INDEPENDENT FILMS – Kathy Kay

February brings the Victoria Film Festival

February. When, thoughts turn to love and what better love than film? February brings the Victoria Film Festival and the return of a selection of indie-style movies nominated for Academy Awards that you shouldn’t miss, including Carol, Trumbo, Joy, and Brooklyn. Alongside those there’s a world selection of international and Canadian films at the VFF.

This year one of the events goes wild with the indie spirit, and that means forging a new path or looking at a story from a unique angle. At ConVerge, one can experience films viscerally in the form of a treasure hunt for short films that are placed in crazy spaces that reflect their themes. Expect to watch films in an LA Limousine, a clock tower and even in a specially built doghouse. Bring your indie spirit it’s de rigueur!

At Cinecenta: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, Lisa Vreeland’s doc that reveals a compelling view of a woman who loved and dominated the modern art world.

 

 

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