Vancouver Week in Widescreen: Tommy Wiseau stars in Best F(r)iends

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      BEST F(R(IENDS  Disaster Artist author Greg Sestero can’t get enough of Vancouver’s Rio Theatre. He makes his return to “East Van’s rumpus room” (not sure who came up with that expression, but it's a good one) to present a sneak preview of the film Best F(r)iends, for three nights starting Saturday (January 13).

      Having realized that he was part of a double act, whether he liked it or not, Sestero wrote Best F(r)iends for himself and his Room-mate Tommy Wiseau. Incredibly, the film was directed by 25-year-old Vancouverite Justin MacGregor. Keep your eyes peeled here at for our interview with the young filmmaker, whose debut feature has been knocking them dead at select festival previews.

      BELLE DE JOUR  Catherine Deneuve goes back to her day shift at the brothel in Luis Buñuel’s kinky masterpiece, given a crisp restoration for its 50th birthday and coming to the Vancity Theatre for a five-day whipping starting Friday (January 12).

      NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL  The recipient of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle's top prize opens Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival at the Cinematheque on Friday (January 12) with writer-director Kathleen Hepburn in attendance.

      DARK HARVEST  Writer-director-actor James Hutson’s agreeably pulpy drug-trade thriller gets its hometown premiere at the Rio Theatre on Sunday (January 14). Cheech Marin co-stars.

      BOB DYLAN: TROUBLE NO MORE  Rediscovered ‘80s tour footage and dramatic scenes featuring Michael Shannon shed light on Dylan’s Christian trilogy, at Vancity Theatre on Monday (January 15).