VIFF 09 Review: Prom Night in Mississippi

Racism is an ugly thing and something largely associated with a time long past. Once in a while, a film (The Order of Myths) or event (Katrina) happens which showcases just how little society has advanced over the decades. When we see racism, it’s easy enough to chalk it up to a “small group of people” but that’s never been a good response and it’s certainly...

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VIFF Announces Canadian Images Lineup

Three days. We are three days away from the unveiling of the entire line-up for 2009′s Vancouver International Film Festival. Each new announcement brings more joy for your truly and looking down this list of films, in conjunction with the previously announced Lions & Tigers, Follow the Money and The Way of Nature line-ups and the sneak preview...

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Racism: Alive and Well

When I saw The Order of Myths earlier this year, I was surprised to find that such a public display of race division was still alive and accepted in the US. It’s not to say that I live in an ideal world where racism doesn’t exist but it’s usually a topic that hides behind closed doors, which people discuss in hushed whispers and (mostly) deny in public....

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