At the Vancouver International Film Festival

This Ain’t California

It felt good to be back! The cinemas were busy in Vancouver and it didn’t even rain on us as we lined up to get into the popular films. It was perfect leather jacket and summer dress weather.

I love the atmosphere at the festival. Four of my screenings had Q&A’s with the directors afterwards and it’s always interesting to hear their stories about filming.

Of the 8 films I saw, these were by far my favourite:

We Were Children – a docudrama about residential schools in Canada

Keep the Lights On – a riveting relationship drama film

This Ain’t California – a film about skateboarding in East/West Germany

Oh how I would love to be a director or a film editor, but I just don’t have the temperament to be a starving artist.

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