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.
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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.
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)
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!