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Four documentaries about climate change to watch this fall

Education is the important first step toward understanding and addressing climate change, and there is no easier way to educate yourself than sitting on the couch watching a movie. 
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Tár review: Pretentious in some of the right ways

It’s rare nowadays for a movie to start with its credits; however, this is exactly how Tár begins,   asking the audience to sit through several minutes of plain black…

Vancouver International Film Festival is back with a vengeance

For the first time since fall 2019, the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) opened its doors to the public with open arms.  Whereas VIFF relied on online curation during the…
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In review: Official Competition is a comedy that never really ends

Humberto Suárez, a millionaire, has just turned 80. Now facing his own mortality, he decides to make a movie to help cement his legacy as someone worth remembering. To ensure…
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Life in earth’s most unforgiving climate: Victoria IMAX premieres “Antarctica”

Two four tonne bull elephant seals clash against each other, their blubber rippling in crisp slow motion, as they fight for territory and mates in one of the most unforgiving…
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Five must-watch films from Vancouver International Film Festival’s 40th Birthday

For the second year running, Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) has created an online, COVID-friendly alternative to their annual, globally-recognized film festival.
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Five B.C. original films to check out at this years VFF

Victoria Film Festival launches with an array of BC Films. Here is a list of five BC originals to check out in this year’s collection.
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Inaugural University of Victoria Indigenous Film Festival features three short films created by Indigenous UVic students and alumni

On Nov. 13, the Native Students Union hosted their first ever Indigenous film festival live at Cinecenta and online. The event featured three short films produced by recent Indigenous UVic…
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Documenting resilience: Three local filmmakers document the struggles of homelessness and trauma

Three individuals are telling the stories of Victoria’s street community, as well as their own, in a mutual healing process