Powell Street Festival gets all film-y

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      One band, one dance, and one movie bring a touch of cinema to this year's Powell Street Festival, starting with the launch of the 38th edition at Electric Owl. Vancouver band Late Spring, which opens for GRMLN at the Main Street venue on Friday (August 1), takes its name from the 1949 film by cinematic master Yasujirō Ozu.

      A little more directly related to the film world, this year’s festival also features the premier of a solo dance piece inspired by the films of Wong Kar-wai. Erika Mitsuhashi’s this room has curved edges comes to the Firehall Arts Centre for two performances on Saturday (August 2).

      Finally, the documentary Hafu gets a screening at the Firehall Arts Centre on Sunday (August 3). Megumi Nishikura & Lara Perez Takagi’s film examines the mixed-race experience in Japan, constituting “a heartfelt and deeply human effort to encourage Japan to be an openly multicultural society" in the words of Metropolis critic Rob Schwartz.  Check the trailer below. More info here.