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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
My favourite VIFF films
Don't miss these documentaries...
Oct 3rd, 2012
VIFF picks for Tuesday and Wednesday: Lore, Tabu, Helpless, Haydn and Johnny Cash
Facing up to World War 2 damage and guilt in the VIFF film called Lore.
Oct 2nd, 2012
VIFF picks: García Bernal in NO, Monsanto in Bitter Seeds
Gael García Bernal revives Chilean history in NO, one of today’s VIFF picks.
Oct 1st, 2012
The Invisible War unveils horror of rape in U.S. military
At VIFF, The Vancouver Observer is sponsoring The Invisible War, a brave documentary that shines a light on rape in the U.S. military.
Sep 28th, 2012
Mehta and Rushdie weave intricate history
I must confess, I’ve never read a Salman Rushdie book. Nor have I ever seen a Deepa Mehta film. The latter is more shocking considering what a film nerd I am and the fact that my parents were...
Sep 26th, 2012
Best VIFF documentary and drama picks through the weekend
Midnight’s Children kicks it off but the documentaries are extra strong at the film festival this year.
Sep 26th, 2012
Midnight’s Children by Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie is this year’s VIFF opener
Midnight’s Children revives the magic and the painful history of India.
Sep 5th, 2012
Festival Cinemas president Leonard Schein brings more than great films to Vancouver
Festival Cinemas president Leonard Schein has helped shape Vancouver culture over the years, and sets an example for others by giving back to the community.
Apr 15th, 2012
Acclaimed actor Gabrielle Rose reigns over this year's VIFF
Award-winning Canadian actor Gabrielle Rose took the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival by storm, starring in 3 of the festival's films.
Oct 19th, 2011
DJ Flipout, The Salt Building, and men in fedoras: Vancouver International Film Festival's 2011 closing party: slideshow
The 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival was wrapped up with a Casbah-themed party Saturday night at Vancouver's Salt building in the Olympic Village. The party was a fitting end to yet...
Oct 15th, 2011