Gritty City: Vancouver in the 60s Movie Nights at the Hollywood

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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation presents Gritty City: Vancouver in the 60s at the historic Hollywood Theatre later this month. This is a mini three-night film festival that will feature Vancouver’s earlier days of neon, West Coast architecture, and the evolution of the West End. The films will include:

1958 – Granville neon. VPL Number: 65548 . Photograhper: W. Roozeboom.

Film: Glowing in the Dark (1994)
When: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 7:30pm
About the film: Produced by Alan Goldman with Cari Green and Directed by Harry Killas. A look at neon in Vancouver, Las Vegas and LA. Screening followed by Q&A led by John Atkin and Alan Goldman.

Film: Coast Modern (2012)
When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:30pm
About the Film: Directed by Mike Bernard + Gavin Froome. Showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture and the homes that have become their legacies. Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, we feel how the light and space of a classic Modernist home can work in collaboration with the natural environment. Screening followed by an open discussion with the directors.

Films: West End ‘66 and A City’s Story
When: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:30pm
About the films: CBC Archival Film Program takes a look back at Vancouver in the 60s. These two half hour shorts cruise through city neighbourhoods and downtown by night and day. Screenings with open discussion after each film.

This event is in partnership with the Church at the Hollywood (Hollywood Theatre 3123 West Broadway). Entry and Concession are both by donation and there will be time after each film for discussion and debate with a different host each night.

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