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VIFF 2016: Portrait of a Garden

A year of pruning, planting, watering and harvesting in a Dutch estate kitchen garden. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

The VQFF program called Lovesong a story about two women “on the edge of something exciting,” but the most enjoyable parts of the film were the little things. more »

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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

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: 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: 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: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: Hockney

An immersive biography of the great British artist. more »

Kris Rothstein'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: Paradise

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: The Amina Profile

One of those 'truth is stranger than fiction' stories is told in this documentary about a non-existent Syrian blogger. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: From Scotland with Love

A window into the past with this archival montage. more »

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