Vancouver film scholar Michael van den Bos returns with an all-new edition of Dancing in the Dark – The Surreal, The Sublime and The Spectacular. Michael will introduce a choreographic compilation of delirious, divine and dazzling dances from such films as The Band Wagon, Cabaret, Cabin in the Sky, Cover Girl, Dames, Kiss Me Kate, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singin’ in the Rain, Swing Time and White Nights among other terpsichorean treats.
Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.
"A brilliant film. I loved it." Justine Picardie, Harper’s Bazaar
"Simply the best movie about fashion." Elle
"Dior and I is a great fashion movie, but it’s also a superb picture about the art of management, applicable to any field." Village Voice
Kasper Holten, ROH Director of Opera, presents a mesmerizing new production of Mozart’s sublime tragicomedy. The impulsive and charismatic Don Giovanni travels through Europe seducing women, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. When he commits murder, he unleashes vengeance from beyond the grave.
The annual DOXA festival of non fiction film runs May 1-10 at Vancity Theatre and other downtown locations, featuring a brimming line up of iconoclasts, pranksters, radicals, mavericks and weirdos. For tickets and info, www.doxafestival.ca