VIFF 2006 — movie-going schedule

This year’s edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, so it’s about time I posted the first draft of my movie-going schedule. I recently discovered I won’t be going to Chicago after all next week, so that frees up some time; but there are still church events and Thanksgiving dinners and the like to work around. As with last year’s schedule, this list will be continually revised often over the next two weeks, and any films I do not see, in the end, will be deleted from this list. Any articles I write shall be linked to from here. And as I blog each film I see, I shall link to those posts from the titles listed here.

ARTICLES

World Trade Center a positive view of faith,’ BC Christian News, Sep 2005 — my monthly film column ends with a brief mention of the fest, highlighting Son of Man and Into Great Silence in particular.

‘Treatments of faith a mixed bag at Film Festival,’ BC Christian News, Oct 2005 — my monthly film column includes brief mentions of Son of Man, A Sunday in Kigali, Catch a Fire, Uganda Rising, His Big White Self, Requiem, Sound of the Soul: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music and Into Great Silence.

SCHEDULE — LAST UPDATED OCT 21, 12:44PM.

FILMS I SAW IN ADVANCE:

Flesh (dir. Tami Wilson; Canada, 44 min.)
Renaissance (dir. Christian Volckman; France/Luxembourg/UK, 103 min.)

THU SEP 28
16:00 — PCP — Our Daily Bread (dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter; Austria, 92 min.)
19:15 — GR2 — Encounter Point (dir. Ronit Avni, Julia Bacha; Israel/USA, 89 min.)
21:45 — VCT — Paraguayan Hammock (dir. Paz Encina; Argentina/France/Netherlands/Paraguay/Spain, 78 min.)

FRI SEP 29
11:00 — GR4 — The Lives of Others (dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; Germany, 137 min.)
19:00 — GR7 — Everything’s Gone Green (dir. Paul Fox; Canada, 95 min.)
21:30 — GR7 — Volver (dir. Pedro Almodóvar; Spain, 121 min.)

SAT SEP 30
11:30 — GR3 — Change of Address (dir. Emmanuel Mouret; France, 85 min.)
19:00 — GR7 — The Last King of Scotland (dir. Kevin Macdonald; UK, 121 min.)

SUN OCT 1
Church, visited Oma, celebrated birthday.

MON OCT 2
14:00 — GR4 — Lights in the Dusk (dir. Aki Kaurismäki; Finland, 77 min.)
15:45 — GR5 — The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (dir. Sophie Fiennes; Austria/Netherlands/UK, 150 min.)

TUE OCT 3
16:00 — GR7 — Fido (dir. Andrew Currie; Canada, 91 min.)

WED OCT 4
Press screenings, busy with work.

THU OCT 5
21:30 — GR7 — Ten Canoes (dir. Rolf de Heer; Australia, 91 min.)

FRI OCT 6
10:00 — GR7 — Colour Me Kubrick (dir. Brian Cook; France/UK, 86 min.)
18:40 — GR3 — Red Road (dir. Andrea Arnold; UK, 113 min.)

SAT OCT 7
10:30 — GR5 — Men at Work (dir. Mani Haghighi; Iran, 78 min.)
15:45 — VCT — Norman McLaren Retrospective (dir. Norman McLaren; Canada, 77 min.)
18:00 — GR5 — Murch (dir. Edie Ichioka, David Ichioka; USA, 78 min.)

SUN OCT 8
19:15 — VCT — Cabiria (dir. Giovanni Pastrone; Italy, 180 min.)

MON OCT 9
10:30 — GR5 — Jonestown: The Life and Death of the People’s Temple (dir. Stanley Nelson; USA, 85 min.)

TUE OCT 10
Busy with work.

WED OCT 11
Busy with work.

THU OCT 12
Out of town on a junket.

FRI OCT 13
Out of town on a junket.

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).


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