Bacon taped to the wall: a Harmony Korine retrospective at Cinematheque

James Franco plays Alien in Harmony Korine’s 2012 “crime drama” Spring Breakers.

Harmony Korine, that post-grunge enfant terrible of America cinema, is the subject of a new retrospective at Vancouver’s premier arthouse, Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.).

Korine’s films include Gummo and Spring Breakers; he also wrote the script for Larry Clark’s controversial 1995 film Kids, which featured the first screen appearances by Chloë Sevigny and Rosario Dawson. The retrospective is the first of its kind in Canada.

See below for more about the films screening in Harm: A Harmony Korine Retrospective (Nov. 8-15).

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Bacon taped to the wall: a Harmony Korine retrospective at Cinematheque

Exorcisms, love at first sight and Italy’s answer to Breaking Bad at this year’s Italian Film Festival

Matilda de Angelis is featured in the 2016 movie Veloce come il vento (Italian Race), which screens at this year’s Italian Film Festival.

A couple Fellinis, three Tavianis, a Rossellini and a Bertolucci. It must be time for the Italian Film Festival.

Each year, the festival screens old, restored and new films by Italian filmmakers. This year’s runs Jan. 5-11 and features classics, documentaries and examples of new Italian cinema. Screenings take place at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.). Here are some highlights.

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Exorcisms, love at first sight and Italy’s answer to Breaking Bad at this year’s Italian Film Festival

Soak in the Holiday Spirit with The 12 Productions of Christmas Starting Today (Free Prizes!)

Christmas magic in Vancouver.

It’s a common sight throughout the year for Vancouverites and visitors to round a corner and step into an enchanting, snow-covered scene complete with foreign taxis, fluffy snow defying warm and sunny weather, and camera crews capturing every second. Vancouver is rife with productions filming holiday heartwarmers – and a few comedies that’ll jingle your bells, too – and the city’s myriad Yuletide events cast a festive glow that people can enjoy off-screen, too.

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Soak in the Holiday Spirit with The 12 Productions of Christmas Starting Today (Free Prizes!)

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Opening and Closing Gala Ticket Giveaway!

In 2017, the Vancouver International Film Festival continues to expand the frame to create multi-experiential streams that include some of the best cinema from around the world fused with related talks and events in a unique Film+ model.

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Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Opening and Closing Gala Ticket Giveaway!

Cinematheque announces its summer film noir lineup!

William Gargan and Janis Carter in Night Editor.

In what’s become a Vancouver/Cinematheque tradition, every summer brings a new lineup of classic noir films to the arthouse theatre on Howe. Thanks to some clever sleuthing (i.e. an email request), we were able to procure an early look at the top-secret programme. Herewith, some of the private eyes, femme fatales and evil masterminds coming to the city this August.

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Cinematheque announces its summer film noir lineup!

Kids In Vancouver: 3 Reasons To See Dream Big: Engineering Our World

When I was invited to see a preview of the latest IMAX movie, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, I was weary of the subject matter. I didn’t think I’d be able to sit through 45 minutes of what I thought would be a documentary about engineering – exploring the technical ins and outs of some of our world’s buildings and bridges doused in enough mathematical and scientific jargon to put me to sleep. But I was so very wrong. Not only did I love every moment of the film, but I left with tears in my eyes and an overwhelming desire to tell everyone I know to see the latest OMNIMAX release at Science World.

Here are 3 reasons why you need to grab your kids and head to Science World to see this heartwarming, tear-jerking, action-packed film – about the exciting world of engineering.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Reasons To See Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Beyond 150 Years: An Acknowledgement of Cinematic Territory (Free Event!)

Mark your calendars for this two-day film festival celebrating impactful, Indigenous cinema!

Beyond 150 Years: An Acknowledgement of Cinematic Territory is a premiere event to present, with utmost respect, some of the Indigenous filmmakers from within the REEL CANADA catalogue.

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Beyond 150 Years: An Acknowledgement of Cinematic Territory (Free Event!)