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VIFF Live—Beyond the Screen

The traditional cinematic experience is expanding to include live scoring, narrated documentaries and multimedia shows. Thoughts on new directions in storytelling and VIFF Live highlights from programmer Ken Tsui. Read more

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Kristen Lawson on Nailed It!, a Netflix Original Read more

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VIFF 2018: The New Romantic

Sexual politics in the age of Tinder are portrayed with skill and insight in this Canadian comedy about a young woman who contemplates becoming a sugar baby. Read more

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JFL NorthWest 2018: Maria Bamford

Comedy genius enraptures loving fans. Yes, I'm biased. Read more

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JFL NorthWest 2018: Beth Stelling

A regular on 'comedians to watch' lists for a couple of years. Stelling can be flippant, dark and crude but is always charming and funny. Read more

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JFL NorthWest 2018: Prepare for Laughs

It is year three for one of Vancouver's newest festivals which offers stand up, sketch and improv comedy from big names and young locals and also includes a program of madcap oddball events like. Read 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. Read more

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Matt Reznek

PuSh Festival 2017: It is happening

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

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VIFF 2016: Barakah Meets Barakah

Yes, Saudi Arabians can make romantic comedies. Read more

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Pickathon 2016: The weekend continues

So many more tunes from the beautiful Happy Valley. Read more

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Todd Barry

Jody Sugrue.

JFL NorthWest 2016: Todd Barry

Comedy from the king of deadpan. Read more

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JFL NorthWest 2016: Jokes Please

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

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JFL NorthWest 2016: Janeane Garofalo

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

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JFL NorthWest 2016: Instagraham

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

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Back Fence PDX

Kris Rothstein

Back Fence PDX

Storytelling meets improv comedy. Read more

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VIFF 2013: The Great Passage

A Japanese editorial team spends fifteen years creating a new dictionary Read more

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VIFF 2013: Ali

A tough-as-nails Spanish teen learns to love Read more

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