Posts with the tag Film Festival.

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8 Films: A Brief Guide to the 2010 TIFF

Posted by: Elizabeth Hughes Belzil  •  September 22, 2010 @ 7:56pm

The first thing I noticed upon arriving at the Gala screening of Janie Jones at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was the inordinate number of beautiful and svelte six-foot-tall women towering over me -- enough to make anyone of normal proportions (i.e. myself) a trifle self-conscious.

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VIFF Review: That Evening Sun

Posted by: Mark McLeod  •  October 9, 2009 @ 4:10am

Abner Meecham (Hal Holbrook) has seen better days. At the age of 80, having lost his wife and unable to care for himself, his son has placed him in the care of old-age home. Suffering within the system and determined to spend his final days elsewhere, he packs his bags and leaves destined for his old home, a family farm just outside the city limits.

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VIFF Review: 65_RedRoses

Posted by: Mark McLeod  •  October 9, 2009 @ 3:56am

Imagine knowing that unless a miracle happens, you will be dead within two years. In 2007, that was the situation facing then 23-year-old Eva Markvoort. Born with Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that affects the lungs, causing them to fill with mucous and making it harder for those inflicted to breathe, Eva was in rough shape. Due to the condition itself, patients are isolated from others.

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Interview: Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser closing out the third annual Los Angeles United Film Festival

Posted by: Mark McLeod  •  April 30, 2009 @ 1:28am

The Los Angeles United Film Festival -- part of a series of United film festivals that also takes place in San Francisco, Tulsa, Chicago, New York, and London -- calls itself "a film festival for everyone, a place where art and community converge." After founding the Tulsa United Film Festival seven years ago, filmmaker Jason Connell began the Los Angeles fe

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VIFF 2008 Interview: Weeds creator Jenji Kohan

Posted by: Mark McLeod  •  September 30, 2008 @ 7:28am

It's hard to believe that this is my fifth year covering the Vancouver International Film Festival as a member of the press.

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VIFF 2007 Review: Weirdsville

Posted by: Mark McLeod  •  September 30, 2007 @ 12:00am

Dex (Scott Speedman) and Royce (Wes Bentley) are a pair of strung-out slackers in a little bit of trouble. They owe their drug dealer friend Omar a rather large sum of money. Lucky for them their friend, a hooker by the name of Mattie (Taryn Manning), has an idea to rob one of her rich clients, a former hippie with a fear of banks.

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2006 Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

Posted by: Mark McLeod  •  March 30, 2006 @ 12:00am

Here we are, nearly four months into 2006, and as a movie critic and entertainment writer something has been bugging me: the downright lack of good movies.

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VIFF: Brightlight Pictures Party

Posted by: Mark McLeod  •  October 24, 2005 @ 12:00am

For most people, the 24th annual Vancouver International Film Festival started on Thursday, September 29th, with the opening day of screenings at the festival's 10 screens. In terms of the official launch of the parties that come with the festival, that occurred later that night at the Aquarium.

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Another Year, Another VIFF

Posted by: Mark McLeod  •  September 7, 2005 @ 12:00am

Looking back at my introduction article to last year's Vancouver International Film Festival, I found it hard to believe that a year had passed since the 2003 edition. It had been an interesting year at the movies and one that I was hoping to out-do with the 2004 edition.

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Wrap Yourself in Our Shorts Festival

Posted by: Mark McLeod  •  March 29, 2005 @ 12:00am

The first edition of the shorts film festival Wrap Yourself in Our Shorts, celebrating Vancouver's independent film community, takes place over two nights at the Planet Theatre at the HR MacMillian Space Centre. The festival not only has a witty name, but is comprised of a great selection of short films by Canadian filmmakers.

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