DOXA 2012: Coast Modern & The Burrard Giveaway

Comments 64 by Rebecca Bollwitt

DOXA Documentary Film Festival opens this week with 72 screenings of 100 films (6 world premieres) in 5 different venues around Vancouver.


Opening night will be this Friday, May 4th with a screening of Bear 71 at Saint Andrewʼs-Wesley United Church. The closing film of the festival will be Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on Saturday, May 12th at Empire Granville 7.

What: DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2012
When: Friday, May 4, 2012 to Sunday, May 13, 2012
Where: Saint Andrewʼs-Wesley, Pacific Cinémathèque, Vancity Theatre, Denman Cinemas, Empire Granville 7
Tickets: Single tickets are $12 (except opening night, which is $20). A full Festival Pass is available for $150 and 10-ticket packs are $55 or $100. A $3 membership will be required if you’re not already a DOXA member. Tickets are available online, at Peopleʼs Co-op Books (1391 Commercial Drive), and Zulu Records (1972 West 4th).

DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society (incorporated in 1998) devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences.

Follow DOXA on Twitter and Facebook for more festival information.

The Burrard Contest

As a festival partner and hotel sponsor, The Burrard has offered up a prize pack to one lucky reader of mine that includes a night at the hotel and a pair of tickets to the sold out screening of Coast Modern:

Coast Modern Film Trailer V.2 from Coast Modern on Vimeo.

Filmmakers Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome’s exquisitely cool film glides through the sleek interiors, and lush gardens of some of the most stunning examples of modernist architecture from Vancouver, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. But these houses are not museums—they’re homes for families and real people. In the words of Arthur Erikson: “Honesty was the rallying cry of early modernists and they reduced everything to absolute essentials.” The film traces the emergence of the modernist movement from its first incarnations in 1922 through to current day. Featuring interviews with architects and cultural critics, including a memorable turn from Douglas Coupland, Coast Modern pays particularly sharp attention to cultural values embodied in architectural form. –DW

The Burrard will give these movie passes to my contest winner as well as a room at the hotel for the night of May 8th, following the screening at the Vancity Theatre.

The Burrard Hotel The Burrard Hotel

Perfect for a weekend in the city, The Burrard re-opened last fall after extensive renovations to its 1950s-era amenities. It’s now retro a gem in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to the entertainment district, shopping on Robson, Davie village restaurants, and more. Follow them on Twitter @TheBurrard.

Here’s how you can enter to win this prize package:

  • Leave a comment here naming your favourite documentary (at DOXA, or not) (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a @DOXAFestival prize pack from @TheBurrard & @Miss604

The winner will get one night at The Burrard on May 8, 2012 and two passes to the screening of Coast Modern. Contest closes at 12:00pm Thursday, May 3, 2012. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win. Estimated value is over $200. Prize cannot be redeemed for any other prize or cash value.

Update The winner is Ronald!

64 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. BonnieMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 10:03am PDT

    Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore.

  2. Stephen IrvingMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 10:04am PDT

    Can’t wait to see Coast Modern, personally.

  3. chrissyMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 10:32am PDT

    Dear Zachary

  4. Leanne MMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 10:51am PDT

    I like all the Michael Moore Documentrys.

  5. Leanne MMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 10:52am PDT!/leanne_mac/status/197020537850040321

  6. Anne FMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 10:54am PDT

    Coast Modern – so excited that the guys have finally got this finished!

  7. richard wMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 11:00am PDT

    March of the Penquins

  8. David D.Monday, April 30th, 2012 — 11:04am PDT

    Food Inc!

  9. gordanaMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 11:11am PDT

    Barqua – spelling similar – where woman must cover themselves from head to toe

  10. Leonora GrandeMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 11:13am PDT

    Oh too many favourites. Recently really enjoyed Matt Frei’s Berlin.

  11. NikkiMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 11:29am PDT

    Anything history related for me 🙂

  12. ErinMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 11:59am PDT

    COMO all the way

  13. VickyMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 12:11pm PDT

    Oceans was pretty interesting, love anything to with nature!

  14. AgaselMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 12:29pm PDT

    Loved “Super Size Me”. Made me laugh, plus I haven’t eaten at McD’s for years.

  15. lucMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 12:31pm PDT

    I liked BBC’s “The Truth About Exercise”.

  16. RobynMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 12:37pm PDT

    Anything about history – also intrigued by this one at DOXA: Story of Burqa: Case of a Confused Afghan

  17. AmyMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 1:02pm PDT

    I loved Catfish! unexpected ending

  18. SeanMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 1:38pm PDT

    Murderball (2005)

  19. GisellaMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 1:40pm PDT

    Senna is my favourite documentary.

  20. SanazMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 1:42pm PDT

    I like “Right America: Feeling Wronged – Some Voices from the Campaign Trail” by Alexandra Pelosi

  21. CarolMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 1:42pm PDT

    March of the Penguins

  22. Cherryl LMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 1:59pm PDT

    Helvetica and Objectified. Still need to watch Urbanized to complete the trilogy.

  23. ElenaMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 4:24pm PDT

    Catfish was pretty interesting

  24. GordonMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 5:22pm PDT

    Supersize Me was great!

  25. EileenMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 6:28pm PDT

    Roger & Me. I thought it was pretty edgy at the time, and opened the door for many others to follow.

  26. LindaMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 6:38pm PDT

    I like the “Up” series by Michael Apted – 7 Up is the best.

  27. KatieMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 7:53pm PDT

    Supersize me

  28. BrendaMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 8:57pm PDT

    “Bully” was quite unforgettable.

  29. LauraMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 9:03pm PDT

    Hot Coffee was definitely eye-opening

  30. AnnieMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 9:31pm PDT

    March of the penguins

  31. ThomasMonday, April 30th, 2012 — 9:39pm PDT

    An Inconvenient Truth

  32. Vu NTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 1:30am PDT

    Roger and Me is my favourite documentary

  33. BernadetteTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 8:19am PDT

    I think Bully was a fantastic documentary truly showcasing one of the rising issues in our kids today…bullying. My 11 year old and I definitely enjoyed the movie and a great learning experience. Loved it!

  34. AimeeTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 9:39am PDT

    “Marwencol” was cool, inspiring and tragic all at once.

  35. iainTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 9:41am PDT

    Still not sure how much of it I believe, but “Collapse” was an invigorating cold shower.

  36. RoTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 9:46am PDT


  37. HeatherTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 10:06am PDT

    Wasteland! And King of Kong. And Louder than a Bomb.

  38. LenaTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 10:09am PDT

    My favourite is “Wordplay” about the New York Times crossword puzzle.

  39. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 11:04am PDT

    Favorite is Forks over Knives.

  40. VinceTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 12:14pm PDT

    Super Size Me

  41. DBTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 12:26pm PDT

    March of the Penquins was terrific!

  42. alexTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 3:04pm PDT

    All of Michael Moores are really well made!

  43. ChristineTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 3:57pm PDT

    The Cove

  44. Kacie BurnettTuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 10:22pm PDT

    Objectified is new and noteworthy for sure.

  45. RonaldWednesday, May 2nd, 2012 — 7:52am PDT

    Planet Earth

  46. MaryWednesday, May 2nd, 2012 — 12:00pm PDT

    Super Size Me inspired me to live a cleaner and healthier life!

  47. Stephanie SWednesday, May 2nd, 2012 — 2:41pm PDT

    This year Im looking forward to seeing The Tiniest Place –

  48. MichelleWednesday, May 2nd, 2012 — 2:45pm PDT

    Exit Through The Gift Shop

  49. RebeccaWednesday, May 2nd, 2012 — 4:05pm PDT

    I also love the “Up” series.

  50. Vivian KWednesday, May 2nd, 2012 — 10:50pm PDT

    Food, Inc. is my favourite because of the insight into food processing that it gave me, really opened my eyes to what I’m eating…):!/viviank420/status/197925989920161792

  51. AnnieWednesday, May 2nd, 2012 — 11:30pm PDT

    Looking forward to coast modern definitely!!!

  52. Michelle W.Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 7:21am PDT

    Super Size Me

  53. NiñaThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 10:26am PDT

    Coast Modern!

  54. Pamela UThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 11:06am PDT

    Coast Modern! woot woot!

  55. KamalaThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 11:13am PDT

    An Inconvenient Truth

  56. Johan BosmanThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 11:24am PDT

    Too many to name… but right now very excited to see Coast Modern!

  57. Erin KThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 11:34am PDT

    So many…but ‘God Grew Tired of Us’ left a pretty big impression.

  58. Francis BaptisteThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 11:36am PDT

    Inside Job by Charles H. Ferguson. Or Exit Through the Gift Shop.

  59. graceThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 11:47am PDT

    Supersize Me!

  60. JeckenzibbelThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 11:49am PDT

    I am excited to see “Italy: Love It, or Leave It” – I saw the first doc this gay couple made a few years ago, and it was great.

  61. NicoleThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 12:08pm PDT

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi

  62. ThaneThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 12:12pm PDT

    Herb and Dorothy would be one of them. Really hope I get to see Coast Modern too though!

  63. MeganThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 12:27pm PDT

    Just saw Gary Hustwit’s Urbanized at Projecting Change and loved it! Would be stoked to see Coast Modern during DOXA.

  64. Liz FendleyThursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 5:48pm PDT

    Coast Modern would be my fav.

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