Urban Visions Collide in ‘Char Bagh’

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    As part of this year’s PuSh Festival, experience four methods of storytelling on January 31.   Char Bagh is the Persian term for a quadrilateral garden divided by water and pathways; a space for exchange and contemplation. Digital Handloom is a Vancouver communication and cultural engagement practice by Manjot Bains and Naveen Girn.


La Dolce Vita: Vancouver’s Italian Film Festival


  Featuring classics and new releases, the fest runs January 9 to 15. Now in its second year, the Vancouver Italian Film Festival invites you to luxuriate in the glories of Italian Cinema, past and present.   Presented in association with the Italian Cultural Centre, the Italian Consulate, Instituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and VIFF


What’s Your Perspective?

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  This year’s Vancouver Asian Film Festival stretches from India to Singapore, all the way to the back of your fridge. Film descriptions courtesy of VAFF.org. A Leading Man (USA) Directed by Steven J. Kung November 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. International Village Cinemas   Everyone is happy for rising actor GQ—everyone except GQ himself.



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    What to see at this year’s Latin American Film Festival.   By Aurora Tejeida   Can’t wait for VIFF to get here? Well, there’s still a week left to check out Vancouver’s Latin American Film Festival, which runs until September 7. It’s your chance to learn about Latin American culture through the lens


Chile Out

Venezuelan film “Bad Hair” screens at the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival.

    Chilean filmmakers featured at Vancouver’s 12th Latin American Film Festival.   The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, running from August 28 to Sept 7, announced its 2014 film lineup last week. The 12th annual festival features 73 films, including 36 feature-length films screened in three venues in downtown Vancouver.   The program’s Panorama


Free movies in Stanley Park

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    30-year-old classics like Footloose and The Karate Kid are coming to a big, inflatable screen every Tuesday.   What: weekly outdoor movies When: every Tuesday from July 8 to September 2, beginning at dusk Where: Stanley Park, Ceperley Meadows (Second Beach) How much: Free     The Lego Movie (2014) July 8, 2014


Award-winning Venezuelan films at SFU Woodwards

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    Who: Venezuelan Canadian Society of B.C. What: Screening Brecha en el Silencio (Breach in the Silence) and El Silencio de las Moscas (Silence of the Flies) When: Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Where: SFU Woodwards – Goldcorp Center for the Arts (149 W Hastings Street) How much: $10



  Martin Scorsese presents ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ at the Cinematheque   By Sarah Berman   What: Classic Polish films restored When: May 22 to June 3 Where: Pacific Cinematheque How much: $11 plus $3 membership   The famous director Martin Scorsese has selected 21 Polish films he says were an inspiration and an influence


REED: The Life and Works of Roy Kiyooka

    What: Documentary film screening When: May 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Where: 101-42 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver BC www.explorasian.org   Fumiko Kiyooka tells the story of her father, Japanese Canadian artist Roy Kiyooka (1926-1994). He was an internationally renowned artist who fascinated many, while remaining enigmatic to most. For Fumiko, making the film


Changing China: Vancouver’s documentary film festival DOXA


    Themes of urbanization and migration at Vancouver’s documentary film festival DOXA.   By Aurora Tejeida   China is currently undergoing one of the fastest transformations in history. As the country pushes to urbanize and grow its middle class, many are making the move to the city. The effects of both globalization and urbanization


God loves Uganda


    “Masterfully crafted and astonishingly provocative” —Sundance Festival Guide   Who: ReelCauses.org What: Screening “God Loves Uganda” When: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Where: SFU Woodward’s (Goldcorp centre for arts) Doors open 6:30 p.m., screening starts 7:15 p.m.   Reel Causes has been labeled by the Georgia Straight as “the best way