Vancouver Week in Widescreen: Spooky action and the VIMFF

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      Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch stars alongside Jess Weixler (The Good Wife) and Vancouver’s Diana Bang (The Interview) in this sweet-natured, locally shot rom-com. Go here for our interview with director Jason James and a link to the film’s killer soundtrack of obscure old country and R&B sides. Entanglement opens in at the Park Theatre in Vancouver on Friday (February 9).

      KILLER OF SHEEP  From 1978, Charles Burnett’s milestone in African-American cinema gets two not-to-be-missed screenings at the Cinematheque on Wednesday and Friday (February 7 and 9).

      COME DRINK WITH ME  This classic martial-arts film is preceded at the Vancity Theatre on Sunday (February 11) by, get this, a whack of old kung-fu trailers discovered at the Rickshaw Theatre.

      MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA  Part of Black History Month at the Vancity Theatre, Mika Kaurismäki’s 2011 portrait of the South African singer and activist screens on Monday (February 12). 

      Dirtbag: The Legend Of Fred Beckey

      One of the most purely entertaining docs at last year’s VIFF comes to the Centennial Theatre on Tuesday (February 13), thanks to the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Photographer Jim Herrington will be there to talk about Beckey, the garbage-eating, T-Bird–driving, hard-loving “Bob Dylan” of alpine climbers.