‘How perfectly ripping!’ A glimpse of Vancouver over the decades

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From Vancouver: Exponential Change.

A new collection of vintage film clips shows us how Vancouverites have spent their leisure hours over the years. A 1928 home-made melodrama, a ribald mid-century PNE, a promotional film extolling a Vancouver Honeymoon, and clips from Expo 86 and Vancouver’s centennial celebrations are among the highlights of Vancouver: Exponential Change.

Featuring newly digitized film and video, the collection was put together by the City of Vancouver Archives as part of an annual series. Vancouver: Exponential Change screens at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) Nov. 20, along with the 2014 selection Vancouver – A Progressive City, and Nov. 27. But wait, there’s more!

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‘How perfectly ripping!’ A glimpse of Vancouver over the decades

The messier side of life in Vancouver and more in B.C. film series

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A scene from Mina Shum’s Double Happiness.

Looking for a way to spend a Monday night in Vancouver? The series The Image Before Us: A History of Film in British Columbia continues with screenings at Cinematheque (1131 Howe in downtown Vancouver) on March 30, April 13 and April 20.

The films include a look at the messier side of life in Vancouver, a documentary about the worst terrorist incident in Canadian history and one of the most talked-about Canadian films of the 1990s.

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The messier side of life in Vancouver and more in B.C. film series