Monsoon season is nearly upon us, which means that it's time, once again, to take shelter inside the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Now in its 36th year, VIFF returns with another phenomenal selection of features from home and abroad, along with festival hits from Cannes, TIFF, Sundance, and Venice, plus a solid array of guests and special presentations—including a not-to-be-missed Straight sponsored screening of Guy Maddin's The Green Fog with live soundtrack by the Kronos Quartet.
Industry events, creator talks, and a handful of concerts (Brasstronaut and Jon and Roy among them) round out the 16 days of VIFF 2017, all of it beginning on September 28 with a gala screening of Mina Shum's East Van-set Meditation Park.
With both the city and the festival experiencing almighty growth spurts, we can't think of a more appropriate way to start. Stay dry and check back often for news, reviews, notes, and—God willing—a little gossip.
Go here to see the full program schedule for all of 2017s Vancouver International Festival Festival showtimes.
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The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
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