Book Launch — World Film Locations: Vancouver

FREE ADMISSION! Join us as U.K.-based publisher Intellect Books launches the new book World Film Locations: Vancouver (Bristol, U.K.: Intellect, 2013) and we celebrate Vancouver films and filmmakers by discussing the past, present, and future of the local industry. Attendees will hear a few words from Professor Colin Browne (School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University), watch a show reel (edited by Vancouver filmmaker Flick Harrison) of film scenes analysed in the new book, and join a discussion about Vancouver film led by a panel of film professionals hosted by Diane Burgess (Instructor in Film Studies, UBC) and including Loretta Sarah Todd (director, writer, producer at Nehiyawetan Productions) and Sharon McGowan (filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film Production, UBC). The evening will end with drinks and conversation and another chance to see Vancouver writer and critic Michael Turner’s On Location 2: Four Double Bills, in which eight well-known Vancouver-made films are edited to remove everything from them but their Vancouver locales.

Edited by Rachel Walls, World Film Locations: Vancouver features the work of Vancouver writers, artists, film-makers, and curators including Colin Browne, Diane Burgess, Elvy Del Bianco, Flick Harrison, David Hauka, Peter Lester, Amy Kazymerchyk, Kamala Todd, and Michael Turner. Through this writing, and images from the films and of the locations used, the book traces the history and diversity of Vancouver location filming. The book consists of 38 “scene reviews” of Canadian and Hollywood movies from 1927 to present, and seven “spotlight essays” on key filmmakers and film moments.

World Film Locations: Vancouver is part of Intellect Books’ “World Film Locations” series. For more information about the book and booksellers, click here.

This event is co-presented by UBC’s Film Studies program and the Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society.