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Volume 5. Issue 10. October 2014

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VAFF 2014 Press/Launch Party

VAFF 18 Press Party (By invitation only)
Mingle with community partners, local filmmakers and VAFF Executives, network with members of the press and enjoy some food and drinks! Festival Program schedule will be available, while screeners and other swag available on request.
Date: October 16, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Pink Elephant Thai, 1152 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC
VAFF 18 Launch Party
VAFF 18 exclusive fundraising launch party is presented by Michael Nam Nguyen (Realtor, RE/MAX Metro Realty, Real Estate Advisor).
Date: October 16, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 pm onward
Location: Pink Elephant Thai, 1152 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC
VIP Tickets: $50  BUY NOW


Opening Presentation: MAN FROM RENO

Pulp fiction becomes murder most factual in this neo-noir from director Dave Boyle (Surrogate Valentine; White On Rice). VAFF is proud to host the Canadian premiere of "Man From Reno," Boyle's fourth and latest feature, as our OPENING PRESENTATION. Sinister and seductive by turns, this handsomely shot whodunit-with-a-twist pairs a Japanese crime novelist and a small town Latino sheriff, both lured into the same strange murder mystery as it unfolds on the backstreets and outskirts of San Francisco. "Man From Reno" is preceded by "Tele," Gabriel Adelman's short film about finding a way home - even when time and space seem to be working against you.
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Centrepiece Presentation: A PICTURE OF YOU

How far would you go for family? Whether it's to the other side of the country or the other side of the world, both our CENTREPIECE PRESENTATION - the Canadian premiere of the dramedy "A Picture of You" by director J.P. Chan - and the preceding short, "Distance" from Aimee Long, show us that unpacking the past to prepare for the future can be a hazardous process; and that making the decision to cross the inner gulf that separates one sibling from another, or a parent from a child, can be the hardest journey to make.
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Closing Presentation: A LEADING MAN

True story: those who can't do, (sometimes) sleep their way to the top. VAFF is proud to present the Canadian premiere of "A Leading Man," Steven J. Kung's feature writing and directing debut, as our CLOSING PRESENTATION. After being fired from the episodic TV gig of his dreams for refusing to portray a racial stereotype, GQ Qi finds himself blacklisted in LA and potentially out of an acting career. Fine, frisky and frustrated, GQ fights to salvage what's left of his career in the only way he thinks he can. A career in television writing and production inspired Kung to write "A Leading Man" after witnessing systemic stereotypical and two-dimensional depictions of Asian North Americans in film and television. Art imitates life; casting by the colour numbers, and the casting couch, remain familiar scenarios. Although this film is set in the LA film industry, parallels are all too easily drawn with Vancouver and elsewhere.
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2 lucky winners will be announced on Nov 1, 2014. Each winner will receive a pair of VAFF opening night screening & gala tickets, a pair of passes to Vancouver Art Gallery - The Forbidden City exhibition, and a restaurant gift certificate. Happy snapping! 

Check out the VAFF Blog for insider info and reviews!
Vancouver Art Gallery presents The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors    

The Vancouver Art Gallery will be transformed into the Court of China's Emperors for the landmark exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors. From October 18, 2014, to January 11, 2015, nearly 200 treasured objects from the collections of Beijing's Palace Museum will come under the spotlight at the Gallery.
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