Pamela Grcic Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/8394 en VIFF closing gala: Vancouver Asahi nabs top audience award http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/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.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/viff-closing-gala-vancouver-asahi-nabs-top-audience-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/viff-closing-gala-vancouver-asahi-nabs-top-audience-award#comments News closing gala VIFF Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:13:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 19835 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Picks for last days of VIFF: Behaviour, Looking for Light, Yakona http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/picks-last-days-viff-behaviour-looking-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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/picks-last-days-viff-behaviour-looking-light-yakona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/picks-last-days-viff-behaviour-looking-light-yakona#comments Film behaviour Film Looking for Light VIFF Yakona Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:41:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 19820 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Just Eat It, an exposé on food waste http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/just-eat-it-expos-food-waste <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/just-eat-it-expos-food-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/just-eat-it-expos-food-waste#comments Film Documentary Film food waste Just Eat It Vancouver International Film Festival VIFF Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 19798 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Films Just Eat It, Violent amongst VIFF Canadian award winners: photos http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/films-just-eat-it-violent-amongst-viff-canadian-award-winners-photos VIFF's night of winning Canadian Films. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/films-just-eat-it-violent-amongst-viff-canadian-award-winners-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/films-just-eat-it-violent-amongst-viff-canadian-award-winners-photos#comments Film Films. Awards Just Eat It VIFF Mon, 06 Oct 2014 03:39:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 19796 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com VIFF Best New Director Winners ceremony: Photos http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/viff-best-new-director-winners-ceremony-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/viff-best-new-director-winners-ceremony-photos#comments Film New Best Director Sat, 04 Oct 2014 00:53:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 19789 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com VIFF's "Turbulence" highlights the emotional toll of war on Kurdish survivors http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/viffs-turbulence-highlights-emotional-toll-war-kurdish-survivors A young Kurdish Iranian woman's harrowing descent into Vancouver's drug scene shows the difficulties of rehabilitating after a war.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/viffs-turbulence-highlights-emotional-toll-war-kurdish-survivors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/viffs-turbulence-highlights-emotional-toll-war-kurdish-survivors#comments Film children Film Iran Iraq Turbulence VIFF War Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:25:00 +0000 Pamela Grcic 19783 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 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