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Kris Rothstein
PuSh 2020: Free Admission
UK performer Ursula Martinez literally bares all in this funny show about building and breaking walls.
Kris Rothstein
PuSh 2020: Cuckoo
The recent history of South Korea, as told by rice cookers.
Kris Rothstein
PuSh 2020: An Interview with Ursula Martinez
UK performer Ursula Martinez shares thoughts on what inspires her and on provocation and rebellion in the arts.
Michael Hayward
Review: "The Two Popes"
A two-hour docu-drama that attempts to do for the papacy what The Crown has done, accidentally or deliberately, for the British royal family: humanize an institution that is desperately in need of an image makeover.
Michael Hayward
Review: "The Irishman"
Director Martin Scorsese gets the whole gang back together—Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel—for an epic 3 1/2 hour long mob film, which has a brief theatrical run before settling into an exclusive Netflix residency.
Michael Hayward
Review: "The King"
In which the first of several Netflix-funded feature films receives a short theatrical release in preparation for this year's awards season.
Kris Rothstein
VIFF 2019: Krabi, 2562
Experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers collaborates with Anocha Suwichakornpong on this very weird project set in a Thai coastal city.
Kris Rothstein
VIFF 2019: Raf
An oddball introvert is transformed through an intense relationship with a charismatic but manipulative friend.
Michael Hayward
VIFF 2019: "The Painted Bird"
Václav Marhoul’s bleak and brutal film version of Jerzy Kosiński’s 1965 novel, about a young boy traveling alone through a landscape in the throes of war.
Kris Rothstein
VIFF 2019: Pop-Up Magazine
The 'live magazine' show brought stories of a cow on the loose in Alaska, energy healers in Arizona, an uncle who was a disco star in the Philippines, and the secret joy of the televised car chase.
Michael Hayward
VIFF 2019: "Joan of Arc"
Controversial French auteur Bruno Dumont's take on the Joan of Arc story, a sequel to his 2017 film Jeannette, l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc.
Michael Hayward
VIFF 2019: "Sorry We Missed You"
A working class family living in Newcastle-upon-Tyne struggles to stay afloat, in a new film from director Ken Loach.
Kris Rothstein
VIFF 2019: Water Over Glass
Jason Zumpano, a Vancouver musician and composer, creates dreamy vintage-inspired music as inspiration for four filmmakers in this collaborative work.
Kris Rothstein
VIFF 2019: MODES 1
A collection of experimental short films encourages immersion in image and sound.
Winners of the 15th Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest!
Announcing the winners of the 15th Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest!
Michael Hayward
VIFF 2019: "Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom"
A young Bhutanese teacher, wrestling with his commitment to that career, is sent to the remote Himalayan village of Lunana, to fulfill the final year of his contract.
Kris Rothstein
VIFF 2019: Varda by Agnès
In her final film, French filmmaker Agnès Varda explains her approach to art and creativity with attention to detail and joy.
Kris Rothstein
Bumbershoot Festival
Seattle's annual arts festival is still a lot of fun.
Patty Osborne
Pink Ribbons, Inc
If you've ever pondered the question, "wouldn't it be more effective to find the causes of cancer instead of trying to find a cure?" then you should watch the excellent documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc.
Dylan Gyles
Lucy, You Got Some Smokin' to Do
I Love Lucy was unique when it first premiered because it was sponsored entirely by Philip Morris cigarettes, which gave them tremendous sway over creative content.
Dylan Gyles
The Spy Who Loved Smoking
In the original novels by Ian Fleming, James Bond is a heavy smoker, putting away between sixty and seventy cigarettes a day.
Jen Osborne Shortlisted for World Photography Award
Jen Osborne, Geist contributor, has been shortlisted for a Sony World Photography Award for The Red West.
Michael Hayward
The Big Books Bailout
Some thoughts on a proposed bailout package for the US publishing industry.
Michael Hayward
All I want for Christmas...
Michael Hayward
VIFF 2012: Gainsbourg by Gainsbourg: An Intimate Self Portrait
The story of the Frog Prince, told in his own words.
Michael Hayward
Review: "The 50 Year Argument"
You could call "The 50 Year Argument" a preemptive eulogy: a tribute to the New York Review of Books, which nowadays would have to be considered a member of a threatened species.
Michael Hayward
VIFF: Patience (After Sebald)
An exploration of author W. G. Sebald and his book "The Rings of Saturn"