Screening: From Bella Coola to Berlin

March 5, 2009 at 4:26 pm (film)

Barbara Hager’s From Bella Coola to Berlin will be showing at Eric Martin Pavilion‘s Movie Monday on March 9, 6:30pm, notes Victoria News’ Patrick Blennerhassett:

From Bella Coola to Berlin [is] a documentary by local filmmaker Barbara Hager, [which] retells the story of Fillip Jacobsen, a Norwegian artifact collector who in 1885 took a group of Aboriginal dancers to perform at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany. Admission is by donation.

I saw this movie in 2006 when it first came out – it’s brilliant, thought-provoking, and absolutely worth seeing.

See this 2006 CBC article on further background.

(Posted by Yule.)


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“One Week” returns

March 1, 2009 at 9:58 am (film) ()

Via email from the folks at Victoria Film Festival, announcing the return of “One Week”:

Mongrel Media proudly presents:

One Week

Starring Joshua Jackson

Director: Michael McGowan

Ontario • 2008 • 94 Minutes • 35mm

Producers: Michael McGowan, Nicholas de Pencier, Jane Tattersal

Writer: Michael McGowan

The cross-Canada road trip is a rite of passage for Canadians and is well represented in this unabashed love note to our country. Never has it been filmed so grandly, nor brought so beautifully into a story of inspiration. One Week tells the story of Ben Tyler (Vancouver native Joshua Jackson, Dawson’s Creek, Fringe), a man in his mid-twenties, who has been diagnosed with a virulent form of cancer. Though it is imperative that he begins treatment immediately, Ben impulsively heads west on a suddenly purchased vintage motorcycle. What starts off as an ill-defined attempt at escape soon morphs into a cross-country odyssey from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia.

Check out the trailer here

Opens Friday March 6th at The Odeon on Yates

But if you’d like to get free tickets to a special sneak-peak screening on Thursday March 5th @ 7PM, visit the official website:

where you can sign up for free tickets till they’re gone and enter the official contest!

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