The Big Lebowski is among the films featured at the Retro Film Festival.
Watch out, Vancouver - another film festival has arrived in town. The first ever retro cinema festival will hit Vancouver on September 23. Vancouver Retro Cinema Fest is an eight-day film festival that will feature 15 cult following classics from The Godfather, Back to the Future and The Labyrinth, to Ghostbusters and the legendary Big Lebowski.
Vancouver Retro Cinema Fest is much more than a series of movie screenings – this festival offers a total movie watching experience. The organization endeavours to bring movie lovers together, while bringing American cult classics to life.
The event will consist of costume competitions, a screening of the film(s), trivia contests, prizes and also themed drink specials. The theatre’s atmosphere will come to life with movie soundtracks playing, while the animated host of the evening keeps the crowd entertained and engaged throughout the night.
The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off with a ton of parties. The excitement was palpable, especially around the TIFF Bell Lightbox and the Hyatt Hotel where filmmakers and industry types congregate.
Rather than attend a red carpet party, I opted to walk the black carpet last night at the Drake Hotel Overdrive Launch Party celebrating TIFF. The line-up outside was ridiculous—and rightly so. Stella Artois and Sailor Jerry sponsored the event and were offering guests very personalized freebies… like tattoos. Real tattoos.
Usually at festivals such as TIFF, access to gift lounges, pampering, and star treatment are reserved only for celebrities and industry big-wigs.
Not this time.
Garnick and her talented team understand that everyone, especially journalists, get over-worked during the festival. The one-day event welcomed members of the media to experience pampering in preparation for TIFF madness.
You know what rocks? Books. You know what rocks even more? People who put words together to make a book.
Lit freaks, squeeze your dog-eared hardcovers a little tighter and get a load of this: Vancouver's 2012 Vancouver Writers Fest tickets go on sale tomorrow (September 5). The 25th Festival offers bookshelves of events for readers with established and emerging writers in interviews, panel discussions, readings and more.
The bright red doors of the turbolift open with a swoosh. Captain James T. Kirk, still reeling from the hypnotic effects of the alien poison, steadies himself as he steps on to the bridge. His antidote to any love potion, hallucinogenic plant or alien drug is his singular devotion to his one true love, his lady, the starship Enterprise. Back in his command chair, his confidence returns and his crew know their captain is back in command.
Now, that throne-like chair, where "not chess, Mr. Spock, poker" was played so many times, saving the ship, planets and even whole galaxies, is here, in Vancouver, at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). As the showcase return to the Fair’s walk through pavilions of years past, Star Trek: The Exhibition collects 300 original items on display in the 20,000 square foot Rollerland Building next to the Pacific Coliseum.
MagScene on Main is an interactive art event that features local publications along Main Street in establishments and cultural spaces. From skateboard culture to the local music scene, MagScene on Main offers the community an array of magazines to learn about. The weekend long event is hosted by the magazine association of BC will be held August 16-18. Jenny Uechi, managing editor of The Vancouver Observer will take on hosting the talk, "Gen Y Ain't Fools: Creative campaigning for social change in Conservative Canada" on Thursday, August 16 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Kafka's Coffee on 2525 Main Street.
An absolutely bizzare Korean pop (K-pop) music video is blowing up on YouTube, becoming one of the most shared videos in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Australia, Singapore and Sweden last Thursday.
'Gangnam Style' by Korean hip-hop artist PSY has over 18 million views and counting since its release last month. Already American news outlets have weighed in with some speculations about how, why, and with who this video is so popular. Gawker kickstarted the hype-machine by asking whether 'Gangnam Style' could be the best music video of the year.
"It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how or why Psy’s video took off among America’s online hipsters," musedThe Wall Street Journal's Evan Ramstad. "A tweet by rapper T-Pain on Sunday no doubt has a lot to do with it."
As HiVEmembers Interactive Athletes CorpandREV Technologieswrapped up their coffee morning talks about their upcoming projects, participants, who intently listened on, dispersed back to their desks spread out on the open floor plan-style of the recently made up heritage building on 128 West Hastings Street. The clanking of the dishes in the nearby kitchen sink became muffled by the lingering conversationalists nearby. It's Wednesday, and the hard-working bees are getting ready for lunch.