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PuSh 2016: Decoder 2017

A genuinely idiosyncratic sound and video art performance where versions of the past and future collide. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

PuSh 2016: Monumental

Photo: Chris Randle

PuSh 2016: Monumental

An epic, bombastic combination of melodic noise and wild physicality as Godspeed You! Black Emperor meets Holy Body Tattoo more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

PuSh 2016: Intimacy

Image by Paulo Pacheco

PuSh 2016: Intimacy

A low-key theatrical exploration of what we can get from conversations with strangers and unexpected interactions. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: Rainbow Island

An optimistic film about tradition and change on a small Iranian island more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: Above and Below

Young Swiss documentarian Nicolas Steiner has made an intense film about people living in unusual geographies more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: "45 Years"

45 Years is a film about things that have been buried and all but forgotten, and what happens when they are brought into the light once again. more »

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2015: "Homme Less"

A fascinating documentary that takes us inside the dual lives of a 52-year-old man who is barely hanging onto his dreams in New York City. more »

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2015: Atlantis & The Royal Road

A perfect pairing of films that force the viewer to make the connections between sometimes random shots and images. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: "Palio"

A wonderfully operatic look at one of the world’s oldest sporting events, a horse race which is held twice a year in a medieval square at the heart of the Tuscan town of Siena. more »

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2015: Jafar Panahi's Taxi

The banned Iranian director films while driving a cab. Where is the line between drama and reality? more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: “Tricks on the Dead: The Story of the Chinese Labour Corps in WWI”

This docudrama shines light on a forgotten corner of World War I. It also asks questions about the process of "making" History. more »

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2015: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

A thoughtful and revealing portrait of a woman of influence. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: "Room"

The film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel is only partly successful. more »

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2015: "The Daughter"

Emotionally fraught, but powerful Australian drama. more »

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2015: The Anarchists

Stylish French historical drama about a policeman who infiltrates an anarchist cell. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: Hockney

An immersive biography of the great British artist. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: “Very Semi-Serious” and “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon”

Two documentaries about the rarified and demanding world of magazine publishing provide useful tips for Geist. more »

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2015: Paradise

An understated film which shows yet another side of Iranian cinema. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: "Brooklyn"

Brooklyn hits many different notes in the scale of emotions and it hits them perfectly, confidently. An excellent choice for the festival’s opening gala screening. more »

Michael Hayward's Blog

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