Finding the Balance is one of several Indigenous stories be showcased this week at the Victoria Film Festival. Steve Sxwithul’txw, Vancouver Island director and producer, spoke with Al about the film and the story behind it.
The 2021 virtual Victoria Film Festival runs from February 5-14, featuring 50 full length films and 23 shorts. Al spoke with Kinga Binkowska, head programmer, Victoria Film Festival, about this year's festival.
Despite the order to close movie theatres, the Victoria Film Festival continues online. Al was joined by Kathy Kay, director of the Victoria Film Festival, to talk about what the festival will look like this year.
Kathy Kay, Director of the Victoria Film Festival and the Vic Theatre is on the program to discuss the changes that had to be made to the Free-B movie festival to account for the COVID world in which we all live.
It will accommodate 50 people each night at the Fort Common.
This is a list of the films showing this year:
Roman Holiday – August 13
Bored in her luxurious confinement, a princess (Audrey Hepburn) escapes from her guardians and falls in love with an American news reporter (Gregory Peck) in Rome.
The Brain That Wouldn’t Die – August 14
A cheez bomb from 1962, not to be missed! When his girlfriend, Jan Compton is decapitated in a car accident, Dr. Bill, experimenting with transplant techniques, keeps her alive while trying to find her a new body.
George of the Jungle – August 15
Slapstick and humour fills the big screen as George turns out to be dashing and handsome but also a total klutz.
King Kong Escapes – August 20
Are you up for the campiest KK? Dr. Who forces King Kong to replace MechaKong on his search for precious minerals but soon enough he’s escaped and headed for… you guessed it… Tokyo!
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians – August 21
Oh, it’s always about the presents! Martian children obsessed with Santa Claus send their parents on a mission to kidnap that Right Jolly Old Elf. Worst movie ever made? You be the judge!
The Witches – August 22
A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
The Fort Common is located down the alleyway between Starbucks and Be Love @ 1019 Blanshard
The Vic Theatre in downtown Victoria is set to be the first movie theatre to reopen in the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Kathy Kay, director of the Victoria Film Festival and the Vic Theatre spoke with Al about what movie-goers can expect.
The Vic Theatre in downtown Victoria is preparing to open its doors on June 12, but going to the movies won’t look the same as before. Kathy Kay, Director Victoria Film Festival & The Vic Theatre spoke with Al about what people can expect when they return to the cinema.