Independent Films – Kathy Kay

I cross the pond to look for films to screen in Victoria.

The Vancouver International Film Festival was a great success as always.

In the early days of the Victoria Film Festival I met with the director of VIFF, Alan Franey, to get advice and found a great generosity of spirit. Now I cross the pond to look for films to screen in Victoria.

This year I found a surprise that I can’t wait to share. Particle Fever reminded me that great films still go unnoticed. The film follows physicists at the large hadron collider in Cern, Switzerland as they get the machine up and running and begin testing.

Yawn?

No!

I haven’t been as engaged in such a long time. The drama, the disappointments, the sheer drive of these people lifts you up and carries you along on their world-altering journey.

Keep your fingers crossed that the mojo is with our programmer when he tries to bring Particle Fever to Victoria.

 

 

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