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Canada On Screen At The Cinematheque

In keeping with avant-garde roots, Vancouver’s Cinematheque is host to an ambitious nation-wide project this year: Canada On Screen. It aims at familiarizing Canadians with…

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Cinema Spectacular

Cinema Spectacular‘s founder and executive director Laurel Brown is, among other things, a marine biology enthusiast. That’s not the main gist of our conversation, but…

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Filmstripped

Two years ago, local musician Andrew Huculiak set off for Norway to shoot and direct his first feature film, Violent. Why shoot a film in…

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Tito on Ice is a punk-rock political road documentary that follows comic book creators Max Andersson and Lars Sjunnesson as they travel throughout former Yugoslavia…

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Prior to Paul Williams: Still Alive, Stephen Kessler had directed two feature-length films (1997’s Vegas Vacation and 2000’s The Independent) and dozens of commercials. The…

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Everybody loves an uplifting rags-to-riches story, where the impossible becomes possible. In the case of Sound City, there are many instances of the staple underdog…

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Cartoon College is not about digital superstars, next-gen ironic animators, or even pop culture web comics. It’s a film about comics. Directors Josh Melrod and…

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Jay Reatard once punched an overzealous kid at a concert in Toronto, but this movie is not about that. Better Than Something: Jay Reatard takes…

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Josh Fox does not want his drinking water poisoned. Fair enough. Schooled in the documentary tradition of Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock, Fox constantly inserts…