April 24, 2019, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
An evening of film and conversation. A collaboration between WIFTV, DOC BC and Cineworks, held on the last Wednesday of every month at Cineworks.
(1) Jay Cardinal Villeneuve, Is That One of Your Jokes
2018, 10 mins
A farcical examination of comedian Mark Buffalo, an attention-starved stand-up comic fallen on hard times who riffs on the struggles of being a joke maker on tour coupled with the hellish relationship with his estranged ex-wife and current manager Blanche, all while being followed by a documentary film crew, much to his chagrin.
(2) Andrea Feltrin, Girl Band
2018, 9 mins
A contemporary feminist music group holds auditions for a new bandmate, the women are thrown for a loop when an unexpected male auditions.
Working as an independent filmmaker for the past 5 years, she's produced 8 short films, 3 micro docs, 2 web series and 5 comedy sketches, all while consistently writing new material and running Eyecon Media with co-founder, Danny Samman. A natural performer, having been involved in community theatre for over 10 years, she frequents the screen and stage, often acting in her own films or performing improv and stand-up comedy. With a deep sense of character, comedy, and storytelling, Andrea enjoys writing thought-provoking scripts with humour and heart. She's adamant about creating quality entertainment truly representative of the unique Canadian experience. She currently lives in Vancouver, BC.
(3) Melissa Woodside, Podnsappery
Sir Jack, a young aspiring magician deteriorates as he works to become the next Harry Houdini. However, with increasing pressure from the household of his estranged Royal wife, Gwendolyn, and the opening night of a show looming on the horizon, Jack finds himself in a sticky situation and he is forced to choose between magic and love. Podsnappery, referring to a character Mr. Podsnap in Charles Dickens' Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865), in which this word was also coined. Podsnap was 'conscious that he set a brilliant social example in being particularly well satisfied with most things, and, above all other things, with himself'.
(4) Cassandra Frechette, No Where
When Sara wakes up, she has no memory of who she is, where she is, how she got there so how does she get out?
First time director Cassandra Frechette wrote and co-produced this short with actor Courtney Lyons. After working as a Script Supervisor for 10 years Cassandra finally found the courage to step up to the plate to start working toward her ultimate goal of Directing. With a passion for storytelling that began in childhood Cassandra hopes to make more opportunities to develop her craft.
(5) Aprilia Utami Setya Wijoyo, Gelapmu Adalah Nyalaku (Your Dark Is My Light)
2019, 13 mins, Indonesian with English Subtitles
this short film is based on an original poem written by the director herself, titled; “Gelapmu adalah Nyalaku” or in English means “Your Darkness Is My Light”.
We follow two characters; Nyala (light) and Gelap (darkness) who are embodiments of one another’s feelings.
When the two individuals can be very different, yet they found each other and be each other’s home, they could fill each other’s half-empty cup and becoming one. In this film, Nyala and Gelap coexist and complete one another. One greets like the morning light, the other silences like the night.
Gelap is always inside a room. A closed space. On the contrary, Nyala is always outside. Unfettered and able to roam around freely.
Memories are just like Gelap—forever confined, bound inside the subconscious, unable to escape. While thoughts and feelings are like Nyala—free to wander and to embrace all the feelings and moments they once shared.They both long for a connection. But even when they face each other, the distance between them is unmeasurable.
(6) Joella Cabalu, Cat Mills, Biker Bob's Posthumous Adventure
Who is Biker Bob? And why does a bottle full of his ashes keep washing up on the beaches of Vancouver Island? When Bethany and Caleb Harding were walking along China Beach on Vancouver Island in 2016, the last thing they expected to find was a message in a bottle. It said, “Biker Bob. If you find me, turn me loose.”
Also in the bottle: Bob’s ashes.
Biker Bob’s Posthumous Adventure follows the bizarre mystery of Biker Bob and his afterlife visits across Vancouver Island. It’s a truly remarkable story, with twists and turns - about a man on a motorcycle, a group of strangers who became friends and the enduring power of love.
The screening will be followed by a Q+A panel with the artists, hosted by acclaimed filmmaker and long-time Cineworks member, Jason Karman.
Cineworks is currently solely accessible via back alley entrance located between Howe Street and Hornby Street. There is limited free parking at our alley entrance, with additional metered street parking on Howe Street. This event will take place in our studio on ground level, which is wheelchair accessible. Our washroom is gender neutral and located on the second floor and is not accessible by wheelchair access. Please email us at email@example.com if you require any assistance.
Cineworks pays respect to the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations on whose unceded traditional territories our organization and our work is based. We are committed to dialogue and collaboration with Indigenous artists and communities, amid ongoing social, cultural and environmental effects of colonialism and globalization, as part of our mandate to engage and support independent filmmakers, media artists and audiences through the transformative powers of the moving image.
Image: Still from Aprilia Utami Setya Wijoyo's film, Gelapmu Adalah Nyalaku (Your Dark Is My Light)