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Repression-proof artist, Franke James, celebrated by BCCLA

Franke James shows eight years of her artwork about fighting the environment and freedom of expression.

Stellar VIFF picks: Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

Steve Fonyo’s Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi drive and two more films

Vancouver mayor launches climate pledge program; 10 local businesses sign on

Pledge enlists West Coast companies to support climate action globally and to move toward 100-per-cent renewable energy locally.

Room, Haida Gwaii among top picks for VIFF this week

Room is a gem, Haida Gwaii a paradise, Remember a well-acted implausibility and Amina Profile recalls an international deception

A feisty Grandma, a sweet Intern, a chess war and new picks at VIFF

Plus high profile Canadian films Hyena Road and Beeba Boys outdone by a small summer tale

My VIFF picks: a delicate immigration yarn, two music stars and a crazed Kevin Bacon

Also: love in a tumultuous China, and a magazine that shaped modern comedy