Though COVID-19 measures continue, here are some of the must-watch streaming and digital offerings for the artfully inclined this week.
Now streaming on NFB.ca
Sigur Rós provides ample, dreamy atmosphere on the soundtrack for this story of a young gay musician who is attacked and paralyzed from the waist down.
Virtual Creator Talk: Graeme Manson
Thursday (June 4) at 5 p.m. via Crowdcast; register here
The showrunner and executive producer of the ice-bound, dystopian TNT/Netflix series Snowpiercer gives a 60-minute talk followed by 15 minutes of questions, care of the Vancouver International Film Festival. He'll give insight into the unique challenges of shooting a film set in a train hurtling along the rails, based on the graphic novels and Bong Joon-Ho's cult-hit film.
Together with Chor Leoni
Saturday (June 6) at 6 p.m. on Youtube; RSVP here
Artistic director Erick Lichte hosts a free, real-time, concert event celebrating the all-male choir. He'll tour you through concert performances recorded in the greatest concert halls of the world, including Singapore's Esplanade Theatre and our own Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
People, Power, and Profits
Saturday (June 6) at 7:01 p.m. on Facebook Live and Youtube; register here
There may not be a more timely event this week: as part of the Indian Summer Festival's online programming, Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz talks about our chances of emerging from the pandemic into a kinder economic world. The talk is named after his book; he's joined by Indian economist Arjun Jayadev, who has worked extensively on income distribution and inequality.
Tuesday (June 9), Zoom, 8 p.m.; register here
As part of the Audain Art Museum's impressive lineup of live artist talks, the Vancouver artist--one of Canada’s most influential painters--gives insight into her large-canvas work. Well known for her detailed technique of mapping human experience, layering everything from annotated maps to archival texts, she has work hanging in the National Gallery of Canada and the Vancouver Art Gallery.