This is a past local hangout
Let’s enjoy dinner together and then watch the VIFF film “Showing Up”
- Initiated by:
- VIFF Theatre
- 1181 Seymour Street
Hey Everyone, You are welcome to join me in attending this film at the VIFF Theatre in Vancouver (Saturday April 15). The film begins at 6:30pm. Learning from our last sold out event, tickets should probably be purchased in advance. If you’re also available for dinner, I’ll be making a reservation once again at Sushi Mugen on Davie. We can meet up at 5pm and catch the film afterwards. I’m curious to learn about your own past or current artistic/creative interests and how that expression has, or currently does, “show up” in your life. Here’s the VIFF summary…Hope you can make it!: Lizzie (Michelle Williams) has a gallery show in a week. It would be nice to concentrate on her work. But like most of us, she is occupied by earning a living and keeping a roof over her head. At the Oregon College of Art and Craft her boss is her mom, so there’s that. And her landlady, Joanne (Hong Chau) is both a more successful artist, and infuriatingly unconcerned that her hot water isn’t working and she hasn’t been able to shower in days. Set in Portland, Kelly Reichardt’s latest collaboration with Michelle Williams (after Wendy and Lucy, Certain Women, and Meek’s Cutoff) is a different kind of art movie. Not quite the satire you might expect, it’s a gently observant, wry, understated film about the exigencies, frustrations and modest fulfillment of carving out a creative life without much reward or recognition. Ironically, that’s a life many will recognize… “A movie of feints, digressions, sidelong humor, and the randomness of life intruding on the purpose of life… In its lovely way, Showing Up locates that place where art and life intersect, as each becomes the other.” ~Owen Gleiberman, Variety “Quiet, clever, and a whole lot of fun.” ~Alissa Wilkinson, Vox “Showing Up feels like a moment of release for the filmmaker, a knowing reflection on past work and artistic growth while leaning in to all the beautiful elements of sound, colour and texture that have come to be expected from her work.” ~Caitlan Quinlan, Little White Lies
Peter, Joanne, Glen, and Tami…do you think you’ll be able to join us for dinner (5pm) at Sushi Mugen before the film?
Perfect! I have an extra ticket and there’s an open space for dinner so my friend Ilia will also join us. See you all soon! 🥳
Hi Lee, I just want to let you know that we've now added the ability to add a link to purchase tickets (when you create or edit a hangout). You can also reply to a specific comment (as I did in this case) which won't send out an email to everyone.