Just Film Fest, Dances for a Small Stage & I Have A Dream
Just Film Fest, Dances for a Small Stage & I Have A Dream

This week we focus on social justice and the environment through film, celebrate Valentine’s Day on a small stage, and honour Black History Month in dance.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Vancouver’s documentary film festival focusing on social justice and the environment returns. This year the Just Film Festival (Feb 11-13) features 13 Vancouver premieres with films that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the globe.

Just Film Festival
The Just Film Festival will feature a number of filmmakers in attendance

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]French may be the language of love, but dance may very well be the art of love. This year Dances for a Small Stage explores amour with a special Valentine’s Edition (Feb 11-14). The stage may be small, but the emotions will be big as the artists explore the many faces of love.

Dances for a Small Stage takes on love in a special Valentine's Edition
Dances for a Small Stage takes on love in a special Valentine’s Edition

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] In celebration of Black History Month, New Works presents I Have A Dream (Feb 12), by Vancouver-based dancer and choreographer Troy McLaughlin. The dance, live music and storytelling hybrid highlights and acknowledges the artists and leaders that had a crucial role in the road to freedom for African Americans, culminating in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Troy McLaughlin: I Have a Dream
Troy McLaughlin’s I Have a Dream back and honour the growth of tap, jazz and Broadway styles in North America