Pamela Grcic

Pamela is a Vancouver Observer contributor. 

VIFF closing gala: Vancouver Asahi nabs top audience award

The Vancouver Asahi, based on the true story of a Japanese Canadian baseball team during the 1930s, broke attendance records as it made its world premiere in VIFF.

Picks for last days of VIFF: Behaviour, Looking for Light, Yakona

Behaviour (Cuba): This is a truly powerful film, well worth seeing. Director Ernesto Daranas delves in the difficult life of 11-year old Chala, who breeds pigeons for living. Chala is lured by easier...

VIFF Best New Director Winners ceremony: Photos

Last night the VIFF announced the winners of the inaugural Best New Director Award prior to the screening of the film Welcome to Me (U.S.) directed by Shira Piven, a comical, daring and poignant film...

VIFF's "Turbulence" highlights the emotional toll of war on Kurdish survivors

A young Kurdish Iranian woman's harrowing descent into Vancouver's drug scene shows the difficulties of rehabilitating after a war.

VIFF films to watch this week: thrillers, documentaries and a great film on Chinatown

With hundreds of films participating at the Vancouver International Film Festival, the challenge for many festival-goers is deciding which films to see. Here are a few picks: four international...

Leonard Schein honoured on VIFF opening night: photos

Last night, the Vancouver International Film Festival celebrated its opening gala with the induction of Leonard Schein into the Entertainment Hall of Fame at the Centre for the Arts. The induction...

A Brimful of Asha offers a hilarious take on marriage and tradition

A Brimful of Asha offers a glimpse into generational and cultural differences between a mother and son.

PAP Theatre revisits The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi with a twist

A quintessential French-Canadian one-man show, turned into a collective performance by stage director Claude Poissant, brings Quebec to the spotlight at PuSh Festival