Tag Archives: Documentary

[Vancouver, BC] The Walrus and the Whistleblower is Returning to the Rio!

18 Sep


Sept 20, 4:30pm

Playing at The Rio
1660 E Broadway

BC Health & Safety Protocols in place. You can buy your ticket in advance here.

Certain documentaries will always remain electrifying. When the topic concerns animal rescue, and saving marine mammals from their aquatic prisons, how can anyone not feel for their pain? Not everyone are activists from the get go but it is always good to learn about what is either socially or morally wrong and what kind of changes are needed.

The documentary The Walrus and the Whistleblower certainly made it mark, and it’s returning to The Rio in Vancouver, British Columbia for an encore performance!

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Groovy! Raven Banner Entertainment Acquires Hail to the Deadites & New Poster!

14 Sep

After winning a Bronze Audience Award at the Fantasia Film Festival, the Evil Dead documentary Hail to the Deadites has just released its official trailer (edited by Jon Kondelik, co-owner of Dual Visions) and a brand new festival poster (design by Filip Ivanovic).

“Inspired by the 1981 classic’s cult following, HAIL TO THE DEADITES is a documentary about the fans of the EVIL DEAD franchise. Through interviews with the cast, crew, collectors, fans, freaks and geeks, this documentary seeks to illuminate the darkest reaches of the EVIL DEAD franchise’s undying and still-growing popularity, a popularity that has spawned four films, a TV series, comic books, figurines, and surpassed even its creator’s wildest dreams. This movie puts the spotlight on the fans that cultivated and spread this groovy pop-culture infection! It celebrates those who’ve celebrated the films! 

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Fantasia 2020 Helps New Filmmakers Navigate the Clapboard Jungle

25 Aug

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Playing at Fantasia Digital Film Festival 2020 On Demand till Sept 2. Buy your virtual ticket here.

For any aspiring filmmaker, Clapboard Jungle is a must watch. Breaking into the industry is tough and to get noticed is even harder. This documentary is just as much as an educational resource as well as a guide on what to expect for anyone wanting to dive right in!

Many talents ranging are interviewed revealing to you what’s needed to start and keep producing. Names not as familiar, like Jen Wexler have plenty to reveal in this industry. This work is not about how Guillermo del Toro and Lloyd Kaufman did it. We all know from printed works about how hard they worked to where they are. I’m impressed at seeing Richard Stanley (Colour out of Space), Tom Holland (Child’s Play) and Sam Firstenberg (Ninja 3: the Domination) give their discourse on the industry.

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Playing at Fantasia 2020: The Prophet And The Space Aliens

23 Aug

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Playing at Fantasia Digital Film Festival 2020 on August 23, 2pm. Buy your virtual ticket here.

Rael may be kooky. He’s not at all spooky. The cult is hardly ooky. What we see in The Prophet and the Space Aliens is simply about family. That’s where this documentary shines. We see the people as they are together rather than the devotion which follows this self-proclaimed prophet everywhere. 

Although this person believes in UFOs and that all the major figureheads from world religions are from space, the insights offered don’t say too much why. As for explaining the other nuances of how this life path works, none of it comes through as preachy. Viewers are left to decide if this oddball religion is for real or not. For the most part, this film by Yoav Shamir is more biopic than gospel.

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