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Gladys Radek and Jaylene Matthews during filming. (Submitted photo)

MMIWG: Documentary follows northwest B.C. activist Gladys Radek’s lifetime journey for justice

Jaylene Matthews’ debut documentary on a life of advocacy for Indigenous women and girls

 

This image released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures shows Teeradon “James” Supapunpinyo as Coach Ek, center, in a scene from “Thirteen Lives.” (Vince Valitutti/Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures via AP)

In ‘Thirteen Lives,’ Ron Howard directs the Thai cave rescue

The actors do most of the cave diving scenes themselves

 

FILE - Paramount Pictures vice president Robert Evans, left, his wife, actress Ali MacGraw, and actor James Caan, who plays Sonny in “The Godfather,” attend the world premiere of “The Godfather,” in New York on March 14, 1972. Caan, whose roles included ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Misery,’ died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at age 82. (AP Photo, File)

James Caan, Oscar nominee for ‘The Godfather,’ dies at 82

Caan’s film career stretches back to the 1960s

FILE - Paramount Pictures vice president Robert Evans, left, his wife, actress Ali MacGraw, and actor James Caan, who plays Sonny in “The Godfather,” attend the world premiere of “The Godfather,” in New York on March 14, 1972. Caan, whose roles included ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Misery,’ died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at age 82. (AP Photo, File)
Nanaimo musician Carl Longstaff, as seen in his ‘Standing All Alone’ music video, will star in a documentary about his lifelong struggle with addiction and his road to recovery. (Photo by Nathan Reimer, Reimereason Productions)

Documentary examines Island musician’s struggle with addiction and road to recovery

‘Inside Out: The Carl Longstaff Story’ plays at the Malaspina Theatre on May 28

Nanaimo musician Carl Longstaff, as seen in his ‘Standing All Alone’ music video, will star in a documentary about his lifelong struggle with addiction and his road to recovery. (Photo by Nathan Reimer, Reimereason Productions)
The inaugural Comox Valley International Film Festival takes place May 12-15 on the North Island College Courtenay campus. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Inaugural Comox Valley International Film Festival coming to Courtenay

The inaugural Comox Valley International Film Festival (CVIFF) takes place May 12-15…

  • May 4, 2022
The inaugural Comox Valley International Film Festival takes place May 12-15 on the North Island College Courtenay campus. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2.’ (Paramount Pictures via AP)

‘Sonic 2’ steals weekend box office, but ‘Ambulance’ stalls

Movie speeds to top of charts, earns $71M in its opening weekend

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2.’ (Paramount Pictures via AP)
Pam Rose is just one of the many musicians interviewed in the movie <em>Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music,</em> being shown at North Island College April 8, and available online April 9-12. (Screenshot from official trailer)

Documentary chronicling journeys of LGBTQ+ women in music showing at North Island College and online

Back by popular demand, World Community is re-screening an audience favourite from…

Pam Rose is just one of the many musicians interviewed in the movie <em>Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music,</em> being shown at North Island College April 8, and available online April 9-12. (Screenshot from official trailer)
Niobe Thompson, left, is the co-director of Carbon – The Unauthorised Biography. (Photo courtesy of Carbon - The Unauthorised Biography)

Island filmmaker’s new doc explores the ‘wonderful and horrible irony’ of carbon

Carbon transitions from foundational element for life to one everyone loves to hate

Niobe Thompson, left, is the co-director of Carbon – The Unauthorised Biography. (Photo courtesy of Carbon - The Unauthorised Biography)
Bret Hart makes his entrance to a WWF ring in Birmingham, England. Photo by Mandy Coombes https://www.flickr.com/people/42014225@N08, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

How 3 B.C. brothers convinced wrestling legend ‘The Hitman’ to star in their movie

Crowd-funded project to be third commercial release for Sewell brothers of Aldergrove

Bret Hart makes his entrance to a WWF ring in Birmingham, England. Photo by Mandy Coombes https://www.flickr.com/people/42014225@N08, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
Each of the festival programmers selected the uplifting Fanny: The Right to Rock for opening night Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sid Williams Theatre.

World Community Film Festival: 2022 Programmer Picks

31st World Community Film Festival: Your Festival, Your Way

  • Jan 24, 2022
Each of the festival programmers selected the uplifting Fanny: The Right to Rock for opening night Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sid Williams Theatre.
The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)

Award-winning whale doc debuts Jan. 3 at IMAX Victoria

The new director’s cut of Saving Luna features additional footage

The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)
Robbie Thompson, pictured at the Canadian Transplant Games, has made a documentary that considers how COVID is affecting medically vulnerable people. Photo supplied

Courtenay filmmaker shows how COVID affects the medically vulnerable

Double heart-transplant survivor shares pandemic life stories of the immunocompromised

Robbie Thompson, pictured at the Canadian Transplant Games, has made a documentary that considers how COVID is affecting medically vulnerable people. Photo supplied
Heather Cadieux spent weeks felting animals and foods for the Netflix show Maid’s prestigious preschool. (Courtesy Heather Cadieux)

PHOTOS: Netflix’s Maid features Victoria single mom’s felted creations

Heather Cadieux spent weeks felting dragons, a toucan and an orangutan for the show’s preschool

Heather Cadieux spent weeks felting animals and foods for the Netflix show Maid’s prestigious preschool. (Courtesy Heather Cadieux)
A new Netflix interactive map allows viewers to see where shows were filmed across Canada, including in Greater Victoria. (Netflix/screenshot)

Netflix map marks Vancouver Island sites where hit series Maid was filmed

Ten Mile Point mansion, Victoria’s oldest laundromat among featured locations

A new Netflix interactive map allows viewers to see where shows were filmed across Canada, including in Greater Victoria. (Netflix/screenshot)
Based on forester Peter Wohlleben’s bestselling book The Hidden Life of Trees, the film follows Wohlleben through forests in Europe and B.C. as he contends that trees are social beings who share food through their root systems, protect each other from insects and time their blossoming for bumper years that will outstrip animals’ ability to eat all the seeds.
Based on forester Peter Wohlleben’s bestselling book The Hidden Life of Trees, the film follows Wohlleben through forests in Europe and B.C. as he contends that trees are social beings who share food through their root systems, protect each other from insects and time their blossoming for bumper years that will outstrip animals’ ability to eat all the seeds.
The West Shore Parks and Recreation preschool got a lasting makeover after the Netflix show Maid used it for filming in February. (Courtesy Alexandra Matthew)

PHOTOS: Netflix crew leaves Island preschool with a permanent makeover

Maid film crew transformed site into ‘Island Kids’ daycare

The West Shore Parks and Recreation preschool got a lasting makeover after the Netflix show Maid used it for filming in February. (Courtesy Alexandra Matthew)
Arghhh! is a Comox Valley film by festival organizer Dan Webb. Photo submitted

Science fiction and fear merge during inaugural Astrophobia film festival

More than 200 short and feature-length movies were submitted to the festival

Arghhh! is a Comox Valley film by festival organizer Dan Webb. Photo submitted
The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)

Vancouver Island-filmed show ‘Maid’ premieres Friday on Netflix

10-part series filmed mostly in and around Greater Victoria starts Oct. 1

The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)
Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Javier Bardem are shown on the set of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action “Dune,” in a handout photo. The Montreal writer-director has made headlines lately for trumpeting the importance of the cinematic experience and saying he hopes audiences will watch his sci-fi epic “Dune” in theatres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-Chiabella James **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Javier Bardem are shown on the set of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action “Dune,” in a handout photo. The Montreal writer-director has made headlines lately for trumpeting the importance of the cinematic experience and saying he hopes audiences will watch his sci-fi epic “Dune” in theatres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-Chiabella James **MANDATORY CREDIT**