Preview: Virtually Absurd and Those Who Come, Will Hear at DOXA

Preview: Virtually Absurd and Those Who Come, Will Hear at DOXA

Our last two DOXA previews are here, just in time! But the Virtually Absurd shorts program and Those Who Come, Will Hear don’t have to be the final titles added to your list; there are so many more excellent film experiences waiting to be had! We hope you’ve enjoyed these early-bird festival reviews, and can now enter DOXA’s viewing ranks with confidence and expertise.

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Interview with Designer Becki Chan, Producer of PechaKucha 08.05.18

Interview with Designer Becki Chan, Producer of PechaKucha 08.05.18

Becki Chan is a Vancouver-based spatial and jewelry designer with a background in sculpture and architecture. She also happens to be the producer of the Vancouver PechaKucha Night on May 8th, part of Vancouver Design Week! We chatted with Becki about the event, about her relationship to her creative practices, and the necessity of grid paper.

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Verses Festival Recap: Vancouver Story Slam

Verses Festival Recap: Vancouver Story Slam

Vancouver Story Slam (VSS) took the stage at East Van’s Wise Hall on Wednesday, April 25th as part of Verses Festival of Words. This year marked the 8th annual festival for Verses, who stakes claim to Canada’s largest alternative literary festival. The program which ran from April 19-29 offered a range of events, like poetry readings, story slams, workshops, and live music mingled with literature. 

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Verses Festival Recap: The Witching Hour

Verses Festival Recap: The Witching Hour

“Welcome to the witching hour,” said Verses festival director Jillian Christmas on Tuesday, April 24th. Gathered in the dark room of The Wise Hall, tea-lights twinkling, and moon phase flags strung along a table at the front, it certainly felt like we had all gathered for some witchy rituals. The sun blazed outside, the air was warm, but we were hidden away from the outside world, ready to breathe words of passion, and evoke the mystic.  

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In Conversation with Selina Crammond, DOXA's Director of Programming

In Conversation with Selina Crammond, DOXA's Director of Programming

2018’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival is in the very near future, so to kick off our DOXA coverage this year, SAD writer Becca Clarkson interviewed the fest’s new Director of Programming, Selina Crammond. She offers some excellent advice on how to start your festival adventures, and where to find outstanding cinematic content! We approve.

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Review: The Shooting Gallery Performance Series

Review: The Shooting Gallery Performance Series

The bi-annual Shooting Gallery Performance Series is a “breeding ground for raw works of dance and performance art”, said co-curator Julie Chapple at Saturday night’s performance. Produced with Sarah Gallos, the two women sift through submissions of established and emerging performance artists interested in exploring new approaches performance. Held at the artist collective The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, the series offers a much needed experimental clearing for Vancouver’s performance-based artists.    

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