Everyone wants to be happy in life. But what price are you willing to pay for it?

The biographical documentary Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton previously screened in Vancouver at the 2013 DOXA Film Festival. But if you missed it, now's your chance to catch it again on the big screen on July 20 and 23 at the Cinematheque.

James Broughton was an American filmmaker and poet who touted the message "Follow your weird" and became a pioneering figure in both experimental cinema and the gay rights movement.

The fourth annual Your Kontinent Film & Media Arts Festival takes place at the Richmond Cultural Centre from July 17 to 26. The celebration of arts, culture, as well as personal and global interconnectedness profiled notable and emerging Canadian and international media artists.

Watch Neko Case and Kelly Hogan take aim and fire at the fantasies of the future beloved of sci-fi and comic-book fanboys in their new video, "These Aren't the Droids". The two singers offer their own, more female-friendly vision of the future in which women can be heroic without also being impossibly proportioned objects of male lust. This possible future also includes "Dudes with boobs, growin' in tubes." The video also stars Ellie Kemper, best known as Erin on The Office.

Looks like Joan Rivers has another chapter to write for her book Diary of a Mad Diva.

While promoting her latest book, the notoriously outspoken star has been dishing it out, as usual. However, she can’t seem to take it.

When questioned by a photographer, the 81-year-old comedian (who recently officiated a same-sex wedding) called U.S. President Barack Obama the first gay president and said that First Lady Michelle Obama is a transgender person (using the slur "tranny").

Days later, in response to backlash to her remarks, Rivers issued a statement to CNN:

Canada Day brings out all types.

But who would have thought that one of the galaxy's greatest bounty hunters would show up in the downtown core on July 1.

There's no word on whether any of his clones were in the neighbourhood.

If you don't know what the hell I'm talking about, then you might want to do some remedial reading about the one and only Jango Fett.

There’s a ton of incredible musicians who make appearances in B.B. King: The Life of Riley, a documentary about the Mississippi blues legend released on DVD and Blu-ray today (July 1).

Apologies for the misleading headline.

In this video, screened earlier today during a media conference in London for the forthcoming Monty Python reunion shows, Mick Jagger demonstrates that he still has very little comic timing.

Actually—it's pretty cute, although the funniest thing here is that it took me a full 40 seconds to realize that's Charlie Watts sitting next to him. I thought he was a green cushion. 

Jagger and the Python team have some history. Here he is reminiscing about the Rutles in Eric Idle's 1978 classic, All You Need Is Cash.

 

Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival takes place at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway) on July 4 and 5. Show times are 7 p.m. on July 4 and at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. on July 5.

Seattle-based Dan Savage, best known for his sex advice column Savage Love and the co-creator of the It Gets Better Project, decided in 2005 to challenge his readers to create some good old-fashioned homemade porn. As such, the HUMP! Film Festival was born.

The 20 short films shown are a mix of Savage’s personal favourites and popular audience picks throughout the years.

Many Star Wars fans, like the Georgia Straight's John Lucas (who is unrelated to George), are in denial about Disney's ownership of the legendary sci-fi franchise.

But now we have Star Wars the Musical, a fan film directed by Jeffrey Gee Chin, to give us a harsh reality check about what's to come.

Inspired by tunes like "Circle of Life", "When You Wish Upon a Star", and "Princess Leia's Theme" (not to mention the Cantina Band), the short takes us into a whole new world.

So, the fourth season of Game of Thrones is over and the next book of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series is coming out who knows when. If, like me, you're counting the days until we get more adventures in Westeros, you're also probably jumping on any Game of Thrones-related news with a vengeance. If so, this video is right up your alley.

As you might have guessed from the title, the above video combines "Let It Go" (a song from recent Disney film Frozen) with scenes from the HBO-ratings juggernaut. Although I personally would have been happy with all-Hodor lyrics, when a video features lines like "I don't care if he boned Cersei" and "How many seasons can there be 'til Sansa's turning thirty-three?" I'm not going to complain. 

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