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Fifth Annual Women in Film Festival at Vancity Theatre this weekend is packed with great films and people

Come out and see what WIFF 2010 is about this year. Women are making strides in the film industry - remember Kathryn Bigelow’s Academy Award for Best Director at the Oscars! The Festival showcases and promotes the great work being done by women in writing, producing, directing, lead acting, or editing roles.

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Saturday, April 17th
FEMALE FIRSTS A SERIOUS WOMAN
New Directors Dramas
Saturday, April 17 | 10:00 am Saturday, April 17 | 1:30 pm

Screening with Talkback Screening with Talkback
Run time: 87:46 Run time: 89:64

Chocolate (2:50) Shi-shi-etko (11:52)
Remember me. (6:30) One Night (15:39)
Baby Weight (10:37) White as the driven snow (17:52)
Catechism (14:00) Ashes to Dust (11:00)
Salt & Vinegar (11:25) Easy Made Hard (12:21)
Leah and the Horse (4:50) The Shoemaker (16:00)
Nature On Its Course (2:30) Savage (6:00)
Grad Day (8:42)
Tending Toward Silence (10:22)
Scent (6:38)
Grandma (11:22)

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A Wake – directed by Penelope Buitenhuis. Showing on WIFF Opening night.

Sunday, April 18th
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CHERCHEZ LA FEMME REAL WOMEN; REAL LIFE
Comedy, Dance, Eclectic Documentaries
Sunday, April 18 | 12:00 noon Sunday, April 18 | 2:00 pm

Screening with Talkback Screening only - no Talkback
Run time: 88:30 Run time: 66:39

Crows and Branches (4:00) When I Grow Up (9:55)
Evelyn's Farm (8:00) Let's Play Boccia! (14:03)
9-1-MUM (3:00) A Harlem Mother (13:00)
The Delivery (10:60) LoliGirls: The Story Behind the Frills and Bows (14:47)
Sweet Pickle (11:00) Remember Our Sisters Everywhere (4:00)
In Between (7:48) Pigeon Park Savings (11:10)
Brain Clever (4:40) Echo Bay (5:40)
Make Up the Dead (6:12)
Arithmetic - Annie's Life in Numbers (13:30)
Grande Dame (14:40)
The Audit (6:00)

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Shi-shi-etko – directed by Kate Kroll. Showing on Sunday at WIFF.

 

11 first time directors, part of the FEMALE FIRSTS showcase, adeptly tackle a range of subjects and stories from the comedic to deeply touching, including Grandma from Norway. The A SERIOUS WOMAN showcase presents a number of international films including The Shoemaker, Easy Made Hard and White As The Driven Snow that address traditionally male subjects such as war and conflict, but are adeptly retold through the eyes of female directors. Films such as Grand Dame, starring gender-bending actor Greg Malone, and The Delivery, from Seattle WIFTV member Virginia Bogert, entertain with their eclectic perspectives during the CHERCHEZ LA FEMME showcase. Finally, in the REAL WOMEN; REAL LIFE documentary showcase, filmmakers explore controversial subjects such as the Downtown East Side in Pigeon Park Savings, and the environment in Echo Bay.

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Dina Grskovich, Mentor Program Manager at Wired Woman ( wirewoman.com )

 

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