PuSh 2016: Decoder 2017

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

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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 »

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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 »

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VIFF 2015: Rainbow Island

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

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VIFF 2015: Above and Below

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

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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 »

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VIFF 2015: Jafar Panahi's Taxi

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

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VIFF 2015: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

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

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VIFF 2015: The Anarchists

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

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VIFF 2015: Hockney

An immersive biography of the great British artist. more »

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VIFF 2015: Paradise

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

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VIFF 2015: From Scotland with Love

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

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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 »

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VIFF 2015: In Transit

Albert Maysles last film is an ode to lives in transit and to crossing America by train. more »

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Pickathon Festival Report: Sunday

With two days of extreme heat and sizzling tunes, the Pacific Northwest festival comes to a close. Turns out anything can be folk music. more »

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Pickathon Festival Report: Saturday

More heat and many bands from rock to bluegrass to hip hop. more »

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Pickathon Festival Report: Friday

All the action from the first day at the festival in the woods. more »

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Pickathon Festival 2015

On a wooded farm near Portland there is a very different kind of folk festival. more »

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DOXA 2015: Hit 2 Pass

An experiment in form and content, loosely based on the hit to pass car race. more »

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