Every week, the BC Alliance gives you a glimpse at five must-see member events. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the near future:
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
For as long as celluloid has existed, it’s served as a lens to take a more incisive look at ourselves. DOXA returns on May 2 for a glimpse at the latest in documentary film from around the globe. In the festival’s first week, you can catch Because We Are Girls (a conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia must come to terms with a devastating secret), CittàGiardino (a remote Sicilian reception centre for unaccompanied migrant minors is about to close, and six teenagers are left awaiting the decision that will seal their fate), Candice (director Sheona McDonald goes beyond the headlines to craft a layered portrait of the woman known as “the godmother of feminist porn”) and many more. See the full schedule here and an alphabetized list of films here.
(Vancouver: May 2-12)
Beyond the Horizon : Constantinople (Montreal) with Dup Belem (Belgium)
The Montreal-based Turkish-Persian duo of Constantinople (setar and kanun) meet the Belgian Duo Belem (accordion and cello), in a unique collaboration that will immerse you in a marvellously rich acoustic world of breathtaking originality and virtuosity. Brought to you by Caravan World Rhythms.
(Vancouver: May 4 & Victoria: May 5)
Throne & Games - The Last Laugh
No one will shut up about Game of Thrones until every single person and dragon in Westeros is dead and planted, so the time has never been riper for GoT-themed improv. Vancouver TheatreSports offers its take on the show that’s dominating pop culture, masterfully improvising characters, storylines and more.
(Vancouver: May 2; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through May)
The Show at ECU
Graduating students at Emily Carr University showcase their work across four floors of the campus. Come out and see the future of fine arts, design and media arts in BC.
(Vancouver: May 3-19)
Karen Tam: With wings like clouds hung from the sky
The Richmond Art Gallery presents With wings like clouds hung from the sky, by Montreal-based artist Karen Tam. Since 2014, Tam has researched artist Lee Nam and has reimagined Lee’s painting studio in Victoria’s Chinatown in the 1930s. Here, she evokes the life of this artist and his influence on good friend Emily Carr’s approach to painting, while showcasing the works of contemporary Chinese-Canadian ink brush artists. Join on May 3 for opening night, with Karen Tam in attendance.
(Richmond: May 4-June 30)