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Pickathon 2016 Preview

I head south to Oregon for a second year of camping, eating and listening at the Pickathon music festival - folk, rock, world and much more. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Levitation Vancouver

Multitude of musical offerings in Vancouver. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Down and Out 1 in Old Paris

An absorbing new book from Luc Santé, documenting the unsavoury underside of old Paris; and a deluxe DVD and Blu-ray box set of Jacque Rivette's "Out 1" (1971), his legendary 12 hour and 53 minute film of the French "nouvelle vague." more »

Michael Hayward's Blog

Levitation Music Festival Preview

Psych rock fest comes to Vancouver starting June 16th. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

DOXA 2016: Looking for Exits: Conversations with a Wingsuit Artist

Extreme sport meets artistry in this portrait of Ellen Brennan, one of the preeminent wingsuit BASE jumpers in the world. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

BC Distilled: The Lowdown

The best, most original and strangest flavour combinations in BC's craft distilling scene. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

BC Distilled and Canadian cocktails

As the festival of BC's craft distilleries approaches, I ponder books on liquor and consider some crazy delicious recipes. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Todd Barry

Jody Sugrue.

JFL NorthWest 2016: Todd Barry

Comedy from the king of deadpan. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

JFL NorthWest 2016: Jokes Please

Eclectic and eccentric stand up where we learned that Ryan Albert Hilbert is not a convincing alias. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

A revealing doc about the pioneers of an art revolution which is now so ubiquitous that its history is often forgotten. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

JFL NorthWest 2016: Janeane Garofalo

Even after almost 90 minutes of intimate self-mockery, Garofalo seems so likable. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

JFL NorthWest 2016: Instagraham

An amusing journey through the social media platform that sucks the least. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

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

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