Posts Tagged ‘Vancity Theatre’

Vancouver International Film Festival featuring our very own Arabella Bushnell

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The Vancouver International Film Festival returns once again to Vancity and my oh my are we in for a treat this year! Our very own Sunsetter Arabella Bushnell will be featuring in her latest film which was written and directed by her husband Kris Elgstrand.

Here is the official write up of the ‘Songs she wrote about people she knows’ courtesy of #VIFF
Carol (Arabella Bushnell) is a quiet thirty something office worker, desperately trying to find a way to express herself, and her feelings. To overcome her difficulty of opening up, she tries to take a music therapy course that encourages people to sing what they feel, so it seems like they’re not actually saying it. This winds up getting Carol in trouble, as she begins leaving singing messages on peoples answering machines, including a song for her boss called Asshole Dave. Instead of firing her, Dave (Brad Dryborough) finds himself inspired to get back into music, and drags Carol along for the ride.

Written and directed by Kris Elgstrand, Songs She Wrote About People She Knows is an hilarious journey from boardroom to recording studio. Beneath all the comedy, there’s also a fantastic message about honesty and expressing yourself, and how it may affect those around you in ways you might not expect.

Arabella Bushnell is fantastic as Carol, the timid office worker who finally finds a way to express herself. Watching her character come out of her shell is just perfect, and will feel familiar to anybody who may have struggled with being shy. She’s creative, smart and beautiful, and is only held back by herself. While Bushnell is incredible in her role, Brad Dryborough is even one step further as Dave. He’s constantly bouncing off the walls, filled with more enthusiasm than talent, and becomes a guiding force to help Carol break free.

Is Songs She Wrote About People She Knows essential festival viewing?
Definitely check this one out. It’s very fun and light, with a dark little twist each time Carol sings another song, but it’s also got such a great message about being honest with those around you.

Here is a video trailer of the film.
Songs she wrote about people she knows trailer

Songs She Wrote About People She Knows screening times
Rio Theatre…………Sep 27 09:15 pm
Vancity Theatre …..Sep 30 04:45 pm

Tickets: http://www.viff.org/festival/films/f12491-songs-she-wrote-about-people-she-knows

Songs she wrote – Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/songsshewrote

Vancouver International Film Festival Website: http://www.viff.org/

Taste of Yaletown October 17th to October 27th 2012

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Taste of Yaletown begins on October 17th and runs through until October 25th.

This is an excellent opportunity to sample some of Yaletown’s finest cuisine at a very affordable price, it will also be a great time to check out one of Vancouver’s more trendy and modern neighborhood. It is an area that fuses its old historic roots when it was known as an area comprise mainly of industry and warehouses. Today it has been transformed into a trendy, upscale and very modern community in the South East corner of the downtown area of Vancouver.

Its a great place to dine out and see where some of Vancouver’s most well know chefs are creating some amazing food…this is a great time to sample and savour the food on offer at a great price too.

This link will take you directly to the menu’s on offer at ‘Taste of Yaletown’.

http://yaletowninfo.com/taste-of-yaletown-menus-online/

Yaletown has gone through quite the transformation over the last decade or so, and especially in the last few years, it really seems to have found its own identity and character that makes this place its own. Not only are there fantastic restaurants to choose from, there is also trendy boutique clothing stores to visit and lots of Art too. Many of the older buildings that are historic and beautiful are now home to some great Art Galleries.

Yaletown is also home to The Roundhouse Theatre and and the Vancity Theatre which is home to the Vancouver International Film Festival, here you can see some great performances from the world of performing Arts and Film.

Check out the websites for both Theatre’s here and see what is happening over the next month and beyond…

http://www.viff.org

http://www.roundhouse.ca/

For further information on Food related events in Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan region, please check this great site, called Wine and Dine BC.

http://wineanddinebc.ca/