Independent Films: Kathy’s Pics

Victoria Film Festival director Kathy Kay gives tips on indie films

Kathy Kay is the director of the Victoria Film Festival

Hurrah to indie diversity! This column will point to what’s on the horizon, what’s current, and shake cobwebs off treats from the past.

What’s coming: Fresh from my adventures at the Seattle Film Festival the big news is that Peter Greenaway, the ever meticulous filmmaker, has made quite an erotic film that pokes fun at religious hypocrisy – a popular theme these days.

Goltzius and the Pelican Company is Greenaway’s most accessible film since The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover – granted that still makes it a challenging view. It’s harder for auteurs these days as they seem to get lost in the marketing rumble of Hollywood but Greenaway keeps fighting the good fight.

Take a pass on: Two Mothers. Overheard at SIFF: “I’m not even going to bother to vote on that one.”

Don’t forget about: The 1st annual Reel Queer Film Festival at The Vic Theatre June 27-29.

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