This is a local hangout
Viewing the film “Godland” at the VIFF Theatre followed by conversation at a local establishment
- Initiated by:
- VIFF Theatre
- 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Hey Everyone, You are welcome to join me in attending this film at the VIFF Theatre in Vancouver (Saturday March 28). The film begins at 7:45pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Let’s aim to meet up around 7:30pm. Here’s the VIFF summary: In the late nineteenth century, a Danish Lutheran priest is dispatched to a far corner of Iceland where a devout farmer has seen fit to build a church. The journey is arduous but spectacular, more so (on both counts) because Lucas insists on lugging around his camera across the inhospitable terrain. This first half of the film evokes the epic colonial odysseys of Herzog, Scorsese, and Lucrecia Martel… In the second half, our missionary is forced to contend not with the forbidding landscapes, but a crippling crisis of faith, his attraction to the farmer’s daughter, and the darkly suspicious locals. Director Hlynur Pálmason (Winter Brothers; A White, White Day) was himself born in Iceland but moved the opposite direction, to Denmark. He has crafted a stark, bitterly funny, visually arresting fable. “Arrestingly beautiful and philosophically imposing… A voyage of visual splendor, as terrifying as it is breathtaking.” ~Carlos Aguilar, Indiewire “One secret of this extraordinary film, and of its power to exhilarate: the shock of emotional vigor, arising from the continual rub of physical texture and effort.” ~Anthony Lane, New Yorker Hope to see you there!
Hey Lee, I am wondering if I can join the earlier film crew for dinner before this 7:45pm movie. Kind thanks!