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As part of CJSF's coverage of the Vancouver International Film Festival, volunteer Alisha Edgelow reviews Fierce Light, a film worth seeing when it returns to Vancouver...

“A film really isn’t born until its viewed with its audience”

 These were the words of acclaimed filmmaker Velcrow Ripper just moments before the premiere of his film, Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action; indeed this feat was accomplished with a thrilling standing ovation from a packed theatre, leaving me with chills up my spine and a tear in my eye.

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Alisha Edgelow
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Vancouver International Film Festival

“Hunger” played as part of the Cinema of our Time Series at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Many movies about the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland have been made. Few have been as visceral and harrowing as “Hunger”, the debut film from artist Steve McQueen.

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Kate Lerman
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Vancouver International Film Festival

“The Rest is Silence” played as part of the Cinema of our Time Series at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival.

The last few years have seen a sort of Romanian film renaissance. Films like “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu” and “4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days” have stirred up interest in the emerging Romanian cinema. So, naturally, I was intrigued by the new comedy “The Rest is Silence” from Romanian director and writer Nae Caranfil.

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Kate Lerman
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Vancouver International Film Festival

“Lemon Tree” played as part of the Cinema of our Time Series at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival.

“Lemon Tree” is the latest film from award-winning director Eran Riklis, his first since 2004’s critically-lauded film, “The Syrian Bride”.

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Kate Lerman
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Vancouver International Film Festival

“Waltz with Bashir” played as part of the Special Presentations Series at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival.

The most difficult film for me to view at the Fest at perhaps in the last couple of years was “Waltz with Bashir”.

An animated Israeli documentary that is also autobiographical, the film follows its director, Ari Folman, who has for decades been haunted by his experience in the first Israeli-Lebanon War.

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Kate Lerman
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Vancouver International Film Festival

“Happy-Go-Lucky” played as part of the Cinema of Our Time Series at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Most of the films I caught at the 2008 Vancouver Film Fest had political and social justice undertones; important, interesting, but ultimately really serious, and often just plain depressing stuff.

So to start off my Film Fest experience with the UK film “Happy-Go-Lucky” was startling, because it couldn’t have been more different than the others I would soon view.

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Kate Lerman
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Vancouver International Film Festival

Frieda Werden reviews Apology of an Economic Hitman, currently screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival...

Feature-length documentary. Airing in the Vancouver International Film Festival. Last showings at Empire Granville 6, Thursday, October 9 - 7:15 pm, and Empire Granville 2, Friday, October 10, 10:15 pm.

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Frieda Werden
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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I Served The King of England

Writer/Director Jiri Menzel’s I served the King of England had its western Canadian Screening at 5th Ave Cinemas on Sept 9th. CJSF’s Nick Pannu reviews…

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Nick Pannu
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

A monster flick with gore? Yes, and CJSF volunteer, Nick Pannu, was there to see it with his own eyes...

Perpetual guts, gore and decapitations can easily jade the contemporary horror fan. Usually raising the bar with… well… with more mutilations, blood spurts screams can succeed in maintaining the niche horror film groupies/enthusiasts. Director, Jon Knautz ventures outside the realm and doses his film with a mix of comedy, crafted special effects and a storyline. 

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Nick Pannu
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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X-Files: I Want to Believe
The X-Files returns to Vancouver in the first of a series of upcoming postscripts to the hugely popular sci-fi series. CJSF volunteer, Dylan Mulvin, attended the midnight screening to review it, and revel... X-Files
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Dylan Mulvin
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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