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Films matter because storytelling matters

By Gurman Sahota, April 27 2017 — During an economic downturn, the arts are often among the first cuts when governments and households tighten their belts. This may make fiscal sense to those who consider the arts strictly a leisure activity. But the arts are more vital now than ever. Festivals like the Calgary Underground…

Lake Bodom takes a stab at horror genre

By Gurman Sahota, April 20, 2017 — Using the cool background of Finland, Lake Bodom takes viewers on a horrific trip that asks viewers how much they would do for their best friend. The film utilizes crisp scenes that use what the audience cannot see to inflict a foreboding sense of doom. The film begins…

Jason Wan Lim jumps into horror at CUFF with Blood Mountain

By Gurman Sahota, April 19, 2017 — Turning away from his typical domain of teen comedies, director Jason Wan Lim jumps into horror with Blood Mountain. Using GoPro cameras to craft a found-footage style, the film revolves around three mountain bikers who lose a member of their trio. While looking for their friend, the remaining…

First of three-part Glenbow series looks at Senegal shipwreck

By Gurman Sahota, April 04, 2017 — The Raft of Medusa by Adad Hannah kicked off the first selection of Glenbow’s year-long three-part series, Artefacts: Contemporary Moving Images on March 18. The piece is a tableau vivant — a “living picture” with carefully posed actors within an elaborate scene — that the artist created during…

New Music: Betty Who

By Gurman Sahota, April 04, 2017 — Beginning her second album with hymnal inspirations, Betty Who returns from a three-year break with The Valley. The 13-track album is the love-child of synth-pop and heartfelt ballads — if 1980s electronica was modernized, it would be Betty Who.  The work features a variety of musical styles by…

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