CIRCLE GAME: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell

“Circle Game”, currently playing at the Firehall Arts Centre, is both a musical tribute to the music of 1960s seminal singer and songwriter Joni Mitchell and a translation of her work for a new generation of young adults who are grappling with many of the same issues that Mitchell described when she was their age. Until February 9.

vancouver christmas market

Vancouver Christmas Market The 9th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market is now open! Located in downtown Vancouver at Jack Poole Plaza, the German inspired market continues to grow by extending its hours from 11:30 am – 9:30 pm and filling more than 80 huts with a wide variety of foods, drinks, sweets and gifts galore.   … Read morevancouver christmas market

VIFF – “WHAT THEY HAD”

“What They Had”   “What They Had” is a moving drama about difficult decisions and the interplay of family members as they search for solutions. Bridget (Hilary Swank) is phoned from her home in California by her brother Nick (Michael Shannon), telling her that she is needed in Chicago to help solve a concern with … Read moreVIFF – “WHAT THEY HAD”

VIFF – THE “DOCS”

VIFF – the “Docs” “Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable”   The Vancouver International Film Festival 2018 is in full swing, providing movie lovers with a veritable gold mine of films to see every morning, afternoon and evening from now through October 12th. Contemporary World Cinema (including a special focus on both France and Italy), … Read moreVIFF – THE “DOCS”

VIFF 2018 – More to see…

    Here is a brief review of two more films you’ll soon be able to see at VIFF 2018. The Sisters Brothers   “The Sisters Brothers” is a cowboy movie with a twist. Instead of being entertained by two upstanding citizens trying to tame the Wild West in 1851, we meet Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix) … Read moreVIFF 2018 – More to see…

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects

Lawren Harris –  “Tamarack Swamp, Algoma”   Vancouver Art Gallery “A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects” The Vancouver Art Gallery’s newest exhibition features 90 works of art from the Gallery’s permanent collection. Chosen from among the nearly 12 000 pieces owned by the VAG, the show includes an eclectic variety of historical and contemporary paintings, … Read moreA Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects

VIFF – a film worth considering…

VIFF – another film to consider…   Ala Changso   The following is another short review of a Vancouver International Film Festival 2018 option.   “Ala Changso”, a Chinese film which won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay in Shanghai this year, is enjoying its North American Premiere at VIFF 2018. Beautifully set in … Read moreVIFF – a film worth considering…