VIFF 2017: Dina

A documentary love story from the 'non-typical' end of the neurological spectrum which is honest and intimate without exploiting its subjects. more

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VIFF 2017: Sour Apples

A few decades in the lives of Turkish sisters transport the audience from rural mountain life to the modern big city in this funny, emotional film which is both sweet and sour. more

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VIFF 2017: Good Luck

A long haunting (and amazing) documentary film shot at two very different mines - one in Serbia and one in Suriname. more

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VIFF 2017: The Florida Project

In a landscape littered with the motels and theme parks of a disappointing American dream, a foul-mouthed kid runs wild. more

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VIFF 2017: Maineland

Chinese teens get their look at America from a rural Maine boarding school in this impressionistic documentary. more

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VIFF 2017: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Digging beneath the surface of a classic Hollywood star who had a secret talent for invention. more

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VIFF 2017: 24 Frames

Still photographs are animated into imagined lives by Iranian legend Abbas Kiaromstami. more

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VIFF 2017: Forest Movie

A Vancouver film about experience, atmosphere and letting your mind wander. more

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VIFF 2017: Maison du Bonheur

What defines a person? A beautiful apartment, a smile, a collection of shoes, memories? A Canadian filmmaker in Paris spends a month unraveling and illuminating one woman's life. more

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Summer road trips, books and cider

It's time to go listen to music in a field, watch an eclipse or seek out strange alcoholic beverages. more

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The Spirit of BC Craft Spirits

Dozens of artisans gather at the Croatian Cultural Centre to offer enthusiasts a chance to try everything from gins and vodkas to spirits made with berries, fir needles, cinnamon and kelp. more

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Books and BC Distilled 2017

BC's craft distilling festival inspires me to find books about how and why we drink. more

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PuSh 2017: Zappa Meets Varèse & Oswald

Three twentieth century composers who add a twist and some kick to their sound and mode. more

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PuSh 2017: Things a Person is Supposed to Wonder

Surreal. Bizarre. A woman in a shiny pink track suit makes life more difficult while wondering why it is hard. more

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PuSh Festival 2017: It is happening

What makes Vancouver's PuSh performing arts festival so cool? Thoughts on this year and years past. more

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In Search of Indie Films

Why it might be harder to see the next great underground classic film, even in this age of technological plenty. more

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VIFF 2016: Short Stay

An understated and unassuming first feature film, which feels almost revolutionary in its combination of well-grounded sense of place and perplexing hero. more

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VIFF 2016: Gimme Danger

The story of the Stooges, one of rock's great bands. more

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