Pamela Grcic Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/8394 en VIFF films to watch this week: thrillers, documentaries and a great film on Chinatown http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/viff-films-watch-week-thrillers-documentaries-and-great-film-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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/viff-films-watch-week-thrillers-documentaries-and-great-film-chinatown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/viff-films-watch-week-thrillers-documentaries-and-great-film-chinatown#comments Film Everything Will Be How Did I Come to Hate Maths Marmato The Womb Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:28:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 19761 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Leonard Schein honoured on VIFF opening night: photos http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/leonard-schein-honoured-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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/leonard-schein-honoured-viff-opening-night-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/leonard-schein-honoured-viff-opening-night-photos#comments Film BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Film VIFF wild Sat, 27 Sep 2014 23:42:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 19750 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A Brimful of Asha offers a hilarious take on marriage and tradition http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/brimful-asha-offers-hilarious-take-marriage-and-tradition A Brimful of Asha offers a glimpse into generational and cultural differences between a mother and son.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/brimful-asha-offers-hilarious-take-marriage-and-tradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/brimful-asha-offers-hilarious-take-marriage-and-tradition#comments Theatre A Brimful of Asha Indian culture Indian-Canadian culture PuSh Theatre Theatre Fri, 07 Feb 2014 05:22:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 17691 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com PAP Theatre revisits The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi with a twist http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/pap-theatre-revisits-dragonfly-chicoutimi-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<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/pap-theatre-revisits-dragonfly-chicoutimi-twist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/pap-theatre-revisits-dragonfly-chicoutimi-twist#comments Theatre French-Canadian issues Larry Tremblay PAP Theatre Quebec theatre The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:44:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 17654 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Except in the Unlikely Event of War takes satirical look at the (im)probability of war http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/except-unlikely-event-war-takes-satirical-look-improbability-war The new play, Except in the Unlikely Event of War, explores the direst issues of modern society - government transparency, politicization of media, war as a means of societal control - but does so in...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/except-unlikely-event-war-takes-satirical-look-improbability-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/except-unlikely-event-war-takes-satirical-look-improbability-war#comments Theatre culture Except in the Unlikely Event of War politics Report from Iron Mountain Theatre Vancouver Sat, 16 Nov 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 17031 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Stand Clear of the Closing Doors: an autistic boy's journey http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/stand-clear-closing-doors-autistic-boys-journey An autistic boy in New York gets lost in the subway system for 11 days in a bold new film by Sam Fleischner.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/stand-clear-closing-doors-autistic-boys-journey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/stand-clear-closing-doors-autistic-boys-journey#comments Film Asperger's Syndrome autism Film illegal immigration Mexico New York City Queens Rockaway Beach Stand Clear of the Closing Door Subway Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:07:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 16582 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Great films to watch in the last days of VIFF http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/great-films-watch-last-days-viff A&nbsp;controversial French drama about lesbian love and a documentary about the fatal 2008 tragedy at the K2 mountain in Pakistan are among the movies to watch today and tomorrow at the VIFF....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/great-films-watch-last-days-viff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/great-films-watch-last-days-viff#comments Film 2008 climbers Documentary Film K2 The Summit Vancouver International Film Festival VIFF 2013 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:16:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 16700 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver Latin American Film Festival starts today http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/vancouver-latin-american-film-festival-starts-today Here's a look at this year's films.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/vancouver-latin-american-film-festival-starts-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/vancouver-latin-american-film-festival-starts-today#comments Film Caribbean Film Latin American film Post Tenebras Lux Vancouver Latin American Film Festival VLAFF 2013 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:02:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 16305 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com VQFF's Lace Bite features women hockey players united against Cystic Fibrosis http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/vqffs-lace-bite-features-women-hockey-players-united-against-cystic-fibrosis Vancouver- based filmmakers and producers Sharron Bates and Carmen Klotz had found the story of their dreams when they worked together on the movie Lace Bite,&nbsp;shown at the&nbsp;Vancouver Queer...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/vqffs-lace-bite-features-women-hockey-players-united-against-cystic-fibrosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/vqffs-lace-bite-features-women-hockey-players-united-against-cystic-fibrosis#comments Film BC Canadian film Documentary Film ice hockey Lace Bite Vancouver Queer Film Festival Sat, 24 Aug 2013 03:21:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 16241 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver Queer Film Festival brings bold new films to audiences http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/vancouver-queer-film-festival-brings-bold-new-films-audiences The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is on from August 15- 25, and it's looking to be a great lineup. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/vancouver-queer-film-festival-brings-bold-new-films-audiences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/vancouver-queer-film-festival-brings-bold-new-films-audiences#comments Film 25th anniversary BGF films GLTB Out on Schools out on screen queer Vancouver Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2013 Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:39:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 16167 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com