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Gritty City: Three nights of Vancouver footage

January 23, 2013

From the Vancouver Heritage Foundation:

Gritty City: Vancouver in the 60’s at the historic Hollywood Theatre.

Partnering with the lovely folks at Church at the Hollywood (3123 West Broadway), this three-night mini-film fest will feature four short films that explore an aspect of mid-century Vancouver. From Neon to West Coast Architecture to the budding days of the West End, this by-donation event gives Vancouverites an in-depth look at Vancouver as it was.


Entry and Concession are both by donation and there will be time after each film for discussion and debate with a different host each night.

All showings at 7:30 pm.


Tuesday January 29th – Glowing in the Dark (1994)

Produced by Alan Goldman with Cari Green + Directed by Harry Killas

A look at neon in Vancouver, Las Vegas and LA

Screening followed by Q&A led by John Atkin and Alan Goldman


Tuesday February 12th – Coast Modern (2012)

Directed by Mike Bernard + Gavin Froome

Showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies.

Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, we feel how the light and space of a classic Modernist home can work in collaboration with the natural environment

Screening followed by an open discussion with the directors


Tuesday February 26th – CBC Archival Film Program

Takes a look back at Vancouver in the 60s. We’ll be showing two half-hour shorts that cruise through city neighbourhoods and the downtown by night and day.

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