The Vancouver International Film Festival is underway, and with it comes the annual #mustseeBC series featuring the latest work by some of our province’s brightest filmmakers. Here are five films from the series we think you should check out.
1. Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World – documentary filmmaker Charles Wilkinson completes his eco-trilogy, which includes Peace Out, Oil Sands Karaoke, with a visually stunning celebration of Haida Gwaii and its people and their drive to protect land and sea for the next generation. Oct 01 09:00 pm
Vancouver Playhouse | Oct 05 01:30 pm Vancouver Playhouse
2. No Men Beyond This Point – this mockumentary from filmmaker Mark Sawers brings us a satirical future where women develop the ability to reproduce asexually and males are no longer being born and have become an endangered species. Sep 26 08:30 pm Rio Theatre | Oct 02 04:00 pm SFU Woodwards
3. Eadweard – this beautifully shot film from Vancouver filmmakers Kyle Rideout and Josh Epstein chronicles the breakthroughs in photography by the “grandfather of cinema”, Eadweard Muybridge, while taking a closer look at his tumultuous life. [Find out more in our interview with Rideout and Epstein] Oct 02 01:30 pm International Village #9 | Oct 05 08:45 pm Vancouver Playhouse
4. Tricks on the Dead – Jordan Paterson brings us a docudrama that explores a little-known chapter of Canadian history where 140,000 indentured Chinese labourers were secretly transported from Vancouver to Halifax and to the Western Front to dig trenches and clear the dead. Sep 30 06:45 pm
International Village #10 | Oct 04 03:45 pm SFU Woodwards
5. The Devout – billed as “one of the year’s most unique Canadian features”, writer/director Connor Gaston’s first feature, explores themes around reincarnation, faith and love. Oct 02 09:00pm International Village #8 | Oct 04 12:45 pm International Village #8
All five movies (and more) play as part of the BC Spotlight series at the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival. Visit http://viff.org for tickets and information.