Spinal Tap, Goblin, Chuck D. and more at Vancouver International Film Festival Live

A group of local musicians will perform live along to the classic mockumentary This is Spinal Tap Sunday night at the Rio.

The 38th Vancouver International Film Festival kicks off tonight. Besides hundreds of movies, the annual festival (Sept. 26-Oct. 11)  is presenting a number of live events. These include live band accompaniments to the greatest of all mockumentaries, This is Spinal Tap, and a Dario Argento horror film, a live podcast with Public Enemy’s Chuck D, and more.

Find out more below about these events below.

Pop-Up Magazine (Sat. Sep 28 at the Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St.)—This touring “live magazine” features journalists, photographers, and others telling stories accompanied by illustrations, animation, photography, and an original score performed onstage by the Magik Orchestra.

This is Spinal Tap: Anniversary Live Score (Sun. Sun. Sep 29 at 7 p.m., Rio Theatre, 1660 E. Broadway)—Local musicians Louise Burns, Jody Glenham, Catherine Hiltz (bassist, Tegan & Sara, Hot Panda), Ayla Tesler-Mabe (guitar, Calpurnia, Ludic) and Adam Fink (drummer, ACTORS) accompanies the cult classic with a live soundtrack.

Feminist Live Reads present Some Like It Hot (Tue. Oct 1, 6:30 pm, Rio Theatre)—How well has Billy Wilder’s comedy Some Like It Hot aged in the #MeToo era? Find out when the all-female cast of Feminist Live Reads, known for previous performances of Entourage, Reservoir Dogs, and Ocean’s Eleven, read from the script and take on roles of men (Toy Curtis and Jack Lemmon in the original) playing women.

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Plays Deep Red Live (Thu. Oct 3, 6 p.m., Rio Theatre)—One of the eerie joys of Deep Red, Dario Argento’s 1975 horror classic, is the score by Claudio Simonetti and his band Goblin. Playing live at VIFF, Goblin performs these haunting melodies alongside Argento’s cinematic work of art. Once the end credits have rolled, Simonetti and the band will play an extra special set of other soundtrack classics.

On Cinema at the Cinema Live! (Sun. Oct 6, 8 p.m., Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St.)—Hosts Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington welcome special guests in a multi-media version of their podcast.

Song Exploder Live with Chuck D (Mon. Oct 7, 7 p.m., Vancouver Playhouse)—This live episode of the podcast Song Exploder pays tribute to the 30th anniversary of the movie Do The Right Thing. Hrishikesh Hirway hosts Public Enemy frontman Chuck D as he dissects his band’s track “Fight the Power” from the film, specially commissioned by director Spike Lee.

For more info and tickets on these and other VIFF events visit viff.org/viff-live.

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