Vancouver]

You may not recognize the name Alloy Orchestra but these guys have, over the years, built a reputation as the best musical accompaniment to silent films in the world. They’ve been everywhere, from the Louvre to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles and on July 24th and 25th, they’re coming to Vancouver. The Vancity Theatre...

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3rd Annual Brazilian Film Festival [Vancouver]

Amidst the excitement of World Cup and the advancement of Brazil (like there was any doubt that would happen), we have something else related to Brazil to celebrate in Vancouver. The Brazilian Film Festival of Vancouver is returning for its third year and it looks like the little show that could is starting to gain some steam, topping last year’s...

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French Film Festival [Vancouver]

The Vancouver French Film Festival is getting ready to kick off it’s fourth year and though the film selection is small (four films spread over as many weeks), I’m thrilled to report that all four titles are outstanding. The festival runs June 11th to August 5th at The Ridge Theatre, kicking off on June 11th with a one week run of Jean-Pierre...

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